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FACING THE GIANTS is here!

We are excited that we are now able to offer you clips from the feature film, “Facing The Giants.” Any of the clips would be great for a sermon starter or a great discussion opener. You can check out the clips Here.

At $12.00 the downloads are a great value. You can check out the Facing The Giants official website to learn more about the film. My favorite is Wholehearted. Tell me you’re not inspired after watching that!

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Thoughts on Jimmy Meerkat

Well we have quite the varied response on our Freebie this month. We have everything from, “this clip was a waste of my time” to “this is awesome.” As we discuss the reactions and the film itself here in the office, I realize that it brings up some great questions to ponder. Why is this video a “mockery” to some and funny to others? How can humor be incorporated in a church service? When is it appropriate? Not appropriate?

I am definitely reminded that you cannot please everybody in what you do or how you do it. I know that this is a great lesson for anyone in ministry. As a youth pastor there were times that I would get home from a camp or retreat and think, “man that was great… ‘So and so’ opened up and this ‘so and so’ was new and they had fun.” Then I would get back to the office and have 3 messages from frustrated parents and find out another kid was mad because I didn’t ask him to be in the skit. So keep pressin’ on in your ministry and never take yourself too seriously!

But, back to my first paragraph… I want to know from you- Does humor have its place in our churches? How? To what extent? Why? Why not? Allright, that’s enough… Ready… Set… Think out loud (or at least on our “House Chat”)!

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Win some great stuff here!

As someone in ministry you probably think it is important to know the people you are trying to reach each week, right? It probably affects everything that you do – the events you have, when you have them, and the kinds of sermon series you prepare.

Well, we want to get to know our people better too, so that we can figure out ways to better serve and communicate with you. We would really appreciate it if you took our 10-question survey. As a token of our appreciation we are offering every participant a $10 off promo code and the chance to win $250 in gift cards to places like Starbucks, iTunes, Amazon, Brinker restaurants, and WorshipHouseMedia.com. Click HERE to take the survey and be entered to win all this:

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Web-Enabled Worship… a nice little article

There is a great article in Worship Leader Magazine titled, “Web-Enabled Worship.” Kent Morris, an expert and 20 veteran, explains how the concept of “The World is Flat” (which is a great read) has effected worship for our churches. He gives examples of how things like the ipod, itunes and podcasts can effectively be used. He also ads some good technical info that really helps (even if you already use these things all of the time). He then goes on to explain how to take “content” and plug them into these technologies and excellent detailed instructions on using a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). And of course he mentions good ole WorshipHouse when discussing the importance of a video or stills in your service.

He says the point is FLOW. With today’s world this is important. He ends with a list of websites as a great resource. Check it out..

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We have a winner…

OK not exactly. But I can pretend right? Yesterday as I was uploading some NEW MEDIA, we hit a milestone. Our database showed me that we are up to exactly 5,000 products on our website. I’m talking singles, so that number doesn’t count the shippable volumes we have also. I thought that balloons and confetti would fall from the ceiling when we reached 5,000 products but Kent let me know that wasn’t in the budget.

What was the 5,000th product? I am glad you asked, it is a still image from VMG Backgrounds called “GREEN HILL”…

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