January 2010 Blog Posts (26)

Worship Fast

Worship is NOT:



The part of the church service where you sing and pray.

Colored lights and jumping around.

Certain songs that "feel" right.

A guy with a guitar.

Clapping your hands because the worship leader did it.

Raising your hands because the guy next to you did.

Singing the words off the screen.

Just what you do on sundays.

Just what you do at church camp.

Just what you do at a conference.

15 minutes of songs before the pastor… Continue

Added by Cayla Goings on January 30, 2010 at 3:09pm — No Comments

I Have Good News!

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation." (2 Corinthians…

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Added by Kim Black on January 29, 2010 at 6:14pm — 1 Comment

New Worship Website

Hey everyone... please come check out a new website for worship leaders... www.worshipministry.com

Added by Scott Jasmin on January 27, 2010 at 2:52am — No Comments

Submission... Oh What Fun...

So, my leaders contacted me and asked if we could have lunch. I have to admit that I have been so close to Father lately that I had no idea what they wanted to meet about. I just got back from my second Philippines Mission, and I have been on this high for a good while. God did some awesome things there, and the worship, while certainly more primitive on the technical side, I would say was very deep... very moving.

We sat down to lunch in a nice little restaurant I like, and we… Continue

Added by Danny Thompson on January 26, 2010 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

A DEEPER GRATITUDE

Be Thankful

Colossians 3:15



Does joyful gratitude characterize our life? Does our hearts dwell in a culture of thankfulness? It should. When was the last time we were so overjoyed with God's work in our life that our praise began flowing spontaneously?If we have a hard time answering that question, ask ourself why? Is it because God has not blessed us enough? Or is it because we have failed to thank Him for His blessings?



Hebrew 12:28 says that gratitude is an… Continue

Added by Ricky Sim on January 26, 2010 at 9:31am — No Comments

Bridging multigenerational gaps

During yesterday’s discussion “What’s your biggest challenge in multicultural worship?” the topic of multigenerational worship came up. How do we add this to the already overwhelming topic of multicultural worship? Answer: baby steps, focused effort, and developing relationships.



My friend Sheryl of Oak Haven Church talked about how the older generation at her church prefers to sit down during worship. The younger generation, of course, would like to stand up. Can you see the problem… Continue

Added by Peter Park on January 22, 2010 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Welcome to my world

Welcome to my world,

A world so different from this world. Here you will find nothing. You won’t find colors like the colors in this world. You won’t hear any symphony. Or get to speak the language you speak in this world.



Yes, this is my world colorless, without symphony and without words to speak. This was the way I thought when I was young. As you are thinking now while you are reading

this. And I used to be very unhappy about this. But one day, as I was sitting in my… Continue

Added by Praise on January 22, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

SPECIAL VERY SPECIAL PERSON IN MY LIFE

Hello Friends!

Hmm…! There is always a special day, a special time when a special person comes into out life & heart and fills it with Love, Joy & Peace.

Then you can't just imagine living without him/her.



Yes, you're right. Today I am going to share about the special person who changed my life. What can I say about him...? He is just WONDERFUL… an AWESOME person. Who cannot be compared to anyone? His personality..? Hmmm...It cannot be described, because he is such… Continue

Added by Praise on January 22, 2010 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Psalm 19

The other day I was in a burger joint getting some breakfast and this lady asked me which Psalm was Psalm 19. (It happens to be my license plate on my car.) And I told her how it starts to refresh her memory of which one it is. When she left I got to thinking about the chapter as a whole. It has a definite progression. The psalmist starts out observing the sky and sees God's glory in it. Then he starts to reflect on God's Word and is brought to a realization that he is lost without God. And he… Continue

Added by Danny Groff on January 21, 2010 at 10:20pm — No Comments

A few lessons from the deaf community

I had the wonderful privilege earlier this week to talk with Cindy Dively, a deaf worship leader/pastor. It was the first time I've used a relay service to talk to someone, which is an operator service that lets people who are deaf call someone through either a keyboard or video device. To be honest, I thought it was a little weird to have someone mediate for first conversation, but I couldn't have done it without this service.



Here are a few lessons I learned from my new… Continue

Added by Peter Park on January 21, 2010 at 3:36pm — 4 Comments

Before you ask for someone's help

A leadership principle I've been thinking about a lot lately is this one: Leaders touch a heart before they ask for a hand.



Here are some practical ideas that I've been relearning from leadership expert, John C. Maxwell:

1. Communicate with openness and sincerity. I realize I need to call the people on my team and specifically appreciate for the ways they helped me last year. There's no room for general praises like Great job or Thanks. People want to know how they… Continue

Added by Peter Park on January 20, 2010 at 3:41pm — 1 Comment

I am back from Haiti, please PRAY!!

