An Exercise in Kingdom-mindedness
August 13, 2009, 1:34 am
Filed under: church, events, gospel, ministry, worship

For the past two years, I’ve been part of a prayer group consisting of pastors from four different churches in the Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates area. We gather monthly to pray for one another’s ministries as well as to intercede on behalf of our community. It has been a great experience of partnership in the Gospel that we are hoping would spread to our whole congregations as well. This past July 12th, we brought all of our congregations together for a combined Sunday service and picnic. It was a great time of worship as we focused on the Kingdom of God. The picnic was also a lot of fun as people had an opportunity to interact over food and sports. As pastors, we are praying that we could continue to encourage one another and partner in greater ways to serve our cities in Jesus’ name.

Here is a video we showed as part of the worship service :


CYR 2008 – Salvation Is Here and Remedy
November 20, 2008, 5:49 pm
Filed under: ministry, music, worship

Earlier this year, some of the Immanuel worship team members and myself had the privilege of serving at the Chicago Youth Revival.  Here is some footage of the praise:

Worship Conference for Chicago Area YG
November 20, 2008, 6:48 am
Filed under: church, leadership, ministry, music, worship

worship2On Saturday, December 13, at Alliance Fellowship Church, I’ll be participating in a Worship Conference sponsored by J-Gen for Chicago-area youth groups .  It will be a time for theological as well as musical instruction for students who are serving in worship ministry.  I’ll be partnering with some  incredible musicians/worshippers with whom I’ve served on  a number of worship teams for conferences, revival meetings, and other special events.  There will be hands-on instruction for acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboard, bass, drums, vocals, miscellaneous percussion, and even mixer.    

For more information or to register, click here.

Beauty For Ashes
November 6, 2008, 9:31 pm
Filed under: music, worship

I found this old video on my hard drive of me, Sandy, Andy, Aurum, and Ador (not shown) back in 2003 playing Beauty For Ashes by Shane and Shane for a praise night.  Notice Aurum’s hair (or lack thereof), and my poor use of delay on an acoustic guitar…what was I thinking?