So today is my Sabbath and I am excited. I am meeting today to discuss starting an artists community at CrossCurrent.
I hopefully will have more to say later.
Any one have any thoughts to contribute?
They are amazing!
We have a thriving youth ministry. Our youth have their own monthly worship service, home neighborhood groups and they have several creative arts ministries themselves.
We also have youth that are being mentored in lights, Media Shout and as worship leaders.
Several youth are now being integrated into regular rotations in the band and tech.
We installed a summer intern youth minister last week.
This is just our high school and junior high school ministries.
Recently our elementary youth started their drama ministry called FREESTYLE.
Worship Set 1
Let the Praises Ring
Happy Day (Kim Walker; Jesus Culture)
Human Video to World So Cold (12 Stones)
Both of these elements were extremly powerful...
Message: Playing for the End Game
Worship Set 2
Mighty to Save
Video and Honor Grads
Grads pray over congregation
After worship today, we had a cook-out. People were encouraged to invite friends and neighbors to worship this morning and then join us for lunch. We actually had to out and buy more food!!!
I have to say, I really love Agus Dei, it is so powerful and worshipful. What is your favorite worship song?
Come and see what worshipers are doing across the world at Sunday Set List 48 on Fred MacKinnon's blog.
Seven years ago at a leadership conference, my mind was arrested by this terminology. It resonated through my being.
Over the last few months, I have been found by several high school friends and acquaintances. I have found it very interesting to see how their heart’s discontent has surged in their life’s journey.
Some have committed their life to very worthy causes. Every thing from saving the earth, animal rights to helping people who are houseless.
Then there are people whose entire life still seems to center around drinking, drugging…
If we are lucky we know our heart’s discontent and we journey on the path of resolution.
This week I’ve been discussing and counseling “heart’s discontent” with several people.
I like journeying with people like this. People who recognize their life’s calling and are stepping into the path. For it takes all of us to create a better world. Each heart’s discontent melds together to create a better world.
What is your heart’s discontent? Are you pursuing this journey or are you simply skipping through your life?
Today we laughed and worshiped.
Worship Set 1
The Time Has Come
Video - Barbie’s House II - A House Without Love (see pt. 1 below)
Worship Set 2
Your Love is Deep
Message: love others...
Worship Set 3
Till I See You/(reprise) Your Love Is Deep
This is Barbie's House Pt. 1, that we did over a year ago. We did Pt. 2 today. Really, truly, honestly it is for church. I hope to have it posted on the creative fuZion lab this Thursday.
I had the honor of producing for my first time AND running the lights for the first time (interesting combo). The greatest blessing for me is that I have been on a hard core journey recently of spending time just waiting on the Lord.
Now I am off to one of my granddaughter's birthday party. Then on to "the deep" this evening; our once a month deep worship service.
I appreciate all the worship leaders that gather and share over at Sunday Set List at Fred McKinnon's blog. Come see what others are doing in worship across the world.
-P. Kreefts, (Three Philosophies)
"Because God is silent, Ecclesiastes has nothing, even though he
Because God speaks, Job has everything, even though he has nothing."
When is the last time you stopped and simply waited on God? No agenda, no petitions, simply waiting...
This isn't new, but today's thought...
I have to admit when I first saw this NOOMA years ago, I was one of the people that thought it had ending at 2:30.
How much time have you really spent recently stopping in silence and waiting on the Lord? Well?
We do challanging often. We do in your face. We do deep, experiential. Sometimes we do laughter....
Balance, it's all about balance...God loves laughter!