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Time Capsule

I took a trip to the past last Sunday. Remember when Brooklyn Tab was all the rage? I think every choir in America had a copy of “He’s Been Faithful” in the early 90’s. Funny, when something was “it,” that something tends to stay “it,” thinking that it’s still “it.”…

Journey Church

>This week’s WorshipIdeas is by Chris Surratt, campus pastor of Seacoast Greenville. He and I both love to visit other churches when we can – here’s his account of Journey Church in Manhattan. Read his blog at: http://chrissur.blogspot.com/ My family and I recently took a week of vacation and headed…

Postmodern Stations

A few weeks ago I talked about how Seacoast Church is doing the new postmodern stations thing [read “Postmodern Path” below.] What’s so new about Communion and prayer? Here’s what: Seacoast’s version is optional and interactive. The modern service order is linear – announcements, music, offertory, sermon – insert whatever…

LifeChurch.tv

Want to visit a cutting edge church to recharge your creative batteries? How about Saddleback? Status quo. Mosaic? Overrated. Willow Creek? They had their heyday in the late 90’s. Surprisingly, I found the most innovative church I’ve *ever* visited not in a major metropolitan area like LA or Chicago, but…

Postmodern Path

A few weeks ago I talked about a new phase of my life – I’m now working with the music team of Seacoast Church here in Greenville. You can read more about it at this blog. At my first staff meeting, campus pastor Chris Surratt announced that the Seacoast campuses…

Preparation Makes Perfect

This week’s WorshipIdea original appeared in the 08.12.03 issue. Read the entire archive of past issues at the paid website WorshipMax.com: http://www.worshipmax.com As I’ve said before, it seems everyone and their brother is starting a contemporary worship service. Unfortunately, I’ve heard that many of these new services are failing. Often…

Mentoring

This week’s WorshipIdea is by Tom Lane, and was an article in the excellent Christian mag “Worship Musician Magazine.” I recommend this practical magazine and subscribe to it myself:http://www.worshipmusicianmagazine.com/ WorshipMax.com subscribers receive a 20% discount off the subscription:http://www.worshipmax.com Two things I remember from very early in my life, one is…

The Next Big Thing Part 2

Last week we talked about the new multi-site church movement that’s happening all over the country, and specifically about Seacoast Church in the southeastern part of the USA.The brand new book “The Multi-Site Church Revolution” by Geoff Surratt, Greg Ligon and Warren Bird talks in depth about this phenomenon, and…

The Next Big Thing

What would happen if Rick Warren started a church in your town? Would it suck the life out of other churches, much like Walmart sucks the life out of mom and pop stores when it builds a local supercenter? Get ready, because this just might be The Next Big Thing:…
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