Desiring God Conference for Pastors – Day Two

Day Two at the Desiring God Conference for Pastors was an extremely full day, and my brain is a bit on overload right now.   But, I’ll try to give you a recap of the main points from each speakers. It was a full, but very good day! One more day tomorrow. You can watch the live-stream of Wednesday’s activities here.

 

 

Crawford Loritts

“Lessons on Biblical Manhood Learned From His Father” by Crawford Loritts

This was such a good session on fatherhood! It made me want to just go home and hug my kids!  Crawford Loritts is an excellent speaker, and really did a great job!  He started with a short biography of his father, who he said was the greatest man he’d ever known; and by great he doesn’t mean famous or well-known, but  staying power, integrity, nobility, never walking away.  He told a bit of his history, how his great grandfather was a slave, and how through the generations this idea of responsibility, pressing in, courageousness had been passed down.   In his talk, he described four stages of any man’s life, four big lessons from his father, and then a bit from Galatians 5 on how the Holy Spirit transforms us.

4 Stages of Any Man’s Life

  1. Childhood
    • Father’s need to teach their kid’s discipline, delayed gratification and parameters
  2. Adolescence
    • In this conflicting time, they define manhood often by thinking it’s being able to do whatever they want.
    • The father has to be persistent, pulling them through impulsive behavior, and teaching them to prioritize
  3. Manhood
    • Gladly embracing obligation and responsibility
    • Time to make their mark in the world
  4. Patriarch
    • These are essence people, having lived longer than others, made the mistakes, and now living for a time they cannot see

4 Big lessons learned from his Father

  1. Out of struggle comes strength
    • His father struggled and made sacrifices for what was important for his family
  2. Out of strength comes discipline
    • His father was firm and taught him to discipline himself
  3. Out of discipline comes integrity
    • Arguing with parents just wasn’t allowed.
    • Did not tolerate the three D’s of Dishonesty, Disobedience and Disrespect
  4. Out of integrity comes our inheritance
    • How people treat you should never define you
    • Don’t let people tell you who your friends should be
    • Always do the right thing

Galatians 5

  • We downplay the role of the Holy Spirit in transformation; he creates Christ-like character in us
  • 5 key words
    1. Walk (vs. 16)
      • Allow the Holy Spirit to lead me in how I live my life
    2. Led (vs. 18)
      • The freedom to be led by the Spirit to be whatever God wants us to be
    3. Fruit (vs. 22)
      • We don’t produce the fruit; it is the fruit “of” God that He produces in us
    4. Live (vs. 25)
      • Our lives should be typified, bathed in the Spirit of God
    5. Walk (vs. 25)
      • Different work for “walk”
      • We need to walk like in the military – boldly and confidently
  • How can we be filled with the Spirit?
    • Repent, Yield Believe
Darrin Patrick

“Being and Building Men for the Local Church” by Darrin Patrick

 I had not heard of Darrin Patrick either, but he gave another powerful message from Galatians 5 and the fruit of the Spirit.  He reminded us about the power of the Holy Spirit to change and transform lives.  Specifically at this conference, how He can change men into men that honor Him in everything we do. He wants to produce fruit in us, but he does it in counterintuitive ways.
How the fruit of the Spirit grows
  1. Fruit grows painfully
    • There is always going to be a struggle in you between wanting to do the right thing, then fall short, then repent and forgiveness. It’s actually a good sign that the Holy Spirit is as work in you – you are a Christian!
  2. Fruit grows inter-connectedly
    • All the fruit of the spirit grow in  you together at the same time, they are inter-dependent
    • When the Spirit is in charge, all of the fruit comes through in your life
    • If you have some but not all, it’s probably your human personality coming through
    • We don’t measure how we’re doing by comparing ourselves to others, but to Christ
    • We’re only as spiritual as our weakest fruit
    • To see the fruit grow in someone, you can’t legislate it, or make laws to force someone to be more that way
    • Laws may change the outward appearance, but only the Spirit can change the heart
    • To know if the change is because of behavior modification or the Spirit, just ask – who am I impressing?  Those who know you the least or the most? The ones who know you best will know.
  3. Fruit grows gradually
    • Change doesn’t just happen overnight.
    • We need to celebrate small changes that show Holy Spirit growth, even though we are not perfect
    • Remember – we are as loved and accepted by the Father as Jesus is. We benefit from His sacrifice. We are treated as righteous as Christ.
    • But, we need to crucify our flesh. He equates flesh with being under the law, which is works based on our spiritual performance. So our flesh is anything besides Jesus we use to get God’s approval – our work, our performance, working out, our family
  4. Fruit grows communally
    • We need other people who are just as concerned with crucifying their flesh around me to help challenge me to grow
    • Men who will help surgically cut out the areas of flesh left, not a butcher who will do it carelessly
    • If we are trying to do this alone it’s no wonder we get so discouraged
    • God did not make me the Savior of my ministry
    • If no one is around you who can, pray that God would bring people to you
John Piper

