Essential  Worship

Art of Worship

Greg Scheer
composer, author, speaker


What's New?

11/17/16: BUSINESS MANAGER NEEDED: For those of you who haven’t heard, I’ve left my position at Church of the Servant to focus more of my time on composing, writing and speaking. (I’m still at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship part-time.) Now I’m looking to hire a business manager 5-10 hours/week. The ideal person will be an organized, independent worker with good communication skills who is comfortable with technology and has some knowledge of music, worship, and publishing. Contact me for more information. Please feel free to share this job posting or to nominate someone who might be interested. Read more here.

09/21/16: Sally Morgenthaler and I will be speaking at the Global Worship Conference 2016 in LA on October 1. "Just how global is this conference?" You wonder. With translation into English, Korean, Spanish and Japanese, I'd say it's pretty global.

06/06/16: It's probably too late to invite you to the Montreat Conference in North Carolina (June 19-24/June 26-July 1), but maybe you could join me in Waco, Texas for Baylor's Alleluia Conference (July 19-22). After that I'm home for the summer, so you'll just have to visit me in Grand Rapids!

05/14/26: What has Greg been doing lately? Teaching a 6 week course on Worship & Culture at Calvin Seminary, completing final edits on my new book Essential Worship, leading music at Western Seminary's graduation service, and running a 25K in 1:58.

If it's not here, it's just old news...

Are you new to Poking around, curious, but don't know where to begin? I have just the thing for you: A Beginner's Guide to Greg. This handy little primer suggests a few of my favorite or most popular compositions in various genres, making it a good starting place for newbies. Or just search the site:


The Musical Diary of Greg Scheer
Is it a music blog? An audio journal? An encyclopedia of songs gone horribly wrong? You be the judge. If you like what you hear you can subscribe to the RSS feed so you never miss a thing.

Praise Music Catalog
Read it, hear it, download it. All free. Such a deal. And convenient, too: you can browse over 50 songs alphabetically, by scripture, or by "vertical habit."

Choral Music Catalog
Download one of these 40+ choral pieces for your church choir for free, then send me a $15 check if you use it. Is this a steal, or am I doing the math wrong?

I can't give everything away! Check here for some really great items at a very reasonable prices.

Who is this Greg Scheer? Find out by reading his bio, seeing a list of articles he's written, and hearing about workshops he's led--and browsing things that just don't fit anywhere else on his website.

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