October 7th Yancy will release new songs available exclusively at iTunes, Amazon and other digital music outlets. “Alive + Oceans” is available for pre-order now on iTunes.
Yancy put her spin on “Alive” (originally by Hillsong Young & Free) and “Oceans” (originally by Hillsong United). This fall you can hear Yancy perform these songs live as she leads worship on the SuperStart tour. Learn more at http://www.ciy.com/superstart.
You can pre-order the singles now on iTunes and they’ll be available for download on October 7th.
If you believe parents and small group leaders are the most important people in your church, then your actions should support what you say you believe. If you believe it, then you should be constantly working to improve your structure, empower parents and leaders, and create shared experiences.
Because your best chance to influence a kid is to help their parents and Small Group Leaders influence them.
Oh, but if you want parents and small group leaders to influence kids every week… then it might be a good idea for you to influence parents and small group leaders every week, too.
Yeah, every week.
I think you can influence parents and small group leaders… every week.
I think you can do it by improving your structure… every week.
I think you can empower parents and small group leaders… every week.
And I think you can create shared experiences… every week.
Because the best way to influence a kid this week is to influence a parent or small group leader this week.
So if you believe that, too, but you’re wondering how in the world you’ll have time to do all of that every week… My friends at Orange have got something that can help.
Go Weekly. This video will give you more info to help you understand this new ministry changing resource. Be sure to visit the website too http://GoWeekly.com
I love equipping and helping parents and church leaders. As you know I’m a big believer in the power of music in our lives. The reason I do what I do is because through the songs I sing I get to plant little seeds of God’s Word into the hearts of all those who listen. I wanted to share a couple blog post with you. One of them I wrote, the other an awesome Mom in Georgia wrote. Both share the same message and heart. Whether you’re a parent, pastor, teacher or just a human you need to read these posts.
Please share these posts with others that can be encouraged and inspired. We need to do all we can together to plant the Word of God in our hearts and the hearts of our families. Psalm 119:11 “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” (NIrV)
TV Appearance: I will be on Atlanta Live tonight in the second hour. Show airs from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST, re-airs 9/16 from 7:00 am to 9:00 am EST.
If you’re not in the Atlanta area you can watch live stream at www.watc.tv
I’ll be performing several songs and being interviewed.
Worship leaders and band directors this is a day you’ve been waiting for.
We are happy to announce we now have stems and band tracks available from LoopCommunity.com for about a dozen Yancy songs. We’re planning to add more Christmas to the mix before long. We hope these resources will help you and your worship teams have some impactful services and worship sets. If you don’t see a song that you really want in this list please email us at email@example.com and we will see if we can add that song to the list of options also.
Thanks so much for your support of these resources. We love serving the local church! Check out the Yancy stems available now.
This fall we’ll be on the road again headed to various cities. Yancy has some openings while on tour including:
Birmingham, AL (September 27, 28)
St. Louis, MO (October 8, 12)
Atlanta, GA (October 22, 23, 26)
Orlando, FL/Tampa, FL (November 5, 9)
Louisville, KY (Southern Indiana) (November 12, 13, 16)
Yancy would LOVE to come to your church and do a family concert or lead worship while in the area. The best part is you can save off our normal rates. Megan would love to talk to you about booking an event at your church. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-631-6862. Hurry, and make your request before these dates are gone.
It’s July and although it may be hard for you to start thinking Christmas we thought we’d help you have a little Christmas in July fun. From now until July 31st we have two specials for you.
#1 Buy 1, Give 1 on all “Have a Fancy Yancy Christmas” products. That’s right. The special equals “Buy 1 Get 1 Free”. You a CD for you and get two so you can give one away. Or buy a DVD with lyric videos for your church and have an extra to give to another friend in ministry or church in your community. OR the best deal is the box of 30 CD’s which means you’d get 60 CD’s. No coupon is needed. We will automatically DOUBLE your order so you can GIVE to others. Order your Christmas products from http://www.Yancynotnancy.com by July 31st to receive this special offer
#2 Book a Christmas Family Concert with Yancy for your church. This event is truly Christmas fun for the whole family. If you book your date by July 31st you can SAVE $500 off our normal concert rates. Email email@example.com or call 615-631-6862 for more info.
Last night I had a concert in Little Rock, AR at First Assembly of God. I was there a couple years ago and their children’s pastor, Brian Dollar is a friend. I remember as “Roots for the Journey” first released hearing a story about a sick little girl in Brian’s church. If you don’t know much about “Roots for the Journey”, it’s scripture filled music that is very acoustic, calm, peaceful and worship filled. This music is soothing to the soul and renews the mind that God’s Word is true, living and active. It’s promises are for us, today, no matter what we face.
At my concert last night, I received a special gift. I got to meet Morgan. The little girl who although at one point was near death is now healthy and strong and you would never have known she had been so sick last year. She’s adorable by the way. Morgan has spent the past couple weeks working on a gift for me. She painted e a picture with a guitar on it (and did a mighty fine job!) and the message “When words fail, music speaks.” Here is the sweet message that her Mom wrote on the back about Morgan’s story and the affect that my music played in their family’s life.
In April of 2013 Morgan, who was 6 years old at the time, became very ill. She was hospitalized for a long time, including an extensive stay in ICU. For days no one could tell us if she would survive the unknown illness. But, God healed our baby! She eventually gained speech and motor skills back. After a long journey we brought her home. Unexpectedly she began struggling with very traumatic flash backs of everything she had been through. She was gripped with fear. We prayed-we had friends praying. Words failed us as we tried to comfort her. Then a package from you arrived. That night we played “Roots for the Journey” in her room as she went to bed. She slept so peacefully and has never again had fear or flashbacks. Your music spoke when words failed. Thank you for sharing God’s gift through song. We appreciate you!
I love stories like this…because I do believe in the power of music. And I believe even stronger the power of music that is filled with the truth of God’s Word. I am grateful to be a voice God uses to help others draw close to the Lord. Anytime you have people connect with the songs you write and the words you sing it is truly a gift. One by one, story by story we are impacting individuals, families and communities by this ministry. Thank you for your love and support that enables stories like the one I shared happen. Last night, was a special one. I got to meet and hug Morgan. I’m taking home her adorable painting to remind me once again of the power of music. I’m thankful today to do what I do. I’ll keep making Jesus loud in each and every song.
So we all know that Disney is great at environments…it gets talked about in many businesses and churches. But, I want to give a shout out to another business that gets creating an atmosphere. The Woodhouse Day Spa – I’ve been to a couple locations and I have to say from the paint colors, furnishings, lighting and their staff, they create an atmosphere for relaxation.
I’m a tennis fan and an Andre Agassi fan at that. Do you remember his “Image is everything” Canon commercials? Well, it can definitely be true…image and atmosphere is everything. I was processing this and was reminded of how much environment can affect our experience. I’ve said for a long time that music can help you create an environment. (Hello, movie scores!) I also remember what Jesus said in John 14:2: “There are many rooms in my Father’s house. If this were not true, I would have told you. I am going there to PREPARE A PLACE for you.”
Ooh la la. I’m excited about that because as good as Disney is…even as good as Woodhouse Day Spa is…Heaven is gonna be one amazing atmosphere. Jesus is busy preparing the place for me to spend eternity. Rock!
What kind of atmosphere are you creating at Home, Work, Church and in your Relationships?
I believe great environments separate the good from the great.