 “Biographical Sketch of J.C. Ryle” by John Piper

 Each year, John Piper highlights the life of a person from history, and challenges us from his life. This year, he highlighted English preacher J.C. Ryle, best know for his book “Holiness”.  It was an interesting look at this man, and the eight characteristics of a masculine ministry that he pulled from his life. I won’t take the time to go through because he said his entire manuscript would be available on the Desiring God website, so you can read the entire talk for yourself, if you’d like.
Doug Wilson

“Father Hunger” in Leading the Church by Doug Wilson

This was the last session tonight, and maybe it was just because I was tired, and my mind was already full from a day of learning, but I had a hard time following Mr. Wilson tonight.  I’m sure what he had to say was right on, but I had a hard time pulling out the main points.  I’ll try to give you an overview of what he said, however.
The overall message was how the church needs fathers in the church to be leaders and teachers in the church.  But, we can’t let the teachers get in the way of our relationship with Jesus. They should be windows we look through to see Jesus, not murals we stare at.
Other main points included:
  • He talked about how we’ve neglected the role of the Father in the Trinity in our worship and in the church, focusing more on the Son (Evangelical) and Holy Spirit (Charismatic).  But we need all three. Children imitate their fathers;it’s part of God’s design. The church needs fathers who imitate God the Father.
  • Fathers have the authority by virtue of office and of blessing. All fathers have the authority of office, but not all have the authority of blessing.  He equated it to a checkbook. The authority of office having your name on the check and owning the checkbook. It is your checkbook. But, the authority of blessing is like having money in the bank.  You make deposits before you  demand withdrawals
  • He stressed the importance of returning to the worship of the Father as a vital part of restoring fathers in the church
    • We become like what we worship
    • Those who are worshipping the things of this evolutionary, everything changes culture become like that and fall away from the firm foundation of the gospel
    • When God’s people worship the Father, he transforms us into being like the Father

Desiring God Conference for Pastors – Day One

We made the trip today from Janesville, WI to Minneapolis, MN for the Desiring God Conference for Pastors.  The theme this year is “God, Manhood & Ministry: Building Men for the Body of Christ”. I was really looking forward to being challenged in this area of fatherhood, and raising up men in the church.  Tonight’s speaker, Doug Wilson, spoke on “‘Father Hunger’ in Leading the Home”.  I had not heard of Doug, but John Piper introduced him as Bible-centered, reformed, and someone who has said about himself – “I’m such a foreigner to this earth that I’m surprised I don’t need a green card”!

Here’s a few highlights from his talk tonight about the Biblical role of fathers in the home:

  • Four Foundation Stones to build on
    • Fatherly Pleasure
      • God the Father sets the example for us on how to be a Father by how He treats His Son, Jesus Christ. At His baptism, the Father was there, made His presence felt, made His presence known by speaking, identified with His Son, expressed His love for His Son, and expressed pleasure in His Son.
      • Even though our children are not like Jesus, and we’re not like the Father, we need to express pleasure in our children to them
    • Fatherly generosity
      • We are to be open-handed and generous with our time, love and joy to our children, as the Father was.
    • Masculinity carriers
      • Father’s and husbands are reflectors of His masculinity; we are not the source, but we are the designated carriers.
    • Biblical headship is assuming sacrificial responsibility
      • What is masculinity? It’s the glad assumption of sacrificial responsibility
      • “Masculine toughness has to lay underneath masculine tenderness. It is a velvet covered brick.”
      • Authority flows to those who take responsibility for sacrificial service (i.e. – Jesus)
  • Four Applications from those principles – What are we to do?
    • Provide and Protect
      • God has designed us in this way
    • My authority was given to me as a gift to my kids
      • That which God gave for good should not be used for harm
      • Our authority should be used to build up, not tear down
    • Second hand imitation is true Biblical imitation
      • The blessing of biographies
      • If we have not had a strong role model, we can study biographies about great fathers – in Scripture, in history, in literature
      • We can imitate what we see, but we can also imitate what we hear about or read
    • Father by modeling
      • By whatever we do as a father, kid’s learn what fathers are like
      • Kid’s will test the limits, but they want to be fathered, and want to see that we love them enough to correct them
      • Fathers need to learn how to be strict in the same way the Father is strict and merciful in the same way the Father is merciful.
      • If we’re only strict, we crush their spirits; if we’re only merciful, we create sense of entitlement; we have to be both, and by all means, don’t swap the two and be merciful where God was strict and be strict where God was merciful
      • Similar to Garden of Eden – everything there was “yes”, but there was one “no”. When Adam went against His “no”, God was consistent and made them leave.
      • But, He wasn’t so strict that he made a garden with all “no”s and one “yes”.  What are our homes like? All “yes”s and one “no” with boundaries clearly known and enforced; or all “no”s!
  • Wrap-Up
    • Take heart! Just because we mess up and don’t act like our Heavenly Father, He is still the same, and not like us. He will not receive us poorly, even though we may receive our kid’s poorly. He is the prodigal son’s father, waiting with open arms.

