Back to Belgium

Tomorrow I hop on a plane and head to Belgium for an HSI songwriting workshop! We are partnering with WEC International’s art division, Resonance. The team leader and three teammates are from WEC. I’m the HSI representative. Please pray as we hold two workshops. The purposes of the workshops are: Workshop 1: Seminar for Trainers • Inspire and excite regarding ethnodoxology (heart music, releasingRead more …

Lenten Exercise Weeks 5 & 6

Mar 14, 2016 | Posted by in discipleship, Jesus, knowing God, Lent | 0

I enjoy using Biola University’s Lent Project. I read this one early on last week and it fit so well with last week’s Lent Challenge of combating the Seven Deadly Sins: avarice (greed) vs. generosity. But it actually applies to this week (gluttony) as well.   The parables of the Pearl and Hidden Treasure (Matt. 13:44-46),Read more …

Incarnate 2016

Incarnate, OM Arts’ biennial school of arts in mission, is underway in Isola del Gran Sasso, Italy! The uniqueness of Incarnate is found in a holistic approach to discipling artists. Students from multiple artistic disciplines experience life in community, formal learning, integrated outreach, worship, studio time, an arts festival, fun and next steps coaching. ThereRead more …

Of Waffles and Chocolate

These two delectable snacks are as good in Belgium as they are plentiful. Also plentiful in Belgium is the spiritual need. But OM Belgium has seen the evangelical presence in their town of Zaventem grow from zero to at least four churches since they began ministry 50 years ago!    I had the opportunity to travelRead more …

Worship and Missions: Why the Silo?

The co-founder of Heart Sounds International and my esteemed teammate, Frank Fortunato, recently wrote a 2-part article in celebration of HSI’s 15th anniversary. In part 2, he begins by saying, It was an epochal moment that day in the late nineties, in Pretoria, South Africa. When it was my turn I gave a brief reportRead more …

Free Global Worship Album

  A Gift From Heart Sounds International To You! In celebration of 15 years of Heart Sounds International ••• Global worship coming from 70+ projects in about 40 countries ••• Helping to release indigenous worship in the developing Church around the world ••• We invite you to download and listen to HSI’s first album, Sounds of Global WorshipRead more …

Organizational Culture

Jun 9, 2015 | Posted by in leadership | 0

I’ve recently been in a number of discussions regarding the concept of “organizational culture.” Organizational culture is a pattern of shared basic assumptions, values and beliefs, which a group of people has learned over time and which has worked well enough to be considered valid and, therefore, taught to new members as the correct way to perceive, think, feel and act within theRead more …