Volunteering at the Christian Music Place

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  • Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 15:36:15 GMT

Thanks for your interest in voluteering at the Christian Music Place and 
CCMusic. We have some tremendous opportunities to add some great new content 
but we need your help to make it happen. 

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot assign you to a role if you don't send us an estimated 
number of hours you will be available per month (on average). Please be sure to 
include this information in your response.

We are especially interested in finding people to help in the following 
volunteer roles:

Assistant Web Masters: help run the Christian Music Place and affiliated 
Christain sites. Provide technical support, guide designers, write and/or 
maintain scripts, etc.  If you are applying for this role, please provide URLs 
for sites you've worked on and explain your contribution to the sites.

Forum Moderator: post topics and information in our forums. Remove 
inappropriate messages. Our forums are automated, so you don't need to know any 
HTML. If you are interested in being a moderator, first join the forum (you'll 
get a userid and password). Then send a message to timeless@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
and indicate your userid and the forums you would like to moderate.

Writer: write about Christian music topics. Most writers start by posting 
articles and information in our forums.

Graphic Artist/Illustrator - designing graphics for CMP pages. Requires 
experience with Illustrator, Photoshop or similar programs.

Editor - edit a specific CMP section (For Churches, News Central, Equip 
Yourself, etc.) concert reviews, artist bios, etc.

Web Page Programmer - requires some experience with HTML and/or a web 

Advanced Programmer - requires some experience with Java, CGI, etc.

CMP Promoter - participate in various Christian music e-mail lists, 
newsgroups, etc. and let people know about CMP.

Quality Control - proof new pages to look for bad links, typos, etc. 

Research - visit various artist sites and gather information for our 
artist directory.

Worship Resource Editor - recommend resources - midi files, lyrics, etc. 
-  for worship.

Concert Listing Coordinator: Make sure your concerts by your favorite artists 
are included at the Christian Events Directory and Concerts, Concerts, 
Concerts. If you can type, you can handle this job - it's very easy. Just send 
us a list of your favorite artists and we'll see we can match you up with one 
of them.

However, we welcome help in other areas. If you have an idea, please share it. 

Here are the steps to participating at the Christian Music Place:

1) Visit http://christianmusic.org/cmp/ and browse through the site. We don't 
expect you to read everything - that would take days. However, at least visit 
each of the nine planets in the CMP galaxy to see what is happening there. Some 
of the planets (Equip Yourself, Make a Recording, etc.) are barely developed 
because we need help in these areas.

2) Is there an area of CMP where you would fit best? Do you have experience, 
skills or strong interest in the type of content offered at one of the planets 
or areas of CMP? If so, let us know. Or perhaps you would be equally 
willing/able to help in any area. If so, let us know you want to help wherever 
we need help most.

3) Give us samples of your work. If you have a home page, let us know the URL. 
If you have samples of your writing, design, illustration, web page 
programming, etc., tell us how we can see them. If you want to write or edit 
and don't have samples, start writing in one of our forums.

4) Once you have completed steps 1-3, write us at timeless@xxxxxxxxxxx and 
introduce yourself. Be sure to let us know as much as possible about your 
interest, skills or experience. PLEASE INDICATE HOW MANY HOURS A WEEK (ON 

5) Post comments, questions, reviews, etc. about topics that interest you in 
one of our forums. This is an excellent way to get involved, especially if you 
are interested in writing. The forums are:

a) Discussion Zone

Discuss your favorite style of Christian music and the artists who perform it. 
If you're really enthusiastic about a specific genre, you can become the 
moderator for that forum.

b) The Church Forum

This a place where worship leaders and musicians can post questions and look 
for information about worship music and other church music.

c) Equip Yourself  & Develop Your Talent Forum

This forum looks at all the elements of live performances - lights, sound, 
musicians and more. If you are a band in search of a musician or vocalist, you 
can post a notice at this forum.

This is a place to find information and ask questions about getting bookings, 
recording contracts, publishing and more.

Visit http://christianmusic.org/cmp/equipforum to post your questions or 
share information.

Thanks again for your interest in the Christian Music Place. We hope you can 
help us grow.

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