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Thursday, October 04, 2007

LAST NIGHT @ TPC


This morning I have received 4 emails to 5 chat messages inquiring about last night @ TPC (From The Inside Out-event).

Well, it was an amazing night. There seemed to be an excitement that we were even doing an all music/prayer/video thing. Rebecca had a great word, Michael set a good tone, and the band was settled and ready to bring it.

From what I saw and heard from people, there were anywhere from 700-800 in attendance. Not shabby for a first go.

Hopefully this will be the first of many to come.

Thanks for all the interests, prayer, and encouragement.

Here is one of the videos we showed last night (for those that asked).

13 Comments:

Anonymous Susan said...

it was a powerful evening. thanks for all you do chad.

Sue

11:12 AM  
Blogger Nathan said...

I wish I would have been able to be there.
Is there any way to get this video to play in my church?
Let me know, bro...you know where to find me.

1:50 PM  
Blogger Tyler said...

It was sickkk. :]

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

I was blessed. Thank you.

7:34 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

Chad,
given your paid profession, you mayb think I am a jerk for saying this, you may not I don't know. I do want to say I thought about this before I said it. "Worship is not" singing in a church.

I think in out christianisms we have found it too easy to first couple together "praise and worship," then totally associate those very things to singing in church. I disagree. I believe worship is something more like helping someone out who is in need. Actually putting into practice the very thing Jesus has called us to do, and I don't think it was to just sing emotionally charged songs to Him.

Please understand I do not saying this to undermine what it is you do for a living, but to open dialog on "what worship is." It is also my own opinion and I have been wrong once or twice...in the last couple hours.

8:23 PM  
Blogger *The Blogstar said...

Shawn. The truth in which you speak is what makes my "job" frustrating at times. I agree with you.

Unfortunately, I am seeing a trend in my friends. One in which they don't see the value in coming to a "worship" event. There is something powerful about BEING in a room with people that are feeling, thinking, singing, and expressing with a sense of unity and accord. There is a Godly presence in those moments.

I find myself fighting the jaded self-righteous person within. The one that likes to wave the "worship is more than singing" flag.

There is a great need for a place that believers can BE together and respond to God together in song, prayer, scripture, and imagery.

Part of the resolve of last night was to GO worship by meeting needs and helping those that cannot help themselves.

To quote one of the songs... "let justice and praise become my embrace, to love you from the inside out".

Shawn thanks for your gut, heart, and opinion. Again, I agree with you w/ a big AND (this comment).

Shalom
C

9:54 PM  
Blogger Stephen Barry said...

Love that video man. We're actually going to use it in our service in 2 weeks. Sermonspice does some pretty decent stuff.

I'm digging your blog.

Feel free to check me out over at Thoughts of a Worshiper (stephenbarry.blogspot.com)

10:45 PM  
Blogger *The Blogstar said...

Thanks Stephen. I'll do it.

Nathan. Go to sermonspice.com (gift of worship). DO IT DO IT. It's there.

10:49 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

That is so powerful, Chad. Especially in the midst of a performance-focused community like the Nashville area. It was a hard thing for me in my summer at TPC with the vibe I got from a lot of people (in the congregation) about how worship "should" be. Getting to know people like you and Shaun and Brian really opened my eyes to the people affecting change.

I remember when I interviewed you for my senior project that you said you wanted to be a change agent that worked from the inside of the church, instead of standing on the outside and criticizing it. I really admire that about you, Chad...and it's in events like this that I see your vision (God's vision) taking flight. It makes my heart happy.

My gathering here in Tulsa has been really taking apart the concepts of church and worship and community lately, and I feel like we're more organic, gritty and real than we ever have been in my 3+ years in and out of Tulsa. Something's stirring in our churches, and I think it's going to yield good things.

Keep it up, brother. I think you need to write for my Relevant section very soon (if you can find time to put a pen to paper!)

:)
Rachel

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Tyler said...

Nice video. I also wanted to say that I agree with your point about the need to come together in one accord. I think it has become just a segment in the morning service and half the time people have no idea why they are singing. It's our jobs to encourage them along the way and point them outside. Great stuff.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

Chad I just wanted to say thank you and I have mad respect for the little bit I know of you. I also wanted to clarify that I do not believe that corporate worship is fruitless. I just think we (me being a great example) need to put into action those words we sing.

11:42 PM  
Blogger *The Blogstar said...

Thank you Shawn. I feel ya.

I think we could have a pretty rad time hanging over a stogie and beverage.

9:26 AM  
Blogger Shawn said...

Hey, you have me figured out pretty well Chad. Next time I am in the Nashville area I will let you know.

3:51 PM  

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