James Goodman
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  • Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales
  • United Kingdom
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James Goodman replied to Shane Goh's discussion 'Is It Acceptable To Praise (Worship) The Holy Spirit'
"Coming about 5 years late to the discussion and it may have been said already and if so, apologies! This used to bug me as a young Christian ("Father/Jesus/Spirit we love you we worship and adore you, glorify your name in all the…"
Apr 27, 2015
James Goodman replied to Dorothy Murphy's discussion 'Songs about the Kingdom of God' in the group UK Worship Forum - UK Worship Leaders Network
"Hi Dee - WTR is v.slow these days... Some more thoughts to add to those below: King of Kings, Majesty You are beautiful beyond description I'm giving you my heart (I surrender) God bless, James"
Aug 13, 2012
James Goodman replied to Dorothy Murphy's discussion 'Number of songs in your last CCLI Return' in the group UK Worship Forum - UK Worship Leaders Network
"Hi Dorothy - we have a database on our website listing all the songs we've sung in any given month. Thanks to Wulf Forrester Barker and Magnus his brother (our church administrator and a member of…"
May 13, 2012
James Goodman replied to Dorothy Murphy's discussion 'Worship Leader?' in the group UK Worship Forum - UK Worship Leaders Network
"Yep, that's me to a T! And going deaf too... all thanks to a misspent youth listening to Motorhead, AC/DC and Rush ;-)"
Aug 18, 2011
James Goodman replied to Ian MacLaren's discussion 'Sound balance / mix for worship' in the group UK Worship Forum - UK Worship Leaders Network
"Almost identical setup and mix to us, except we usually have a violin and clarinet in addition. Pretty much the same issues regarding mix too. Exactly the same problem with vocals - they usually disappear entirely when the congregation is singing…"
Aug 16, 2011
James Goodman replied to Dorothy Murphy's discussion 'Worship Leader?' in the group UK Worship Forum - UK Worship Leaders Network
"I guess it's really going to depend a lot on the individual congregation. Some of ours would flip if we went right off plan, including the person doing the powerpoint, and those running Sunday school who would be wondering just how long they…"
Aug 16, 2011
James Goodman replied to Dorothy Murphy's discussion 'Worship Leader?' in the group UK Worship Forum - UK Worship Leaders Network
"I wrestle with this too. To a certain extent I've justified to myself the more 'presentational' model by considering the home group rather than Sunday morning to be one of the key places where we really get serious about doing/being…"
Aug 16, 2011
James Goodman replied to Dorothy Murphy's discussion 'Worship Leader?' in the group UK Worship Forum - UK Worship Leaders Network
"And not even within the same church's leadership team sometimes :-)"
Aug 16, 2011
James Goodman replied to Dorothy Murphy's discussion 'Worship Leader?' in the group UK Worship Forum - UK Worship Leaders Network
"I'm pretty nervous of starting a thread on this subject!!"
Aug 16, 2011
James Goodman replied to Dorothy Murphy's discussion 'Worship Leader?' in the group UK Worship Forum - UK Worship Leaders Network
"I find this approach works very well in smaller groups - where everyone can contribute freely. It's harder logistically in a congregation of 150+, but we often have an open time where people can pray openly, share etc."
Aug 16, 2011
James Goodman replied to Dorothy Murphy's discussion 'Worship Leader?' in the group UK Worship Forum - UK Worship Leaders Network
"Actually, I have seen WLs treated shockingly (in my opinion) by certain elements of the church, including the leadership.... So sorry that you have had a crock of negative criticism from your people; many people often don't see the…"
Aug 16, 2011
James Goodman replied to Dorothy Murphy's discussion 'Worship Leader?' in the group UK Worship Forum - UK Worship Leaders Network
"Phil - I think this is true on many levels, and even in a small congregation a lot of people only see the 'glamourous' bit (if I can call it that). For most of us in smaller churches which may only have one or two full-time paid posts,…"
Aug 15, 2011
James Goodman replied to Dorothy Murphy's discussion 'Worship Leader?' in the group UK Worship Forum - UK Worship Leaders Network
"This is pretty similar to our set of duties. Within our setup there is a role for musical 'leadership' or 'directorship' within the rehearsal and actual service as well - i.e. someone has to decide things like key signatures,…"
Aug 15, 2011
James Goodman left a comment for Paul Stoakes
"Ha - no I just checked my home emails at work. However, my workplace is like the Marie Celeste today - it's a university so many people are on holiday, sorry I meant study leave ;-)"
Aug 15, 2011
Paul Stoakes left a comment for James Goodman
"Hi, you were very prompt in adding me as a friend, you must have too much spare time! Only joking, it's a day off work for me and I also was checking out emails and other computer related stuff as well."
Aug 15, 2011
James Goodman left a comment for Paul Stoakes
"Hi Paul - thanks for adding me as a friend. Like you I am also a middle aged guitarist who still feels 22 (ish)!  Trouble is, I think I'm becoming more radical as I get older :-) I like your choices of favourite music too. God bless -…"
Aug 15, 2011

Profile Information

Home Church:
Penrallt Baptist Church, Bangor
Musical Gift(s):
Guitar (all types except pedal steel), Bass, Keyboards, Vocals, leading, writing, arranging, Welsh language
About Me:
I have been involved in musical worship ministry pretty much since becoming a Christian aged 19 at Oxford University. Though playing guitar since aged 8, I had to lay down my gifts to be used by God. Over the years I have played in Christian bands, writing and performing our own material, but prefer to play/sing in a worship context. Having moved to Wales in 1991 I am into doing stuff in the Welsh language (the language of heaven - iaith y nefoedd!) and long to see a fresh outpouring of God's creative gifts on those who have Welsh as their first language.

