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Empowering People

This weekend, March 3-5, I’m leading worship with Peter Neumann for the BASS Convention at Redwood Chapel in Castro Valley. I’ll be equipping others through teaching workshops throughout the weekend. There is a theme in all that I am doing right now through Heartfelt Music: Empowering others to be more effective. Whether it is in playing guitar, singing, songwriting, recording, leading music, or simply worshiping the living God, infusing others with confidence and skill enables them to reach their God-given potential. I’m teaching at Valley Christian School, working on a Masters Degree through Full Sail University, giving private guitar lessons, helping with the Mount Hermon Community, and leading worship every Sunday at various churches. Thank you for your continued prayers and encouragement. Pray that God would empower me to empower others in making significant changes our world, which desperately needs God’s touch.
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The BASS Church Workers Training

March 3-5, Peter Neumann and I will be leading worship for the BASS Convension’s Friday and Saturday general sessions and teach training workshops throughout the weekend. I’ll be teaching Songwriting, Worship Leading, and Dynamic Guitar in Worship. There are over 300 workshops for every church worker. Come up and say hi after one of the general sessions.
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Easter Sunrise Service at Mount Hermon

On Easter morning, there will be a Sunrise Service with Mount Hermon Christian Conference Director Mike Romberger speaking and I’ll be leading in worship. It begins at 6:30am with singing and praise. It has been offered to the public annually for over 60 years. Anyone who wishes to join in the community celebration of Christ’s resurrection is welcome to attend.
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VCS Conservatory of the Arts goes to Hume Lake

Last weekend, 26 students and 4 adults from the Valley Christian High School Conservatory went to Hume Lake for their Winter Weekend. Many rededicated their lives to Christ. The weekend was both fun and fruitful!
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Coming Events

March 3-5 (Thu-Sat)
Leading worship & workshops at the BASS Church Workers Convention, Redwood Chapel, 19300 Redwood Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546.
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March 6, 13, & 27 (Sun)
Leading worship with San Jose Christian Reformed Church, 5150 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124. The service begins at 10:00am.
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March 27 (Sun)
Leading worship at Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center’s Sunrise Service, 37 Conference Dr, Mt Hermon, CA 95041. The service begins at 6:30am.
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January Happenings & Update

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Twenty-Sixteen Blessings

The Coates family had a very relaxing break for the holidays. Now I’m back in the fast lane with 15 private students, teaching at Vally Christian School, working on a Masters Degree through Full Sail University, helping with the Mount Hermon Community, and leading worship every Sunday at various churches. I’m excited! It feels like God has tailored everything just so I can do the very things I love. During the first weekend of March, I’ll be at the Bay Area Church Workers Conference (BASS) teaching workshops and leading worship with Peter Neumann Friday and Saturday. Thank you for your continued prayers and encouragement. Pray with me anticipating significant new developments for Heartfelt Music Ministry in 2016. May God richly bless you throughout this new year!

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This Weekend at Crossroads Bible Church

This Sunday, January 24, I’ll be leading worship with Crossroads Bible Church in San Jose. Services are at 9:00am (Traditional) and 10:45am (Modern). I’m looking forward to working with some of Jane Liddle’s awesome musicians.

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The BASS Church Workers Training

March 3-5, Peter Neumann and I will be leading worship for the Friday and Saturday general sessions and teach training workshops throughout the weekend. Jane Liddle will be leading worship Thursday night. There are over 300 workshops for every church worker.

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Spiritual Emphasis Week with VCS

This week is spiritual Emphasis Week at Valley Christian School. Please pray for transformed lives for the whole student body. There has been a steady maturing throughout the year. We hope this week makes a significant difference in the lives of each student.

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Happy holidays from Heartfelt Music & Ministry!  ~ Reggie

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Merry Christmas!

The Heartfelt Music Ministry board and I wish you the best of holidays, a very Merry Christmas, and a meaningful New Year celebration! This past year has been filled with inspirational ministry opportunities and I’m looking forward to 2016 with even more ministry endeavors designed by God specifically for Heartfelt Music Ministry.

