The Vineyard Worship Song Video Experiment

An Invitation From Vineyard Worship

We want to tell you about:

THE VINEYARD WORSHIP SONG VIDEO EXPERIMENT.

A few months ago I (Mike O'Brien) traveled with a team to India to train and equip the worship leaders of several Vineyard churches. Many of the worship leaders were very young and new to the Vineyard. As we went from church to church we realized that only a small fraction of the songs being sung were “Vineyard” songs.

That might not be a big deal, but what I found was the songs were just the greatest hits of other movements. There was no continually or kingdom vision in the songs. There was little unity between the churches. I inquired with the worship leaders about how they researched and chose songs.

100% of them said they used YouTube to find new songs.

The fact is, worship leaders around the world are choosing their songs lists this way. But there are very few Vineyard worship songs up on YouTube.

Vineyard Worship is a part of an incredible move of God! Within our tribe we have many amazing songs that have little to no exposure on the internet. YouTube is now the primary means of worship song research for worship leaders in the states and around the world.

With this initiative we would like to see VW get a big bump in the YouTube world.

Will you help us celebrate what God is doing within our tribe? Will you help us get these songs out to the world?

There are TWO things we need your help to produce.

  1. VIDEO SONG TUTORIALS of our TOP 25 CCLI worship songs.
    You choose one of the TOP 25 Vineyard CCLI songs (listed below) and simply teach the viewer how to play the song on your instrument in the key you feel most comfortable. This can be a simple smartphone capture, or a hi-tech multi camera shoot.

  2. WORSHIP EXPERIENCE VIDEOS of ANY Vineyard song that is resonating with your local church.
    Pick ANY Vineyard published song of your choosing and video capture yourself (and/or your team) in small acoustic settings. Capture Vineyard songs with the heart and expression that is uniquely you. Have fun, be creative. Worship with the song. This can be super lo-fi with one smart phone and one person, or a multi-camera shoot with many people from your worship team. In general, try to capture the sound with organic textures and acoustic instruments (like djembes or cajones).

3 Steps To Participating

  1. CHOOSE TO DO A SONG TUTORIAL AND/OR WORSHIP EXPERIENCE VIDEO, AND TELL US UNDER THE SONG VIDEO EXPERIMENT POST ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.
    Just notify us in a comment on the forum post that you or your church are doing one or more song (and which ones you're doing).

  2. RECORD YOUR VIDEO(s)
    Focus on Lighting, Camera Position, and clear audio. Get close without distorting.
    Here’s a good example of a SONG TUTORIAL.
    Here’s a good example of a HIGH-FI WORSHIP EXPERIENCE VIDEO.
    Here's a good example of a LOW-FI WORSHIP EXPERIENCE VIDEO.
    Here’s another good example of a HIGH-FI WORSHIP EXPERIENCE VIDEO.
    Here’s another good example of a LOW-FI WORSHIP EXPERIENCE VIDEO.

  3. POST YOUR VIDEO ON YOUTUBE, THEN POST THE YOUTUBE LINK/VIDEO ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE
    Once you're video is finished, post it on YouTube (tag it with the title, author, your name(s), and “Vineyard Worship”). Then post it on this page with the song title, author, and who you/your church is. Then, view everyone's and share the ones you love in your own world!
    Vineyard Worship will then create a PLAYLIST of all the videos on YouTube, so they can all be seen in one place.

DID WE MENTION PRIZES?

All videos should be up by SEPT. 31. For the video that gets the most hits by DEC. 31, 2014, there will be a PRIZE PACKAGE:

  • A WorshipTeam.com annual subscription for up to 50 team members for a year ($570 value).
  • A WorshipTraining.com one-year subscription for your whole worship team to access ($299 value).
  • A WorshipStream.com one-year membership for broadcasting your services on the web ($2900 value).
  • A $300 Gift Card to the venue of your choice to throw a huge party for your worship team.

The 2nd, 3rd & 4th place winners will all receive a WorshipTraining.com one-year subscription for your whole worship team to access ($299 value).

(Note: This must be a new video, freshly created and posted to YouTube between July 15, 2014 and Sept. 31, 2014. Prizes only apply to churches in the US Vineyards, though all are welcome to participate.)

We need you!
Will you help get Vineyard worship song videos all over YouTube?

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TOP 25 CCLI VINEYARD SONGS.

CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR ENTIRE CATALOGUE OF SONGS ON CCLI.