This morning we wrap up our mini series, Organic Worship. On Monday, I said that one of my hopes was that through this short series, you would be challenged and encouraged to think about worship. This morning as we close the series out, I want to share with you a video from Shane and Shane.
Now I know I said that part of what I like about organic worship is that the worship is led by non-professional artists. No stages, no lights, no special production; just a heart crying out to God. But this morning, I'm sharing this one with you because there was a time when I experienced Shane and Shane in a very organic way.
Back a number of years ago, I was in Loveland, CO, working with Simply Youth Ministry (Group) as part of their youth worker brain trust. It was a group of youth workers collaborating with the Simply folks as plans were made for the upcoming Simply Youth Ministry Conference. On one evening we gathered in the backyard of one of the Simply people for an amazing barbeque dinner. As we sat around the tables talking, the leadership asked for our attention and invited us to a time of worship. They then introduced, Shane and Shane.
Now I knew a little bit about Shane and Shane, but not that much. Anyway, they proceded to lead us in a simple, stripped down, no production, time of worship that was simply awesome. I mean, you can't get more organic than a backyard, under the stars, crying out to God, worship. Since then, Shane and Shane have been one of those "bands" who have been able to take me to the throne room of God in total brokeness and humility. I love their heart and their hope to bring people to a place of abandon worship. Take a few minutes to listen to one of my favorite worship songs, Yearn.
As your weekend begins, let me invite you to worship the Father this weekend. Find a church that values worship in the organic sense. No production. No fancy concert lighting. Just humble hearts being lifted to the glory of an amazing God.
Of course, if you live in the area, I'd love to invite you to join us at Harvest Church this Sunday. You can visit our website to learn more. www.HarvestChurchToday.org.
Until Monday, have a great weekend!
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