Top 5 Christmas Mashups

The Christmas season is upon us!  And that means Christmas songs during our services! Some of us get excited by that idea. Others of us find it challenging to arrange a traditional carol in a modern context. Something we love to do that helps are mashups, combining two or more songs together. So we polled…

5 Keys to Stewarding God’s Presence

You could feel God in the room. The band had stopped playing and they were just waiting. My body felt heavy but also light at the same time. I had this warm feeling inside. People were singing out loving words to Jesus, some were weeping, some had expressions of joy on their faces. We knew…

Walking in the Light

As I was talking with Jesus, I heard him say this… Everything will always come into the light because that’s where I am, and that’s who I am. This is the only place you find real freedom and the only place I can heal you. Walk in the light as I am in the light….

Story Behind The Song: Have Your Way

Recently, we released our first album, BRING YOUR KINGDOM, which is a compilation of original songs from two of our campuses, Urbana and Sullivan.  It was a great first experience and we learned a lot!  We’ll share more about this later.  For each of the songs, we want to share the “Story Behind The Song.”…

Song Selection

After a discussion today about song selection, it made me think about how I choose songs for a worship set.  There are many ways to do this, but here’s the initial process I go through. First Question: What are the key verses being preached or what is the series or conference theme? This hasn’t always…

Worship Guitar 101 — Summer 2012 Classes!

Worship Guitar 101 was offered in the Summer of 2012.  The main goal of this class is to teach the basics of playing the guitar in the context of worship.  In this 4 week class, we cover basic chords, tuning, strumming, the use of the capo, bar chords, and more. Week 1  Download Manual: WorshipGuitar101Week1 Here…