Worship Set List – March 16: Engagement in worship!; Frienship; and, consumee verses consumer.

Worshipbnnr No funny video this week, but the worship time was sweet.  I do not think in the 6 months I have been here at Sunridge that I have heard and seen as much participation as this past Sunday.  That is really the “win” a worship team and worship pastor looks for each week.  After all, we cannot control the attendance, people’s expectations or please every one.  However, we can provide leadership and an excellent environment to meet with God that is real, biblical and inviting.

Greg Sidders spoke about friendship in his final Romans message.  His words caused me really miss my Redding friends and others who have spoken deeply into my life by their words and actions.  It also made it clear how already God is blessing me with friends here in SoCal.

One thought given this week was ripped off from Louie Giglio.  We were singing “From the Inside Out” and the line “consume me” has lovingly haunted me every time I sing it with the  congregation.  What I shared with the church was how God is the consumer of our worship, and that we are not!  We are living sacrifices (Romans 12) and when we consume the worship we offer, it really is not giving to God.  Let’s be consumed!

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How was your worship weekend?

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

28 comments

  1. Rich: Glad to hear worship went well at Sunridge. We also had a great time of worship on the East coast, despite every distraction under the sun.
    That’s a good word on God being the consumer of our worship; packages ideas of worship consumerism, being consumed in worship, and offering worship to God that He might consume it nicely. Well said.

  2. Rich: Glad to hear worship went well at Sunridge. We also had a great time of worship on the East coast, despite every distraction under the sun.
    That’s a good word on God being the consumer of our worship; packages ideas of worship consumerism, being consumed in worship, and offering worship to God that He might consume it nicely. Well said.

  3. Rich: Glad to hear worship went well at Sunridge. We also had a great time of worship on the East coast, despite every distraction under the sun.
    That’s a good word on God being the consumer of our worship; packages ideas of worship consumerism, being consumed in worship, and offering worship to God that He might consume it nicely. Well said.

  4. Rich: Glad to hear worship went well at Sunridge. We also had a great time of worship on the East coast, despite every distraction under the sun.
    That’s a good word on God being the consumer of our worship; packages ideas of worship consumerism, being consumed in worship, and offering worship to God that He might consume it nicely. Well said.

  5. Seriously one of the best worship times I have ever been a part of at Sunridge in 9 years, I was consumed. God is doing great things through the leaders at Sunridge, I pray that the whole valley shows up this Sunday and that God reaches each and every person through the service.

  6. Seriously one of the best worship times I have ever been a part of at Sunridge in 9 years, I was consumed. God is doing great things through the leaders at Sunridge, I pray that the whole valley shows up this Sunday and that God reaches each and every person through the service.

  7. Seriously one of the best worship times I have ever been a part of at Sunridge in 9 years, I was consumed. God is doing great things through the leaders at Sunridge, I pray that the whole valley shows up this Sunday and that God reaches each and every person through the service.

  8. Seriously one of the best worship times I have ever been a part of at Sunridge in 9 years, I was consumed. God is doing great things through the leaders at Sunridge, I pray that the whole valley shows up this Sunday and that God reaches each and every person through the service.

  9. This past Sunday’s service was a little rough. It’s a lesson to be learned by our newer worship leaders.

  10. This past Sunday’s service was a little rough. It’s a lesson to be learned by our newer worship leaders.

  11. This past Sunday’s service was a little rough. It’s a lesson to be learned by our newer worship leaders.

  12. This past Sunday’s service was a little rough. It’s a lesson to be learned by our newer worship leaders.

  13. Rich,What are some of the things you do to add creativity to your services. I have recently left a ministry after being asked to leave and one of the criticsms I recieved from the preaching minister on a regular basis was that I was not creative enough. My creativity usually was centered on how I put the music together and how I set up each song. This was apparantly not what the leaders had in mind although they never could really define what they wanted.
    Thanks,
    Tom

  14. Rich,What are some of the things you do to add creativity to your services. I have recently left a ministry after being asked to leave and one of the criticsms I recieved from the preaching minister on a regular basis was that I was not creative enough. My creativity usually was centered on how I put the music together and how I set up each song. This was apparantly not what the leaders had in mind although they never could really define what they wanted.
    Thanks,
    Tom

