Fy 100: Leading Worship

This past week, the students in FY100 viewed Vineyard Music’s Leading Worship DVD with Matt Redman, Brian Doerksen, Tim Hughes, Kathryn Scott, Brenton Brown and Andy Park.

So, here is the question for InResponse:

What elements, philosophically, made the most sense to you about how one effectively leads others into a worship encounter? Recall ideas of intimacy, accessibility and integrity and comment on them. What practical aspects of preparing yourself and others to lead worship struck you the most (i.e. flow, rehearsal, memorization, etc.)?

As this post has come late due to my travels, I welcome more brief responses if the students are getting to this just now.


Sheltering Mercy: Prayers Inspired by the Psalms

Sheltering Mercy, along with its companion volume, Endless Grace, helps us rediscover the rich treasures of the Psalms—through free-verse prayer renderings of their poems and hymns—as a guide to personal devotion and meditation.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. This book contains 75 prayers drawn from Psalms 1-75, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning in the Psalms. Each prayer is a response to the Psalms written in harmony with Scripture. These prayers help us quiet our hearts before God and welcome us into a safe place amid the storms of life.

This artful, poetic, and classic devotional book features compelling custom illustrations and foil-stamped hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms.