I had the privilege of leading worship at Faith Community Church’s Young Working Adults retreat. It was the first time in recent memory that the entire YWA zone got together. The YWA zone had grown significantly in the past year to over 100 people. Even though the set-up was quite simple, just two vocals and […]Read More Set List: Young Working Adults Retreat (25 May 2013)
Shimon Perez once said: People prefer remembering to imagining. Memory deals with familiar things; imagination deals with the unknown. Imagination can be frightening – it requires risking a departure from the familiar. We love the safety of the familiar; the tried and true. It’s safe because it’s predictable. But growth, innovation and transformation comes from […]Read More Imagine the Unknown
Pastor Benny preached an awesome message at Faith Community Church today from Nehemiah 8 on 3 Signs of Revival: a return to the assembling of God’s people, a restoration of the Word of God and the rediscovery of the Feast of Tabernacles. He talked about how in Joel 2, the prophet foresaw a day when […]Read More Global Day of Prayer
I recently came across Andy Chamberlain’s article “Radio Killed the Worship Song” in this month’s Worship Leader magazine and I couldn’t agree more with him. Chamberlain’s point is that today’s worship songs are no longer “congregational”, more particularly, that they aren’t being written with the average church congregation in mind: Many of our best known worship songs […]Read More What’s Gone Wrong with the Worship Song?
I had the privilege of leading worship with Faith Community Church’s Team 4 recently. The theme of the set was “Transcendence”. In Exodus 33, Moses asked God a rhetorical question: “what would distinguish God’s people from the rest of the nations if it were not His presence?” God has set eternity in the hearts of […]Read More Set List: Faith Community Church Sunday Service (28 April 2013)
I’m not a big fan of psychometric testing. They always seem to ask too many questions about too many details and you never quite know what, or how, to answer. But I recently did a test as part of Metro Worship Academy’s Interpersonal Relationships Module and I was blown away by the results. It was […]Read More Come See a Test that Told Me Everything About Myself
The author of Hebrews tells us that “the law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming – not the realities themselves”. A principal theme that can be traced through the Bible is the loss and recovery of God’s presence, beginning with unbroken fellowship in the Garden of Eden, through to the […]Read More Shadow to Reality: Worship from the Tabernacle to the Heavenly Throne Room
It’s been a while since I last posted. Life has just gotten really busy. But I recently had to do some assignments for Metro Worship Academy. I haven’t written assignments in years! My friend Kelwin says that they should call them “adventures”, rather than “assignments”. We will see… In an interview with the Canberra Times, […]Read More Worship: The Centre of Existence