Jonny & Cheryl Shepherd

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4 Things I’ve Learned About Worship Leaders & Musicians

4 Things I’ve Learned About Worship Leaders & Musicians

1 – Worship leaders & musicians are human

supermanMany people see those who minister from ‘the platform’ as kind of special.  Surely they are super-spiritual?  Maybe really in tune with God?  They are chosen and the Holy Spirit has bestowed upon them special powers? Use the Force Redman, use the Force!

Nope.  Worship leaders and musicians are real people, with real problems, feelings, and issues.  They wake up in a bad mood like you.  They sleep in like you.  They forget to read their bible, like you. Read more about 4 Things I’ve Learned About Worship Leaders & Musicians

I Surrender All (or maybe 0.4%)

I Surrender All (or maybe 0.4%)

Yes I know you didn’t come here for a maths lesson, but stick with me a minute…100_percent

The terminology we use in church is often wrong when talking about worship.  When we have a correct understanding of worship –  that worship is all of our lives – our sleeping, breathing, thinking, moving of every minute of every day in dedication, honour and love of God, then the phrases we use in church beginning to lose sense.

The ‘worship leader’ should really be a ‘musical worship leader’ – because they are not leading me in worship while I’m at work or with my family etc. but only our time of singing. Read more about I Surrender All (or maybe 0.4%)

Taylor Swift Being Prophetic? – Part 3

Taylor Swift Being Prophetic? – Part 3

Headpones & BibleYou can read part 1 HERE, or part 2 HERE.

After discussing our moral diet that comes from both secular music and other media such as televison, we are left with an important question.

What do we want our souls to feast on?

The easy answer to this question, is the Word of God.  The Bible.  66 books of history, poetry, prophecy, teaching and inspiration, written as a love letter to humanity by God through his people.

But as musicians, worship leaders and songwriters, we need to take this responsibility seriously. Read more about Taylor Swift Being Prophetic? – Part 3

Behind The Song – At The Foot Of The Cross

Behind The Song – At The Foot Of The Cross

At The Foot Of The CrossSometimes I am so in despair over my own fallibility. My complete failure to live a life worthy of who God has called me to be.

“Where would I be, how could I stand, if your grace had not found me?”…read the lyrics…

I mean, think about it for a minute, where would you actually be right now if it wasn’t for Gods’ grace intervening, renewing and rebirthing you into a new creation? Read more about Behind The Song – At The Foot Of The Cross

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

What defines you?  What are you known for in your community, your peer group, your church, your work place?

People I’ve known in the past (no names, I promise!) have found their identity in various things: Read more about Who Am I?