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April 28, 2005

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aj

when you say your 'initial' response, does that mean you have a secondary? :)

Lorri

I know this isn't exactly the push back you were looking for, but I just wanted to say I like your written entries a whole lot better than the links. Not that the links aren't interesting, because they are. They're just not AS interesting as what you have to say. This was especially interesting, because I think that far too many worship leaders only cater to "Joe Blow congregant" who wants to sing shout to the lord again... or I could sing of your love forever. and ever. and ever. ad infinitum. You have a really good balance, I must say. And even though I did make a little bit of fun of our recent "old school" night, I think that you are really good at being sensitive to where the congregation is, while at the same time pushing them gently out of their comfort zone.

Mike

Being a young worship leader, I am faced with the same situation. I don't want to play the same songs over and over because people can become numb to them after so many times. I've never written a song and played it in a church service, because the few songs that I do write are usually written about more personal feelings and experiences. However, I think that people can experience God through these types of songs just as much as the other type. God can be worshipped in so many more ways than just corporately. I am currently trying to get some songs recorded so people can experience them. I would encourage other worship leaders to do the same. Why not expand on another avenue aside from what we're used to? Why not gather multiple worship leaders to write some creative songs and put them all together on a CD we can give out to the church? Whether you're writing new songs for corporate worship, or writing new songs for a more private worship experience, keep on doing it. God deserves every outpour of our hearts.
Troy, I affirm you for writing “Untamed God” and bringing it to the congregation. When I first heard you play it, I wasn't sure what to think because I wasn't used to that kind of worship, both musically and lyrically. I was uncomfortable. Then I heard you speak on the topic of our untamed God. When you played the slower acoustic version of the song, I was able to connect with the meaning behind it. It was a great experience! It opened my eyes to a new form of worship. Good job.
P.S. I like your written entries better than the links, too.

Mike

Being a young worship leader, I am faced with the same situation. I don't want to play the same songs over and over because people can become numb to them after so many times. I've never written a song and played it in a church service, because the few songs that I do write are usually written about more personal feelings and experiences. However, I think that people can experience God through these types of songs just as much as the other type. God can be worshipped in so many more ways than just corporately. I am currently trying to get some songs recorded so people can experience them. I would encourage other worship leaders to do the same. Why not expand on another avenue aside from what we're used to? Why not gather multiple worship leaders to write some creative songs and put them all together on a CD we can give out to the church? Whether you're writing new songs for corporate worship, or writing new songs for a more private worship experience, keep on doing it. God deserves every outpour of our hearts.
Troy, I affirm you for writing “Untamed God” and bringing it to the congregation. When I first heard you play it, I wasn't sure what to think because I wasn't used to that kind of worship, both musically and lyrically. I was uncomfortable. Then I heard you speak on the topic of our untamed God. When you played the slower acoustic version of the song, I was able to connect with the meaning behind it. It was a great experience! It opened my eyes to a new form of worship. Good job.
P.S. I like your written entries better than the links, too.

Mike

Being a young worship leader, I am faced with the same situation. I don't want to play the same songs over and over because people can become numb to them after so many times. I've never written a song and played it in a church service, because the few songs that I do write are usually written about more personal feelings and experiences. However, I think that people can experience God through these types of songs just as much as the other type. God can be worshipped in so many more ways than just corporately. I am currently trying to get some songs recorded so people can experience them. I would encourage other worship leaders to do the same. Why not expand on another avenue aside from what we're used to? Why not gather multiple worship leaders to write some creative songs and put them all together on a CD we can give out to the church? Whether you're writing new songs for corporate worship, or writing new songs for a more private worship experience, keep on doing it. God deserves every outpour of our hearts.
Troy, I affirm you for writing “Untamed God” and bringing it to the congregation. When I first heard you play it, I wasn't sure what to think because I wasn't used to that kind of worship, both musically and lyrically. I was uncomfortable. Then I heard you speak on the topic of our untamed God. When you played the slower acoustic version of the song, I was able to connect with the meaning behind it. It was a great experience! It opened my eyes to a new form of worship. Good job.
P.S. I like your written entries better than the links, too.

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