A Gift-Worthy Donation

I’m so blessed, with a few days left to give before Thanksgiving (my self-imposed deadline) we have only $300 left to raise to meet the gofundme goal.

The album doesn’t release until March 17th, but it goes to press next week. This means that donors at certain levels should have their copy of the record by Christmas. This means that you can pre-order the digital album for yourself and give the physical copy away as a gift depending on your reward level.

The goal is within reach, $300 in 3 days. Donate today at www.gofundme.com/hymns

See Reward Levels Below:

Pledge $5 or more (Thank You)

My heartfelt thanks for your support of my new album. No amount is too small and every dollar will help tremendously!

Pledge $15 or more (The Triple Digi)

We’ll email you 3 songs from the new album as a digital download before it’s available in stores.

Pledge $25 or more (The Art Collector)

We’ll email the entire new album to you as a digital download before it’s available in stores. We’ll also send you the album artwork in digital format as well.

Pledge $50 or more (Get Physical)

We’ll send you a CD of the new album signed by Rick before it’s available in stores.

Pledge $75 or more (The Bookworm)

We’ll send you a CD of the new album signed by Rick before it’s available in stores PLUS a digital copy of Rick’s book, Out of the Depths: A Songwriter’s Journey Through The Psalms.


more at http://www.gofundme.com/hymns




Podcast Episode #155: Guests Ginny Owens and Andrew Greer

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Transcending Mysteries: Who Is God and What Does He Want From Us? is the new book written by Andrew Greer (http://www.andrew-greer.com) and Ginny Owens (http://ginnyowens.com). Ginny and Andrew are both my guests on the latest episode of Voice In My Head, the Rick Lee James Podcast. Together we talk about the relational aspects of God, Christmas music, New EP’s TV tapings, songwriting and even an Alaskan Cruise that Ginny and Andrew will be a part of in 2016.

I also make a final plea to pre-order my new CD “Hymns, Prayers’ and Invitations” which is due to release on March 17th, 2016 (St. Patrick’s Day). This new album features a song that Andrew Greer and I wrote together called ‘The Invitation’.

Ginny and Andrew are both wonderful people and interesting guests so sit back, stick in an earbud, and listen to the latest episode of Voices In My Head, the official Rick Lee James Podcast.

Transcending Mysteries: Who Is God and What Does He Want From Us? can be purchased here: http://www.lifeway.com/Product/transcending-mysteries-who-is-god-and-what-does-he-want-from-us-P005729670

Ginny Owens Online Store: http://ginnyowens.com/shop

Andrew Greer Online Store: http://andrewgreer.bigcartel.com

Pre-Order Rick Lee James Record (Hymns, Prayers, and Invitations):http://www.GoFundMe.com/Hymns

Paul Baloche Offers Christmas Gift, Free Digital Songbook Download Of Christmas Worship Vol. 1 & 2



Paul Baloche, PraiseCharts Host Live Webinar Tomorrow

Baloche’s Touring/Workshop/Teaching Schedule Takes Him Around The World

One of today’s most influential worship leaders, songwriters and artists, Paul Baloche, is encouraging worshippers around the globe to take all the nostalgia and sounds of the upcoming Christmas season, and make it a season of worship. Seeding the movement, Baloche is offering a free digital songbook of both his Christmas Worship Vol. 1 and Christmas Worship Vol. 2. The latter album released last month amidst acclaim from Integrity Music.

Worship leaders, and anyone wishing to accept the gift, may go to WeAreWorship.com and login or register for free on the site to receive the Christmas Worship digital songbook. They can also watch on the site Baloche’s “how to play” tutorial of “For Unto Us A Child Is Born/Open The Eyes Of My Heart” (from Christmas Worship Vol. 2),which can also be seen at www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6QRucc4Glc.

In addition to the songbook and tutorial, Baloche will be the featured guest tomorrow during a live webinar sponsored by PraiseCharts and beginning at 11:00 am CST. Baloche will be discussing worship during the Christmas season, as well as talking about his ministry, family and more. Anyone wishing to join the webinar may do so by logging in or signing up for free on Praisecharts.com.

Baloche’s Christmas Worship Vol. 1 & 2 feature Christmas classics seamlessly married with vertical worship lyrics, and are an extension of his 30-year mission in ministry to equip worshipers and worship leaders with songs and resources that help them express glory to God. Produced by Baloche and Michael Rossback (The Brilliance/Desperation Band) Christmas Worship Vol. 2continues the collaborative, community aesthetic for which Baloche is known. The new album features All Sons & Daughters, Kathryn Scott, Lenny LeBlanc, Onajé Jefferson, WorshipMob’s Gina Milne, Madison Cunningham and Graham Kendrick.

