Kat Michael | Dan Wilt – “I Am Your Child” (Official Lyric Video + Song Story)

I am not bound by worry, I am not bound by fear.

Is God really good, and is His heart loving toward you? This is a time when a revelation of the goodness of the Father is being poured out on the Body of Christ. Affirming who the Father is, and then receiving His love for us, gives us strength through the struggles of life. This song of celebration was written to remind us, and our communities, what it means to be the pursued – the beloved – of the Father.

I Am Your Child

I Am Your Child
Kat Michael | Dan Wilt

I am not bound by worry,
I am not bound by fear
I know Your promises for me,
I know that You are near

I have a seat at Your table,
You always welcome me
The feast of Your love sustains me,
And the sound of Your joy gives me wings

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I am Your child,
A chosen one
You delight in me, and You sing over me
Your song

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I will fix my eyes on You,
I’m undone by Your great love
I will fix my eyes on You,
I’ll remember all that You’ve done

OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO (DEMO) >

Sam Yoder | Dan Wilt – “Alpha And Omega” (Official Lyric Video + Song Story)

A new song celebrating everlasting Love, and the Lord of new creation.

Combining theological reflection on the God-Beyond-Words with poetic sensitivity and a celebration theme – is a labor of love. This collaboration between friends seeks to do all three in a way that inspires the Church to worship. Here is the story behind the song.

Alpha And Omega Plate

Alpha And Omega
Sam Yoder | Dan Wilt

No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
No mind conceived, nor understood
All that You’ve prepared for Your children

You turn our nights to brightest day,
Our deepest cries to highest praise
The best is yet to come for Your children

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And by what measure could Your worth be weighed?
Or the riches of Your glory be appraised?

| Chorus |

Alpha and Omega,
You are great forever
You deserve, You deserve all our praise

Your love knows no beginning,
Your love is never ending,
You deserve, You deserve all our praise

| Bridge |

You were, You are, You’ll always be
From age to age, the great “I Am”

OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO >

The Twin Masteries Of The Worship Leader

Two skills, running in tandem, will make or break our leadership.

As worship leaders, we are often looking for a secret key that will make us more effective at what we do. But the answer to being more effective at leading worship hasn’t changed. It never will.

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In my experience, we as worship leaders will do almost anything else in order to avoid mastering the following two areas. I know that I do. When they come together, however, there is a quiet increase in effectiveness and authority in one’s worship leadership.

What are the two things that every worship leader must master to become the most effective worship leader we can be? 

5 Things Every Congregation Must Understand About Worship

What We Get Wrong, and How We Get It Right

I’ve now spent most of my adult life (30 years) thinking about, leading, and teaching on the topic of worship. It’s been central to my life’s call to reflect on why we do what we do in worship in settings like local churches, conference events, an universities. After interacting with contemporary worship ideas around the world over these past 3 decades, here are the top 5 most important things I believe every congregation needs to understand about worship.

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As each of the following sections is a summary, I promise that I will leave out language about worship that is important to someone. But in this setting, the summaries will have to suffice.

Under each point, I suggest “What We Get Wrong,” and “How We Get It Right.” I hope these insights are helpful to our shared understanding of worship.

On a weekend in January I had the privilege of sharing in a Chapel service of the Robert E. Webber Institute For Worship Studies. The theme chosen by Darrell A. Harris, who is the IWS Chaplain and one of my dearest friends and mentors, was Hospitality.

My text was Ruth 2, so I chose the sub-theme of Radical Hospitality: Lessons In Hospitality From Ruth 2, drawing on the story of my wife’s Armenian grandmother, Siranouche.

To become Good News in the world, to become people of the Gospel of Christ, we must become people of radical welcome.

Thanks Jim Hart, for the kind invitation.