Ancient Words Ever True

Devotional by Amanda Kepple We have been taught at a young age to read the Bible; some of us were told by our parents and Sunday school teachers to read the Bible everyday, and to keep the words of the Gospel close to our hearts. But I think as kids, not all of us understood […]

Call and Response

Devotional by Alex Nicholson: In music, there is a concept commonly called, “call and response”. One phrase of a melody will ask a question, followed by a brief pause, then another piece of melody will answer the question. This is known in the idiosyncratic terms of music theorists as antecedent and consequent phrases, and they […]

Feeling the Burn

Devotional by Daniel Gonzalez: There are moments in life where our faith and trust are tested, even times when the trust is broken. In my life, I’ve had situations where my trust and faith in God were tested, and I opted for the path that I thought would be better. A wave of shame, hurt, depression, […]

When Love Sees You

Devotional by Amanda Kepple: Since this week’s sermon is entitled El Roi, or the God who sees, I decided to go with the song, “When Love Sees You”. What I found amazing about the song was the fact that the song took on the perspective of Christ; both before and while He was a man […]

God is Good, Even Through the Hard Stuff

Devotional by BJ Plummer: When I sat down to write this devotional I started with the first song “Good God Almighty” written by David Crowder. I looked at the scripture references and came across Nahum 1:7. I thought to myself… Nahum, really? We’re going to be singing and shouting “Good God Almighty” in this upbeat […]

God’s Hidden Glory Revealed In Christ

Devotional by Jared Grenfell: Anyone who has attended church in the past few years has probably heard the popular song, “What a Beautiful Name”.  We all know the chorus, the bridge buildup, and the infamous opening line of Verse 2 that has caused much theological debate.  As a worship leader, I cannot count how many […]

Undivided Releases August 21st, Alongside a Night of Worship

We are proud to announce the release of our first collection of worship songs, entitled Undivided. It will be available on Friday, August 21st! It has been a blessing to sing this music with the congregation of LIFE Fellowship over the past several months. We have been praying that through the power of the Holy […]

The Story of “What Love”

by Jared Grenfell “Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage. Instead He emptied Himself by assuming the form of a slave, taking on the likeness of men. And when He had come […]

The Story of “The Price”

by Jared Grenfell “We too all previously lived among them in our fleshly desires, carrying out the inclinations of our flesh and thoughts, and we were by nature children under wrath as the others were also.  But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love that he had for us, made us […]

The Story of “It Is Done”

by BJ Plummer “It Is Done” is a LIFE Worship original song first performed on Easter Sunday 2020 at LIFE Fellowship for our congregation. We pray it encourages you! So, I actually sat down to write this song about three and a half years ago.  The worship team I was a part of at the time […]

This Is My Story: Jared Grenfell

Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, I experienced a bit of a rocky childhood.  As I struggled to keep up with others in my kindergarten class in learning to read, write, and interact in social settings, it became increasingly evident that there was something different about me internally.  That led to a testing and diagnosis for […]

This Is My Story: Randy Cutrara

I grew up in the Chicago suburbs.  My family was Catholic, but we really were not very good Catholics and rarely went to church.  I really knew nothing about God, and I felt as if we only went through the motions.  It was very structured. Repeat this phrase, sit, stand, kneel, etc.… It was not until I went away […]

This Is My Story: Abi Gordon

Though born in Georgia, I call myself a Colorado native, as I only lived in Georgia for 6 weeks, grew up in the beautiful Rocky Mountains surrounded by natural beauty and wildlife and lived in Colorado for 22 years before moving to North Carolina in June of 2017. I grew up in a Christian family […]

This Is My Story: Steve and Barbara Lindberg

First off, we want to say how excited we are to serve on the LIFE worship team. It’s a bit of a stretch for us to be in the production room, but we’re committed to do our very best to work in harmony with you all! Barbara: Steve and I are up here together, because we’ve […]

God’s Goodness: Simple, But Precious Truths

by Christi Gordon Your kindness leads me to repentance Your goodness draws me to Your sideYour mercy calls me to be like YouYour favor is my delightEvery day, I’ll awaken my praiseAnd pour out a song from my heart~ You Are Good by Kari Jobe I want to break these lines down, because there are […]