To read more quotes from Doug’s talk tonight, you can go to the Desiring God website.  You can also watch the livestream of the conference this week!

Sunday Recap – January 22, 2012

Contemporary Services

We started with two great songs about the name of Jesus with “Matchless” and “At Your Name”.  We used the click track from Praise Charts for “More Than Amazing”, which added a lot of great sounds and helped to fill it out and keep us from rushing.  There were a few cymbal crashes on the loop, though, that Christine didn’t play on the drums, which was a bit strange.

I had asked Zack to play an offertory on the guitar this week, and as the week went on, it evolved into him doing the song “Divine Romance” by Phil Wickham, which turned out great!! Zack played acoustic, with drums, bass guitar and accordion (on my keyboard).  He did a super job!

Closing out the service after the message, we used “I Will Follow” by Chris Tomlin. The 9:30 service went great, but at the 11:00, I forgot to change the keyboard from accordion back to piano, so needless to say, we had a very interesting start to “I Will Follow” in that service! I tried to casually joke about it, and we re-started the song, and all was well.  Some of the team, though, thought I should have kept it!

You can see the Planning Center details and the video for this service. I’ve included the video of Zack Burtness singing “Divine Romance” below.

Cafe Connection Service

I had the privilege of leading in the Cafe this morning, and I always enjoy when I get the chance.  We had a smaller team today with just me on the keyboard, 1 singer and acoustic guitar.  You can see the Planning Center details for this service.

Traditional Service

  • “The Solid Rock”
  • “My Faith Has Found A Resting Place”
  • “O Master Let Me Walk With Thee”
  • “O Jesus, I Have Promised”
  • “Little is Much When God Is In It”
  • “I’ll Go Where You Want Me To Go”

Rick led the team in the Traditional Service today, and from what I heard, things went well. Pastor Tim gave a message about serving today, and really did a great job of challenging people to get in the game and serve in a ministry. He highlighted each ministry, including the worship ministry, and by the end of the day, I had 5 new volunteers for the worship ministry!! You can watch the video of this service and see the Planning Center details.

This post is part of the Sunday Setlists blog, at The Worship Community, where worship leaders share their setlists and service recaps from this weekend’s services. I hope your services went well today!!

Sunday Recap – January 15, 2012

Contemporary Services

  • “Today Is The Day” (Lincoln Brewster and Paul Baloche)
    • We used the Paul Baloche version, along with a the click track from Praise Charts.  I like the Baloche version better than the original by Brewster! They’re both great, but this seems to be a bit more congregationally friendly.  I used Psalm 55:22 to introduce the song.
  • “Our God” (Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman, Jesse Reeves, Chris Tomlin)
    • All of our arrangements this week were from Praise Charts, and we used the click track for all the songs.  Our team has really settled in nicely with using click tracks! All four songs today just felt so comfortable and tight with the clicks!  We changed up the harmonies a bit on this song today, since we had the full worship choir.
  • “Holy” (Jason Ingram, Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman)
    • If you’re not familiar with this one, check it out! It’s on Matt Redman’s latest CD, 10,000 Reasons, and is such a powerful anthem! I love the progression of the lyrics in each verse, from “what eyes” to “our eyes” to “all eyes”. We introduced this song last week, and already people seemed to know it well and sang out.
  • “Forever Reign” (Jason Ingram and Reuben Morgan)

What a great morning of worship! We had a huge turnout in our worship choir today, even two of our pastors sang with today! We actually had more guys that we had ladies today, for the first time! It’s so cool to see that ministry growing and new people added! Pastor Tim continued his series on revisiting our vision statement at the start of a new year. We talked about “Grow”, the second part of our discipleship process – “Connect, Grow, Serve, Go”. You can watch the video of this service and see the Planning Center details.

