right here right NOW is our 2011 opening series out of the gospel of matthew chapter 13… where jesus talks about weeds, seeds and the “secrets” of the kingdom of God. our worship design team wanted to make this chapter accessible and fresh to our church family. makeover team artist-builder chad oler came up with [...]
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A quick side shot of our stage… including string section from the Dayton Philharmonic.
an acoustic worship with a full-on message this past weekend we experimented with an acoustic style of worship/music. guitars, xylophone, melodica (?) accordian and vocals. mixed reactions (some people said they missed standing up to sing with high energy) but we’re going to keep working on more of a “fusion” approach to the worship music. [...]
This morning we hosted nearly 40 church leaders to experience Mike teaching a preview session of content from his new book Change the World – recovering the message and mission of Jesus. We video recorded the session, with the pastors as our studio audience, to supplement a leadership training curriculum on Change the World to [...]
How can [re]designing spaces change the world? one room at a time. check out pp. 98-100 in Mike’s hot-off-the-press book… Exciting news…this past week Pastor Mike’s newest book, Change the World: Recovering the Message and Mission of Jesus, was released nationally. This book truly could change the future of the church. Encourage friends to order [...]
family flick night is a once-a-year event our children’s ministry puts on for kids and their parents/caregivers. such a huge, fun, pull-out-all-the-stops kind of affair, what kid wouldn’t LOVE to watch a movie this way? amazing set design, come in your pjs (including the band), pizza and popcorn “meatballs”, a 600+ meatball/balloon drop, meteorologist jamie [...]
ginghamsburg is closing a 5-week message series on servanthood. we called it CHURCH IS A VERB and had some really memorable worship weekends. speakers brian brown, kevin applegate, dave hood and nick cunningham spoke passionately to bring the message home. since ginghamsburg is a mission-driven church community the idea of church being a verb – [...]
these last two weeks have been a blur – two full-day retreats with our worship design team partnering to dream news ways to keep it real in our eight worship celebrations each week. we’ve been at this teamwork nearly 15 years but every good system deserves a tweak now and then. ginghamsburg encompasses two campuses, [...]
each winter nancy beach and the willow creek association pull together a group of 30 “arts champions” chosen from all the over country to participate in conversations around the use of arts in the church and our call to ennoble, connect, equip, and refresh church artists. last week we met in orlando and brainstormed how [...]
ginghamsburg community festival has been a yearly outreach into our surrounding areas for the last 10 years or so. the idea is to create an incredibly fun event for children, students and adults that is almost free – except for the food. It’s a gift to our communities and a wide open doorway to come [...]