The New Life Creative Podcast

The New Life Creative Podcast

Every week the Creative Arts team at New Life Community Church in Gardner, KS leads via song, technology, and the arts. What makes up the culture of our team? Why does every role matter? This podcast exists to serve the Creative Arts team, the body, and those needing another perspective on why the church should worship passionately, lead creatively, and keep the Gospel of Jesus as "number one" in every aspect.

Episodes

August 11, 2022 59 min

Pastor Jake sits down with fellow Gardner worship pastors, Zach Brenner (Fellowship Bible Church) and Natalie Holland (Restoration Church), and discusses being called into ministry,  how each of our team operate, and what our hope is for the future of worship in the Church.

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Pastor Jake and Ryan discuss one of the New Life Creative Team's values: Replace Yourself. They also talk about pride, submitting ourselves in worship, and the things that compete for our "hunger".

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July 28, 2022 36 min

Pastor Jake and Ryan discuss Chapter 8 out of How to Worship a King by Zach Neese. Everything must center on Jesus. Even the lights.

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July 14, 2022 52 min

A side series called "Meet the Team" kicks off and replaces the typical format today as Pastor Jake and Ryan prepare for VBS. In this episode, Pastor Jake sits down to talk with Jami Stephens about her story and how she ended up serving at New Life, what's it like to learn to love, and the insecurities that you must fight through when leading worship.

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June 30, 2022 40 min

Pastor Jake and Ryan are joined by Creative Arts intern for a look at Chapter 7 of Zach Neese's book: How to Worship a King.  They talk about shouting and dancing, plus why being reserved isn't a death sentence for worship leaders.

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June 16, 2022 40 min

Pastor Jake and Ryan talk through How to Worship a King's approach to "praise". What is it? Why do we do it? Do we need to be in the mood for it? Why does Zach have swords for hands?

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June 2, 2022 45 min

Pastor Jake and Ryan cover Chapter 5 in "How to Worship a King" by Zach Neese.  They talk about  our feelies, God's feelies, and how in the world that may physically loook like.

The 5 Love Languages Book:
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Bonus Podcast on the Holy Spirit and expression in service:
Flow VS Know

Podcast with Steffany Gretzinger that includes Stage Presence:
Steffany Gretzinger on Struggle, Stage Presence, &a...

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May 19, 2022 40 min

Pastor Jake and Ryan move us into Chapter 4 of How to Worship a King by Zach Neese.  They talk about the fact that worship costs us something, the danger of religiosity, and why we need to work on our waiter/waitress skills.

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May 6, 2022 55 min

Pastor Jake has a conversation with Pastor Rick George and Pastor Cam Lazier about the Holy Spirit in services at New Life. What are the sides of the spectrum and where does New Life fall?

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May 5, 2022 14 min

Pastor Jake and Ryan finish their conversation about Chapter 3 of "How to Worship a King". The question of excellence in serving and what does Scripture model for "quality expectation" is examined.

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April 21, 2022 39 min

Pastor Jake and Ryan chew through How to Worship a King and why the Tabernacle is a great form for worshipping God even in the modern era. They also toss around early nicknames for author Zach Neese.

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April 7, 2022 36 min

Pastor Jake and Ryan discuss Chapter 2 from How to Worship a King and discuss why photos are a key piece of communication of the Gospel in our current culture.

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March 24, 2022 44 min

Pastor Jake and Ryan start taking us through "How to Worship a King", discuss worship, and the importance of being on time. 

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March 11, 2022 30 min

Pastor Jake and Ryan talk about a bunch about crayons, Genesis, and Planning Center Online. I know you're tempted to hit "Decline" on this episode, but don't!

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February 25, 2022 32 min

Pastor Jake shares the story of how he got into leading worship and later would end up at New Life. The guys also give terrible dating advice.

"How to Worship a King" by Zach Neese: https://www.amazon.com/How-Worship-King-Prepare-Heart/dp/1629985899/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2G1AJH17OE2G3&keywords=how+to+worship+a+king&qid=1644286046&sprefix=how+to+worship+a+king%2Caps%2...

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February 11, 2022 35 min

Pastor Jake and Ryan introduce the book that is going to be in our book study. Ryan shares the story of how God has moved in his life and lead him to the Technical Director position.

"How to Worship a King" by Zach Neese: https://www.amazon.com/How-Worship-King-Prepare-Heart/dp/1629985899/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2G1AJH17OE2G3&keywords=how+to+worship+a+king&qid=1644286046&sprefix=how...

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The inaugural podcast for the Creative Arts team at New Life Community Church in Gardner, KS (south edge of Kansas City).

Creative Arts Pastor, Jake Reeves, and Technical Director, Ryan Ellis, sit down and lay the groundwork for why this podcast exists. This one is a short one simply for introduction, so check it out and look forward to the next episode.

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