If you are thinking of gifts, I have a number of albums available for download at Gumroad.com and iTunes.com; plus physical CDs at cdbaby.com and our website at HeartfeltMusic.org (Gift certificates available). Look me up on Spotify.

 

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Financial Support

We would be honored and so grateful for you to choose us as your ministry/missions organization in giving an end-of-the-year gift or monthly financial support. Since we are a nonprofit 501(c)3 ministry, your tax-deductible gifts propel this ministry and open doors for us to give, local, national, and international support of other missions organizations. Thank you for your support!

 

Special Christmas Eve Service

Accenting the birth of Jesus, there will be a special Christmas Eve service on December 24th, 6:00pm, at San Jose Christian Reformed Church. I will be leading the music. We will be taking a look at the whole story of our history with a special look at Jesus’ birth. Culminate your Christmas advent with worship, singing carols, candle lighting and celebrating our Lord. He deserves all the glory, honor and praise!  You are welcome to join us.

 

Coming Events

December 13, 20, 27 (Sun), 10:00am
Leading worship with San Jose Christian Reformed Church, 5150 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124.

December 24 (Thu), 6:00pm

Leading worship for a special Christmas Eve service with San Jose Christian Reformed Church, 5150 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124.

November Happenings and Update

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Evoking Excellence

During the last few months, I’ve been coming alongside various groups to inspire skillful and excellent music as well as to draw closer to Jesus. In September, I’ve continued to encourage the wonderful folks at San Jose Christian Reformed Church (SJCRC) as their Interim Worship Director. In October, I played instrumental music for the SonRise Equestrian Foundation fundraiser in Alamo during their silent auction; I led worship at the Tonto Rim Christian Camp’s Men’s Retreat in Arizona with a whole weekend of manly fun and fellowship; Earlier this month, I led worship for Community Presbyterian Church in Danville, amazed at how welcoming and enjoyable the people are; two separate Sunday’s, the two Valley Christian High School worship teams led worship at SJCRC which was good for them to get the experience outside of chapels; and I did an all day training with Tri-Valley Chinese Bible Church in Pleasanton. Next weekend, I’ll be leading a worship night Friday at Redwood Christian Park for a Men’s Retreat with the Home Church from Campbell; and on Sunday, I’ll continue directing the worship team and leading worship with SJCRC. With Thanksgiving approaching, I want you to know I am very grateful for you, your prayers, and continued support!
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Special Thanksgiving Service

There will be a special Thanksgiving service on Thanksgiving Day at San Jose Christian Reformed Church 10:00am. I will be leading the music. We will be celebrating the many reasons to have an attitude of gratitude! Start your holiday off right…by worshiping and giving thanks to the Lord. He does, after all, deserve all the glory, honor and praise!  You are welcome to join us.

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The Gift of Music

We’re quickly approaching a season of giving where we appreciate those who are significant to us. A very meaningful and affordable gift is music to encourage and inspire. I have a number of albums available for download at Gumroad.com and iTunes.com; plus physical CDs at cdbaby.com and our website at HeartfeltMusic.org (Gift certificates available).

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August Happenings & Update

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Still Learning

I hope I never say, “I’ve learned enough, now I can stop.” In order to be a great teacher, I must be a passionate learner. Putting myself in the students shoes and putting a high value on my own continued education is important. I’m continuing in the Masters program at Full Sail University and learning tons. The three classes I have completed so far have been compelling, challenging, and inspirational (Mastery: Personal & Professional Development; Executive Leadership; and Project & Team Management). In July, I completed the Sibelius training in order to write out music digitally. I also attended the National Worship Leader Conference to sharpen my skills at worship leading. I haven’t arrived! I certainly believe the saying, “The more you come to know, the more you discover you don’t know!” Yet, this is a truly enjoyable journey as I become more and more equipped to help others on their journey.

 

Fall Guitar Lessons Begin

I will be continuing private guitar lessons this fall and would love to help you get further along on your journey. On Mondays, I will be teaching private lessons from 4:00pm to 8:30pm at Bridges Community Church in Los Altos starting August 24th. I will be teaching at Valley Christian High School on Thursday afternoons 3:00pm-6:00pm starting September 3rd. On Fridays, I will be teaching every other week from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at my home in Mount Hermon starting September 11th. Let me know if you want to start.

