There is a better way: 4 thoughts on leading a Sunday meeting in Africa #Worship #Africa #Multicultural

THERE IS A BETTER WAY

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I once read a story of a man who would prepare his sermon on a serviette, and he’d do this during worship! And he’d do this every single Sunday! Sounds spiritual hey? You may be wondering why aren’t we all like that?

Does the Holy Spirit only move right before we are going to preach or sing, or can He also speak days, weeks, even months ahead of time?

Does having no plan in place mean we are leaving more room for the Holy Spirit?

Does having a plan in place mean we are leaving no room for the Holy Spirit?

What if we never planned and just left everything up to God?

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Do your Sunday morning sound check in 5 minutes!

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We have 1 hour on a Sunday to run through sound check, and spend 20 minutes of that time setting monitor levels.
It usually goes something like this:

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#Swaziland LTT 2013

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A team from our church (Solid Ground Church) have recently returned from attending a leaders training time in Bulembu, Swaziland, and I must say it was fantastic!

Myself, Elinor Olivier, Moses Tlamane, Khaya Mbhamali, Thabiso Mokoena and Gerald Scheepers all attended.

As far as I can remember, we’ve been going to the LTT since 2007 which makes this our 7th trip, and each year it gets better and better.

A team from Church Unlimited in Nelspruit arrange everything from accommodation to providing some of the best food I’ve ever eaten! Seriously, these guys don’t play around… Amongst other things, we had flapjacks with syrup and cream at tea time!

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Zombies, Wine, and Christian Music

I’m tired of Christian music. Well at least what is labelled Christian. What makes music Christian? The lyrics? The style? The pretty CD cover? The deep neck v’s and skinnys? The reference to god or God in the acknowledgments?

I remember shortly after giving my life to Jesus, [actually thinking about it now, I gave Him death. He gave me life], I remember going through CD acknowledgments and I’d look for references to God, or Jesus, or the Holy One and whatever that alluded to Jesus. If I found something, I would label the band as being Christian.

“Hey, did you know that U2 are a Christian band?” and “Guys, I think Iron Maiden are Christians too… no wait… nope, sorry.”

Michael Gungor has written a brilliant piece along these lines. Well worth the read here.

Gungor Music are a BRILLIANT band. Get your hands on their stuff.

Get out there and make good music. [note to self]

Jakes