Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 15, 2006
According to Jean Welles, foremost Christian Guitar Coach, “Creating and singing your very own song is one of the best ways to express your feelings and gratitude.” To encourage others to write their own Christ-centered Worship Songs, Welles is sponsoring two Worship Contests this September, one for ages 17 and younger, and another for ages 18 and older.
“I believe that there is an extraordinary God connection when you’re singing your personal song, with your own words to Him,” says Welles, who has helped over 100,000 people learn to play the guitar through private lessons and her worship guitar instructional series. “This contest is an opportunity to inspire people of all ages to start writing their own Worship Songs.”
Throughout Scripture there are references about singing a new song. For example Psalm 33:3 says “Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.” In Ephesians 5:19, Paul tells us to “Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord.” After being severely flogged, we find Paul and Silas praying and singing hymns in a jail that couldn’t hold them, Acts 16.
Now guitarists have the opportunity to ‘sing to Him a new song...’ by submitting one song per contest. There are two age categories, 17 and younger or 18 and older. The song must be original and needs to have at least one reference to a Scripture passage. The song must be a worship song, directed towards God.
“There are wonderful songs sung about God,” states Welles. “But this needs to be directed to God.” Songs may be sung a cappella or with instrumental accompaniments, but must be sung in English. The songs must be submitted by September 23rd, 2006. The songs for the two age categories will be posted on Worship Guitar Class for people to listen to the songs and vote for their favorite. Songs will be posted on the website and voting will begin on September 25th, 2006. Only one vote per computer will show up, to keep the voting fair.
First place winners will receive a Guitar, Case, Tuner and a set of the first three volumes of Jean Welles Worship Guitar Class(TM) DVD’s. Second place winners will receive the 3 DVD’s. The winning songs will stay posted at the site. Best songs will be posted and voted on at the end of September.
To enter the contest, go to Worship Contest and fill out the appropriate form for the 17 years and younger or 18 years old and older.
Due to the demand for guitar lessons, Welles has created the, Jean Welles Worship Guitar Class(tm), a series of DVDs and Videos that make it easy to learn to play the guitar at home. Hundreds of churches use the DVD’s & Videos to train up new worship leaders and entire families are also learning to play worship songs on the guitar together from this series. Books are available for classroom settings - http://worshipguitarclass.com/guitar-video-dvd.html.
Jean has a Masters Degree in Guitar Performance from USC and she participated in dozens of Master’s classes. She has taught and coached guitar students for over 30 years and is a worship leader in the greater Los Angeles area. In 2001 she produced the first Worship Guitar Class Video. She combined years of training and technical expertise with face-to-face practical teaching experience to make a product people learn with. Her DVD’s & Videos are presently used in over 40 countries. For the details of the contest go to http://www.worshipcontest.com, while you’re there sign up for her free e-newsletter.
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