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13 October 2015

'The long painful history of the church is the history of people ever and again tempted to choose power over love, control over the cross, and being a leader over being led.' Henri J.M. Nouwen As we're reminded from Joshua 24 the choice is daily before us who will we serve (v15). And most people involved in ministry from full-time paid vocational positions to those servi...

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28 October 2014

'Sloppiness drains the "vertical" dimension out of gathered worship immediately. Mediocre music and language can only provide a "horizontal" reference. Our hearts may be warmed by the sincerity of the singer or speaker, but excellence has a "vertical" reference, lifting the heart toward the transcendent.' - Tim Keller There is no debate: heart, character and a desire to s...

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30 September 2014

'You don't lead [worship] for love and acceptance, you lead FROM a place of ALREADY being loved and accepted by God' - Kristian Stanfill Musician is not your primary identity.Leader is not your primary identity.Vocalist is not your primary identity.Using those God-given gifts should flow out of our true identity; which is loved, accepted child of God. It's so easy to be s...

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