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Team Night Fall 2016

There is something so fulfilling about worship leaders coming together – a room full of those who work week in and week out to craft an environment for others to see Jesus – to praise God for what He has done, to encourage one another, and to...

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Leading Through Change

If you have been in ministry for any length of time, you have likely been faced with the leadership challenge called CHANGE. This issue of how to navigate a season of transition is one of the questions I am most frequently asked. It is an...

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The Songs We Sing

What an amazing week at the Purpose Driven Church Conference! We’re still thanking God for the opportunities to grow together, reaffirm God’s purposes for the Church, and experience His powerful presence.

All of the songs we lifted to...

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Tips + Tricks for Keys

Playing keys in a band is super easy. You just press the power button, choose a sound, and start playing piano chords right? Well, let's explore that a little with some quick pointers that will hopefully enhance your experience and expectation of...

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More Than Just a BGV

It had been stirring in my heart for over a year—a hope, a vision for the women on our team across every campus to rise up to more than just a BGV or one reserved for the “pretty solo.” I knew it had to begin with the girls right in front of...

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Grace Upon Grace

There is an ebb and flow to ministry life. We can quickly go from weeks that are jam packed with meetings and multiple events, to the regular rhythm of planning and preparing for weekend services. And while the pace of ministry can sometimes be...

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Song Story: Love Endures

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.Psalm 118:1

Love Endures is one of the first songs from the album that we started singing with our church family. It quickly became a favorite—one...

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Song Story: Great God

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise tothe rock of our salvation!Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great...

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Communication + Action = Love

1 Corinthians 14:1 says “Let love be your highest goal!” The Saddleback Worship team strives to champion that goal within our team in many different ways. Love is a core value. It sets the pace and the standard for everything else. What is a...

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4 Ways to Get a Grip on Priorities

Whether we know it or not, we are in a tug of war between demands that constantly compete for our attention.

We have demands that are urgent. These are demands that are right in front of us and need our attention ASAP. Some of the urgent...

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Song Story: Above

“So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.”

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A NEW SONG

“I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to...

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FIRST

It’s here! Today is the day! If you haven’t been to iTunes and purchased F I R S T,  go do it now! Go, go, go!

Saddleback Worship has spent the last two months recording and tracking and editing six beautiful songs. We are so...

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Connected to the Creator

Songwriting is always a journey. Here are a few foundational truths I have learned along the way that shape any song idea that hits our team table.

I create because I’m connected to The Creator. All of the songs I write come from a deep...

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The “Get to” Reminder

When I’m writing, I have this tendency to write 5 or 6 drafts, all of them lengthy and well-thought out, and then end up scrapping them all for some small nugget of truth.  It’s the perfectionist in me that just won’t allow me to...

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