August 7th, 2019

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Karitos Registration 2020






The Daily Truth-Michael Boldea










BicentenniaSl Capitol Mall State Pa







                                       Bob and Scott Baptising a new convert at Bonnaroo


We want to welcome our new CSMI members: Joshua Turner, Ashel Mae, Scott Ziegerl, Aaron Rule, Mary Goolsby, James Montgomery, Mark Young, Elscott Layton and Roy Resto.


NHOP Nashville


Bob Perry has an unusual passion for prayer that has resulted in him traveling to over 50 nations to study “how people pray". He surely has a calling on his life for prayer.

He founded the Nashville House of Prayer (NHOP) after a massive prayer meeting, on 7/7/07, titled 'The Call' with Lou Engle.

For over 30 years, Bob has served in varying capacities as Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor, Missions Director, Youth Pastor, and International Student Director.

He and his wife, Sharon of over 35 years, lived almost 12 years in Eastern Europe Latvia as missionary church planters and prayer leaders. Sharon, founded her own professional Christian dance company in Riga, Latvia and Nashville. They have four children with various interests in Arts & Entertainment and Sports.



Barbi and Terry Franklin MInistry Of Prayer-Marriage Retreats-Click Here







Naima Johnston Bush Is starting a podcast this fall that focuses on encouragement for foster moms and foster moms who have adopted since Jon and her now have two precious ones in their home. We are looking for songs that might encourage foster moms or were written about foster care. If there are any CSMI artists that might have a song they would like featured please contact her at


We welcome all the Churches, Artists, Musicians, and groups across the country to participate each month in our "Stand For Life" day of fasting and prayer whiich is the last Thursday of each month.



Connect 2020 April 3-5 T.B.A.

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CSMI Facebook Page Director-Sarah Wilcox

If you have a facebook article or event you want posted on our national facebook page  please send it to Sarah Wilcox


CSMI Today's Christian Music Director-James Burkhardt

If you have want to be on the Today's Christian Music Program please your request to send

Here is a link to the new Rustic Songbird Podcast a new podcast with Lydia Walker. The first two interviews are available now, including interviews with Erskin Anavitarte and Julie Keltonic.


A Posture of Gratitude -Olivia Conn

I think one of the most important questions we can ask ourselves as believers, is how do I respond when the Lord answers a prayer?   It's so easy to become a spoiled brat Christian.  Like a kid who gets upset because they didn't get what they wanted for Christmas even though they got a lot of other really great presents.   When He answers, sometimes the way we had hoped and sometimes not, either way He is worthy.   Either way He is faithful.   Either way He deserves our praise.     And it's so easy to forget to stop and thank Him.   We hold out our hands with expectation, but forget to hold them up in praise.
 I was thinking the other day about how quickly I turn into an Israelite.    I pray earnestly for something and the Lord provides above and beyond what I could have imagined, but after a while I start to grumble.   I start to become dissatisfied with the thing that was at one point, Miraculous. It's human nature to receive what we want and soon forget.  To fall back into despair when things don't go our way rather than remembering the faithfulness of our Father and all the things He has done for us.   It is important not only for our own faith but for the faith of others to remember.   To stop and acknowledge.   And to share with others in the struggles and the victories.  To join together in praise for the answers we are praying , even if we haven't gotten one yet. To remember the times He has answered and blown us away with the intricate ways in which He weaves together beautiful stories of redemption, healing, fruitfulness, bounty, and provision.   The way He answers even those small prayers we pray that in the scheme of things are probably insignificant.    
Recognize them.   Respond to them.   Rejoice over them.   Remember them.
3 weeks ago, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.   She is the most amazing gift I have ever received and I can't imagine my life without her.  The Lord answered so many of my prayers with this child, in so many sweet ways that only the Lord could do.     But there are moments, when she is fussy in the middle of the night, it's easy to forget what a miracle she is.   It's hard, it's exhausting, it's a whole new set of worries, and struggles.   But that does not change the fact, or minimize in any way, that she is an answer to so many prayers.   And I remind myself daily to thank my Father for this amazing gift.   To rest in a place of gratitude because it makes the tough moments a little brighter, and the sweet moments a little sweeter.  
It takes intentionality.   A posture of gratitude.  
In Psalm 20 verses 4-5 David wrote
"May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.  May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God.  May the Lord grant all your requests."   
David recognized that all victory comes from the Lord. That every victory should be shared and that they should celebrated and praise the one who gave them victory!   
I think we need to stop regularly and ask ourselves, are we acknowledging what He has done for us?  Basking in the grandeur of His goodness, faithfulness, glory, and greatness.  Do we find it impossible to resist praising Him for who He is, for His total worthiness.   He is the King.  He is the All in All.  He is the maker of the heavens and the earth.  Nothing is more important than His presence.   Nothing and no one deserves our full attention and focus like He does.  Absolutely nothing compares to His great love and affection for us. Absolutely no one can fill us like He can. His answers to prayer, weather we understand them or not, weather we can grasp the full reality of them or not, are sovereign and holy.     He cannot lie, cannot fail, He cannot do wrong.  He is a good Father and He deserves all of our gratitude.  


