Welcome

Thank you for visiting my website. Here you will find news and information about me and my ministry as well as blog posts to point you towards Jesus, books and songs as well as a calendar of events – where I hope to see you soon. If I am not in your area, please get in contact and we could arrange a visit?

I am passionate about making Jesus known and pointing people towards Him. All articles are free to access. All songs come with free chord charts and audio samples, however sheet music is available for purchase from the shop as well as professionally recorded CDs and books that I have written.

I would love to give you a free song download and to keep in touch with you – so if you subscribe to my email newsletter, I will give you a free MP3 download of my song ‘Ten Thousand, Thousand’.

Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again soon, either online or in person.

Together in Christ – Matt McChlery

Ministry

  • I have just written a blog post on my other blog ‘Chronicles of a Torchbearer’ where I look at what defines success for a Christian. We should all be using our gifts, ministering to others. So what does success look like for you? The post is a response to a recent rejection I received with

  • Over the weekend I was down in Cheltenham attending a Homegrown Worship songwriting day retreat. I also stayed for the evening when Homegrown Worship was officially launched by Chief Enthusiast, Andy Baker with a fantastic live concert. I am pleased that I will be working with Homegrown Worship as one of the artists for their

  • I have started writing a parallel blog – which is separate from my main website. This is to help keep its content focused. However, I still want to share it with you, so here is a link to my latest blog on ‘Chronicles of a Torchbearer’ and it’s all about moving away from a focus

Songs

  • microphone

    This is an upbeat worship song that explored the theme of God’s omnipresence – being everywhere, all around us, all of the time. It is professionally recorded and appears on the Released 5 compilation album. Have a look below to hear how it goes, read the lyrics and access a free chord chart download. You

  • microphone

    This song is the title track of my worship EP ‘All Things New’. This song speaks of the joy of salvation and how our lives are ‘made new’ when we are born again in the spirit through the blood of Jesus. It is up-beat and fun to sing! Find free chord chart, lyrics and lyric

  • microphone

    This song is a simple and beautiful reflection on communion and what it means that we are loved so much by a God who gave his everything so that we can give our everything back to Him in return. This song is featured on my EP ‘All Things New’ and also has a lyric video

Leadership

  • Here are a few quick ideas to help engage your congregation in worship. There are a few blog posts doing the rounds at the moment that focus on a problem many church worship leaders face: How to engage the congregation during times of sung worship. Unfortunately they often criticize or point out the mistakes rather

  • sound different

    Are you afraid that your church will sound different to others? Are the songs you singing following global patterns or the heart-beat of God for your community? Here are some questions I’v been asking myself recently: Should all churches worship sound the same? Should the music I play and the songs I write sound the

  • silence in worship

    The March/April 2012 edition of Worship Leader magazine highlighted the often overlooked element of silence in our worship. This has been challenging for me as a worship leader in my local church as well as for me in my personal times with God. The Problem Today’s world is so noisy and jammed full of sound.