 

New Guitar Instrumental Album

I’m aiming to record a new instrumental album and hoping you will help in some way. I’ve started a crowd funding page at Indiegogo.com which has perks and further explanation of this project. I have one song on YouTube.com you can watch called Abundant Sunshine. When it comes out is when the funds come in. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement! It will cost about $700 for the whole project. Those who donate $10 or more will receive a digital download of my album Instrumental Guitar – Volume 1. Those who donate $20 or more will receive a digital download and a signed CD of my new album Instrumental Guitar – Volume 2. Those who donate $30 or more will have their names printed on the inside of the CD cover. In addition, all perks stack, so any one of the higher donations will receive all the perks before it.  These are just a small way to say thank you for your involvement.

 

Valley Christian School Begins

The Valley Christian School year is starting back up next week. I’m excited to work with the worship teams, chapels, and guitar classes. This year I will have three guitar classes. There are three worship teams, one junior high and two high school. The worship teams will be doing events outside of the school as well. My Mission Statement for life is to lead others toward intimacy with God and Valley Christian School is the perfect platform to do that (I consider it an extension of Heartfelt Music Ministry). It is very fulfilling for me to see students succeed.

 

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July Happenings & Update

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The Art of Worship

There are many aspects to worship (or “worth-ship”), but giving worth to God is the main thrust. The reality of worship takes place in the heart as we are loving, adoring, honoring, valuing, and giving worth to God. It’s all about relationship and being intimate with Him. However, though the reality of worship takes place inside us, it’s only appropriate for there to be some outward expression of worship. These outward expressions are symbols we use to communicate to God how valuable He is to us. We can close our eyes, bow our heads, singing lyrics, raise our hands, shout praise, design lighting, get on our knees, write a poem, and even engineer sound. All these are considered the “Art of Worship.” Some things are spontaneous and some are well thought out, but they reveal what’s going on in our hearts. May you get creative in expressing your heart to God in artistic ways. Remember, it’s not about trying to impress God. It’s about pleasing and honoring God in all we do, matching our inner attitude of worship with our physical demonstration of that worship.
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We greatly appreciate your continued prayers and encouraging notes each month. This spurs us on to stay focused on using music, leadership, and training to effectively help others reach their potential. I hope you are having a wonderful summer!

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Worship Leading Opportunities throughout July

I’ll be regularly ministering with San Jose Christian Reformed Church as their Interim Worship Leader for the next several months. They are looking for a full-time worship leader, so I’m there to help. I’ll be coming alongside other churches here and there as well. On July 26, I’ll be at Community Presbyterian Church leading worship in their Sanctuary services. That same evening, I’ll be leading worship for Cityteam in San Jose. We’ve put together a power band to lift our praise to God. We also played with them last month.

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Sibelius Training for Certification

I’ll be receiving Certification Training mid-July for Sibelius music software at The Commercial Music Lab, Gavilan Hills Estates, near Los Angeles. I’ll be training students at Valley Christian High School how to write music on the computer using Sibelius. They will also become certified. Also, it’s about time I wrote out some of my songs as well. Just today, I was teaching one of my students my song Flame. Both of us wished it was fully written out in music notation and guitar tab. Hopefully, I’ll be able to write out a bunch.

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National Worship Leader Conference in San Jose

Join me during the last week of July (28-30) for the National Worship Leader Conference, amazing training for worship leaders and church musicians. I’ll be teaching a workshop and would love to see you there! You can get more information online at nwlconf.org and register at smartevents.com. You can also just come to the Nights of Worship to see Israel Houghton, Jeremy Riddle, Zealand, and more for only $15.00 (Go to itickets.com). The conference and concerts will be held at Cathedral of Faith in San Jose.

