Resources

We have created many resources to help your congregation engage with Voices Together. On this page you will find indexes, curricula, teaching videos, essays, stories on particular songs, and much more! May these resources enrich your congregational experience with this new Anabaptist worship and song collection.

Press Releases

Copyright Information

Determining Copyright Needs (Flowchart)

Visual Artist Contact Information

Additional Reference Notes

 

Streaming License Information for Voices Together

To use songs under copyright via streaming or electronic platforms for worship such as Zoom, many songs require a license. Volunteers from Anabaptist Worship Network have compiled a comprehensive chart that shows what kind of license is needed to stream any of the songs from the new Voices Together hymnal. The songs are organized by number, and this spreadsheet should be freely shared with those planning music in your congregation.
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Launch resources

Guide to Adopting Voices Together

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LEADER FALL 2020 RESOURCES

Dedication Resources      Additional Dedication Resources

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Eager to try out some new music in Voices Together? This helpful chart outlines some new songs to try out if your congregation is used to singing certain songs or types of songs.

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Dec. 13, 2020 — Voices Together Dedication Launch

Click the link below to view the full recording of this event, as well as individual videos for several musical performances.

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January 2021 — Voices Together Launch II in partnership with Laurelville

Click the link below to view the full recording of this service.

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March 2021 — Voices Together Launch III: For the Joy of Ear and Eye

Click the link below to view the full recording of this service, as well as a Q&A with contributing artists.

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May 2021 — Voices Together Launch IV: Ask the Complicated Questions

This workshop explores how items in Voices Together can be used to respond to difficult and joyous life events, express ranges of emotion, and engage communities within and beyond our congregations.

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Imagining Jubilee: Living the Reign of God through Songs, Prayers, and Images
Click the link below to view the full recording of both the English and Korean events.

Click here to watch the English event.   Click here to watch the Korean event.

 

June 2021 — Anti-racist Worship and Song

This webinar consists of two panels, “Part I: Decentering Whiteness in Congregational Song” and “Part II: Anti-racism and Voices Together.” Panelists discuss how and why we should cultivate anti-racist worship practices. Instead of approaching anti-racism as a “special topic,” how can our habits become more inclusive, just, and emblematic of God’s reign?

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Curricula & Discussion guides

Five Session Congregational Curriculum

A five-session curriculum will help introduce Voices Together and all of its products to your congregation. Written by Anneli Loepp Thiessen, a member of the committee, the curriculum walks a congregation through unpacking what’s in this new collection, how content decisions were made, and allows time for singing and reflecting.

Click here to download this five session curriculum.

Four Session Worship Leader Curriculum

This four-session adult faith formation curriculum based on the Worship Leader Edition helps you reflect on the worship practices of your own community. Written by Sarah Kathleen Johnson, who edited the worship leader edition, it is ideal for a general audience or a worship leadership team. Only facilitators need copies of the Worship Leader Edition. Options are provided for meeting either online or in person.

Click here to download this four session curriculum.

SHOW STRENGTH

How to Respond When Worship Materials Are Implicated in Abuse 
This resource offers a survivor-centered perspective on how individuals
and communities of faith can respond when it is discovered that beloved
songs and prayers were written by a person who has perpetrated sexual
violence.
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Expansive Language in Voices Together

When worshipers flip through the pages of the new hymnal and worship book Voices Together, or swipe through songs in the app, they will discover many different images of God. Images like Rock, Breath, and Creator appear alongside Father, Mother, Womb, and King. Pronouns including he/him and she/her are used to refer to God. Some familiar hymn texts are revised, whereas others remain unchanged. In this statement the committee outlines the theological foundations and practical approach taken to language for God in Voices Together.  

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Guide to Contemporary Worship Music

Voices Together includes hundreds of expressions of music and worship, gathered from around the world over thousands of years. Contemporary worship music (CWM) is among these expressions. This guide introduces the CWM in Voices Together to both those who are very familiar with this expression of worship and those for whom it is new.

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Teaching Videos

 

Indexes

 

Getting to Know Voices Together

 

Downloadable Extras

BOOKPLATES

Add a personal touch to your hymnals with these downloadable bookplate templates.

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VOICES TOGETHER LOGOS

The title artwork serves as the logotype for Voices Together. The logotype should not be distorted in any way. Make certain when resizing that the dimensions are constrained. The words should not be separated.

The dove symbol should not be distorted in any way. The same care is required in handling/resizing the symbol as is given for the logotype. The symbol should not be reversed or rotated.

Full guidelines here.

Voices Together Title Artwork

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Voices Together Dove Symbol

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