  15. Rich,What are some of the things you do to add creativity to your services. I have recently left a ministry after being asked to leave and one of the criticsms I recieved from the preaching minister on a regular basis was that I was not creative enough. My creativity usually was centered on how I put the music together and how I set up each song. This was apparantly not what the leaders had in mind although they never could really define what they wanted.
    Thanks,
    Tom

  16. Rich,What are some of the things you do to add creativity to your services. I have recently left a ministry after being asked to leave and one of the criticsms I recieved from the preaching minister on a regular basis was that I was not creative enough. My creativity usually was centered on how I put the music together and how I set up each song. This was apparantly not what the leaders had in mind although they never could really define what they wanted.
    Thanks,
    Tom

  17. Tom,
    I grieve for you my friend. What is so common is that pastors and church leaders rarely know what they really want with a worship service and then have a terrible time communicating it. The “win” of the worship service and of what a worship leader does needs to be defined. What I perceive here is that you have leaders who are numbskulls who either are not being completely honest with you about what they are thinking, or they are not on the same page with each other and you have become the fall guy.

    “Creativity” obviously means something that you never were privy to. Assuming you are at least somewhat effective at what you do, there must have been some lapse in relationship or trust. This must be painful for you, as I have been in your shoes a time or two. Please know you are in my prayers and I hope you can get “truth” somehow in this to know how to improve yourself to be the worship leadership you aspire to be.

    I really have no specific things about creativity I can say to you off the bat other than that I am sorry about how this played out for you. Really, it seems like the leadership has issues, and you were caught in the middle.

  18. Tom,
    I grieve for you my friend. What is so common is that pastors and church leaders rarely know what they really want with a worship service and then have a terrible time communicating it. The “win” of the worship service and of what a worship leader does needs to be defined. What I perceive here is that you have leaders who are numbskulls who either are not being completely honest with you about what they are thinking, or they are not on the same page with each other and you have become the fall guy.

    “Creativity” obviously means something that you never were privy to. Assuming you are at least somewhat effective at what you do, there must have been some lapse in relationship or trust. This must be painful for you, as I have been in your shoes a time or two. Please know you are in my prayers and I hope you can get “truth” somehow in this to know how to improve yourself to be the worship leadership you aspire to be.

    I really have no specific things about creativity I can say to you off the bat other than that I am sorry about how this played out for you. Really, it seems like the leadership has issues, and you were caught in the middle.

  19. Tom,
    I grieve for you my friend. What is so common is that pastors and church leaders rarely know what they really want with a worship service and then have a terrible time communicating it. The “win” of the worship service and of what a worship leader does needs to be defined. What I perceive here is that you have leaders who are numbskulls who either are not being completely honest with you about what they are thinking, or they are not on the same page with each other and you have become the fall guy.

    “Creativity” obviously means something that you never were privy to. Assuming you are at least somewhat effective at what you do, there must have been some lapse in relationship or trust. This must be painful for you, as I have been in your shoes a time or two. Please know you are in my prayers and I hope you can get “truth” somehow in this to know how to improve yourself to be the worship leadership you aspire to be.

    I really have no specific things about creativity I can say to you off the bat other than that I am sorry about how this played out for you. Really, it seems like the leadership has issues, and you were caught in the middle.

  20. Tom,
    I grieve for you my friend. What is so common is that pastors and church leaders rarely know what they really want with a worship service and then have a terrible time communicating it. The “win” of the worship service and of what a worship leader does needs to be defined. What I perceive here is that you have leaders who are numbskulls who either are not being completely honest with you about what they are thinking, or they are not on the same page with each other and you have become the fall guy.

    “Creativity” obviously means something that you never were privy to. Assuming you are at least somewhat effective at what you do, there must have been some lapse in relationship or trust. This must be painful for you, as I have been in your shoes a time or two. Please know you are in my prayers and I hope you can get “truth” somehow in this to know how to improve yourself to be the worship leadership you aspire to be.

    I really have no specific things about creativity I can say to you off the bat other than that I am sorry about how this played out for you. Really, it seems like the leadership has issues, and you were caught in the middle.

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