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 …

Living Out of a Place of Rest, part 1

Apr 15, 2015 | Posted by in discipleship, Jesus, knowing God, OM Arts | 1

Back in January, OM Arts began its seventh year. We began talking about the biblical concept of the Sabbath—Shmita—year. In Leviticus 25, the LORD instituted the seventh year as a year of rest or release (“shmita”) for the land. The Israelites were not to sow, prune, or harvest, but to allow the land to rest. If they askedRead more …

The HSI Metamorphosis

A little over a month ago, our team gathered outside of Atlanta for the annual Heart Sounds International Summit. The Summit is the one time of year that our entire team is together in one place. We had a marvelous time discussing “synergy”—how each department can contribute to the others and work together to doRead more …

What Is Heart Music?

Jul 21, 2014 | Posted by in Ethnodoxology, worship | 0

To truly understand what we do at Heart Sounds International, this question must be answered. So much of the “trade jargon” that we throw around is complex to explain and can be difficult to understand, mostly just because our focus in missions is so specialized. Ethnodoxology? Musicianary? Heart Worship? This article was recently posted on HSI’s Facebook pageRead more …

Italy & the UK, part tre (three): Incarnate

May 12, 2014 | Posted by in arts, Italy, OM Arts | 0

I visited Italy by invitation of OM Arts to check out their School of Mission, Incarnate. I wasn’t disappointed. The ten students took three classes: God’s Story (theology and the arts), Your Story (an intense discipleship course) and 10,000 Stories (art and mission). Each week there was a focus on a different spiritual discipline, whichRead more …

Italy and the UK, part due (two): Forterocca

May 6, 2014 | Posted by in Church History, Italy, mission, OM Arts | 1

The name Forterocca means “mighty fortress” and comes from the Martin Luther song “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” OM Italy built this conference center in the tiny community of Bobbio Pellice, Italy, because of the rich history of the Waldensian church.  I introduced the Waldensians back in this post. As visitors to Forterocca and theRead more …