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What Daft Punk can Teach Church Leaders

Posted by thethousandmarch on May 26, 2013 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

I’m sitting here listening to the new album from Daft Punk, which if you’ve never seen them are these guys –

From very early on in their careers they chose to obscure their identity and very few official pictures of the...

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Worship &/vs. Evangelism

Posted by thethousandmarch on September 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (2)

In my last post I referenced a White Horse Inn podcast in which they discussed the shift in the American church from the Sunday morning service being a time in which the disciples of Jesus are ministered to, to a time in which seekers are evangelized. I had two thoughts related to this topic. First - yes Christians are supposed to be served in the church service. Second – an evangelistic meeting, though valuable, canno...

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What's So Great About Liturgical Worship?

Posted by thethousandmarch on August 21, 2012 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)

A couple months ago I was listening to a White Horse Inn Podcast entitled The Worship Experience in which one of the hosts Kim Riddlebarger makes a very interesting comment about the “young, restless and reformed”. To summarize – these co...

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Two More Reasons I Practice the Liturgy

Posted by thethousandmarch on March 21, 2011 at 10:08 PM Comments comments (0)

First the structure of a liturgy can free a community from human ego and give the Spirit of God space to work. Structure actually promotes freedom, expression and creativity. This may seem counter-intuitive. It may seem that having an order of service, especially such a traditional one, would be stifling – I will admit that I have been to some liturgical services tha...

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Why I Practice the Liturgy

Posted by thethousandmarch on February 27, 2011 at 1:41 PM Comments comments (0)

The one little thing in a liturgical service that should and could be easily adopted by every church – and which is commonly lacking in most modern evangelical services – is the reading of scripture. Every single week in a liturgical service the community hears large sections of the Old and New Testaments read to them out loud – the primary manner in whic...

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Church Planting Update: And Now Outreach

Posted by thethousandmarch on February 4, 2011 at 9:48 PM Comments comments (4)

So we’ve been doing our thing, Mercy Community, for almost a year and some good stuff is going on. But, to be quiet honest I’ve been a bit disappointed. Now much of that may be our own fault. We may have jumped the gun a little on starting our worship service. Maybe we should h...

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Church Planting Update: Order of Service

Posted by thethousandmarch on April 26, 2010 at 10:22 PM Comments comments (0)

We had our first service last Sunday night. We didn't really remind anyone about it, so it was only Jessi, Ian, Cosette and I. That was alright, because it gave us a chance to run through what for us is a very new way of doing a church service. It went great. Here is our order of service. 

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