Posts by Andrew Thompson:

Plays Well With Others (Sort Of…)

Written on February 19th, 2010 by
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One very difficult part of songwriting is the first time you share your new idea. Your song idea, your “baby” sees the light of day for the first time and is put at risk of criticism. But, as a songwriter …

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Covenant Songwriting Featured at Midwinter 2010

Thanks to the many excellent submission by Covenant songwriters, the Event Song Review Panel had a very hard time choosing one song to highlight at Midwinter 2010. In the end, two were choose. “Bring Life” by Andy Cater and Steve

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December 15 is the Cutoff Date for Sharing Your Songs

Thanks to everyone who has sent in songs for consideration for use at Midwinter.

Sharing our Songs

The cutoff date for song submissions is December 15. Review will begin shortly after. Selected writers will be contacted early in January to …

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Singing About Missio Dei

Written on November 13th, 2009 by
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Check out this great article from Covenant World Relief about how our theology in song shapes our congregational thought and action.

Worship leaders and worship planners… you are an important part of the mission, both locally and globally.

Rooting …

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Wow! What great writers!

Hey everyone, thanks for passing the word around about our search for songs. Songs are starting to come in, with astounding quality. Our review team is going to have some tough choices to make. God is raising up some terrific …

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Sharing Our Songs!

We’re working to develop and promote indigenous Covenant music – songs written in the Covenant church, that are an overflow of the missional life that we share. Through the Department of Christian Formation we are excited to start a pilot

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Singing and Praying Justice

A powerful reminder that the words we sing matter. As worship leaders we can either promote justice and a multidimensional view of God or myopic materialism – or often something somewhere in between. So much of it is in the …

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A Great Post about Pride from Roger Sheck

Written on July 20th, 2009 by
Categories: Liturgy, Uncategorized

A great article from Roger Sheck, Worship pastor of Eastridge Covenant Church in Clackamas OR.

A good reminder that true humility is not a matter of “hiding” or “denying” your God-given gifts, but rather offering them up in humble …

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Finding Our Voice… Continued

Written on July 8th, 2009 by
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Let’s keep the conversation going! Please take time to read the various responses that have been coming in – and add your voice to it. There’s a number of people thinking about similar themes.

Rooting for you,


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Finding our Voice in Worship

Written on June 30th, 2009 by
Categories: Formation, Liturgy, Local Church, Music, Resources for Worship, Songwriting

Thanks for the replies regarding songs that reflect our Covenant identity and values. It seems this theme is striking a “chord” in the Covenant community. It is my hope that forums like this will be one small part of helping …

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