The waiting is the hardest part. — Tom Petty It really is. When I find myself in a time of waiting Tom Petty’s voice lives on a… Read more “The Waiting”
Fear. Right now we are less than 30 days away from the US Presidential Elections. One thing both major candidates, the media, and social networks are peddling… Read more “Fear”
And I believe it is not Christmas until Bruce Springsteen sings Santa Clause is Coming to Town.
Leading music for worship in a contemporary/modern style can be tricky. There is the delicate balance between leading congregation singing and playing the music in a pleasing manner, which can quickly fall into performing for the congregation.
How does one approach this task in a manner which engages the congregation to participate fully in worship, yet also offer to God something pleasing?
I have posted We’ve a Story to Tell All the Nationbeing done in a worship setting before, but I’m going to do it again! This is in a… Read more “We’ve a story…”
During planning for worship a while back Bob, the pastor at Oakland Baptist Church in Rock Hill, mentioned he was going to make use of the old hymn Standing in the Need of Prayer for this past week’s sermon.
This past Sunday at Oakland Baptist we sang an arrangement of the classic hymn On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand. This is an arrangement I came up with a while back, but one that I could not get to work right. It just never really settled into what the song should be. It always felt a little forced and the changes never seemed to feel right…
Here’s a video from worship the other week in which we played an arrangement of the old hymn, I have decided to follow Jesus.
Yeah, this will work…
I have had the pleasure – or burden – to be at the beginning many times. Church starts, music teams, and Contemporary Worship services.
A few years ago I was asked to help start a contemporary worship service at St. John’s in Fort Mill. In the years since I have seen many such services begun, and many more that have ceased to exist.