CREATIVITY THAT CHANGES THE WORLD

When we create with Him, we are not just writing words or playing music, we are releasing Spirit. When we release Spirit, the world around us is required to change and transform.

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NGWB #105 LIFESTYLE OF WORSHIP - KENT HENRY

Worship is not just music, it comes from a position of identity. When we believe that we are His sons and daughters, then we live a life that is pleasing to him, delighting in him, being intimate with Him. A lifestyle of worship is a surrender of our life that our capacity could contain the atmosphere of heaven and change the world around us. It's not a lifestyle where we get more and more, keeping it all to ourselves. This is us offering ourselves as a river to the world.

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NGWB #104 REJECTING REJECTION

Rejecting rejection means looking at people through the lens of their potential and holding people accountible to the destiny of the kingdom that is within them.

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THE FOUR WALLS OF CHANGE

If we are ambassadors of heaven, then we are also charged with setting up a culture changing kingdom that operates under the rule and dominion of the King, on earth as it is in heaven.

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THE SOUND OF ONE BUILDER

Earth begins to resonate with heaven when we throw aside competition and unify around the presence.

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WHY WE CHAMPION PEOPLE

If what we are truly building is kingdom, it will last into the next generation. It will create a momentum that will catapult a whole new wave of leaders into an influencial and powerful place of heaven on earth.

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HEALTHY FAMILY

The truth is, that if we are lacking in healthy family and community, we can make the effort and build it. When we are intentional about doing this we set a pattern of abundant life in motion.

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NGWB #103 HIS UNEXPECTED GOODNESS

God's goodness is here to put chaos into order! His love is here to make wrong things right! In episode #103, we are exploring His unexpected goodness. The cornertone of our theology is that God is good. When we change our mindset to understand that God is good, and that we are instruments of God's goodness in the earth, then we reset our expectations and we start seeing His goodness made manifest in the world around us. Also, joining us in interview is Consumed By Fire!

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NGWB #102 THE PROCESS OF STABILITY

Listen to Hayley Kahler talk us through her story of abuse and recovery and the way that Jesus has made her stronger in the process.

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THE AMAZING FATHER OF THE PRODIGAL

When I put myself in that story I always came as a beggar. Now I close my eyes and see a father that is so delighted in me.

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INTIMACY AND URGENCY

We have said it, and many more have said it for decades before us, that entire cities will be so dramatically impacted from heaven that their nature will change. They will be so changed that certain aspects of the kingdom will thrive wonderfully there. We will see miracles and signs and wonders like we have never dreamed.

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NGWB #101 UNSilenced - Alan Garrett

What do powerful women look like? Does the bible really exclude women from leadership, authority, and power? Today we are fighting for your voice and place in the kingdom! Join us in our discussion as we dispel some of the myths and misconceptions about women in leadership and authority. Enjoy!

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MY STRUGGLE TO HOPE

Hope has never been a thing that comes easily to me. Neither has the belief that God is good. Actually, that is only part true. I have believed in His goodness for others, but not His goodness that is aimed toward my life.

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DREAM CULTURE

The dream culture would be a community of believers who would find their identity God intended for them and live it.

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THE DAY I RAN FOUR MILES

I had a good friend, who had started running, and man did she have goals. She ended up running an actual marathon. I cheered from my couch. For a short moment though, I let myself be swept into the running world.

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AN OFTEN OVERLOOKED WAY GOD SPEAKS TO US

Recently, I was faced with a difficult decision to make. It was something that I felt had to be done for the health of my family, but I was not happy about having to do it. I put it off as long as I possibly could.

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GET REAL

This year, set the temperature. We are called to be thermostats not thermometers.

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CULTURE THAT CHANGES THE WORLD

Are you a world changer? Only if you know how to fight for relationships, carry heaven with no personal agenda, and lay down your life in a way that propels people into their destiny.

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TWO RESPONSES TO PAIN

My whole life, I had held a secret longing for the Father/Daughter relationships that the Hallmark movies depicted. Sappy? Yes, but it was a girlhood dream.

