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Worship Concerts

The Windy City is noted for its racial tension, and so in our multi-ethnic congregation, we have tried to give careful attention to speaking the “first language” of each one of our worshipers.  For us this has meant moving from a primarily a cappella traditional approach to an approach which promotes all styles of worship [...]

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True Unity in Corporate Praise

Music is one of the most powerful influences in our world today.  More than any other art form, it moves the masses.  Whether one grooves to soft jazz, rocks to oldies, swoons for classical, hip hops to dance tracks, or lifts hands to gospel and contemporary Christian, music influences the way we think and the [...]

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Worship Lessons

On this page, we will be try to provide a consistent flow of devotional thoughts, class outlines, and other lessons on worship.  If you would like to submit some of your own ideas for consideration, please visit the “Contact Us” page. The first outline is from the class, “Restoring the Spirit of Biblical Praise”, delivered [...]

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Worship Renewal Weekends

Through ongoing conversations with ministers and worship leaders around the country, it is clear that there is a growing passion for God-directed, vertical worship in our churches.  At the same time, there is a desire to hold on to what we are ‘great’ at – harmonious, beautiful, 4-part a cappella singing.  To further complicate things, [...]


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Standing In Awe of God

LORD, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, O LORD. Renew them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy. Habakkuk 3:2  NIV Standing in awe of God:  In a world without Satan, this would be as natural as waking up or breathing.  Why?  [...]

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Resources

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The Power Of Worship

by Rick Biordi When I think of worship, I think of two different aspects— public (group) worship and personal (private) worship. First, I want to share a few thoughts on public worship. Then I will discuss the importance of having a faithful perspective in our own personal worship. I was recently asked to help put [...]

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Worship Concerts

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Worship Concerts

The Windy City is noted for its racial tension, and so in our multi-ethnic congregation, we have tried to give careful attention to speaking the “first language” of each one of our worshipers.  For us this has meant moving from a primarily a cappella traditional approach to an approach which promotes all styles of worship [...]

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Team

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Renewal Team

We are pleased to have each of our seven Ministry Centers represented by key leaders in the Worship Arts. These people have generously agreed to participate in numerous meetings, read books and articles, and share in discussions centered on Worship Renewal in each of our Ministry Centers. Central Ministry Center: John Becker, Shayne Purdue, Josh [...]

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Recent Articles

Worship Word of the Month Video Teaching Series

One of the strategies that we employ to give ongoing ‘worship training’ to the church is the use of short teaching pieces based on the book of Psalms.   We take a Hebrew ‘verb of worship,’ found somewhere within the Psalms, share its meaning and typical usage, and then apply it to our own approach [...]

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Upcoming Book Release: Life-Changing Worship

Subtitle:  Restoring The Spirit of Biblical Praise / Author:  Dave Eastman / Release Date: February 8th, 2012 / Illumination Publishers / www.ipibooks.com

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Renewal Team

We are pleased to have each of our seven Ministry Centers represented by key leaders in the Worship Arts. These people have generously agreed to participate in numerous meetings, read books and articles, and share in discussions centered on Worship Renewal in each of our Ministry Centers. Central Ministry Center: John Becker, Shayne Purdue, Josh [...]

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The Power Of Worship

by Rick Biordi When I think of worship, I think of two different aspects— public (group) worship and personal (private) worship. First, I want to share a few thoughts on public worship. Then I will discuss the importance of having a faithful perspective in our own personal worship. I was recently asked to help put [...]

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The Mental Power of God

If the physical power of God is not daunting enough for us, let us consider the power of his mind.  Everything in God’s creation is a product of the creative genius of the Almighty.  The order of the Universe, the angle of earth to sun, the atmosphere of the earth, the magnetic fields, the process [...]

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The Sustaining Power of God

Not only did God conceive, design, engineer, and manufacture the Universe (with a word), but he also sustains it, moment by moment, day by day.  Every animal needs to be fed (although most live to serve as food for others!), every plant watered and nurtured.  What does that take?  I have a reputation among my [...]

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The Creative Power of God

The heavens do indeed declare the glory of God!  In Isaiah 40:12ff, we are told that God has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand.    The Oceans to which Isaiah refers cover over 70% of the earth’s surface and comprise somewhere in the neighborhood of 370 quadrillion gallons. Between the Pacific (64 million [...]

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Standing In Awe of God

LORD, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, O LORD. Renew them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy. Habakkuk 3:2  NIV Standing in awe of God:  In a world without Satan, this would be as natural as waking up or breathing.  Why?  [...]

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The Vision : Praise and Worship

In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of His glory.                                                                            Eph 1:11-12 The French refer to it as [...]

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Spiritual Realities

“They are eager for spiritual realities and will not be put off with words, nor will they be content with correct “interpretations” of truth.  They are athirst for God, and they will not be satisfied till they have drunk deep at the Fountain of Living Water.” A.W. Tozer Through the ages, godly men and women [...]

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