Change Leadership Productivity Resources Saw Sharpening Songs


I’m pulling together a list of resources for congregational leaders in my Presbytery and will share it here too…

What other resources would you add to the list..?


Church of Scotland

Church of Scotland newsletters


You can subscribe to the various Church of Scotland E-newsletters:

  • Ascend – Ministry Support
  • Children’s and Youth Ministry
  • Priority Areas
  • Life and Work
  • The Guild

News and Events on the web


Children’s and Youth Ministry

Now your talking Facebook group.

Worship Resources

Stirling Presbytery List


Leadership & Change

Carey Nieuwhof

Link: careynieuwhof.com4


Link: itsforministry.org5


Podcast links here are to Apple podcasts, but many will also be found on Anchor, Spotify sand wherever you find your favourite podcasts.

To Listen to:

To Be Fair


Rev Martin Fair reflects on faith and popular culture

Working Preachers’ Sermon Brainwave


How to:

Anchor – tools to power any podcast


Create and Promote Video

How to create a YouTube channel


Bible Study

Logos Bible Software




Various links to music on the web, much of which can be used in recordings and worship streams. (Always ensure that you have the appropriate licenses in places when recording or streaming)


Link: fischy.com12

Events and innovation

Link: trytank.org13

Rev Lorenzo Lebrija


A series of events will take place in March to kickstart new support for innovation across the Church of Scotland.

A joint event with the Scottish Episcopal Church, the workshops over the weekend of March 17-19 will be led by the Rev Lorenzo Lebrija (above), founding director of the US Episcopal Church’s TryTank initiative.



Link: canva.com15 is a brilliant for content creation. The full version is available freely to charities on submission of OSCR registration verification. Great tool for creating, scheduling and posting Social Media posts, creating posters, powerful presentations, graphics of all sorts.



Edit photos and create stunning designs right in your browser, on your phone or desktop for free (and paid options) Start from an empty canvas, a photo, a video or select one of the crafted templates.

Images to use


Listing of free (and some paid) image download sites.

Procurement/ Discounts

Charity Digital – Software


Charity Workers Discounts


Digital Offerings, Donations and Fundraising

Link: (SCVO)


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Covid-19 Hymns Music Songs Worship

Music & Hymns

Music – Audio and Video Files

Various sites from where songs and hymn resources are available

Please ensure that appropriate licensing permission is in place when using these resources.

🟪 Items marked with 🟪 have Advent and Christmas music.

🟪 John Rutter 2021 Christmas Album now available on Apple Music, and on other platforms. Commercial music such as this can’t of course be streamed or otherwise broadcast without explicit permission, but can be used within on-site worship where there is no recording or broadcast.

Apple Music:

St Chads, York

Evangelical Movement of Wales

Songs for Sunday

RCL based Suggestions from Trinity College, Glasgow

Craigsbank Parish Church

‘performance permission’ granted, for these to be used alongside CCLi or appropriate Streaming Licence.

Everingham Music

Scottish Psalter, Hymns etc

🟪 – Advent and Christmas Music 🟪

Ferryhill Church Virtual Choir 🟪

Engage Worship 🟪

Fischy Music

Small Church Music

  • Public domain music – freely usable

Home for Christmas 🟪

Rev Craig Downes

  • YouTube Channel with permission to use.

ChristianBSL 🟪

  • Traditional Carols, with BSL

Virtual-Organist.Com 🟪

  • Virtual-Organist.compublic domain tunes downloadable as MP3s – favourite hymn tunes from Mike Whitton.

Premier Christian Radio 🟪

  • Downloadable Resources inc Carols

Emu Music 🟪

Small Church Music

Public domain mp3s available for download

Carolyn’s Hymns

Carolyn says, “Some pastors and church music leaders have asked for permission to use my hymns in worship services that they are streaming live, or in other ways they are reaching out to their congregations from a distance. During these challenging times, you have my permission to go ahead and use my copyrighted hymns in these ways for free.”

Graham Kendrick

Resound Worship 🟪

During the Covid-19 crisis, we give permission for all churches worldwide to stream Resound Worship songs. This includes our videos, our recordings, our lyrics and your own performances.

If you have a streaming licence (eg CCLI, OneLicense), we’d appreciate it if you would report your usage. If you don’t, we would like you to use our material anyway

Suggestions from Resound Worship

Sunday 30 Jan

Fourth after epiphany (RCL & CWL)

Luke 4:21-30 (RCL)
Jesus is here
Our God was a refugee

1 Cor 13:1-13 (RCL & CWL)
If I speak words of wisdom
There is a love

Sunday 6 Feb

Fifth after Epiphany (RCL)
Proper 1 (CWL)

Isaiah 6:1-13 
All I am I lay it down
Holy. Holy, holy Lord
Worship the Lord

1 Corinthians 15:1-11 
He’s my Saviour
Jesus Christ God’s Son (Jesus lives)
We believe

Sunday 13 Feb

Sixth after Epiphany (RCL)
Proper 2 (CWL)

Psalm 1
Most merciful God
Your word, O Lord

Jeremiah 17:5-10
Find rest, O my soul
Your word, O Lord

1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Christ was raised
Jesus Christ God’s Son (Jesus lives)

Sunday 20 Feb

Seventh after Epiphany (RCL)
Proper 3 (CWL)

1 Corinthians 15:35-50
Christ was raised
Jesus Christ God’s Son (Jesus lives)

Sunday 27 Feb

Transfiguration Sunday (RCL)
Next before Lent (CWL)

2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2
Spirit of God
In the name of God the Father

Ash Wednesday

Isaiah 58:1-12
You are a refuge

Psalm 51:1-17
Lord, have mercy

Jubilate Music 🟪

MP3s and lyric videos available to buy on individual basis or with Annual Pass (currently £29.99 Nov 2021)

New Scottish Hymns

  • Video Recordings available for use for a small fee.

Salvation Army 🟪

Worship Lyric Videos 🟪

  • Small payment required – good quality videos – with 2021 updates.