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HIS KINGDOM AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS

Many times, Christians are seen as judgmental, belittling, domineering, prideful and arrogant. Are all Christians this way? NO! Are any Christians this way? YES!

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THE PROCESS OF STABILITY

Embrace the process. Embrace the daily steps. Give yourself lots of grace to start again, and again.

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WHAT KIND OF DISCIPLE IS HEAVEN LOOKING FOR?

Disciples should be supremely good at bringing the full expression of the kingdom of heaven into their city and region. They are carriers of The Voice for their city and articulators of heavens plans and agenda. They are free of competition and are uniquely equipped to empower others in their heaven on earth assignment. They are there to ensure that the fullness of the kingdom's potential is experienced by all, and that all are empowered to carry it’s experience.

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RE-PRESENTERS OF HIS ESSENCE

There are many things that are good, but when we find that one thing that our hearts desire, that needs to be the focus of our life.

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REDEFINING CREATIVITY

I have heard countless friends say things expressing disappointment about their own lack of creative ability. I’ve even been frustrated about this in my own life. How can something like creativity be so obviously important to God, but not be something that all of us possess in great quantity?

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THINGS THE GREAT ONES DO

Are you offended when people do well? Are you ship wrecked when others become great? Do you put on your pharisee hat when others are given a platform to influence the world for the sake of good while you are still in the shadows? These little tests from heaven will always come to check our hearts.

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I DARE YOU TO BE DIFFERENT

As a child, my little orphan heart craved attention. I was constantly on the look out for attention from any man. My grandfather, uncles, or pastors. Women however, were scary.

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THE WILD SEASON OF PARENTHOOD

Friends, here in the land of the wild ones, choices are made, the important choices that affect your children. Children, wild, quiet, ornery, beautiful, funny and crazy all have the same access to Holy Spirit as you do. They are just as capable as you in experiencing the power and presence of God.

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A LINE IN THE SAND

Only in the past 150 years or so have Christians separated evangelism from cultural transformation. They have put a high emphasis on personal renewal while leaving out an emphasis on kingdom cultural renewal. That is all about to change.

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ON THE OTHER SIDE OF PAIN

I told Jesus I wanted to feel all of the feels, walk through the messy and the scary. I would do it openly and honestly with Him. I have unapologetically cried, screamed, and cussed at Him and to Him. Then, I have looked at Him and unequivocally acknowledged Him as good, holy, faithful, trustworthy, loving, honoring, healing and mine.

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CURATORS

How would your life change if you activated yourself and began to champion the hearts of those around you? What if you became the curator of a culture that created a community that was set on a hill, that shone so brightly the whole world could see it?

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THE END OF PREJUDICE

What would happen if people had treated you, from the time you were a small child, as if you were going to be one of the most important people in history and eternity? What would happen if we chose to treat each other according to our eternal identity now?

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STEPPING INTO SONSHIP

In our generation, I feel like a revolution is stirring like no other. Where the tradition, language, and the beliefs of our predecessors were accepted as truth, we are now seeing an entire generation going after the heart of God for themselves. They are not settled on being an echo, but becoming a voice of truth and encounter in the earth.

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JUDGES, WARRIORS, AND HOUSEWIVES...OH MY!

I find the story of Deborah fascinating. In a time of great oppression, a woman was the judge of Israel. She held court and made political decisions. She then had the gumption to lead her people into a battle with their oppressor.

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I SAW A NEW JOPLIN

There is a new Joplin being born. I have wondered many times why God placed us here in Joplin at this time in our lives. Maybe it is to chronicle what is happening. Maybe it is to take part. Maybe it is to lead in some way. I don't know for sure, but what I do know is that in this new Joplin, what happens in the hearts of those here will shoot outward from this place and begin implanting itself in other communities.

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WILL THE REAL LEADERS PLEASE STEP FORWARD

The sons of God are the true shapers of the century. They are emerging to set chaos into order and are stepping into unsolvable problems as heroes. They push aside fear and impossibility in order to rescue, save, and deliver with wisdom, signs, wonders, and miracles.