 

Cafe Connection Service

Zack led the team in the Cafe this morning, and picked out some great songs.  Janet sang for the first time, and it’s great to have her part of this team! You can see the Planning Center details for this service.

 

Traditional Service

  • “We Come, O Christ, To You”
  • “O To Be Like Thee”
  • “I Am Thine, O Lord”
  • “Have Thine Own Way, Lord”
  • “Higher Ground”

You can watch the video of this service and see the Planning Center details.

This post is part of the Sunday Setlists blog at The Worship Community, where worship leaders share their setlists and recaps from today’s services.  Thanks for reading, and I hope your services went great today!

Sunday Recap – January 8th, 2012

Contemporary Worship Services

Well, I’ve taken a break for the last few weeks from writing these Sunday Recaps, so it’s good to get back into the routine!  As much as I love Christmas music, I’m always happy to get back into the regular worship songs and get some new stuff going in January.  I was gone last week on vacation, so things felt normal today for the first time in a long while!  We started with “God Is With Us Now”, a nice up-beat opener from Gateway Worship that works well as a call to worship.  Our theme today was focused around worship, so our senior pastor asked me if I would share a few of my thoughts on worship in the service. I’ve never preached a full sermon before, and this was only a 5 minute talk, but there sure was a lot of extra stress for me today knowing I had to both lead the songs and speak!  I think it went fine, but I told the Sr. Pastor that if I had to speak this week, he had to sing a solo next week and preach! (He didn’t go for it…)

I followed up my talk on worship with introducing a new song – “Holy” by Matt Redman; it’s definitely one that I can see becoming a favorite anthem of our church! What a great song! Interesting piano part at the start – kind of tricky to sing and play, though! After the message before Communion we sang “In Christ Alone”, and during communion we used “Lead Me To The Cross” and “Nothing But The Blood”. You can watch the video of this service and see the Planning Center details.

Cafe Connection Service

Marv led the team in the Cafe service today, along a full team! Denise did a great job on the flute part today for “In Christ Alone”! I didn’t hear much of this service since I was leading in the Traditional, but thanks to the whole team for a great job! You can see the Planning Center details for this service.

Traditional Service

  • “O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing”
  • “Majesty”
  • “Our Great Savior”
  • “Alleluia”
  • “Before the Throne of God Above” (Charitie Lee Bancroft, Vicki Cook)
  • “Nothing But The Blood”

I know it’s not a new song, but this was the first time we’ve used “Before the Throne of God Above” in a service here. It worked well for Communion, one I’m sure we’ll use again.  You can see the Planning Center details for this service.

This post is part of the Sunday Setlists blog at The Worship Community, where worship leaders share ideas, setlists and recaps from this weekend’s services.

Sunday Recap – December 18, 2011

Contemporary Services

Yes, it was a Chris Tomlin Christmas celebration! I’ve just found that the arrangements on his “Glory in the Highest” CD are some of the best contemporary arrangements of familiar Christmas carols for congregational use.  We had the Worship Choir singing this morning as well as the worship team, and Pastor Tim asked if we could prepare a couple of extra songs for this week. I said – sure! So, we started with Darlene Zschech’s “Hallelujah”, and older song, but still one of my favorites. We had just the choir/team sing this one more as a special, and it worked great for  a little slower, more reflective call to worship. Then we kicked it into high gear with Tomlin’s “Joy To The World (Unspeakable Joy)” and “Angels We Have Heard On High”.  One of my favorite new Christmas songs is “My Soul Magnifies the Lord”, also from Tomlin.  We used a click track from Praise Charts for that song, and also added the congregation this year as well. Then, during the offering, the choir/teams sang one more special – a brand new one for us this year  by Meredith Andrews called “He Has Come For Us (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen), a terrific song that worked well with solo and choir.  After a message from Pastor Tim that touched on not missing Christmas because we’re too busy with Christmas, we ended with “Glory In The Highest”, a worship song of the angels.

It was a wonderful morning of praise, and I so appreciated everyone’s involvement this morning – they all did a super job!! You can see the Planning Center details and also watch the video of the service.

