Category: Leadership


Stearnzie

The next chapter…

For nearly ten years, I have have lived and breathed vocational worship ministry. The last five of those years, I’ve held the position of Worship Pastor at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond WA. A sort of writing-on-the-wall opportunity brought me to the Seattle area, where I was invited into one of my richest seasons of ministry to date. […]

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The Valley of Vision – A Collection of Puritan Prayers

Lord, high and holy, meek and lowly, Thou has brought me to the valley of vision, where I live in the depths but see thee in the heights; hemmed in by mountains of sin I behold Thy glory. Let me learn by paradox that the way down is the way up, that to be low […]

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Top 10 For putting together a worship set.

There are a lot of things I could add to this list, but these are the consistent filters I use when putting together the set list for the weekend. I hope this helps you in your planning process. 10- Pick sing-able songs. Thinking of everyone in the congregation. Is it in a comfortable key for […]

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Feeding the beast…

Don’t re-invent the wheel. This is something I keep coming back to when I prepare music for the upcoming weekend. I think as artists, we are always wanting to try something new because we get bored with things that “work”. There’s little risk in things that “work”. As much as I hate the consumerism of […]

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Cheap Music Gear @ Goodwill.

Last night I had a very vivid dream about finding some SWEET music gear at Goodwill. They were all keyboards: a Yamaha S90- $5.00, a Fender Rhodes- $3.50, and a Nord Stage 3- $10.00. Heck yes! I bought them all. Then I woke up, and was saddened that only in dream land could these prices be true… […]

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Preparing for New Life Weekend

“Holy spirit, lead me to choose songs that bless the Father and heal the wounds of our hearts by the power of your truth, from your word”. This was my prayer in preparing the music for New Life weekend. Holy Spirit thanks for guiding. That’s all.

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Hide and Seek- some thoughts on Hebrews 4

We so often hide from God- In fact, it was our first reaction once we knew that we (adam and eve) had sinned. Hebrews 4:13 says; “nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Every thing is naked and exposed before his eyes and He is the one to whom we are accountable.”- So, God […]

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Healing is in your hands

Such a great weekend leading worship at Saddleback Corona and Seven @HDC- I played with some old friends at Corona and met some new peeps at HDC. Sunday morning at Saddleback Corona was amazing because I had the chance to play with the former Saddleback Irvine band. We had a sound check of about 30 […]

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James- one of my favs

Some of my best mates and I are going through the book of James together on Monday nights. Some great things were brought up in our time of reflection on James 1:1-18 – James is called a slave of God and of Christ- all slaves have a master and are without question obedient to their […]

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Pic from Leading at Saddleback

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