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PODCAST 61 TRAVIS RYAN - SHIFTING CULTURE AS SERVANTS

This weeks podcast is with Integrity Music's Travis Ryan! "We Believe" which was carried to the top of charts by the Newsboys in 2015.

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GOD HAS A DREAM

It seems like the church is waiting for the next command from God, but He is waiting on the dream of his people.

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THE FALSE STANDARD

There's this standard. This nice wall, politely decorated, a wall, a rule that says we don't talk about things that are hard, things that hurt. It's uncomfortable, and quite frankly not polite dinner talk.

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GENERATIONS: PART 2

As I was working in my office, I suddenly found myself standing over a valley that was filled with an entire generation. They were despondent, bored, and doing nothing. Jesus started speaking to me...

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GENERATIONS: PART 1

I believe that God want's to see an entire generation mobilized to carry heaven and shift culture. They are not going to accomplish this by simply starting more churches or ministries, but by uniting as the Body of Christ under His voice.

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BOUND, BUT ALIVE!

You know, Jesus did not remove Lazarus’ grave clothes Himself. He instructed the people around him to do it. We all have our Lazarus moments and our “friends” moments. It is key that we do it all with love and compassion and joy because we are all in the process of being set free.

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FROM THE PRAYER ROOM TO THE MARKETPLACE

In the past 10 years, I've seen more supernatural things happen than what I've experienced for the other 50+ years of my life. By supernatural, I'm referring to things that I could not naturally do on my own. I've also seen a pronounced focus on worship. Normally, when I think of worship, I thing of singing and music but God is expanding our understanding of worship.

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Encounters With God Position You For Exploration And Discovery

Encounters are often an invitation to something more. As you're enveloped in the presence of God, you gain fresh insights and are positioned to go new places.

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Worship, Offering All of Me!

No one else's story is exactly like yours and no one else's testimony of God's power and grace on their lives is exactly like yours. No one else's worship will ever resound through the atmosphere like yours. Don't let your wavelength of worship flat-line!

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WHEN WILL REVIVAL HAPPEN?

It’s obvious to believers that things are out of control in the United States of America. However, this is not an article about how terrible things have become. I am declaring it’s time for all who believe that Jesus Christ is Lord to rise up and take our place as those who are in charge.

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A WAVE IS COMING

We've been satisfied with a good song list on Sunday, when God is asking us to shift the atmosphere over our cities and regions so that healing starts breaking out, so that mental illness and depression starts to be broken off of people's lives, so that the entire economic structure of cities begins to be revitalized and renewed.

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THE DAY I BELIEVED THE LIE

I remember the day I believed the lie. It was the first day of second grade. My parents had just divorced and we had moved. I was standing in the breezeway between buildings at a new school. It was like a scene in a movie as I stood there, lost, watching people walk past me in what seemed like slow motion.

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WHAT IF

What happens when a city begins to love well? What happens when a city is suddenly awakened to what is in His heart? We are yearning to see the answers to these questions, not just because we love Him, but because we have started to see His presence manifesting in community.

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I AM NOT AN ORPHAN

I have been on a journey for the last year. It’s been a journey of understanding the Father heart of God. Acknowledging my own emptiness in this area. Allowing God to fill it with Himself.

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CHANGING ATMOSPHERES

As worshippers, we are beginning to understand that not only are we leading worship for those in the room with us, but we are speaking, declaring, and adavancing a kingdom against powers of darkness that have set themselves up over entire cities and regions.

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UP FROM THE ASHES...

Today marks four years since an EF5 tornado devastated the town of Joplin, Mo. More than 150 people lost their lives in this tragic event. It looked like a bomb had gone off. Entire neigborhoods were reduced to rubble, trees stripped of all their leaves and branches, even the grass was torn from the ground leaving the bare dirt in it's wake.

