Biblical Worship Workshop 2023
Biblical Worship Workshop 2023
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. – Colossians 3:16
Music in the church is one of the greatest gifts that we have been given from God to worship Him! There are numerous musical styles found in the church today, but the Bible is clear on how we are to rightly worship Him in song. So how we are to serve our congregations in song in a way that brings honor to Christ? These messages are from our Biblical Worship Workshop with an aim to look at the Biblical foundation of why we sing, and why we serve our congregations in music. Most importantly, we’ll examine from Scripture the heart of the worshiper. We also have practical training breakouts below with our clinicians to freshen our musical skills, focusing on how we prepare to lead with excellence in our Sunday services. It is our prayer that your soul would be refreshed and encouraged. May this event promote the celebration of Christ in and among us for God’s glory and man’s joy!
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John Martin - February 11, 2023
Session 1: Why We Sing
Scripture References: Colossians 3:16
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John Martin is a long-time worship leader and servant at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA. He has led worship for numerous ministries at his home church including overseeing the music for the Crossroads college ministry at GCC.
John has led worship and taught sessions for various conferences including WorshipGod (Sovereign Grace Music), Resolved, Shepherd’s Conference, Truth Matters, Puritan Conference, and most recently for the Founders Ministries Conference. He and his wife Lisa were founding members of the Enfield band, and have also recorded for the Hymns of Grace video series.
John is currently the CMO at Spectrasonics. He and his wife, Lisa, have been married for 19 years and have three children.
Steve Lively has been singing professionally for 40 years, performing as a soloist and background singer in live concerts and recording studios. His TV and film credits include The Fairly Oddparents, Anastasia, Beauty And The Beast, The Lion King, Aladdin, Mulan, Polar Express and many others. He also sang on many commercials including those for Walmart, Toyota, Mattel, National Car Rental, Honda Motorcycles and Chili’s Restaurant. In addition, he has done background vocals for Neil Diamond, Sheena Easton, Steve Green, Kenny Loggins and Steve Camp, among others.
Steve has enjoyed a wide variety of experiences in Christian music ministry. He has appeared as a guest soloist and/or worship leader at churches and Christian camps throughout the United States including Hume Lake and Forest Home.
Steve has served as Pastor of Worship Ministries for the past 16 years at The Bridge Bible Fellowship in Reseda, CA. For 15 years prior to this, Steve led worship and directed a 100-voice high school/college worship choir at Grace Baptist Church in Santa Clarita, CA.
Steve and his wife, Mary, have been married for 41 years and have two children and two granddaughters.