Freebie #53-Jeremy Mayfield & Dave Yauk: The Liturgy Project
May20
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Freebie #52-Jeremy Mayfield & Dave Yauk: “Shine On Us”
May13
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Freebie #40-Aaron Keyes: Truth In Creativity
Feb18
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Freebie #39-Aaron Keyes: Worship in Spirit and Truth
Feb11
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Freebie #38-Aaron Keyes: Character, Competency, and Creativity
Jan04
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Freebie #33-Zac Hicks: Worship & Mission
Dec31
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Honoring Christ In The Psalms-Day 3
Sep05

Honoring Christ In The Psalms-Day 3

Our Jesus, experienced the full spectrum of human experience and emotion while on earth. If we are to truly become “Christ-like,” we too are going to have to be equipped for all that life may bring. I believe it is the Psalms that prepare us with such a “strength of soul.” Each day in this study, we will ask you to explore a particular genre of poetic writing in the Psalms. We will ask for you to fellowship with the Lord in prayer...

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Freebie #10-Dr. Constance Cherry: Selecting Songs
Jul09

Freebie #10-Dr. Constance Cherry: Selecting Songs

In this video, Dr. Constance Cherry talks about the importance in selecting worship songs. We  are  giving  away  hundreds  of  videos  about  creative  ways  to  bring  Jesus  into  all  of  culture.  Go  to  www.makejesusculture.com  for  FREE  weekly  releases.  From  our  website  you  can  also  access  smaller  bundles  of  video  content  pertaining  to  all  realms  of  creativity  and  innovation  in  business,  education,...

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Soak: Giving People Time To “Take It All In”
Feb24

Soak: Giving People Time To “Take It All In”

A while ago we were privileged to be able to interview Jon Egan on the podcast and he shared with us a very important concept. And it’s one that I think we need should spend more time thinking about as worship leaders. Let me explain. We live on a farm. During the summer it can get to be pretty dirty around here. The first summer we lived in this house they were doing some logging. The dirt on the logging road was a real fine...

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My Worth is Not My Own
May18

My Worth is Not My Own

One of the greatest struggles we each face is the search for significance. Our 21st-century sense of identity is grounded in individualism, self-entitlement, and narcissism. From whom we marry to what career choice we make to what church we attend to what we think of church music, every choice is geared around what these things do for us. This attitude of consumerism is one of the most prevalent idols in Western culture and has become...

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Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 5: Target Practice
May19

Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 5: Target Practice

Part 5  |  What about Target Practice By Dave Yauk In Review… Before you read this visit Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 and Part 4. In previous posts we’ve looked at reconsidering the nature of our corporate singing in church. We’ve considered our singing through the use of these words: total, text, tone and target. I’ve also provided a resource called the Song Selection Rubric, that enables one to plug in their songs and categorize them...

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Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 4: Songs For The Forgotten
Apr21

Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 4: Songs For The Forgotten

Part 4  |  Songs for the Forgotten By Dave Yauk What about the affections… Before you read this visit Part 1 | Part 2 and Part 3. Recently, I found myself sipping beer and carrying on conversation with some good Christian blokes around a table at a local restaurant. We were philosophizing over the state of singing in the church, and talking about how the church has grown too “happy.” On a typical Sunday morning, a Western church goer...

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Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 3: Text Is Important
Mar17

Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 3: Text Is Important

Part 3  |  Text is Important By Dave Yauk The Total Story in Text… In case you haven’t tuned into previous posts, In Post 1, I introduced our series by considering Paul’s exhortation in Colossians as to why and how he thinks we should sing as Christians. In Post 2 I first explored how a good approach to singing would be to first ensure that we are singing the total scope of God’s story. I included a document for Corporate Worship...

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Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 2: Total In Scope
Feb18

Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 2: Total In Scope

Part 2  |  Total in Scope By Dave Yauk See Part 1 for Series Introduction  A (c)anon within a (C)anon…. I heard a Professor in college once say that most Christians are struggling deeply with their faith because they believe in a “canon within a Canon.” He made this statement while teaching the history behind how we received the 66 book Canon of The Bible. What he meant in this statement is that most Christians are like flower pickers...

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Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 1: For The Mind, Body and Soul
Jan21

Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 1: For The Mind, Body and Soul

Part 1  |  For the Mind, Body and Soul By Dave Yauk Songs are important to us!  They not only have the power to equip us for a good car ride but they rise to even higher levels of influence. Songs like My Generation, written by The Who, came to define actual points in history.  Jimi Hendrix defined a time period with All Along the Watchtower.  Fast forward into today with U2’s With or Without You, and again we find that a song’s...

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Do We Believe What We Sing?
Nov03

Do We Believe What We Sing?

In most modern day churches we sing.  Whether your church is modern or traditional, liturgical or free, you probably have singing as some part of your service.  Now the question of “Why do we sing?” is another matter for another time, but do we ever pay attention to what we sing? Recently I have moved and started at a new church as their Minister of Technical Arts.  This is a huge change for me, first just moving to a new church in a...

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