RCL Music Ministry
RCL Music Ministry was designed by music ministers
to be used by music ministers. We were blessed by a number of
music ministers who took, and continue to take, an active role in the
design and functionality of RCL Music Ministry program.
Brian Elliott, Minister of Music, at First Baptist Church, Oneida, TN. for commissioning RCL Software to develop the initial version of RCL Music Ministry in 2003.
We especially would like to thank Mark Brady, Music Minister, of Bethel Baptist Church, in Chesapeake, Virginia for the time spent explaining to us what the program needed and did not need.
Last but not least Karl Marzolf, Minister of Music, Pine Valley United Methodist Church, Wilmington, NC. Karl not only helped develop the program design but is a dedicated beta tester. I know his time is valuable and we are blessed he cares enough to help make sure we have one of the best music ministry programs available.
View the general information about each song listed plus the songs performance history. Enter filters, design queries to view specific songs. Songs are added, changed or deleted from this window.
- Bible scripture
- Orchestra part
- Style list
- Accompaniment list
- Number of copies
Song Collection maintenance is used to document what type of medium a song is stored. The title of the album, name of the publisher, the value, the date purchased, the last date used and the total number of times the medium was used.
The storage medium is a free form entry field which will not limit the type of medium. Possible types are: CD or Tape, but with changes in technology there may be others in the future. You can also view the collection and selected songs history. Access this read only information on the right side of the browse window. The list box at the bottom contains the individual songs on the CD or other medium. The data fields are the track number, duration in minutes and seconds and the artist.
Adding a song to the collection tracks by clicking the Add button. To change a tracks information click the Edit button.
Understanding how to use the Song list is the heart of the RCL Music Ministry program. It is here you will select the music to be performed on a specific date. There can be any number of dates but only one can be maintained at one time
Enter a new date or select from the list of current dates. Select one of the Ensemble and/or a soloist to filter the current data.
See the user manual for much more information about the Worship
order. There are too many details than can be explained here. It is
through the Worship order that the history of a song, collection, and
choir member is maintained.
Choir member maintenance contains the individual's information. The required fields are first name, last name, street address, city, state and zip code.
Other important fields have to do with the person's talents and
level or participation. Is the person a vocalist, soloist and/or
All the remaining fields are optional, but most are helpful. Telephone numbers, email address, birth date are some of these entry fields.
The date last attended is normally automatically updated by the Update Attendance function, but can be entered or changed manually.
Maintain all of the ensembles and their members that are part of the
Music Ministry. Before a member can be added to an ensemble they must
already have been entered into the choir roster.
When entering a member to an ensemble you can also enter the
individual's level of stewardship.
The Update Attendance function allows the music ministry leader to track each individual's attendance but date. Enter the date and select the persons who attended.
Click on the Process button to update all the highlighted choir
members' individual records with the date in the Last Attended field.
There are many additional features included in RCL
Music Ministry. We have not included them here because we believe
the site would become to large and much to difficult to use. We suggest
downloading the program, click the Try Now button, to evaluate and/or
review the user manual.