As a Creative & a Worship Leader, this is my “want list” for Father’s Day (in fact, I’ve already received a few things from this list as an early Father’s Day present, & I couldn’t be more pleased!). If the Father in your life serves a local church with his or her musical gifts, this list if for you. Though it’s unlikely that he’ll have his gift by Sunday, print your receipts & include it in his card. I’m sure these will get a smile!
I know it’s like the punchline to a bad hipster joke, but the bearded worship pastor is nearly as common as the jokes imply. “Thor’s Viking Beard Oil” is a personal favorite of mine (& my wife). A perfect combo gift is “Thor’s Viking Bar” soap, both available from Belham Herbals.
SOUND CHECK (book) by Kurtis Parks: Kurtis, until very recently the Worship Director at National Community Church in Washington, DC, published a simple to read study written to help Worship Leaders/Pastors be as effective off-stage as on, focusing on the behind the scenes matters of the heart.
GREENROOM / BUS CALL VOICE TEA: Created by renowned vocal coach Diane Sheets for her Grammy, Billboard, & Dove Award winning clients, Voice Tea are a line of delicious voice-care teas. GREENROOM is made-up of a flavorful blend of Green Rooibos, dehydrated lemon, & ginger root, many current radio artists swear by it, & I’ve been using it all year. BUS CALL is for that “cool down” period, & is loaded with red rooibos, chamomile, whole dehydrated lemons & a touch of mint. Using the code VOICETEA at check out gets your 15% off from Black Friday through Cyber-Monday on 2 or more Voice Tea products, so grab a perfect stocking stuffer for the vocalist you love!
THROAT SAVER, SINUS CLEAR OUT, & VOCAL RESCUE: I was turned on to these vocal health products by another excellent vocal coach, my friend Sheri Gould, & now as a regular user, I wholeheartedly endorse them. Particularly the Throat Saver & Sinus Clear Out work absolute miracles for me. I am a regular repeat customer. Highly recommended!
Art of Homage has created some fresh designs for hats & tees, both of which turned my eye. Since I’ve begun wearing a cap again (keep my bangs out of my eyes when doing housework), these are at the top of my list!
Shannon Lewis is “The Worship Community Guy“. Passionate about helping others respond to God, & training people who are passionate about the same, Shannon also blogs at SaintLewisMusic, where you can grab his free eBook, UNSEASONED: How to see Godly Growth in an Inexperienced Worship Team.