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Join Us for The Worship Central Course!

I won’t lie. I’m pretty excited about this!

Beginning Tuesday June 9th @ 7.30pm (continuing every 2 weeks), we will be walking through the excellent 7 part Worship Central course at STORYCHURCH (100 Pleasant Dr, Durham, NC 27703).

  • Session 1: Why Is Worship Central
  • Session 2: Encounter God
  • Session 3: Leading Worship
  • Session 4: Releasing Creativity
  • Session 5: The Effective Team
  • Session 6: How To Play Together
  • Session 7: The Authentic Leader

If you’re on a worship team or simply have a passion for worship, we’d love (love, love) for you to join us. It’s true, you could download the materials yourself and work through them with your own teams, at your own church. But where’s the craic in that?

At each session we will hang out (~30mins), worship together (~20mins), watch the session video (~25mins), discuss what we watched (~20mins) and then finally pray together (~15mins). It will be awesome.

Not only will our individual worship teams be better for it, but we will be connecting teams across the city, and the triangle, enabling us to be a support to each other. We’re all in this together.

So, action time! Sign up for FREE at our STORYCHURCH connection group page and let us know you’re coming!

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This Week’s Sources Of Learning – 09 May 2014

Here are a selection of podcasts, blog posts and books that I’ve been learning from this week. You can view all of these weekly posts here.

I’m always looking for fresh podcasts/books/music, so if there’s any that you particularly enjoy, let me know.

Podcasts

  • Iceberg (Part 2)STORYCHURCH
  • How To Lead When You’re Not In Charge (Part 1) – Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast
  • Do You Have These 5 Characteristics of a Great Leader? – Perry Noble Leadership Podcast

Books

  • The Six Hats of the Worship Leader – Rich Kirkpatrick
  • Multiply – Francis Chan
  • Good To Great – Jim Collins

Music

The whole worship/media team got together last weekend and it was interesting to go through a number of new songs together and discuss which ones we thought would work or not work within STORYCHURCH.

We asked ourselves the following questions when listening through each song (an idea I took from a post by Stephen Brewster).

  • Does song X draw you into worship/greater connection with God?
  • Is song X memorable?
  • Do you think STORYCHURCH will corporately connect to song X?
  • Do you personally like song X?

It was a great exercise, although next time we should probably ask the team to bring just ONE song each.

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This Week’s Sources of Learning – 02 May 2014

Here are a selection of podcasts, blog posts and books that I’ve been learning from this week. You can view all of these weekly posts here.

I’m always looking for fresh podcasts/books/music, so if there’s any that you particularly enjoy, let me know.

Podcasts

  • Interview With Pastor Steven Furtick – Perry Noble Leadership Podcast

Books

  • Half way done: The Six Hats of the Worship Leader – Rich Kirkpatrick
  • Started: Multiply – Francis Chan
  • Starting Soon: Good To Great – Jim Collins

Music

Listening to more music than podcasts over the last couple of weeks.

  • Borderland – John Mark McMillan
  • Take It All – Passion

Blogs

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This Week’s Sources Of Learning – 18 Apr 2014

Here are a selection of podcasts, blog posts and books that I’ve been learning from this week. You can view all of these weekly posts here.

I’m always looking for fresh podcasts/books/music, so if there’s any that you particularly enjoy, let me know.

Podcasts

  • Signs You’re an Overwhelmed Leader – Perry Noble Leadership Podcast
  • Leading A Team Meeting – Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast
  • Inteview with Dabo Swinney – Perry Noble Leadership Podcast

Books

  • Completed Jesus > Religion – Jefferson Bethke Review StarReview StarReview StarReview StarReview Star
  • Completed Simply Strategic Volunteers: Empowering People For Ministry – Tony Morgan & Tim Stevens Review StarReview StarReview StarReview StarReview Star
  • Started The Six Hats of the Worship Leader – Rich Kirkpatrick

Thoughts

Some random thoughts at the moment – I cannot recommend the above (completed) books enough.  Jesus > Religion is excellent to read alone, or even as part of small group – great end of chapter discussion questions. If you lead a team of volunteers, Simply Strategic Volunteers is an absolute must read. You will not be disappointed.

Click track, click track, click track. I’m going to be looking at ways to introduce a click track. If you have used click tracks, share your experience with me – how did you introduce it? What equipment did you use? How long did it take to feel like a natural part of playing? Etc.

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This Week’s Sources Of Learning – 28 Mar 2014

Here are a selection of podcasts, blog posts and books that I’ve been learning from this week. You can view all of these weekly posts here.

I’m always looking for fresh podcasts/books/music, so if there’s any that you particularly enjoy, let me know.

Podcasts

  • #31: Music, Production, Songwriting, and Moving God’s Heart: Interview with Gabriel Wilson – Beyond Sunday Worship Leader Podcast
  • #32: Breaking Out Of A Broken System: An Interview with Seth Bolt Of Needtobreathe – Beyond Sunday Worship Leader Podcast
  • Leading For Transformation: Part 2 – Jesus Culture Leadership Podcast
  • Leading From Prayer: Part 1 – Jesus Culture Leadership Podcast

Books

  • Jesus > Religion – Jefferson Bethke
  • Simply Strategic Volunteers: Empowering People For Ministry – Tony Morgan & Tim Stevens

Blog Posts

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This Week’s Sources Of Learning – 21 Mar 2014

Here are a selection of podcasts, blog posts and books that I’ve been learning from this week. You can view all of these weekly posts here.

I’m always looking for fresh podcasts/books/music, so if there’s any that you particularly enjoy, let me know.

Books

I finally completed The Emotionally Healthy Church by Peter Scazzero. Liz claims I cheated, because I ended up buying the audio edition from audible and just listening to the last half of the book.

I haven’t digested many books this way before. I listened to it as I commuted to and from work this week. It was good, and allowed me time to go back and revisit some chapters for a second time.

Still working through Simply Strategic Volunteers: Empowering People For Ministry – Tony Morgan & Tim Stevens. This is a great resource. You need to get it!

I can’t wait to devote a little more time now to finishing off Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough.

Podcasts

No podcasts this week.  I was too busy trying to cram in the remainder of Emotionally Healthy Church!


The Amazon links within this week’s post use my Amazon affiliate Id.  It would be pretty cool if I was able to have this blog pay for itself.  Y’know?

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This Week’s Sources of Learning – 15 Mar 2014

Here are a selection of podcasts, blog posts and books that I’ve been learning from this week. You can view all of these weekly posts here.

I’m always looking for fresh podcasts/books/music, so if there’s any that you particularly enjoy, let me know.

Podcasts

  • Vision Is A Team Sport – The Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast
  • #086: What To Do When You Feel Overwhelmed – Michael Hyatt Podcast
  • #082: How To Keep Your Team Aligned During Times of Intense Change – Michael Hyatt Podcast

Books

  • Jesus > Religion – Jefferson Bethke
  • Simply Strategic Volunteers: Empowering People For Ministry – Tony Morgan & Tim Stevens
  • The Emotionally Healthy Church – Peter Scazzero

Blogs

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