Today is the day: BUY IT!

September 26, 2008 — 3 Comments

Go buy it…NOW!

Introducing the Ignite Band

September 23, 2008 — 1 Comment

I want to introduce the most insane worship band ever.

Matt- rhythm & lead guitar (soon to be vocals): Influences are Metal, progressive rock

Brian K- Drums: Influences are 90’s rock and metal. Also in a speed metal band

Brian O- Bass and Wah: Influences 90’s hardcore

Joel- rhythm & lead guitar, Lead vocals: Influences..Everything from Charlie Hall to Yes to Tori Amos

Rich- Our wicked cool tech guy: He prefers not to be influenced by anybody.

That’s the band until God brings more people into. I have to say that is one cool mix of people and styles.

Ignite: Sample Video

September 22, 2008 — 3 Comments

Here is a sample of some of the music.. I’ll have more on the crazy musicians in the band.

Yes that is a Dimebag Signature guitar.

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/1788802]

…Continued from previous post.

So I don’t believe I have posted about our ignite service yet, so here we go.

Our Ignite service is our evening service geared for ages 13-25 and has been once a month. We have everaged maybe 12-15 kids to it. Not a bad number considering our church is not a very large one. We have been talking in our youth group about a shift in the way we are doing youth now. We are no longer treating it like a boys and girls club. It is no longer about playing games and then maybe we will fit God in somewhere. It is now about God and maybe we will fit a game in. There are so many youth here that are broken and hurting and quite frankly we don’t have time to play games.

So we decided that our main youth group would be like a discipleship meeting and that ignite would be the place to invite friends. We quickly learned that once a month does not work so we have since decided to go twice a month and the opposite weeks to regular youth meetings. We have been preaching to our youth that God can do great things in us and to dream big things. “Chase the Lion”.

I told them 12 is good, but Lets pray for 200 and see God move in this area like we have never seen before. We have been praying about it and talking and passing the word around and it’s has been great. See 200 people is a God sized dream because Fire code says we can’t have more than 185 people. We were praying that God would make a way any way.

Sunday morning oddly enough we announce that we will be moving and everyone of the youth are thinking WOW! guess this 200 people thing is even more than possible.

Sunday night (last night) it comes time for the ignite service and we didn’t know what to expect, but God is moving through these kids so…God size dreams.

All of a sudden tons of people start showing up. We had 62 people last night. Up from 15 at the last service we did. I met a new youth pastor named brian is is just as fired up about the move of God here and he is bringing his youth to the service so they can get pumped for God as well.

I was floored. God is really amazing. My HS youth were like I have never seen them before. God was meeting them for thier faithfulness. You could see it in those who don’t normally worship lifting thier hands to the High King of heaven. They were fired up that God came thru with his promises and they went home that night even more fired up. Our HS group are opening up and being honest. We had a major spiritual breakthrough last night.

Aint no rocks gonna cry out in our place. Our church was filled with people hungry for something different.

Forget revival..I want to see an awakening…an outpouring of the holy spirit on these kids that will permeate through them at school, at home, and everywhere.

“Father…bless them keep them…help them be flames or Bonfires and not just pilot lights for you! IGNITE their hearts!”

By the way here is the set list for last night:

Rain Down – Martin Smith

Revolutionary Love – Crowder
All We Need – Charlie Hall
All Because of Jesus – Fee
O Praise Him – Crowder
You Amaze Me – Michael Neale

Mighty To Save
 – Hillsong
Break Free – United
We Cry Out – Brian Johnson

Part of all that is fred carnival.

Rushing Wind

Here is my King – crowder
Your Grace is Enough – Maher
You are Good – Kari Jobe

You Amaze Me – Michael Neale

Lead Me to the Cross – Brooke Fraser
Great I AM – Klampert/Theis

More than Ever – Robbie Reider

Great stuff this week. Killer set and I loved ever minute of it. I absolutly love playing the Kari Jobe stuff.

Interesting week though. Last week sermon was basically about getting out of apathy and stop praying and do something.

This week, after much prayer and leaders meetings, it was announced that our Church would be moving.

God told us that we need to move and when we made that clear to the people we have been renting to for something like 10 years that God would open up the flood gates. So we called them last week and told them we would be out by Jan 1. Then in prayer this last wed night God gave my dad (the pastor) a vision of an operation and a cloudy thing being pulled out of an eye. Then he had some pain in his right eye, opened it and could see the clock across the room without his glasses. He could onloy see out of his right eye. God healed him to show him a few things. first to show that he is making the way clear and also to show he is still the God of healing.

Sunday morning we made the announcement that our small church is moving and that God is gonna do huge things. We don’t even know where we are going yet. We aso, because God told us to,  handed out small viles of oil so our people could pray over thier families and friends and pray for healing.

I made an announcement that our evening service would go from once a month to twice a month and something wild happened too…….to be continued in the next post