A great time of slowing down

We had a fantastic time at the Engage Worship Day on the 21st of February. Leaders, volunteers and guests all contributed to a restful and nourishing time. Read the full report here. The pictures below are from the prayer stations.

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Posted: 12 Jan 2015 09:13

We're really excited about the Engage Worship Day for 2015 happening on the 21st Feb in Luton!  Here's a little teaser promo you can share: <br> Our theme will help us strip away some of the good-but-not-essential elements which crowd in on our church services, and focus us on the heart of worship.  We'll be exploring simplicity, reflection and sustainability in worship ministry.  The afternoon workshops are very practical, covering all the instruments and also issues of planning and leading worship.  Plus the main auditorium will be left as a quiet, reflective space, for those who want to treat the day more...

Posted: 07 Nov 2014 09:35

It is a busy time of year for those of us involved in worship planning!  But we're here to help with a bunch of ideas, music and visuals to add a fresh creative touch to your services and celebrations.  First place to start is using our Theme search to look at Advent and Christmas themed material. RESOUNDworship.org Christmas Songs This songwriting group which Sam is involved in has recently released a CD of all its Christmas material.  Beautifully arranged and produced without a jingle bell or a rocked-up carol in sight!  You can buy the CD from the RESOUNDworship.org site, and get...

Posted: 06 Oct 2014 09:02

We're really excited about our 'Engage with God' Family Advent Creative Journal!  It aims to help all the family engage with the themes of Advent and Christmas through creative ideas and interactive worship. It was sent to some experts in family ministry, and we've had some great feedback including this from Martin Saunders (Youthscape, former editor of Childrenswork mag): "I love this idea - a practical way for families to explore and deepen faith together.  Clever ideas, engaging design - and some genuine depth.  I've never seen anything like it!"    We're doing a fantastic bargain-deal for buying in bulk, so do check...

Posted: 08 Sep 2014 10:27

We've just returned from teaching at the first week-long Albanian School of Worship.  This was brilliantly organised by Beni and Irma Xhako, and was a real joy to be part of!  We had the privilege of working with over 20 students, ages ranging between 16-45.  We taught a range of material, including stuff from our book How Would Jesus Lead Worship, Bible-based subjects we would usually do at a church training day, plus practical things such as guitar and voice sessions, band rehearsal skills and songwriting. We've written some reflections which you can read here, based on our experiences and thoughts.  Here we...

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 10:45

London School of Theology, where Sam works has programme leader of the Theology & Worship course, has been busy!  He's just finished writing a module on Issues in Contemporary Christian Worship for the new MA in Integrative Theology, with options in Music & the Arts, and Christian Worship Studies. The LST Choir has just released a single called Voice (video below, single available from iTunes and other digital outlets).  In the Autumn they will be releasing an accompanying set of interviews and study notes, so do look out for this! LST is also hosting two amazing conferences relating to music and songs...

Engage With God DVD
Engage Day 2015 report
It was such a joy to lead the Engage Worship Day on Saturday 21st Feb, 2015.  We had felt God lead us to a theme of Slow Down: being still...
Good Friday All-Age Prayer Stations
Bible Refs: Eph 2:9-10, Phil 2:7-8, Col 1:20, 1 Cor 10:16-17, Heb 10:20
Lent Family Creative Journal - Downloadable versions
Bible Refs: Rom 6, Matt 6, Matt 4, Lev 23:42-43, Isa 58, Joel 2, Luke 23, Matt 27, John 19, John 12, John 13, Luke 22, John 15, Mrk 16
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