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Resources Recommendations

RESOURCE RECOMMENDATIONS to Unlock a MusicArts Mission Movement in YOUR Worship Ministry!

Dictionary.com defines “resources” as “a source of supply, support, or aid; especially one that can be readily drawn upon when needed.”

Everyday we have needs as leaders.  Everyday we face challenges that we’ve never faced before. But everyday God is placing before us new resources for “supply, support, and aid” as we join Him on mission to redeem His people. On this blog are posted several resources that can be a help to you as you lead your worship ministry, small group, friends and colleaques, church, etc on mission to your community.

The fourth heading on the right side of this blog contains MISSIONAL RESOURCES for you. Under that heading, you will see four resources immediately available just by clicking on them. They are “readily drawn upon when needed” right here on this blog! (Go ahead… click one now and see what happens.)

The first four resources I have posted here for you are KEY TO A BASIC UNDERSTANDING of missional thinking for worshipers. These are good starting points in our need to first understand what the missional movement is all about.  HERE IS A SHORT DESCRIPTION OF EACH RESOURCE (we’re going to go backward… from bottom to top):

  • Missional Church… SimpleEven though this one is listed last, watch it first. Only two minutes long, this YouTube posted white board presentation will unlock the first realization of how missional churches are different from attractional churches in their intent and methodology. Share this link with others!
  • Missional Community…Simple – The follow-up to the above video, it takes the process one step further and will nudge open the door of missional equipping for churches.
  • Mark Powers NPWI – In February, I had the privilege of teaching from my book GOING FULL CIRCLE at the National Praise and Worship Institute, Trevecca University, Nashville TN.  While there, Randall Bayne, Director of NPWI arranged for me to video record a 50 minute overview of my book GOING FULL CIRCLE.  It was shot in Hi-Def with lots of visual effects and is very engaging if you have a while to sit down and take it in. (Hey, it’s a lot faster than reading the whole book :).)
  • Guest Speaker Mark Powers – A 25-minute video of me preaching my missional sermon “Four Things We Don’t Know That We Don’t Know” last fall at First Baptist North Augusta. When you’ve got a little time, check it out. If this sermon fits your needs for a summer Sunday, or a worship banquet or retreat (or anything else for that matter), give me a call and I’d love to share it with your people.

Okay, GO AHEAD AND check out one of these great resources right now before you leave this page.  Then leave a comment… which resource did you watch and what missional doors of understanding could it open if you use it in your sphere of influence somehow this week?  MP

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Author: Mark Powers

Director, Worship and Music, South Carolina Baptist Convention, Columbia SC. Author - "GOING FULL CIRCLE: Worship that Moves Us to Discipleship and Missions" - www.GoingFullCircle.org (Resource Publications, Wipf & Stock, Eugene OR, 2013) President, www.WorshipWise.com - Growing Brilliant Worship Leaders . Presenter/Speaker on the MusicArts Mission Movement (M3). To contact MP about presenting or speaking for your conference or training event, e-mail markpowers@scbaptist.org or call 803-227-6166. I would love to come and share how your worship ministries can join God on mission in your community!

2 thoughts on “Resource Recommendations

  1. Great to hear from you, Donelle. BRAVO for your mission work at Christ Central… they are a wonderful organization! When we get frustrated with the self-centeredness of the Church Club, the best prescription I know is to get out and join God on mission. It’s refreshing isn’t it? Keep it up. Hugs to all the Wests.

  2. hey there, old friend! I just watched your teaching summary of Going Full Circle. Wonderful! And very insightful! I’ve been feeling somewhat like a full tick about to pop, frustrated with the grumblings around me. 😦 God has moved me to an easy link up with Christ Central where I can plug in (and help others plug in as I’m volunteer coordinator) to help shine light in the darkness in a mission field very close to home. I think of your sweet wife as I drive past Levelle McCampbell. Next time you’re in the area, you should check out the amazing work that God is doing at Hope Center! Also watched and shared Missional Church…Simple on fb. Have a great day. Would love to catch up with you two on the lake someday!

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