Email newsletters are a great way to be inspired, stay connected, and become aware of new music and resources that might be useful to you in your work.
Some may feature curated content - articles, blogs, resource links, and tips from various places on the web. Others may focus on a specific subject in each newsletter. Still others offer daily devotions or short notes of inspiration to help get your week off on the right foot.
A word of caution: In today’s world, it’s easy to over-subscribe to email newsletters. Remember, every email subscription is a personal invitation into your inbox, so choose wisely.
Staying connected can be a blessing, but it can also be a burden. Think about what will actually help you in your work or inspire you as you go about your day and what will just add more complication or clutter to your life.
Looking for a few recommendations? Here are five email newsletters to consider:
01 | Liturgy Letter
This weekly email is based on the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL). Each newsletter includes the selected readings for the week, related media and playlists, relevant liturgical components, and other practical resources for worship planning and ministry.
A great resource for anyone who uses the RCL. Sign up at http://liturgyletter.com.
02 | My Utmost For His Highest
A daily invitation to slow down and refocus - who doesn’t need that? I love Oswald Chambers’ writing and perspective on life.
This daily email features a short devotion with wisdom from Oswald Chambers. Sign up at https://utmost.org.
03 | Reformed Worship
Reformed Worship is a quarterly magazine for all involved in worship planning. Each issue features practical ideas and advice for planning and leading worship, whether traditional, contemporary, or blended.
Their monthly email newsletter includes worship planning ideas, articles, song suggestions, useful resources, and more. Sign up at http://www.reformedworship.org/blog/rw-e-newsletter.
04 | She Reads Truth
She Reads Truth was created to help women get into the Word on a daily basis. Featuring a variety of reading plans and studies, and an opportunity to connect with others around the world, you can keep up with daily readings via their website, app, or email newsletter.
The daily newsletter includes a short devotion featuring real-life stories tied to the reading of the day. Sign up at http://www.shereadstruth.com.
05 | Marcia McFee
From worship consultant, Marcia McFee, this email newsletter is chock full of worship design ideas, seasonal reflections, and lots of creative resources. Sign up at http://marciamcfee.com.
06 | Bonus!
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my own email newsletter, right?
Each month, I send out a short note with helpful resources, creative ideas, and inspiration for church musicians, teachers, and creatives. Are you on the list? Sign up below:
What are your favorite email newsletters?