I lead one of our church's worship band and play in our morning services every other month. Church-wise we're a big mixture, charismatic through conservative to post-evangelical plus lots of youth and seekers (thanks God!). I also lead worship within a cross-denominational and bilingual setting monthly on the Isle of Anglesey. My prayer and vision is to see churches and musicians/leaders encouraged, equipped and strengthened in North Wales in the area of musical worship, so that the dry valleys may sing once again.

Finally I believe my personal challenge from the Lord given to me some years ago at a New Wine Cymru conference is to step out into prophetic worship, and I am working out what this means....

Oh, and I'm learning to play soprano sax - which sounds like a constipated duck at the moment!
Favorite Music:
All sorts of everything. I love anything that comes from the heart and has beautiful harmony, intricate and well arranged. Don't care what style, there's something wonderful to be found in many things. I still love Celtic (Iona, Robin Mark, Enya, Eden's Bridge, Keith Getty), and it's hard to beat Townend, Redmann, Tim Hughes, Chris Tomlin, Paul Baloche too. I also like Cathy Burton and Lou Fellingham. Mustn't forget Kendrick - his lyrics "shine", been to some really deep places with his songs. Recently discovered Nicole Nordemann - interesting and rich stuff. My daughter introduced me to Mercy Me - like them too, and Abundant Life, Bradford, Hillsongs....I even like a spot of (proper) Hebrew worship sometimes!!!

Secular wise, my influences are classic/prog rock, jazz rock, funk, blues, love Van Morrison and have done some of his songs in Seeker services.
Favorite Bible Verses / Passages:
I sought the Lord and he answered me, he delivered me from ALL my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant, their faces are NEVER covered in shame. Psalm 34:4-5. (First memory verse, 1981!)
Psalm 139. Jer 29:11. Ephesians 1. John 15 (I am the vine).

Actually there's so much, it's pointless trying to write them all....
Website:
http://www.facebook.com/gillandjames

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At 9:28am on August 15, 2011, Paul Stoakes said…

Hi, you were very prompt in adding me as a friend, you must have too much spare time!

Only joking, it's a day off work for me and I also was checking out emails and other computer related stuff as well.

At 7:34pm on July 9, 2011, EmJesusLover said…
Thank you James, remain blessed.
At 10:44pm on May 15, 2010, Sheelagh Paterson said…
God bless you James and Gil! My sisters husband was born in Finaghy in 1945/6 (?) probably long before your dear wife lived there - soo good to fellowship with you and find so much in common - divine appointment?! Talk again soon - zzzz's calling!
At 9:07pm on May 15, 2010, Sheelagh Paterson said…
Thank u so much! So lovely to hear you have been to Ffald-y-brenin! 3 close friends from here were there last year and found it an unforgettable experience. Where is your wife from? I am a Belfast girl myself married to a Fife man! Ended up here in Wick in 1988 thanks to God! Know we are here for a reason and serving Him on worship team in Wick Baptist. Keep up with the writing - thats wonderful to hear! So important for songs to come from our local churches FOR our local churches. Blessings for your services tomorrow x
At 8:33pm on May 15, 2010, Sheelagh Paterson said…
hello James! Nice to meet a fellow celtic lover (and no I dont mean the football club!!) Saw Robin Mark in concert 2 weeks ago - wonderful! As you are from Wales I am wondering if you have heard of Rob Godwin, who wrote "The Grace Outpouring", about his house of prayer in Wales? Lovely man with great vision for his country.. Anyway, welcome to WTR and hope you are blessed here!
At 12:08pm on March 3, 2009, Frank Woolrich said…
Hello I hope your fine and that your feeling blessed. Thank you for your friendship and I pray God's deepest and richest blessing on you

Best wishes and God bless

Frank
At 12:08pm on March 3, 2009, Frank Woolrich said…
Hello I hope your fine and that your feeling blessed. Thank you for your friendship and I pray God's deepest and richest blessing on you

Best wishes and God bless

Frank
At 3:58pm on February 20, 2009, Bizzy Bender said…
thanks for the comments and the encouragement.
Blessing to you in Wales!!
At 3:38pm on February 15, 2009, Junjie said…
Hi, James!

Thanks for commenting on my blog post! Quick note: if you want to know what's prophetic worship just study prophecy. And you'll see how much it intersects with worship ministry. :)
At 7:10am on February 15, 2009, Frank Woolrich said…
I ment good work not good word ;) but the word is good too
 
 
 

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