Contemporary music

How contemporary music amplifies our mission

Contemporary Music in the Salvation Army

We believe that our worship should be vibrant, genuine and passionate.  That’s why the MACA team resources and empowers musicians in our Contemporary Music groups.  

As well as finding new contemporary worship songs by Hillsong, Worship Central, Elevation Worship, etc. Salvation Army musicians can draw on new songs being written by Salvationists across the world through Salvation Worship 

Throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, we offer many opportunities to engage in and develop skills in contemporary worship through Divisional Summer Schools, creative arts days and worship seminars and workshops.

We have a desire to see new forms of music making within The Salvation Army and to give everyone an opportunity to engage in a style of music worship that will help them to grow deeper in their relationship with God.

Supporting the local mission

The MACA team offers practical training and support for contemporary music leaders through our Join the Crescendo programme.  Our Join the Crescendo contemporary worship PDF guide, training sessions and termly online forums give our local leaders opportunities to develop, reflect and go deeper in their ministry.

Whether it’s utilising our resources and publications, singing at Sunday worship or attending one of our music schools, there are plenty of ways to engage with God and the people in your community through contemporary music.

If you require particular training, mentoring or support contact us and we'll be happy to support you.

New Worship Tool - A New Song

“He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.” Psalm 40:3

There are some beautiful hymns in our church today; hymns that provide a biblical and doctrinal grounding for our faith, which we should continue to celebrate and to sing. However, we are called to sing to a new song to our God as a new expression of our love. God loves his people praising him! Music and Creative Arts have provided a new tool to help worship teams, Corps Officers and music leaders find new songs amongst the many and varied available today.

We pray this tool will encourage you to sing ‘A new song’! 

Download your copy by clicking on the song title.

Song 5 - Who You Say I Am

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