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Knocking away crutches: Towards a theology of the arts

I recently came across a very helpful site called Music Ministry which “exists to serve the local church in helping churches, leadership teams and individuals to serve God with the gifts he has given them in music.” Check out their site for information about music ministry apprenticeships (we like the apprenticeship model!), very helpful talks on … Continue reading

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Why sing? (part 6)

Martin Irungu, iServe Africa alumnus, surveys the contemporary church scene and draws our focus to true worship:     Are we missing the point? In our churches today, many have emphasized different forms of worship, how to experience a ‘spirit flowing‘ worship service as well as the need for churches to have a ‘powerful’ praise and … Continue reading

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Why sing? (part 3)

iServe Africa alumnus Getrude Namapii wrote a very helpful research paper on Building Effective ‘Worship Teams’ and this is a really helpful section from her work (shared with permission). Music and church is inseparable in our context. Singing is evident in every church service. This could be singing songs from hymn books, singing choruses with or … Continue reading