Posts Tagged ‘Worship’

Moving Out of the Worship ‘Comfort Zone’

1 Comment » Written on September 14th, 2012     
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By Stan Friedman

DETROIT, MI (September 14, 2012) – Church leaders are supposed to encourage congregations to move beyond their comfort zones, and Citadel of Faith Covenant Church did just that using a unique approach over the summer.



Songwriter’s Own Lyrics Draw Him Back to Faith

Post a Comment » Written on May 31st, 2012     
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By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (May 31, 2012) – Back in 1974, Geoff Twigg and friend Brian Rodgers were performing in folk clubs around England when they recorded and pressed 250 copies of the album Amalgam.



‘Lonesome Theologians’ and Gospel Bluegrass – What?

2 comments Written on May 18th, 2012     
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CHICAGO, IL (May 18, 2012) – The friends of Paul Koptak, professor of communications and biblical interpretation at North Park Theological Seminary, tease him that the name of the seminary gospel bluegrass band is a redundancy:



Briefs: Generosity, Musical Instruments, Fitness Outreach

Post a Comment » Written on March 8th, 2012     
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Summit Motivates Leaders to Whole-life Generosity

WILMETTE, IL (March 8, 2012) – More than 100 church leaders from different denominations participated in a Generosity Summit at Winnetka Covenant Church led by Scott Ridout, Converge Worldwide director of generosity.



A Paradox – Exactly What Is It?

Post a Comment » Written on February 28th, 2012     
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LENEXA, KS (February 29, 2012) – Editor’s note: From time to time, we come across articles in church newsletters, individual blogs and other media that we believe may interest our readers. Today’s offering comes from Chris Logan, pastor of worship


Making a Joyful Noise—with Toy Piano and Ukulele

1 Comment » Written on October 6th, 2011     
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CHICAGO, IL (October 6, 2011) – Brenden Smith, the worship leader at Pine Lake Covenant Church in Sammamish, Washington, has incorporated such unusual instruments as a stroh violin, mbira, mandola, and toy piano during Sunday morning services.…


Worship Choir – A Place Where Everyone Can Join In

Post a Comment » Written on August 15th, 2011     
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LOVELAND, CO (August 15, 2011) – Editor’s note: closing ministries in a church can be difficult – re-launching them can be difficult as well. Jessica Perez, worship arts director at Crossroads Church, an Evangelical Covenant Church in Loveland, Colorado,


Churches Hold Combined Anti-Trafficking Worship Service

2 comments Written on July 21st, 2011     
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By Stan Friedman

ROCKFORD, IL (July 21, 2011) – Two Evangelical Covenant Church congregations worshiped together Sunday morning as part of a day they set aside to focus on the issue of human trafficking.



Photos from Combined Anti-Trafficking Worship Service

Post a Comment » Written on July 21st, 2011     
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ROCKFORD, IL (July 21, 2011) – Two Evangelical Covenant Church congregations worshiped together Sunday morning as part of a day they set aside to focus on the issue of human trafficking.


Young Girl’s Example Reflects Feast’s Goal

4 comments Written on July 7th, 2011     
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By Stan Friedman

ESTES PARK, CO (July 7, 2011) – Eight-year-old Elaina Borden was sitting in chapel on the first day of the Feast when she heard worship leader Melissa Wall tell the gathering that a prayer team was praying