Here is how the critics are responding to Christmas Worship Vol. 2:

Christmas Worship Vol. 2 is not just a Christmas record. Rather, it’s the sine qua non as far as Christmas worship is concerned.” – Hallels.com

“To sum up, these 12 songs, masterpieces, and works of art that Paul Baloche has recorded, with his friends who have sung with him or co-written with him, are truly breathed from the Almighty.” – 365 Days of Inspiring Media

Christmas Worship Vol. 2 is an ideal package that puts a fresh spin on well-known holiday tunes.” – CCM Magazine

“I was quite captivated by the arrangements, so much so, that as I listened, I seemed to forget it was a Christmas worship album and not just a worship album I was listening to… I encourage all of you to go buy the album!” – The Church Collective

Taking the new Christmas music and messages on the road, Baloche’s touring/workshop/teaching schedule takes him around the world. He will be leading “LeadWorship” workshops and concerts in Issaquah, WA (Nov. 13-14) and The Netherlands (Nov. 18), and a “MissionWorship” event in the United Kingdom (Nov. 20-22), before returning to North America for a series of Canadian Christmas events to begin Dec. 4. See below for the current tour dates, and all the latest tour news can be found at http://www.leadworship.com/calendar/.

Nov 13-14, USA, Issaquah, WA, Workshops, Concert

Nov 18, The Netherlands, TBA, Workshops, Concert

Nov 20-22, United Kingdom, Eastbourne, Workshops, Concert

Dec 4, Canada, Moncton, NB, Info, Tickets

Dec 5, Canada, Montreal, QC, Info, Tickets

Dec 6, Canada, Ottawa, QC, Info, Tickets

Dec 7, Canada, Orillia, ON, Info, Tickets

Dec 9, Canada, Toronto, ON, Info, Tickets

Dec 11, Canada, Goderich, ON, Info, Tickets

Dec 12, Canada, St. Thomas, ON, Info, Tickets

Dec 13, Canada, Waterloo, ON, Info, Tickets

Jan 29-31, Canada, Edmonton, AB, Workshops, Concert

About Paul Baloche:

Best known for such modern classics as “Open the Eyes of My Heart,” “Above All,” “Hosanna” and “Your Name,” three-time Dove Award-winning Paul Baloche has had his songs recorded by numerous artists, including Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns, Matt Redman and Philips, Craig & Dean. In addition to writing, recording and touring, Baloche has created a variety of teaching DVDs, along with many free resources designed specifically for worship leaders and musicians. He has also written the books, The Same Love: A Devotion(David C Cook) and God SongsHow to Write and Select Songs for Worship. He is further a contributing writer for both Worship Leader and Worship Musician magazines and is a featured blogger on ChurchLeaders.com.

For all the latest information on Paul Baloche, Christmas Worship, touring and more, visit http://leadworship.com, www.integritymusic.com, https://twitter.com/paulbaloche and https://www.facebook.com/PaulBaloche, where Baloche has over 1.3 million followers.

About Integrity Music:

Integrity Music is part of the David C Cook family, a nonprofit global resource provider serving the Church with life-transforming materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and with offices in Tennessee and the United Kingdom, Integrity is committed to taking songs of substance to the local church and its leaders around the world. Integrity publishes many of the top songs in the Church, including the No. 1 radio hit “We Believe” (Newsboys) as well as church standards “Revelation Song,” “Open The Eyes Of My Heart,” “Your Great Name” and “I Am Free.” Additional information can be found at www.integritymusic.com.

This Press Release Courtesy of Hoganson Media

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #154: Spirituality and the Praise Band (The Practice of Worship)

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This episode of the Voices In My Head Podcast was recorded live at the Empower the Church conference in Lima Ohio on Saturday October 24th, 2015. This workshop on spiritual formation deals with the following:

Leading worship requires just as much practice as playing an instrument, learning to sing, and writing music does. This goes not only for the worship leader, but it also applies to the other singers and musicians on your team. In order to do our calling well, it requires practice. As the leader of a worship team in a church I have found that one of my most challenging tasks is not just teaching the congregation to worship, but teaching our musicians to worship. This workshop will focus on the practice of intentional spiritual growth in your praise band members as a regular part of your practice times. Practicing the presence of God together is as essential as practicing your music together.

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #153: Worship Band Workshop (Live from The Empower The Church Conference)

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #153: Worship Band Workshop (Live from The Empower The Church Conference)

This week’s episode of Voices In My Head was recorded live at the Empower the Church conference at Lima Community Church of the Nazarene in Lima Ohio on Saturday October 24th

This episode is a training workshop for people who play in bands and covers the following:

* improving your timing
* thinking like an arranger
* band dynamics and tempo
* guitar vs. piano driven songs
* creating an atmosphere of worship
* Styles and different ways of playing

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Listen and Learn Chart From Paul Baloche and LeadWorship.com

This chart is a great tool for worship leaders, vocalists, and band members to use to map out the parts of a song when preparing to play together. Write out what each instrument is doing in the song while you listen before practice. Learn what part you are supposed to play or sing. Thanks to Paul Baloche for providing this chart.

This is a wonderful resource for band members that Paul Baolche has made available through his web site at http://www.leadworshipstore.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ListenAndLearn.pdf

This is a wonderful resource for band members that Paul Baolche has made available through his web site at http://www.leadworshipstore.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ListenAndLearn.pdf