Do you wrestle with the need for creating and intimate worship experience? Are you working to build a bigger team of musicians to lead in your church? Watch this conversation on the strengths and challenges of worship in a church plant. We will discuss ways that church plants are uniquely prepared to create spaces to experience God in your context, as well as provide practical steps for some of the challenges for new worship leaders and teams.
What You’ll Learn:
- The unique strengths and challenges of worship in church plants
- The difference between presence and performance
- How to find the musicians hiding in your church
“It’s the felt presence of God that makes a good worship experience” —Mike Turrigiano
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“There is nothing I can do to make God arrive in a certain prescribed way.” —Julie Morgan
5:56 Presence Over Performance
15:27 Worshipping From the Overflow
20:51 Strengths of Church Plant Worship
28:17 Building a Worship Team
38:26 Discipleship in Worship
42:47 Challenges of Church Plant Worship
“As church planters we are going somewhere, and like Moses, we don’t want to go anywhere that the presence of God is not.” —Sarah Pemberton
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Sarah Pemberton is a worshiper at heart and has been leading worship for nearly 20 years. Presently, Sarah leads worship at the Nashville Vineyard, in Nashville, Tn, a church she and her husband planted in 2016, and pastor together. Sarah’s true heart can be found in raising and releasing worshipers in a local church setting, along with songwriting and working to birth songs to God out of an organic, local context. Sarah is currently writing on several projects, both within the broader Vineyard movement & outside. When Sarah isn’t pastoring, leading worship, or songwriting, she is a mother of two amazing boys and a wife to an incredible husband (who may or may not have written this bio).
Julie Morgan is pastor of the Delaware City Vineyard in Delaware, OH. She and her husband Robb planted the church 7 years ago along with their two daughters, ages 10 & 13. Along with many other areas of oversight Julie oversees DCV Worship and leads a team 2 Sundays out of the month. She also loves traveling, knitting, cooking, really good coffee, wine, and laughter.
Mike Turrigiano is a veteran of over four decades of ministry and a Vineyard pioneer on the East Coast. He spent thirty-eight of those years church planting and pastoring in New York City. Mike is currently the Director and Senior Missional Coach for the Main & Plain, a ministry that provides coaching and care for pastors and ministry leaders as well as equipping for local churches. He lives with his wife Char in Brooklyn, NY. They have two sons, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.