Video bumpers for live events

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A simple video bumper for your live event can give the event a nice feel. For a few years I got to work with Worship Leader Magazine and run some of their marketing initiatives and social media. This killer intro piece was done by my friend and fellow creative Jessie Morrow of Morrow Design Co a few years back for the National Worship Leader Conference by Worship Leader Magazine.

Need a video bumper? Let me know.

“Heart Won’t Stop” Lyric Video on YOU ARE THE AVALANCHE – by John Mark McMillan and Sarah McMillan

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The new release from John Mark McMillan and his wife Sarah McMillan, Avalanche, is now available–and it’s destructive in the greatest way imaginable. You can get the new album here at iTunes. JMM continues in turning the mundane to magnificent with the images used in the lyric video from the song “Heart Won’t Stop”.

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Don’t forget what an Avalanche looks like.

Heart Won’t Stop Lyrics and link to the Chord Chart:

Verse 1: There is not a man or a beast, nothing on the land or underneath, Oh nothing that could ever come between,  the love you have for me

I could lay my head in Sheol, I could make my bed at the bottom of the darkness deep, Oh but there is not a place I could escape you

Chorus: Your heart won’t stop coming after me,Your heart won’t stop coming after me, Your heart won’t stop coming after me

Verse 2: There is not an angel of the stars, there is not a devil in the dark, Oh nothing that could change the way you are, the love you have for me

I could lay my head in Sheol, I could make my bed at the bottom of the darkness deep, Oh but there is not a place I could escape you

Chorus: Your heart won’t stop coming after me,Your heart won’t stop coming after me, Your heart won’t stop coming after me

I could lay my head in Sheol, I could make my bed at the bottom of the darkness deep, Oh but there is not a place I could escape you

Chorus: Your heart won’t stop coming after me,Your heart won’t stop coming after me, Your heart won’t stop coming after me

(Heart Won’t Stop Chord Chart Here)

Oceans by Hillsong United

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This song, Oceans by Hillsong, kills it. The lyrics are on point. Watch the lyric video below and find the songs lyrics below.

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“Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”
by Hillsong United

You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand

And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You’ve never failed and You won’t start now

So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior

I will call upon Your name
Keep my eyes above the waves
My soul will rest in Your embrace
I am Yours and You are mine

You won’t believe how he saved his baby’s life with a song

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Behind every great song is an even greater story. When I was with Integrity Music we knew this song was an amazing anthem and was rising quickly. What I didn’t know then was how powerful the story behind the song is. When you hear Daniel Bashta share the story of what happened with his song, Like a Lion, you will honestly not believe how it saved the baby he would soon call his son.

Church Social Media – New Site

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In 2009 I launched a business to help churches, ministries, and businesses in the Christian space with their marketing and social media plans, content strategies, and management. With the help of one of my long time friends and favorite designers, Rachel Parks, we launched IceCream Social Experts. Images of the site are below. We had a good run, working with major artist, ministries and churches around the world. But, the old saying is true – those who don’t change die. It was time to shut the site down and start fresh. For all the companies, friends and churches that we have worked with – the future is now.

So I’ve launched CHURCHsocialMEDIA.com to highlight one thing for people, churches, ministries and businesses:

Great stuff to share.

I moved in this direction to replace telling churches why and how they need help with marketing, branding, creative and campaigns – to actually make a site that serves the purpose of helping. If businesses, churches and ministries need help beyond ideas and encouragement, they will ask.

New site:

church marketing

Old site and brand:

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Future Past from John Mark McMillan

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The new song, Future Past, from John Mark McMillan is a worship cult classic. It will infect the Church. If you’ve followed John Mark’s music you know it’s been a progression to this sound, to these lyrics, and a story that’s brought us here–to this. From How He Loves, Skeleton Bones, Carbon Ribs, The Medicine, through Economy, some killer videos, nights and nights in all our cities, days weeks and months away from his family, and lots of wind through the windpipe…. to this. Future Past is one of those worship songs I hope rises with a fury. I can’t describe this song more than the videos and lyrics below. In all the years hearing people describe and deconstruct, “What is worship?”, it’s John Mark that I’ve heard add most to the conversation, and often with the simplest of descriptions. I love John Mark McMillan’s quote: “Worship isn’t music, you know, just like love isn’t kissing–but where there’s worship there will be music, like where there’s love there will be kissing.”

Watch the videos, read the lyrics, get the song and worship with it.

John Mark McMillan / Future Past from Chris Calnin & Nathaniel Calnin on Vimeo


*Recently featured on Relevant Magazine.


Lyrics to Future Past by John Mark McMillan

You hold the reins on the sun and moon
Like horses driven by kings
You cover the mountains and valleys below
With the breadth of Your mighty wings
All treasures of wisdom and things to be known
Are hidden inside of your hand
In this fortunate turn of events
You ask me to be Your friend

You, you are my first, you are my last
You are my future and my past
You, you are my first, you are my last
You are my future and my past

The constellations are swimming inside
The breath of your desires
Where could I run, where could I hide
From Your heart’s jealous fire
All treasures of wisdom and things to be known
Are hidden inside your hand
In this fortunate turn of events
You ask me to be Your friend

You, you are my first, you are my last
You are my future and my past
You, you are my first, you are my last
You are my future and my past

You are the beginning and the end
You are the beginning and the end

You, you are my first, you are my last
You are my future and my past
You, you are my first, you are my last
You are my future and my past