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Longing for Now

I was reminded recently of several old hymns the church has sung over the years.  As a worship pastor, I’ve sung and led songs from many generations and traditions, but I admit there really is something special about the simplicity of an old hymn – the uncomplicated melody, the story it tells, and the theological truth it often reveals.   817 more words


Pastor of Entertainment

There’s one thing I can count on nearly every Sunday following one of our worship services at Decatur First.  As I’m putting things away, sharing in conversation, or headed to the car someone will stop me to offer a handshake or a pat on the back and tell me, … 1,008 more words


The Invisible Worshipper

I recently wrote a blog for St James in the City’s shared Leadership Blog page called ‘The Invisible Worshipper’.

Rather than re-blogging the whole post, I thought I’d share a link that takes you directly to it: 133 more words


The Invisible Worshipper - by Debs Davies

– Debs Davies is worship pastor of St James in the City and joined the church in the summer of 2012. Passionate guitar player & singer-songwriter, Debs loves to see people draw near to God through music. 733 more words

The Leader's Call to Repentance

Hello, my name is Daniel, and the last few weeks of my life I’ve been living with this…tension.  Not overwhelming tension.  Not even a harmful tension.   894 more words


Why Hillsong music is dangerous to sing in your church

The attached article below was recently published by Hillsong, written by Hillsong worship leader Jonathan Douglass (JD). Not long after they published this article, someone mentioned part of its content on our site and we… 857 more words


4 Qualities of an Effective Church Musician

Personal Background

I was born into a musical family.  Both of my parents are music majors and church musicians.  My Dad has been a full-time Worship Pastor for over 30 years (although he’s gone through various titles through the decades – Minister of Music in the 80s, Worship Leader in the 90s, now Worship Pastor). 1,298 more words