One of today’s most influential worship leaders, songwriters and artists, Paul Baloche, is encouraging worshippers around the globe to take all the nostalgia and sounds of the upcoming Christmas season, and make it a season of worship. Seeding the movement, Baloche is offering a free digital songbook of both his Christmas Worship Vol. 1 and Christmas Worship Vol. 2. The latter album released last month amidst acclaim from Integrity Music.
Worship leaders, and anyone wishing to accept the gift, may go to WeAreWorship.com and login or register for free on the site to receive the Christmas Worship digital songbook. They can also watch on the site Baloche’s “how to play” tutorial of “For Unto Us A Child Is Born/Open The Eyes Of My Heart” (from Christmas Worship Vol. 2),which can also be seen at www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6QRucc4Glc.
In addition to the songbook and tutorial, Baloche will be the featured guest tomorrow during a live webinar sponsored by PraiseCharts and beginning at 11:00 am CST. Baloche will be discussing worship during the Christmas season, as well as talking about his ministry, family and more. Anyone wishing to join the webinar may do so by logging in or signing up for free on Praisecharts.com.
Baloche’s Christmas Worship Vol. 1 & 2 feature Christmas classics seamlessly married with vertical worship lyrics, and are an extension of his 30-year mission in ministry to equip worshipers and worship leaders with songs and resources that help them express glory to God. Produced by Baloche and Michael Rossback (The Brilliance/Desperation Band) Christmas Worship Vol. 2continues the collaborative, community aesthetic for which Baloche is known. The new album features All Sons & Daughters, Kathryn Scott, Lenny LeBlanc, Onajé Jefferson, WorshipMob’s Gina Milne, Madison Cunningham and Graham Kendrick.
Here is how the critics are responding to Christmas Worship Vol. 2:
“Christmas Worship Vol. 2 is not just a Christmas record. Rather, it’s the sine qua non as far as Christmas worship is concerned.” – Hallels.com
“To sum up, these 12 songs, masterpieces, and works of art that Paul Baloche has recorded, with his friends who have sung with him or co-written with him, are truly breathed from the Almighty.” – 365 Days of Inspiring Media
“Christmas Worship Vol. 2 is an ideal package that puts a fresh spin on well-known holiday tunes.” – CCM Magazine
“I was quite captivated by the arrangements, so much so, that as I listened, I seemed to forget it was a Christmas worship album and not just a worship album I was listening to… I encourage all of you to go buy the album!” – The Church Collective
Taking the new Christmas music and messages on the road, Baloche’s touring/workshop/teaching schedule takes him around the world. He will be leading “LeadWorship” workshops and concerts in Issaquah, WA (Nov. 13-14) and The Netherlands (Nov. 18), and a “MissionWorship” event in the United Kingdom (Nov. 20-22), before returning to North America for a series of Canadian Christmas events to begin Dec. 4. See below for the current tour dates, and all the latest tour news can be found at http://www.leadworship.com/calendar/.
Nov 13-14, USA, Issaquah, WA, Workshops, Concert
Nov 18, The Netherlands, TBA, Workshops, Concert
Nov 20-22, United Kingdom, Eastbourne, Workshops, Concert
Dec 4, Canada, Moncton, NB, Info, Tickets
Dec 5, Canada, Montreal, QC, Info, Tickets
Dec 6, Canada, Ottawa, QC, Info, Tickets
Dec 7, Canada, Orillia, ON, Info, Tickets
Dec 9, Canada, Toronto, ON, Info, Tickets
Dec 11, Canada, Goderich, ON, Info, Tickets
Dec 12, Canada, St. Thomas, ON, Info, Tickets
Dec 13, Canada, Waterloo, ON, Info, Tickets
Jan 29-31, Canada, Edmonton, AB, Workshops, Concert
Source: Hoganson Media
Buy Christmas Worship, Vol. 2 on iTunes here