                           April 13,14,15 2019 WI Dells WI.

                                    Wintergreen Resort

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From Erskin:

Have you heard Grace Made the First Move? The song is officially out on Spotify, iTunes and Amazon!

Read more about the song's release here.


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Not In Our Town-Song And Album To Bring Awareness To The Scourge Of Human Sex Trafficking Releasing.



 Gene Schmidt commissioned Grammy nominee Gordon Mote, to recently sing the song "Not In Our Town" as an anthem to bring awareness to the scourge of Human Sex Trafficking. ost top ten albums.
Gordon is honored and humbled by the artists and producers who place their trust in him, “I always try to bring my creativity and do the very best I can.”
The goal of the song is to raise awareness and stir people to be aware of what’s happening locally in their town. Never did we think it would hit in our small community, but apparently small town USA are the communities that these sadistic procurers’ are targeting.
The proceeds from this song is twofold, 50% will benefit the Christian Co-alition who is fighting to shut down these establishments under the 501 C3 umbrella of Adoration Abode, P.O. Box 780, Watertown, WI. 53094 and the other half will be forwarded to 5 Stones ministry who works tirelessly to educate youth and adults regarding trafficking.
Help us spread the word and make a statement to the pimps, falcons, hitmen, lieutenants, and drug lords exploiting our children; to say that we will stand at the gate of our communities and say, “Not In OUR Town”.

Song Download Here:

Album release coming in May 2019.


CSMI Month Of  August 2019 Schedule:

This is the link for the February CSMI events. Please check them out.

The Edge Podcast with Scott Logan

Check out this weekly podcast from CSMI artist Scott Logan who lives in Portland Maine.


CSMI Blog Olivia Conn



Jerry Bryant  Interview On

Today's Christian Music

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One Came Down Radio Interview TCM

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Impact 2019 To Be In WI Dells WI

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  1. Simple raw footage of you performing
  2. Video footage that goes well with your music
  3. A series of pictures that go along with your music

In regards to the Personal Video, please watch our tutorial video, which is in the 'My Videos' section of your TalentWatch Account. Rachel explains the importance of the Personal Video and gives you great tips. You can also read our blog to get up to speed.

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Praise In The Park Events 2019 TBA

Praise In The Park Michigan 2020

Praise In The Park Wisconsin

August 25th 2019

Praise In The Park Ocean Grove NJ August 2019

Praise In The Park Indiana July 6th 2019 

Praise In The Park Tennessee 2019 TBA

Praise In The Park Illinois 2019 TBA

Praise In The Park Iowa 2019 June 15th 2019

Check Out the new songs from Worship Together and New Song Cafe:


CCLI- Please research all that CCLI offers worship writers and artists.


We welcome Crystal Hott and family to CSMI. They will be our state leaders in Ohio and we welcome John Malala from Kenya.


 Submit Your Song To Worship Leader Here

In Memory Of Chance James

Stan Hedges

Courtney Hay

Todd MacDonald

Anita Zuraski

Christian Songwriters and Musicians INTL







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