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CULTURE CHANGERS CONFERENCE 2015

We are proud to announce the Nextgen Worship Culture Changers Conference 2015. The conference will be held on September 10th, 11th, and 12th at Faith Assembly in Joplin, Mo. Special conference guests include Integrity Music Artist Worship Mob, Integrity Music Artist, Songwriter, and Worship Leader, Dustin Smith and Band, from ONE Worship Gatherings San Diego, Henry Haney, Mark and Debbie Hendrickson from Dwelling Place Ministries in Kansas City, MO, Tim Stark, Pastor of Christocentric Life Pursuit Church, Daryl Billings co-founder and Director of Crossroads International House of Prayer in Joplin, MO and John Hendrickson, drummer and percussionist on Bethel Music's Loft Sessions album.

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UNITE WORSHIP GATHERINGS

What does it look like for worshippers from 25 plus churches to come together for 24 hours of worship? No preaching, no stage, no agenda.

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SONGWRITER COLLECTIVE #1

So often, we look at ourselves as insignificant in the kingdom. We compare ourselves to others who are doing great things and dismiss our dreams because we don't feel qualified. The truth is, almost everyone starts out as a single voice at their kitchen table dreaming of ways they can change the world.

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GENERATIONS

Forty years ago there was a generation that was involved in a great move of the Kingdom. We called it the Jesus Movement. People found Jesus and fell in love with Him. A new style of music and living for Jesus swept across the land.

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ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO SEE TRANSFORMATION

Believers often talk about counteracting evil. Yet, a forgotten dimension of this is learning to dwell in heavenly realms, picking up on the attitudes and mindset of the Father.

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A LEVITICAL CALL TO MODERN DAY WORSHIP

God is raising up in this day a tribe of modern day levites who will protect the presence Of God, worship In spirit & truth, and receive the fire He has sent and placed on the altar of the hearts of the ones who will burn in holiness for Him.

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THE SHOCKING REASON WHY THE WORLD'S NEVER GOING TO END

Sometimes Jesus talks about realities that His beloved children don't seem to comprehend. It's quite common for Him to talk about a realm grander than the imagination. Though difficult to conceive, we're being invited to somehow re-frame everything in light of His transforming Kingdom.

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THE GREATEST, AWESOMEST, OVER-THE-TOP, CRAZY-GOOD, BEST DAY – EVER!

The most important day of all human history, without a doubt, is the day that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead. Everything changed from that day on. It is the pivot point of redemption.

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ALBUM REVIEW: SARAH BRUSCO - THE WOVEN WHISPER

Weaving through a tapestry of sounds and vocals, Sarah and Eben take the listener on a journey of the soul led by her own heart as she releases the story of her own journey with God through music.

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MAKERS OF THE PEACEFUL PLACE

The best the world has to offer is garbage compared to what Jesus brings into our lives. As worshipers, we have the privilege of creating an atmosphere where the glory of God is abundantly rich.

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ALBUM REVIEW: WORSHIP MOB - CARRY THE FIRE

For the first time, Worship Mob will share their songs through a full-length album, Carry the Fire, which Integrity will release March 3rd as a physical CD and as a digital album through service providers such as iTunes and Amazon.

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THE VOICE

What if God's people began to take seriously the gift of a voice in their life. With one word from God, we can influence decisions that cause ripple effects through out an entire community. Cities and nations are built on the words of men. What if those words were the words that came from the heart of God?

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FAITH BRINGS FREEDOM WHERE FEELINGS FAIL

God has called us to be spiritual daredevils. Not a devil in the evil sense, but men and women who can look fear in the face and laugh fear to death. Spiritual daredevils know in whom their identity is found and are fearless to do whatever the Lord calls them to do, no matter how crazy something appears to be in the natural.

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DOORKEEPERS IN THE HOUSE OF GOD PSALM 84:10

The musicians and singers were not only valuable for the protection of the nation. Worship leaders are doorkeepers and are protecting the thresholds to the chambers of the Lord. They are in charge of opening and closing the doors at the proper times.

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ONE BITE AT A TIME

Joshua faced a city. A city that was not only big, it had a VERY BIG wall! God didn’t direct Joshua to take his city in a day. He didn’t win it with one inspired song. God’s strategic plan was to take the city of Jericho one obedient step at a time: One bite at a time.

