Sunday Recap – August 15th, 2010

GROW! That was the word for today.  We’re going through a sermon series on our new Discipleship Process: Connect – Grow – Serve – Go.  As part of the focus on Grow today, we had a Growth Group Fair this morning at the end of each service to launch our new Growth Groups.  We cut our typical 60 minute service 15 minutes short today, and used that time plus the time in-between each service to have our Growth Group Fair. Each of our Growth Groups had a booth, and the leaders of each group were there to help people sign-up for our fall groups.

So, because of the shorter service, we only had 3 songs in each service, which seemed very strange! But, it was a great morning, and we had many people sign-up to be in one of our Growth Groups, many for the first time.  I focused in worship this morning on how God changes us as we become more like Him.

Here’s a video we showed just before the Fair from one of our members, and her experience with Growth Groups.

Contemporary Service

“Now That You’re Near” (Marty Sampson)
– This one’s a few years old, but I loved the energetic opening for our service!

“My Savior, My God” (Aaron Shust)
– One of my favorites! Great lyrical depth on the verses, then a response from the heart on the chorus!

“I Will Never Be (the Same Again) – (Geoff Bullock)
– Another older song, but I just love the lyrics; what a great challenge to press on toward becoming like Him, and not turn back.

Cafe Service

“Today Is the Day” (Lincoln Brewster)

“Jesus Messiah” (Chris Tomlin)

“Your Name” (Paul Baloche)

Traditional Service

“For the Beauty of the Earth”
“I Would Be Like Jesus”
“I Am Thine, O Lord”

To read what other worship leaders did this morning, check out The Worship Community for today’s post.

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Barry Westman

Barry Westman is the Worship Pastor at Bethel Church in Janesville, WI. He is also the Editor In Chief and Event Manager at Worship Team Training and Worship Team Training University. He is married to Tina, and has 3 rapidly growing children. 

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