Navigating Change In Worship

I was sharing with our amazing worship team (yes I am biased) recently and so thought I would share some of those thoughts here. We live in such a time of change. Innovation and advance are happening faster than ever. Communication is instant globally and every day new opportunities are available. So often it feels … Continue reading Navigating Change In Worship

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Receiving Praise

Nothing makes a Brit cower in awkwardness like public praise and appreciation! For some reason a simple public acknowledgement for work well done causes us to reach for those awkward phrases that deflect and look for the nearest exit. Something within our culture and our identity frowns on public recognition. I suspect it has something … Continue reading Receiving Praise

Presence Possibilities

Camp fire

"The church camps around the sermon; Israel camped around the presence." - Bill Johnson A stirring quote from Bethel's senior leader and yet it reveals an important truth about our priorities. The most important thing to Israel throughout the Old Testament was not their inspiring leaders, fathers or even their most revered scriptures the Torah. The focus of … Continue reading Presence Possibilities

Faith that Sings

It might sound like a bit of self promotion for a worship leader to tell you that Congregational worship is a big deal! Today I want to focus on one particular part of worship that I have been thinking on lately. What we sing in church really matters. I don't just mean that what we … Continue reading Faith that Sings

Hosting the Presence – Part 3

There is nothing more precious than the presence of God. This series explores the story of God's presence throughout the bible and explores how we can host him well in our midst. In the first two parts of this series (Part 1, Part 2) I set the scene by exploring the topic of God's presence … Continue reading Hosting the Presence – Part 3

Hosting the Presence – Part 2

There is nothing more precious than the presence of God. This series explores the story of God’s presence throughout the bible and explores how we can host him well in our midst. In the first part of this series we began to explore the story of God's presence in the Old Testament. God chose to … Continue reading Hosting the Presence – Part 2

Hosting the Presence – Part 1

There is nothing more precious than the presence of God. This series explores the story of God's presence throughout the bible and explores how we can host him well in our midst. The bible opens with such a stunning scene. The God of the universe creates a magnificent universe full of wonder and delight. He … Continue reading Hosting the Presence – Part 1

Excellence in worship

I'm sure the title of this blog-post will make some uncomfortable. There is a fear within many churches that pursuing excellence in any one area will result in something that is all about us and not about God. There is the idea going around that somehow us putting in lots of effort stunts our reliance … Continue reading Excellence in worship