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THE LORD STOPS COUNTING AT ONE

When the Lord sees a crowd of believers, He stops counting at ONE. It’s the unity of the community that moves Him to bless.

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WHAT IF... A CITY?

Worshipers, we are called to speak and release the things of the kingdom in such a way that nations are awakened.

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ARE YOU LIVING AN INSIGNIFICANT LIFE?

As children of the king and carriers of the atmosphere of another world, we are commissioned with the responsibility of advancing the kingdom of God in a way that darkness is destroyed and lives are redeemed and transformed.

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FEAR IS A BULLY

There is only one way to deal with a bully spirit like fear. Instead of running from it, or ignoring it, you turn on it and push back! How? With your words!

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HOLY SPIRIT - A SHAPESHIFTER

The gifting and talents the Lord has placed in you, as worshipers, can set up the atmosphere for many experiences with Holy Spirit. You have been designed and shaped to shift the atmosphere.

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TAG. YOU'RE IT!

It may take you a while to find your destiny and purpose or you may already know. God wants to advance His kingdom. He wants it more than we do.

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WORSHIP: WHERE GOD'S GOODNESS OVERFLOWS

There are many, many, many effects on our personal lives as a result of being in God's presence in worship. Healing happens. Chains are broken. Provision is released. Refuge is found. The enemy is even forced to flee. Our lives simply cannot remain as they are when we experience His presence.

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THE NEW SOUND THAT CHANGES DESTINY

If you've heard there is a new sound coming, join the crowd. Let's explore if there is a new sound on the earth and what it may be for.

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FOUR BASIC THINGS TO REMEMBER ABOUT GOD

It’s a new year, a time to review the past year, make adjustments and set new goals.

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A PARADIGM SHIFT

Many times in our lives we need to adjust how we live. In those times, we need a paradigm shift in order to have new perspectives and maybe even new beliefs.

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SPONTANEOUS AND PROPHETIC WORSHIP

Prophetic atmospheres create a space for revelation to come. It is crucial that we as a culture, learn how to steward prophetic atmospheres. Powerful moments ignite when God’s words are heard. Our songs are the runway to the prophetic. Cool fact: When David played over Saul, Saul was delivered.

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WHAT IS COMMUNITY?

We talk a lot about community at #nextgenworship. Recently someone asked what exactly I meant when I used the word "community"? This is actually an excellent question.

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DO WE SHUT PEOPLE OUT OF THE PRESENCE?

Sometimes tradition can mimic encounter. It seems like congregations and groups the world over are asking these questions again: "What is church? What is Worship?"

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WHY YOUR BEST PEOPLE ARE LEAVING

Through the years in my role as a worship leader, I always have tried to find the balance between guiding my team and giving them responsibility and authority in the creative realm. Mostly this has been a big experiment, and at times it didn't go as well as I would have liked it to.

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CHANGING A NEGATIVE LIFE

Have you ever noticed that you have a tendency to go in the direction you are looking? When you are driving and you are looking at a something to your right, your vehicle will drift to the right. It’s the same with our lives. If we don’t like the direction our lives are headed then we need to see how we are viewing life.

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A NEW DAY FOR WORSHIP LEADERS

I believe we are in a season where WORSHIP LEADERS will have opportunities to bring people into a new revelation of the love of the Father’s heart. There will also be greater gifts poured out for those who are willing to step into the haunting realm of the unseen, holy things.

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MAYBE YOU WERE CREATED FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS

WORSHIP LEADERS: You are charged with more than arranging and leading songs during a church service. You are to lead praise and adoration to the Lord and you are to lead His people out of bondage and into the freedom of His promises.

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WHAT ARE THE DREAMERS DOING?

Having a dream is the intro to seeing that dream realized. Acknowledging what is in your hand, recognizing what is in your reach and knowing that God is going to provide, are the keys to seeing your dreams come true. Most people never see their dreams come true, not because they don't like to dream, rather because they are not doing anything about their dreams. The question remains, what are the dreamers doing?

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