A note from arranger/composer Don Chapman: The Christmas season is the most important time of the year for potential ministry growth: if people are ever going to visit a church it’s going to be around the holidays – especially on Christmas Eve.
For me, the problem was in my early days as a part-time church music director I’d be so busy trying to get ready for special Christmas programs that December Sundays would tend to fall through the cracks.
My personal Christmas philosophy for maximum holiday impact is to make Christmas Eve the most amazing, heart-warming and spiritual service of the year, and then do my best to make each December Sunday morning a little extra special. I’ve designed HymnCharts to help meet all these goals with:
Contemporary Carol Arrangements: I’ve played at a local contemporary church who literally dreaded the Christmas season because they felt like their usual music style was interrupted during December. I visited another ministry who didn’t sing a single Christmas song one week before Christmas! A hard and fast rule of ministry is: people in your congregation want to hear Christmas music at Christmas. HymnCharts has over 20 contemporary carol arrangements that will fit any style of worship – from blended to modern. Create your own praise sets and match my carols with popular praise songs.
Christmas Readings and Underscores: My Christmas Service Guides each contain readings or Scriptures matched to a Christmas carol or original Christmas worship song – use the Service Guides for special events, or break out the Underscores and use them during December Sunday services.
Service Guides: A HymnCharts subscription comes with 3 Christmas Service Guides that can be used for a special Sunday or Christmas Eve – complete with charts, tracks, sheet music, graphics, readings and keyboard underscores.
Set Starters: To help you make every December Sunday a little extra special I’ve created 3 Set Starters to help you create a Christmas or Thanksgiving praise set. Each set starter has 3 songs and an underscore along with charts, tracks, sheet music and graphics. Use them as is or add your own favorite Christmas music.
Original Christmas Worship Songs: My talented co-writer friends and I have composed several new Christmas praise and worship songs that are an added bonus with your HymnCharts subscription. Use them early in December as special music and teach them to your congregation the rest of the month.
I absolutely love worship music and Christmas music, but what I love even more is hearing how my arrangements have touched someone’s life and brought them closer to the Lord during the holidays. And ultimately that’s why I’ve created this website – to help you more effectively minister to people in your own congregation. I’m praying you all have the Best Christmas Ever this year!
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We used your HymnCharts Christmas arrangements almost exclusively this year and they were a lot of fun. Normally you catch some gruff from the guitarists and drummers around Christmastime but these arrangements were very easy to play yet sounded great, nice rock edge to them.
Mount Hope Church
Grand Blanc, MI
Just wanted to say a big “Thank You” for the Christmas Eve Service Guide. We used this at our church, and SO many have come to me and commented on what a blessing it was. The “flow” and the “ease of use” was perfect for our small church! The stereo tracks were beautifully arranged, yet very easy to use and follow, without requiring a lot of rehearsal time.
Thank you for the ministry you provide. We used your “Grateful Heart” Thanksgiving Service & the congregation loved it!
Bible Fellowship Community Church
West Newton, PA
We used your arrangement of “O Holy Night” this past Sunday with choir, congregation, band, and fantastic trumpeter. In both of our morning services, the congregation sang with full voice, and it was thrilling. Thank you for your great work.
Englewood Christian Church
Although we tweaked your Christmas Service Guide a little bit, we used the majority of your service plan, performing all of the music live – it really provided a beautiful and meaningful worship service for almost 600 people who attended our church that evening.
Director of Worship & Music Ministries
Immanuel Church of the Nazarene
Just wanted to drop you all a quick note to say “thank you” for your ministry and all you mean to us worship directors & leaders out there. We purchased the “I Adore You” Christmas Service Guide and used it for our two Christmas Eve services and we received many positive comments and many were blessed. Thank you again for this wonderful resource.
First Baptist Church
I want to sing, “Have I told you lately that I love you…!” Your Advent/Christmas hymn arrangements have made this season (for 3 years now) so easy & wonderful! Actually, we do some “Chapman” every week of the year in our “8:55 Service.” Everyone here at First Pres. Greer enjoys your arrangements, from the Praise Team band, singers, & congregation. Thanks so much, and keep them coming!
First Presbyterian Church
I LOVE using your HymnChart arrangements. We are a fairly small church (250) with a blended service with a contemporary focus. Your charts have enabled me to continue with our beloved hymns and blend them so beautifully with the new praise pieces. The Christmas season has never been so fun for me musically! Thank you!!
Andover Christian Church