7 Reasons Churches Need to Honor Copyrights

July 23, 2015

When I teach at church conferences and talk to pastors and worship leaders, I hear a common chord…copyright compliance is one of the most enigmatic and puzzling issues facing church worship leaders and ministries today. There are a myriad of questions that can often be confusing and overwhelming.

So, what’s the big deal? Why is it important to understand copyright issues, and how can it affect your church’s life of worship and ministry? To the point…why is it important for the Church to honor copyrights?

In my new FREE downloadable eBook, Solve the Puzzle of Copyrights: Six Steps to Learning How to Do Music Right, we start out by exploring seven different reasons that it’s important for your church or ministry to honor copyrights. Click here to download our FREE 56-page book and share with your team.

When church leaders or decision makers establish the commitment to BECOMING copyright compliant, it’s essential that they communicate the why, or the reason, behind copyright policies and procedures. It can really help to involve your teams and ministries in a unified approach to honoring copyrights. One of the keys is understanding that BECOMING copyright compliant is a PROCESS and it takes time and a unified effort.

Remember that you can always call and talk to one of our CCS reps at 855-576-5837, if you have any questions about copyright licensing. And I’d love to hear why you think it’s important to honor copyrights.


CCS’s Founder and CVO, Susan Fontaine Godwin is an educator and long-time member of the Christian arts community with 30 years of experience in the Christian media industry, church copyright administration and copyright management. Susan is an author and speaker and frequently writes for several Christian magazines and online publications. She serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Mobile.

About Christian Copyright Solutions: CCS’s quest is to help churches and ministries “do music right.”  CCS is an expert on church music copyrights and our primary focus is providing licensing and clear educational resources to churches, as well as representation, administration and advocacy for copyright owners. Follow us on Twitter, and Facebook. The information contained herein is for informational purposes only, and is not legal advice or a substitute for legal counsel.

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