Archives For Worship Leaders

So I am reading stuff on the net and I come to find out about what is called Google Co-op and a custom search engine. Turns out you can create your own search engine and have google only search what you want to search. cool huh?  I think so and I jumped on that one quick.

Introducing Google meets CECWorship:
THE CECWorship  all things worship and ministry search engine

take it for a spin. so far there are 112 sites that I am using and I have a ton more to add…it just takes time.

Bookmark this one because I think it will be a great help at weeding out junk we don’t need when trying to do our ministry.

Do you like it? got anything I should add to it?

Act Your Age?

September 17, 2007 — 25 Comments

I’ve been thinking a lot lately and finding that I have more to say on life for this blog then just showing the millions of readers cool resources. So here goes.

A funny thing has been coming into my brain lately..It has been spurred on by the many times I am around other adults and people my age. Usually it is when I am standing waiting for my son to come out of school, when we are at Navy, when I am waiting for my boy to finish his karate class, and most of all at guitar center(MECCA). This phenomenon is trying to find where I fit in. I am 30 years old prematurely bald and greying. I am married to a beautiful wickedly smart woman who does occupational therapy, a field where I could not survive on account of my lack of smartieness. I have 2 boys and one on the way. Why did I tell you that…well it’s because I don’t feel my age.

So there I am at my kids school with the other parents. They are in their BMW’s and wicked pricey cars, wearing pretty nice clothes and living the life and look of a normal adult. Me…well I’m in carpenter jeans from old navy, sneakers, a hat that says Sugar Daddy and a Tshirt with Spiderman on the front.  For Christmas this past year every present I got on the box said for 5 and under. I have my Optimus Prime sitting on my desk right next to my batman and gandolf. I have guitars and one is decked out in tribal stickers. I still love skulls and all things rock n roll. and my kids sit with me and watch steve vai and guitar festival videos.

There is more I can go into, but the reality is this. I am a gen x’r and love every minute of it, but I am also moving quite fine into the ipod generation…the funny thing is this doesnt help me act my “Age”

How old are you…acting?

Processional
Now is the time to worship –D

Gloria
We Praise Your Name – C/D (Klamperts)

Praise
Marvelous Light – A/G (Charlie Hall)
Blessed be Your Name – A (Matt Redman)
Beautiful One – A (Tim Hughes)
Never Let Go – A (Matt Redman) Alternate song

Gospel
Word of God Speak- G (Millard)

Offering
Great I AM – C/D (Klampert)

Sanctus
Holy – C (Brenton Brown)

Mystery of Faith
Mystery of Faith 1 – Dm (Klampert)

Communion
We Fall Down – E (Martin Smith)
Here I Am To Worship – E (Matt Redman)

Recessional
Dancing generation – C (Matt Redman)

Here we go….woooooooo

1. Calvary Chapel Jupiter – I’m really liking this CD and trying to listen enough that this one becomes one I don’t need the lyrics for

2. Paul Baloche – God Saves (I got a hold of a pre-release…uh wow…its awesome…kinda how I felt with matt redmans last CD. It was not something I expected sound wise)

3. Michael Neale – No Greater Audience (yeah I know it’s been in my top for a month now….there is probably a good reason though.)

2. Black Crowes – Shake Your Money Maker (listening to some of my faves this week….this CD is brilliant)

1. Tori Amos – Under the Pink (nuff said…one of the best Cd’s of all time)

How bout you all…whats your top 5?

Blended Worship Conference?

September 4, 2007 — 13 Comments

There is a little buzz in the CECWorship camp and I wanted to pose this question to everybody who reads this. In the CEC (my denomination) we are working on a worship conference for next year. One idea is to make it similar to Integrity with the way the sponsor seminars4worship. This would make the conference not just for one denomination but open to all.
It would be a blended worship conference. Seminars would include: guitar, bass, vocals, keys, drums, misc instruments, digital techniques, Innovative slide/presentation design, Web/blog presence, blending hymns with modern, hymns, communion, liturgy, prayers, creeds, and spoken word, choirs, how to have worship without a band, worship flow, sensitivity to the spirit, song writing, and much much more.

Ok so the questions of the day.

Would you go to a Blended Worship Conference in the Northeast in 2008 sposored by the CEC and CECWorship?

What would you like to see at a conference like that?

How does the Fall of 2008 sound?