 

Cafe Connection Service

Zack led the team in the Cafe this morning, and the songs were the same as the Contemporary, minus the two specials.  The Cafe crew had a break last week with the Children’s Christmas musical taking the morning services.  It was nice to see it back in action today! You can see the Planning Center details for this service.

Traditional Service

  • “Angels from the Realms of Glory”
  • “O Little Town of Bethlehem”
  • “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”
  • “Angels We Have Heard on High”
  • “O Holy Night” (Special Music)
  • “Joy To The World”

This is the service where we sing all of our Christmas carols the “old-fashioned” way  – right from the hymnal with piano and organ. Nothing fancy, or new arrangements, but it’s great! Just singing out the carols as I learned them as a kid. Rick did a great job on “O Holy Night” to complete the service. You can watch the video of the service, and also see the Planning Center details.

This post is part of the Sunday Setlists blog at The Worship Community, where worship leaders share setlists and recaps from this weekend’s services. Hope you had a great morning yesterday, and have a very Merry Christmas!!

Sunday Recap – December 4th, 2011

Contemporary Services

Christmas is underway at Bethel! We kicked things off with Third Day’s version of “O Come All Ye Faithful”, which is a very singable, upbeat arrangement of the classic carol.  One of the guys in our church, Barry (not this Barry), sang a song by Denver and the Mile High Orchestra during the offering – “Born Tonight”.  It gave our band a nice challenge to play, and Barry did great on the solo. Celebrating communion along with Christmas is always a challenge, but “Jesus Messiah” worked well as a nice bridge between the two themes – praising him for being both our Messiah and Immanuel along with our Redeemer and Savior, and several communion references.  During communion we used “Stronger” and “Amazed”.  I actually wrote a new verse that we used with “Amazed” – same chorus, new verse relating to the cross.  You can watch the video of this service and see the Planning Center details.

 

Cafe Connection Service

Marv led a very full team in the Cafe this morning, and it sounded great!  You can see the Planning Center details for this service.

 

Traditional Service

  • “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”
  • “O Come All Ye Faithful”
  • “Go Tell it On the Mountain”
  • “A Communion Hymn for Christmas” (Margaret Clarkson and Tom Fettke)
  • “Tell Me The Story of Jesus”

This service at Christmastime is where we do all of our traditional Christmas carols, so it was nice to start the morning off with familiar songs to help us ring in the Christmas season.  With Communion also today, I pulled out “A Communion Hymn for Christmas”, which is a nice text contrasting the manger and the cross.  You can watch the video of this service and see the Planning Center details.

This post is part of the Sunday Setlist blog at The Worship Community, where worship leaders share setlists and recaps from this weekend’s worship services.  Thanks for reading!

Sunday Recap – November 27, 2011

Contemporary Services

We celebrated Thanksgiving one more time this week, even though some may have started the Christmas season this week.  Most of the songs we used this morning were a bit older, and well-known. I added one new song this morning, so I wanted to be sure the other songs were familiar, as well as focused on our theme of Thanksgiving this morning. We had a Baloche/Hillsong/Tommy Walker morning! It’s been a while since we’ve pulled out “Worthy Is the Lamb”, but what a powerful song, and it tied in so well with our Thanksgiving focus.  The new song was one from Tommy Walker’s Overflow CD, called “I Give Thanks”.  If you’re not familiar with it, check it out; it’s a great song for Thanksgiving with an easy to learn chorus and that familiar Tommy Walker sound. You can watch the video of this service and also see the Planning Center details for this service.

Here is the new song we introduced this morning – “I Give Thanks”

 

Cafe Connection Service

Zack led the team this morning in the Cafe, and following along the Thanksgiving theme, chose some great songs!  We had a little glitch with the Picture in Picture on our video feed today. I’ll have to take a look at that this week! You can see the Planning Center details for this service.

 

Traditional Service

  • “We Gather Together”
  • “Come Ye Thankful People Come”
  • “Rejoice, Ye Pure In Heart”
  • “Give Thanks”
  • “For The Beauty of the Earth”
  • “Count Your Blessings”

I led in here this morning, and it was great to pull out some of the hymns we sing just once a year for Thanksgiving.  We also had a drama sketch in all of our services this morning called “Thanksgiving Nic-Nacs”.  You can see the video of this service and see the Planning Center details.