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Coming Events

July 12 (Sun), 10:00pm

Leading Worship at San Jose Christian Reformed Church, 5150 Camden Ave
San Jose, CA 95124 (408) 266-4412.
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July 26 (Sun), 9:00am & 10:45am

Leading worship with band at Community Presbyterian Church for their Sanctuary services, 222 West El Pintado, Danville, CA 94526 (925) 837-5525.
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July 26 (Sun), 6:15pm-7:15pm

Leading worship with band at Cityteam in San Jose for the men going through recovery, 2304 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95131, (408) 232-5600.

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July 28-30 (Tue-Thu), Daily

Teaching at the National Worship Leader Conference, meeting at Cathedral of Faith, 2315 Canoas Garden Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125

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June Happenings & Update

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Worship Infusion

In the midst of today’s huge emphasis on worship and plethora of worship training events, this vibrant workshop, called Worship Infusion, is a “breath of fresh air” you won’t want to miss. This 75 minute interactive workshop is for anyone desiring to worship God in all aspects of their life. Explore how to saturate your life with worshiping God, having a lifestyle of worship. After the workshop, at 7:00, I’m performing a free concert. Come relax and have your spirit lifted! Both events are at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Campbell, June 14th. [see below]
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Starting in July, I’ll be ministering with San Jose Christian Reformed Church as their Interim Worship Leader for six months. [see below]
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Thank you for your support and prayers for Heartfelt Music Ministry. Many of you helped out a year and a half ago with the Accelerate the Impact campaign. I’m very excited to inform you that Heartfelt Music Ministry is completely out of debt. We are now considering how God would move us forward in serving Him. Your generous donations continue to help us make a significant impact through all we do.
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Workshop and Concert

Enhance your lifestyle of worship through the Worship Infusion workshop at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Campbell, Sunday, June 14, 5:00pm-6:15pm. Everyone gets involved in discussing three prominent areas of worship: The Heart aspect of worship (passion & purpose); The Art aspect of worship (promptings & process); The Hard aspects of worship (people & politics). Bring your entire worship team! Register for the workshop HERE. After the workshop, at 7:00pm, I’ll be performing a concert both encouraging and entertaining. Visit my YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/ReggieCoates/. The  workshop is $10.00-General, $5.00-Students, and the concert is free.

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Interim Worship Leader with SJCRC

I’ll be ministering with San Jose Christian Reformed Church as their Interim Worship Leader for six months, empowering their musicians, inspiring their congregation, helping organize their services, and leading toward intimacy with God, which is the Mission Statement for Heartfelt Music Ministry. One of the goals of Heartfelt Music Ministry is to come alongside other non-profit organizations to strengthen and encourage them.

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VBS with Community Presbyterian Church, Danville

During the last week of June, I’ll be leading music for 600 children and staff at Community Presbyterian Church‘s summer Vacation Bible School. It’s called Camp Kilimanjaro. I’ll be working with a full band to lead worship and fun singing. The lead singer is Ryan, who just graduated from Valley Christian High School and served on one of the Worship Teams there. It’s always a super fun time for the kids.

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Upcoming Events

June 14 (Sun), 5:00pm & 7:00pm

Teaching Worship Infusion workshop and performing a concert at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Campbell, 3151 Union Ave., San Jose, CA 95124 (408) 377-8930.

June 22-26 (Mon-Fri), 9:00am daily

Leading fun singing with band at Community Presbyterian Church for their Vacation Bible School, 222 West El Pintado, Danville, CA 94526 (925) 837-5525.

June 28 (Sun), 9:00am & 10:45am

Leading worship with band at Community Presbyterian Church for their Sanctuary services, 222 West El Pintado, Danville, CA 94526 (925) 837-5525.

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May Happenings & Update

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Turning Points

I truly believe God has a plan for our lives. Throughout our days, there are key moments or major “turning points” that change our course. One of my major turning points was right after junior college when I had to decide whether to major in Architecture, like my dad, or music, which was my passion. I chose music. I’m excited about the path God has directed me on. I feel overwhelmingly grateful and deeply responsible for where God has placed me right now. What are some turning points in your life? Can you see God’s hand at work in them? Let me encourage you to stay close to God and He will guide you. “Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4).

