Sing a new song

One of the amazing things about worshipping a God who is “omni-everything” is that we can sing forever and still never run out of words or ways to express our worship. It’s mind-blowing to think that, after thousands of years of worship, people are still writing amazing new songs to express timeless truths about our God and in worship to him. The book of Revelation tells us that, even at the end of all things and into eternity, heaven sings a new song (Revelation 14).

Can you imagine? Angels an heavenly hosts who’ve sung praises for millenia, still coming up with new songs, and new expressions of praise.

The Bible tells us to “sing to the Lord a new song” (Psalm 96:1 is one of many references). While I love old songs and classics (Some of my all-time favourite songs are still old hymns) there is something about a new song. It brings new energy, new perspectives, and a fresh expression that brings new life. I love it when we teach a new song to the congregation, they get hold of it and we sing it with gusto together.

Here are a few songs that are “new songs” in my personal worship that I’m loving at the moment. What about you? Any new songs that are grabbing your heart?

Leading Worship that Flows

Some practical equipping thoughts for worship leaders and musicians on leading a time of worship that flows and helps people encounter God without obstacles

Empower Worship 2012

We recently put on “Empower Worship” – a one day conference to empower the worshipping church by gathering together and training our worship teams and pastors from the different Every Nation London congregations (and a special guest leader from our Every Nation Dublin.

I’ve heard a lot of teaching on worship in my time. I have to say that the opening session by Wolfgang Eckleben’s blog, our senior pastor is probably one of the best teachings I’ve ever heard on worship and the church, so I highly recommend it.

If you weren’t able to make the day (or are somewhere else around the world and want some free equipping) take some time out to listen to these sessions, and we trust you will be empowered to worship.

Sessions included:

1. Worship Is… : The Priority, Pattern, and Power of Worship

2. Lead Worshippers : Living what we lead

3. Band Workshop : Making a sweet sound

4. Holy Spirit Led Worship

5. Question/Answer forum – with a panel of worship leaders, musicians, and pastors

You can get all this and more from the download browser of our website.

Worship – The Exchange with Ed Stetzer

Very good discussion session hosted by Ed Stetzer with Stuart Townend, Aaron Keyes and Kelly Minter. Highly recommended for anyone in worship ministry – particularly worship leaders.

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Coiling Cables

It’s not the sexiest job in the world, but the reality is if you’re involved in a modern worship team, or you do any kind of production or setup then at some point you’re going to need to know how to coil a cable.

If you know how to do it properly then it’s quick and easy. If you don’t then it takes ages and quickly becomes a rapid jungle of tangles.

I learnt how to do it properly and quickly by watching this video – and can now do it at least 5 times faster than I did before. 20 minutes of practice now will save you loads of time in the long run.

Here it is….

Not HOW but WHO

How we should worship has always been a subject of debate. Throughout the history of the church – and before – people have debated what is appropriate, what is correct, what is preferable. Here’s what Jesus said on the matter….

Capo Magic

capoHere’s a little crib sheet Rich put together for acoustic guitarists on how to use a capo to make things easier to sing or to play.

Capo Magic