Hillsong United: leading a worship leader

Last night was an interesting experience for me in being lead in worship. I was able to see Hillsong United at Willow Creek Church, and of course came in with high expectations. It was the third time I’ve been able… Read More

The Priestly Function of Praise (Part 3)

*If you have not read parts 1 & 2, please do so, otherwise you’ll be lost with this one.* We are called to be a “Kingdom of Priests” as John told the early church in Revelation 1:6. The chief function… Read More

The Priestly Function of Praise (Part 2)

***If you have not read part 1, please do so, otherwise you’ll be lost with this one. *** We are called to be a “Kingdom of Priests” as John told the early church in Revelation 1:6. The chief function of… Read More

The Priestly Function of Praise (Part 1)

Revelation 1:5-6 (NKJV) and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. 
To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and… Read More

Lifestyles of Worship

In the previous lesson I talked about the 2 Main Goals of Worship Ministry: 1) Leading in Moments of Worship, 2) Leading in a Lifestyle of Worship. The latter is clearly the more demanding as it involves every part of… Read More

2 Goals of Worship Ministry

Its so often easy to get in the habit of looking at worship as the 15-20 minute musical experience we have at church on Sunday mornings. We are a people routine, and our worship can easily become just that –… Read More

Read. Write. Pray.

Over the last couple weeks, God has been dealing with me about my discipline regimen. Not only my need to get outside and run (that also needs to happen) but mainly the spiritual disciplines that keep my heart in check,… Read More

Guarding the Presence of God

Scripture Reference: 1 Samuel 4:1-18. Presence of God In our worship services nothing is more valuable than the presence of God. It is the whole purpose of our praise. We long to see God move, hear Him speak, and pour… Read More

Czech Video Summery

Video summery of the conference. Please don’t listen to the vocals.  Someone needs to learn how to sing when he’s excited  youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhEBPz-6UUI&hl=en&fs=1

Back Home

Well, I’m back in chicago, still pretty tired and in need of a large american meal, but i feel pretty good. This trip has been amazing. Its been incredible to see God move through worship in our short time in… Read More

Layover in Amsterdam

Technical problems. There’s always technical problems. In reference to an airplane that could be anything from the wrong sticker on a part to the wing falling off. Apparently there were technical problems with our plane that made us late out… Read More

Friday in Breclav

Your guess is as good as mine on pronouncing the name of the city, but that’s where we were friday. We led worship for another church, this time cranking it up a bit, letting 6 year old Jaden do some… Read More

Thursday – Byrno

Today we woke early and took the train to Byrno, about 2 hour ride. It was such a beautiful day; the sun was shining and we got to see a great view of the countryside. In Byrno we are leading… Read More

Wednesday in Prague

Wednesday was our day off and we took a quick breather before our last couple days of ministry and travel. We spent the day in Prague, site seeing, shopping and pretty much being amazed by the city. It was every… Read More

A Couple More Pics

Because I forgot my camera’s cable, i can’t upload my own photos, but i want to show you some, so these are from pastor jeff and terri’s camera. hope they don’t mind.      

Amazing, Amazing Monday!!!

It was in fact, a VERY busy day. This morning we had our creative devotion worship session. We had 3 rooms assigned to different forms of worship where students could visit each section and spend as much time as they… Read More

Nicholas Loves Norwegians

I realize I just posted a summery of the day, (please read below) but i have to throw this in. There is a ministry group called “new generation” that is made up of college students from Norway that travel all… Read More

Christ & Christ Alone in Czech

This afternoon, we had workshops with the musicians, singers and would-be worship leaders of Kolin. Our job was to teach them how to play a couple songs, and some essentials of playing in a worship band, and tuesday we will… Read More

Saturday-cathedral, czech food, worship service

We had a great traditional czech lunch of sourkrout, pork and dumplings (more like yeasty bread-not the dumplings we know) It was great, oh and the coffee was great. I ordered a cappacino today and they made it just they… Read More

Friday – First real day

Whew. Big day. We were briefed on our schedule, and more specifically on what we’ll be doing. We are actually doing ministry, not in Prague, but in a town about 2 hours east of prague called Kolin (pronounced co-leen). Today… Read More