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… Simple – Even 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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