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Leadership insights, top tips and thoughts from Matt McChlery

Resound Worship Songwriting Retreat 2019

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Yesterday I arrived back from the Resound Worship Songwriting Retreat that was held in the beautiful Wydale Hall in North Yorkshire. It was an intensely creative time – which is exactly what I hoped it would be. I arrived armed with a suitcase, a guitar and half of a song I had muddled together a […]

Pentecost Setlist

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Here are the songs we sung at our all-age Pentecost celebration. As we blended two congregations together for this special event (our Messy Church and our Sunday Church) I chose songs that would reflect both equally well. We also wanted to create a ‘party’ atmosphere as we were focusing on celebrating the birth of the […]

Sunday Setlist – Waiting

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Last week we explored the theme of waiting upon the Lord and enjoying his presence. It was a good service and many were touched. It was made more special by the willingness of the leaders and congregation to respond to The Word and ‘wait’ upon the Lord during the sung worship. This is what we […]

Lead Us On

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This song was written during a time on transition and uncertainty in my local church. It reflects this season and was used effectively during that time in corporate worship. It lends itself to working well within any uncertain situation where we need to remind ourselves that God is in control and we are called to […]

Sunday Setlist – In Times of Trouble

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On Sunday I was leading the time of singing at church, which means I also get to choose the set-list! The sermon was based on the Psalms and focused around the theme of having the freedom to express our emotions to God in times of trouble, seeking his face in the midst of the storm […]

Building Church

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One of the jobs I have whilst working for my local church is to create and implement systems to help the church function, maintain its health and grow. This includes things like creating ‘pathways’ to help new people connect with our church: a website that looks good and contains relevant information for visitors, training and […]

Small is Beautiful – Guest post on BarnabasME

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Here is a guest post I was asked to write. It is always an honour to be invited to contribute towards the vision of others – especially when it lines up with your own! Here I speak about the beauty of small churches and how ‘church’ is all about people. Have a read and leave […]

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