This post is part of the Sunday Setlist blog over at The Worship Community, where worship leaders share setlists and recaps from this weekend’s worship services. Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday Recap – November 20, 2011

Contemporary Services

Another great morning of worship today! Pastor Tim was gone, so we had one of the missionaries that we support, Paul Hill, missionary to Argentina, speak this morning.  The songs went well this morning, with the team doing a great job on their parts.  We started with “Rising”, a favorite tune from Paul Baloche, and a great way to open the service.  Today was the first day using a click/loop on “Revelation Song”, and it really helped to hold things together, keep a reign on the tempo, and add in some extra sounds.  We bumped it up to 64, instead of the original tempo of 60.  That’s one thing I love about using Ableton Live! If the tempo feels too slow, you can just speed it up and the loop maintains the tuning, even at a faster speed.

We had an unfortunate incident occur in one of our services today. A woman had a medical issue, passed out, and an ambulance had to be called. They brought in a stretcher and took her away in the ambulance. Please pray for Sharon, we haven’t heard any updates yet today.  But, it was a question of what to do during the service. It happened as our guest speaker was delivering the message. He stopped and we took time to pray for her as it became clear what was going on. But then, as we were waiting for the ambulance to come, and as the stretcher took her out, he continued to preach.  People were distracted as the nurse and people around her were helping her out, but he remained calm and focused.  We did end up skipping the last song, which was an upbeat praise song, and ended with a time of prayer for her.  Have you had anything like that happen in a service before? How did you handle it? How would you have handled this?

You can watch the video of this service and see the Planning Center details.

Cafe Connection Service

I always enjoy the opportunity to lead worship in the Cafe.  I usually use many of the same songs as in the Contemporary, but today I did change out one.  Marv introduced a new song last week in here, and I repeated it this week.  “Taste and See” is a nice tune by Tommy Walker that he taught us last summer at a worship conference.  You can see the Planning Center details for this service.

Traditional Service

  • Come, Thou Almighty King
  • Heaven Came Down
  • Redeemed
  • Jesus Saves
  • We’ve A Story To Tell To The Nations

Randy led the team in the Traditional Service today. They did a great job. You can watch the video of the service or see the Planning Center details.

Pie and Praise Service

This evening we had our annual Pie and Praise Service, where we gather together to give thanks and praise for all God has done in our lives. It’s always a wonderful time of testimonies, music, and of course pie!  We had three people planned ahead to give their testimonies, and then two times for open mic, where anyone could share with the church what they are thankful for.  I also used a video from Shift Worship, called “The Thanksgiving Chair”, a simple yet powerful reminder to give thanks in all circumstances. It was a really great service!  You can watch the video of this service, or see the Planning Center details.

This post is part of the Sunday Setlist blog at The Worship Community, where worship leaders share recaps and setlists from this past Sunday. Hope your services went great, as well! Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday Recap – November 13, 2011

Contemporary Services

We used a couple of tunes from the last Passion CD with “Here For You” and “All My Fountains”.  We did “Here For You” in Bb and “All My Fountains” in B.  The loop from Praise Charts on “All My Fountains” really helped to hold things together.  “Great I Am” is just such a powerful song! The worship choir, worship team singers, band and congregation all joined together in this powerful song of worship! We did The People’s Church version of “Your Great Name”, not Natalie Grant’s version.  The harmonies add so much to the song!  Zack did a super job on the lead for “Follow You” today by Leeland.  You can watch the video for this service as well as see the Planning Center details.

Cafe Connection Service

Marv led the team in the Cafe, and I loved the new songs he introduced! “Waiting Here For You” is also from the latest Passion project, with a nice solo (Christy Nockels on the recording). It’s makes for a great call to worship.  The other new one was “Taste and See” from Tommy Walker’s latest project.  This song works great in this acoustic setting in the Cafe – guitar, percussion and vocals are all you need for this song. You can see the Planning Center details for this service.

Traditional Service

  • “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
  • “Glorify Thy Name”
  • “At Calvary”
  • “Freely, Freely”
  • “I Gave My Life For Thee”
  • “Make Me A Blessing”
Pastor Tim finished his series on generosity today, with a challenge from 2 Corinthians, and the team did a great job on the hymns. We used a clip from a Beverly Hillbillies episode that tied in perfectly with the theme.  You can see the video from this service and see the Planning Center details.
This post is part of the the Sunday Setlist blog at The Worship Community, where worship leaders share setlists and recaps from worship services this weekend. Thanks for reading, and hope your services went great today!