STORYCHURCH Set List – 27 Jul 2014

My Guardian – Ben Cantelon (F) The Same Love – Paul Baloche (Bb) Everlasting God – Brenton Brown (Bb) Lord I Need You – Matt Maher (B) God Is Able – Hillsong (B) Here is a little of the thought process behind the song selection. We’re all human and we all have weaknesses, every one […]

Why I’m Excited About Our New Building

COOL LOCATION HIGH VISIBILITY BIG IMPACT NO MORE SETUP NO MORE TEAR DOWN HOSTING WORSHIP EVENTS HOSTING SONGWRITING GROUPS MORE TEAM HANGOUTS CONTROLLABLE LIGHTING BETTER AUDITIONS BETTER ACOUSTICS BETTER STAGE DESIGN WORSHIP TEAM TRAINING MEDIA TEAM TRAINING RECORDING MUSIC WIFI RECORDING MUSIC VIDEOS RECORDING ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEOS MORE KEYBOARD INSTRUMENT STORAGE CROSS CHURCH WORSHIP TEAM HANGOUTS DRUM HOUSE TEAM GROWTH BETTER REHEARSALS LONGER LASTING GEAR LIFE CHANGE These are thoughts from a worship/media team perspective. They are thoughts, future dreams, could be’s, hope so’s, wish for’s. Let me know if there’s anything you would add.

I Don’t Deserve It!

My reading plan landed in Ruth 2 this morning, and verse 13 stood out to me. She said, “Oh sir, such grace, such kindness – I don’t deserve it. You’ve touched my heart, treated me like one of your own. And I don’t even belong here!” What struck me about Ruth’s statement is this – […]

Is technology eroding our relationships?

This new piece of artwork from Banksy says so much about relationships today. In one hand, the modern smartphone is an amazing device that keeps us all connected, available and organized, among many other things. On the other hand, it can be a barrier to meaningful, distraction-free dialog with people you are actually present with. […]

Worship & Media Team Thoughts

We held a worship & media team get-together last night, which just happened to coincide with St.Patrick’s day, making it awesome times two. Liz cooked up some Shepherd’s pies and some soups,  and I made Banoffee pie for desert.  We spent some time just eating and socializing together. During the second part of the evening, […]

Don’t Look For Shortcuts

“Don’t look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don’t fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do. The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires total attention.” (Matthew 7:13, 14 MSG)

God’s Love Is Infinitely Inclusive

Can you imagine what it would have been like to grow up learning about God but being prohibited from sharing this knowledge with people who weren’t like you? Or being forbidden to associate with people who weren’t like you? This was a very real scenario for Jewish people (Acts 10:28) and  because of that, early […]

A Gentle and Quiet Whisper

Then he was told, “Go, stand on the mountain at attention before God. God will pass by.” A hurricane wind ripped through the mountains and shattered the rocks before God, but God wasn’t to be found in the wind; after the wind an earthquake, but God wasn’t in the earthquake; and after the earthquake fire, […]

Perfectionism Kills My Creativity

I was talking to a friend a while back about perfectionism. It happens to be part of both of our personality makeups – and it’s both a blessing and a curse. Perfectionism can keep you striving to produce something better. It stops you settling for the first draft. That’s good, right? Everyone knows there’s so much […]

God Looks Into The Heart

When they arrived, Samuel took one look at Eliab and thought, “Here he is! God ’s anointed!” But God told Samuel, “Looks aren’t everything. Don’t be impressed with his looks and stature. I’ve already eliminated him. God judges persons differently than humans do. Men and women look at the face; God looks into the heart.” […]