Joseph Hart wrote this hymn in 1759, which is one of the most beautiful gospel invitations ever penned. Let's personalize this and respond by gathering on Sunday at the high school to sing of God's glorious grace. For as we say over and over, grace changes everything. 1. Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched, Weak … Continue reading Calling All Sinners!
Hello Creekstone friends, As you know, Creekstone has been blessed to have uniquely gifted folks lead our worship and tech ministry. As you may also know, our Tech Coordinator, Tom Keel, will be moving down 400 later this month so that he and Rachel can be closer to his primary job with Campus Outreach, which … Continue reading Leadership Transition Announcement for Music and Technology
This is the Creekstone worship team singing "Stronger," by Hillsong United during our inaugural "Night of Worship" on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. Our tech folks (who are pros) would freak if they knew we bootlegged this on an iPad from backstage. 🙂 Also, not pictured, but leading: Lauren Stephenson (vocals), Matt Stephenson (lead guitar), Chandler … Continue reading Creekstone Worship Team Sings “Stronger” at Our Inaugural “Night of Worship”
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"1 Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. 3 For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. 4 In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. 5 The sea is his, for he made … Continue reading Sing, Shout and Extol
Julia Johnston, the daughter of a Presbyterian pastor, lived from 1849-1919 and wrote over 500 hymns. One of her most well known goes like this: Sin and despair, like the sea waves cold, Threaten the soul with infinite loss; Grace that is greater, yes, grace untold, Points to the refuge, the mighty cross. Grace, … Continue reading Grace Untold
via vimeo.com George Romanacce and Generation Letter lead worshipers in the song "Only Jesus." Recorded at the Next 2010 conference in Baltimore, Maryland, May 28-31, 2010.
Creekstone's Worship Arts Coordinator, Jesse Turk, has launched a Creekstone music blog here. Check it out for worship music preview and review. Also, the worship team is reading Worship Matters, by Bob Kauflin. If you were in the service today, you have already felt Kauflin's influence. Thanks to Elijah and the rest of the crew for … Continue reading Creekstone Music Blog
Here are a few pictures from a couple of Ann Ferris' choral performances with the North Georgia Children's Chorus. See the full gallery on Posterous
We sang this on Sunday— a powerful uniting of the old and new, broken and hopeful. Thanks for the words, Charles Tindley, and for the music, Chris Minor. I hope this encourages you as much as it helps me. Beams of heaven as I go, through this wilderness below, guide my feet in peaceful ways, turn my … Continue reading Beams of Heaven
Check out the Indelible Grace Music website here. They led the worship service last night at the PCA General Assembly. Wow! It was the best wedding of ancient, deep, rich words with modern, living melodies that I've ever experienced. This is a helpful and hopeful resource for the renewal of both substantive, gospel-saturated worship, as well … Continue reading Indelible Grace Music
This is a short, one minute video of Creekstone's worship team rehearsing before one of our recent Sunday Night Fellowships. This Sunday is a special Advent service, with a season of preview services beginning on Sunday, Jan. 10. via vimeo.com
Here are a few nuggets of gold from one of my living heros, C.J. Mahaney (from an interview from a previous post- see below on the main page of mckaycaston.com). Enjoy. When dealing with folks on the ministry team, especially in the context of worship leadership, encourage with evidences of grace before a critique or … Continue reading Nuggets of Gold from C.J. Mahaney