I’m performing a concert this summer at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Campbell, June 14, at 7:00pm. I hope you can come! There is an interactive workshop the same day at 5:00pm called Worship Infusion to enhance your worship lifestyle.

Thank you for your interest in Heartfelt Music Ministry. Many good things are going on and your prayers make a significant difference in support and blessing. I appreciate you!

 

Worship Infusion Workshop and Concert

I’ll be leading a Worship Infusion workshop and performing an acoustic concert at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Campbell, Sunday, June 14. Everyone gets involved in discussing three prominent areas of worship: The Heart aspect of worship (passion & purpose); The Art aspect of worship (promptings & process); The Hard aspects of worship (people & politics). Come strengthen your worship with God and share what you’ve learned along the way. Register for the workshop HERE. After the workshop, I’ll be performing a concert and sharing encouraging stories. Visit my YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/ReggieCoates/. The  workshop is $10.00-General, $5.00-Students, and the concert is free.

 

Masters Degree Highlights

I’m in my third week working on my Masters degree at Full Sail University. It is an intensive program that is both challenging and empowering. I’m really enjoying it! In the first week, we created a “Turning Point Video” (which you can see by clicking HERE) and began an excellent book by Robert Greene called “Mastery.” In the second week, I had to write an extensive research paper on someone who is a Master in their field. Can you guess who I chose? This week, I’ve integrated Instagram and Tumblr and will write out an in-depth review of my “calling.” The Tumblr account will be tracking with my Mastery Journey through Full Sail University. You’re welcome to follow along.

 

Phil Keaggy was Fantastic!

Valley Christian School brought Phil Keaggy in for a concert, training, and both the junior high and high school chapels in April. He was fantastic! Having someone of Phil’s skill level, genuine humility, and deep faith was inspiring (watch his “True Believers” video). The concert was well attended and I was excited to see many guitarists from the Christian Guitarist Conferences in which we had Phil nine out of the fifteen times as the Featured Artist. Some of the VCS students were able to spend an intimate training time with him playing his guitar and asking questions. Phil was so encouraging! Then, he performed for the 2000 VCS students during their chapels. They loved him!

 

Coming Events

June 14 (Sun), 5:00pm & 7:00pm

Teaching Worship Infusion workshop and performing a concert at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Campbell, 3151 Union Ave., San Jose, CA 95124 (408) 377-8930.

 

June 22-26 (Mon-Fri), 9:00am daily

Leading worship and fun singing with band at Community Presbyterian Church for their Vacation Bible School, 222 West El Pintado, Danville, CA 94526 (925) 837-5525.

 

June 28 (Sun), 9:00am & 10:45am

Leading worship with band at Community Presbyterian Church for their Sanctuary services, 222 West El Pintado, Danville, CA 94526 (925) 837-5525.

 

 

 

April Ministry Update

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Christ Has Risen!

May this Easter ignite in you an experience of LIFE that fills your future with hope and joy! “Death has been swallowed up in victory! Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:54a & 57).

This month, I’ll be leading music for Easter Sunrise at Mount Hermon; Phil Keaggy is in concert in San Jose and tickets are now on sale for Tuesday, April 14; and I’ll be leading worship with a band at Shoreline Community Church in Mountain View Sunday, April 19th (more info below).

Thank you for tracking with, and praying for, Heartfelt Music Ministry. Many good things are going on, but your prayers make a significant difference in support and blessing. I praise God for you!

Easter Sunrise at Mount Hermon

Join me this Sunday at Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center‘s Easter Sunrise Service, April 5, 6:30am, at the cross, for music, a message, and breakfast afterward! http://www.mounthermon.org/event/478

 

Phil Keaggy Concert April 14

Valley Christian School is bringing Phil Keaggy in for a concert Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 7:00pm. It’s open to everyone! Tickets are on sale through Vendini (CLICK HERE). Don’t miss it!

Leading Worship at Shoreline

I’ll be leading worship with Shoreline Community Church in Mountain View Sunday, April 19th, at 10:00am. Mark Barron is a friend who will be playing bass that day. We will have a full band to celebrate and worship.

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