Hello fellow worship leaders, I know nobody here really knows me and probably didn't notice I was gone for 2 weeks..but here is why.



On January 6th, a group of 53 of us went down to Haiti on our yearly trip to help out the Mission of Hope (www.missionofhopehaiti.org). Our plans were to continue our water project there, which we did end up getting done phase 2 of it which was all we planned to do this year, but God had some other… Continue

Added by Tim Holley on January 19, 2010 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Available for speaking & music ministry engagements

Available for speaking & music ministry engagements for the Midwest (IN,IL,OH)

area from Jan 31st - Feb 14.

Also available for the Buffalo,Rochester,

Finger lakes,NY area (Feb 17-28th)

I come on a Free will offering bases.



For more info contact

GentleWind Ministries International

PO Box 44601

Indianapolis, IN 46244

317-767-4215



You can also copy & paste the following links.…



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Added by David Michael Carrillo on January 15, 2010 at 7:22pm — No Comments

Still

"Yeshua said to him. Let the dead bury their dead and go, proclaim the Kingdom of Eloah ... After these things, Yeshua appointed from his talmidim seventy-two others, and sent them two by two before his face to every region and city that he was about to go. And he said to them, The harvest is great, and the laborers few. Therefore, pray the master of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest ..." (Luke 9:60-62, 10:1-2, The Hebraic-Roots Version…

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Added by Kim Black on January 15, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

News update for January

Dear family, friends & partners in prayer,



Happy New Years!!!



I pray your New Year has been good so far. I spent the last few days of December and the first week of January sick in bed. Believe me it was no fun to be stuck in bed sick and miss ringing in the New Year.



But! I am really excited to see what the Lord has in store for GentleWind Ministries in 2010. 2009 was a very interesting year of new things and unexpected challenges.





2009… Continue

Added by David Michael Carrillo on January 13, 2010 at 12:07am — No Comments

Making the Most of What You Have

Coming into this new year, and really for the end of '09, my desire for the worship ministry in my church has been to do more with what we have.



The majority of my worship leading experience has been with full bands. Bass, drums, lead player and maybe another instrument thrown in for good measure. It has been quite a learning curve for me, to find ways to play dynamically with our current band set-up.



We have two small worship teams currently, in our 2 year old… Continue

Added by Spring Gouette on January 12, 2010 at 1:46am — No Comments

WAITING FOR DAYBREAK IS HERE!

Hi guys,



Time flies when you're having fun! Took us a while, but we are back with some new things...



First, our new band, WAITING FOR DAYBREAK is here! Check out the first song, a demo recording of "God Of Heaven," which is one of the songs we're preparing for our first CD! Let us know what you think of it.



Second, there's a video blog of the band & the recording process at… Continue

Added by PETRI NAUHA on January 12, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

A DEEPER PRAISE

About Midnight Paul And Silas

Were Praying And Singing Hymns To God,

And The Other Prisoners Were Listening To Them

Acts 16:25



What do we do when our hostile environment seems to get the best of us? If we're like most people, we fight back, lament our losses, or just get depressed. Not Paul and Silas. They sat in a dirty Philippian jail in the dark of night singing hymns to God.



The reason they were in jail to begin with was because they were obedient to… Continue

Added by Ricky Sim on January 11, 2010 at 2:26am — No Comments

IS GOD LOVING WHEN HE THROWS THE UNREPENTANT TO HELL?

Does God stop to be the God of Love, if He will throw the unbelievers or unrepentant to hell?



Many of us could not harmonize God's kindness with His sternness. But if we just set aside our human reasoning and accept what God's Word says, we could also "appreciate" His Wrath -- not only His Divine Love.



Study Psalms 136 and begin to see how His lovingkindness permeates His every act, even in such action in verses 15, 17-18"



"...swept Pharaoh and his army into the… Continue

Added by sairah jane cuizon on January 9, 2010 at 1:56pm — 1 Comment

Spirit & Truth Newsletter: "Can You Hear The Sound?" (January - 2010)

Greetings,



Can you hear the sound? This is the message that the Lord has been speaking to me since hosting our first Worship Conference back in September. The following paragraph below is a recap of a previous email of what took place during the conference:



"I was amazed by the theme the Lord gave me on the first night that carried throughout the conference. That theme came from Acts 2:1-2



1. When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one… Continue

Added by Damon Stuart on January 9, 2010 at 1:33pm — 3 Comments

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