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Sunday Setlist - 25.10.15

Here are the songs we sung at our church on Sunday. It was quite a difficult morning as I was having a bad day! Yes - even worship leaders have bad days and get frustrated and angry. I took some time out before the service began to pray, repent, and get myself together. It was not easy - but God is good!

My Sunday Setlist: Great is Your Faithfulness (Unchanging) - Chris Tomlin

You Make Me Brave - Bethel

When My Heart Is Torn Asunder - Phil Wickham

Faithful One So Unchanging - Brian Doerksen

Your Eye Is On The Sparrow - Hillsong

A Song for Times of Sorrow

Usually I blog about my Sunday setlist, but today I am going to do things a little differently - I hope you don't mind?

Sunday was a sad time for our church congregation. One of our members had died on Friday evening after losing his battle with cancer. Not only that, but another family member of someone else in the congregation had died a week before that and there are still a couple of other church members who are  currently battling cancer.

The challenge for me as Worship Leader was, how do I acknowledge the grief and sorrow within the church, yet still finding a way to point towards the hope and glory of Jesus. Was there a way I could do both these things at the same time?

This beautiful and powerful song by Phil Wickham came to mind and it fitted the bill perfectly. We often shy away from singing about suffering, grief and death but this song confronts those issues head-on and I believe fills a great need in our worship song repertoire.

Go ahead and click on the video above …

Encouragement for the Small Church

Often overlooked and underestimated, small churches around the world serve a vital role in The Body of Christ. Looking at the analogy of the human body, there are thousands of small, interconnected parts - mostly microscopic in size - that serve a variety of extremely important functions that the body as a whole could not survive without.

I currently work within a small church. I have also had experience in a mega-church. Both have their merits and pitfalls - the grass isn't always greener on the other side, it's just different!
Redefine Success Sometimes I have to stop myself from falling into the trap of comparison. Constantly comparing the smaller, limited resources of my small church  and imagining what could be achieved 'if only' we were, bigger, better, more successful. Just look at what the mega-church down the road is doing - why can't we do that too . . .

Apart from being completely unrealistic and setting myself up for depressing disappointment, it also …