July Happenings & Update

12:13 am Ministry Journal, Upcoming Events


The Art of Worship Sibelius Training National Worship Leader Conference


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.
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!


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

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.

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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