Anyway, I was there because I'd been asked to lead music and worship for the evening services. I managed to drag my good friend, former MBG bandmate and Presby-by-association Jerry Chapman along for the ride. Along the way we picked up a few generous souls who happily donated their stellar musical gifts to the cause: Matt on cello, Jay on djembe and Bre with her sweet harmonies. You would've thought we'd been planning and rehearsing for months, but alas, it was one of those fantastic "spirit-led" things, which is probably why we quickly earned the nomicker, "The Impromptu Band." T-shirts coming soon.
Some of the folks were asking about the resources we used (songs, liturgy, videos, lyrics/chords, etc), so I'm listing them here. If you weren't at the conference you're welcome to check them out anyway. All songs except "Greatest of These" were written by other people, and all the liturgy is mine - so if you use them, which I hope you do, thanks for giving credit where it's deserved. "Let's Confess" is a song by Brian McLaren, and I shamelessly borrowed the idea of using it as a corporate confession from Andy Acton.
Lastly, if any of you are interested, Jerry and I kinda dig leading conference/retreat music together and I'm always up for keynoting and preaching too (see HERE). So if you want to inquire about having us come and lead your event, just scroll to the end and fill out the contact form. I'll be in touch.
By the way, totally kidding about the T-shirts. Or maybe not. We'll see.
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LYRICS/CHORDS FOR MOST OF THE SONGS
SOME OF STEVE & JERRY'S MUSIC
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