This Is My Story: Lisa Stroud

In order to understand my journey to Christ, I think it’s important to first give you a glimpse of my background.   My early childhood started off on shaky ground. My parents divorced when I was very young, and my dad got custody of both my younger sister and I shortly after he finished Army basic training.  He […]

This Is My Story: Kevin McMurray

Do you ever feel daily that God has His hands on your life? I DO! Everyday! I was born into a broken family in a town called Rock Hill, SC. My real dad was only around until I was 3, because he was an alcoholic. From the ages of 3 years to 9 years, I […]

If It Doesn’t Challenge You, It Won’t Change You

By Cassandra Walsingham Sometimes I find it really hard to connect to historical figures of our past, especially ones who are mentioned in the Bible. The historical context is just so far-gone from me that I find it hard to relate. But, the story of Joseph is one that did not segregate my needing to […]

This Is My Story: Alex Nicholson

A large portion of this testimony was written on November 7th, 2018, 10 months after professing faith in Jesus Christ. There is a short update at the bottom written on May 22, 2018, four days before I am to be baptized. “How anybody could believe in an omniscient supernatural being floating in the sky is […]

Commitment to Competency

by Jason Lanier This past summer, our church’s youth pastor, Justin Lucas, developed and presented a series of talks for a group of young aspiring leaders. The series was titled, “Leaders in Training”. Asking a team of pastors to make a selection of topic and presentation date, he provided a selected list of presentation topics […]

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

By Jasmine Lloyd Let’s read various Scriptures seen weaved in the song, “How Deep the Father’s Love.” This song paints a picture of the highest form of love: agape love. Our Scripture readings will come from the following passages: Isaiah 53:3-9 Matthew 27:46 Psalm 22:1 Isaiah 49:15-16 “He was despised and rejected by men, a man […]

Trading My Sorrow

By Lisa Kelley I love the book of Psalms for many reasons, but mostly because David keeps it real. No matter where he is in life or in his relationship with God, he writes and expresses his feelings from a place of genuineness. The reader goes from joy to suffering in one fail swoop. In […]

Why Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough

What came first, the chicken or the egg?   Allow me to rephrase the question. What came first, the Christian artist who settled for “good enough” because it’s for God, or the congregation’s apathy toward quality Christian art?  For far too long there has been a lack of planning and preparation among Christian artists (inside and outside of […]

This Is My Story: Levi Stuart

“If Jesus can save me, he can save anyone.”  I heard this growing up over and over again. I never could understand what people meant when they said it. I’d often think, “how bad could your life really be?” I was raised in a church family, although most of my father’s side does not believe; […]

This Is My Story: Robin Pugh

A year ago, LIFE Worship Arts determined that it was important for our teammates to know each other’s Christian testimonies. For several months now, a member of LIFE Worship has chosen to share their story each Sunday morning with their teammates. Prior to sharing their story with our team, team members are asked to go […]

This Is My Story: Andre Yanni

A year ago, LIFE Worship Arts determined that it was important for our teammates to know each other’s Christian testimonies. For several months now, a member of LIFE Worship has chosen to share their story each Sunday morning with their teammates. Prior to sharing their story, team members are asked to write out their story. […]

Pain: A Catalyst to Worship

“We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 2 Corinthians 4:8-10 Since birth, I have struggled with serious health issues due to Cystic […]

This Is My Story: Jason Lanier

A year ago, LIFE Worship Arts determined that it was important for our teammates to know each other’s Christian testimonies. So for several months now, a member of LIFE Worship has been sharing their story each Sunday morning with their teammates. In order to share a story, team members are encouraged to write out their […]

The Beautiful Truth of Ugly Art

I’m, by a nature, an outdoors person.  Whether I’m walking, running, kayaking, hiking, canoeing, or sitting, I love communing with my God through my heart and mind within the sanctuary of nature.  The dialogue is soulful and nourishing. It is cleansing as He helps me filter the day’s thoughts and activities as He speaks to […]

The Trappings of Testimony

by Kristen Rikansrud As many of you may already know, our leadership began this year with a dedication to fostering a culture of empathy among the members of LIFE Worship Arts. One of the primary methods of achieving this has been the continued emphasis on sharing our testimonies with the entire team. While it may be easy […]

The Story of “Encounter”

“Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.“ 1 Corinthians 5:7 ESV Back in the fall of 2018, LIFE Fellowship was undertaking a series of teachings expositing the typology and significance of the Tabernacle in the book of […]