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The main source for worship music in Baptist churches around New Zealand is music that has been written overseas by other denominations. Today, we have hundreds of talented song writers, poets and musicians in our churches and youth groups.
The Baptist Worship Project has been set up to provide a place where local, New Zealand, Christian, Baptist-artists can be heard and to offer an opportunity for them to have their music (poetry, spoken-word, etc) recorded and released.
The project is this; we want to gather together all of the amazing songs from local artists that represent Baptist values and theology. To do that we want you to submit them to us via this website.* Then once we have accumulated enough quality songs, a select and diverse group of musicians, pastors and theologians will sit down to select, five or ten or fifteen (or more) songs to be professionally recorded and distributed thought out New Zealand and beyond.
The songs will be selected on how they work musically and how they represent our New Zealand Baptist theology. For a complete outline of Baptist worship theology, please click here (*ill get this to you shortly)
At this point we do not know exactly how we will record and produce each song, but we will be in contact with each person who submits a song to reflect back to them about their songs.
One idea is to have a group of professional Christian musicians record the songs. This will produce a higher quality album with a lower cost. Or the artists themselves may play/sing on their tracks, however this is logistically difficult and costly. Again, no plans at this stage have be set and we will only proceed once we have your express permission. It is important to note that we will not use, release or perform anything you submit without your express permission that we will get from you when we contact you after you have submitted your song. You are submitting your songs for consideration and by submitting a song you are not transferring the rights to your music.
Our goal is to produce an album of worship music, written and recorded by New Zealand Christians from New Zealand churches, for New Zealand Baptist churches.
However, worship is more than just music, so we also want you to submit artwork that could be on the albums cover or inlays, spoken word, poems, electronic music and so on. Maybe your gifting in worship is animation or video editing and making. Great, we also want these to accompany the songs on the albums as we realise music videos to accompany some of the tracks.
This is what we will need from you
- The lyrics (on either a word document or a pdf)
- The chords or sheet music to accompany the lyrics (on either a word document or a pdf)
- A recording of your song – this can be done by almost any phone and then uploaded to the site. If you have access to more recording equipment, then please use what you have available. You probably have a very capable sound-person in your church, so ask them about how to get a decent quality recording to submit. It does not have the be a great recording, we just need it to get the feel of the song.
Once you have submitted your piece, we will make contact with you to discuss where to from here.
More information and ability to submit is coming early 2017
##Next Conference is Friday 6th - Friday 13th October 2017##
For Youth Pastors and Key Leaders
The National Youth Ministry Conference (NYMC) is a gathering of the tribe, church leaders, chaplains, school workers, university missionaries, community workers, teachers, pastors and parents - NYMC exists for you.
With 40+ sessions from some of the best of the nation, you are guaranteed to be equipped, inspired and encouraged as you seek to serve and lead the next generation.
A weekend filled with your friends, music, games and the LOVE of God! Probably the best time you will ever have!
Hanging with your friends and getting stuck into some unbelievably crazy style activities. Taking a chance to find out about how God fits in and around your life through discovering the real meaning of Easter.
Eastercamp is run by Baptist Youth Ministries which is the youth part of the NZ Baptist Churches. BUT if you are not in a Baptist youth group, no worries coz heaps of youth groups from other churches come.
Central Easter Camp just keeps getting better and better with EC17 being no exception! As always, it’s a crazy good time with your friends, youth group and this year we’re expecting around 2000 young people from all over the lower North Island coming together at Manfeild Park for one epic Easter weekend! From Top Team and EC’s Got Talent, through to a cranking Village, Cage Soccer, super cool Bands, Sports Comps, Paint Parties and Main Sessions that are off the hook, you won’t wanna miss EC17!
The best 5 days you'll ever have.
Eastercamp is a massive Christian youth camp held just out of Christchurch over the Easter holiday weekend. Its you + your mates, oh and 3,500 others from around the country; all ready to have the best days of their lives!.
There's heaps of slightly crazy activities to get stuck into, chilled-out relaxing things to do, delicious food, bands, sports, movies, jet boating, inflatable activities, a ferris wheel, thought provoking workshops, coffee, toasties, pies, comps, mean-as live video and the list goes on; plus loads of awesome people to hang out with.
You’ll also hear some pretty onto it speakers who'll give you sweet insights into what Easter is really about and a fresh look into the face of God as one who is alive and active in bringing colour, life, hope, forgiveness, love, restoration, justice and mercy to the whole world, to everyone and everything in it.
If you're after a full-on high-energy weekend raving/dancing/shuffling with our village stage parties or a chilled out vibe, crafts, movies, cafes, water slides we got it all!
Eastercamp is a combined Christian youth group event run by Canterbury Youth Services (CYS)
Years 7-9 @ Finlay Park, Cambridge
Come and join us at ECamp 2017 - hang out with your youth group, make new friends and learn more about Jesus! It can be as active as the rocket & biscuits behind the boat, the water slide and slingshot paintball, screen printing a t-shirt or pillow case or just chilling at the hair and nails tent getting ready for the BFF party. Food, hanging out with mates and Masport the goat - what more could you want!