Spiritual Retreats and Worship Workshops.

Since returning to Cape Town it has been awesome being invited to teach and facilitate at various church retreats and Worship Workshops and Conferences. Whilst the retreats have only been predominantly for Men's Groups or Ministries within the ambit of Christian Spiritual Formation and male spirituality, I do also enjoy taking couples. Regarding the Worship Workshops, this can either be for the ministry itself, or a worship-leader specific in-depth practical and spiritual workshop. I look forward to hearing from you to discuss the possibilities of us getting this together for your church!

Spiritual Retreats: These range from single-day retreats to, what tends to happen mostly, those that are given over a weekend. I am able to travel should you wish me to do so.

Worship Workshops: Those that tend to work the best are given over the course of a day. Most churches tend toward that being a Saturday. What we deal with is basically discovering our highest calling and how we best serve God within that given our talents, gifting, and leadership abilities for those who have been called to lead. "The power to bless the world around you is a direct result of your ministry to the Lord" (Gerrit Gustafson). In these workshops we speak into what worship is, our calling within it, the anointing, worshipping in "Spirit and in Truth", and, among other areas, worship and the Presence of God. This normally takes until lunch-time. After lunch we get stuck into the practical side of church worship. This moves from instrumentation, vocal, harmonies, utilization of 'light and shade' in what we do, planning worship sets, best key options, and a host of other areas. I always summarise what we have learnt and mail that through in PDF format to each participant. Should you wish me to attend practices after that, I will gladly do so. I look forward to hearing from you in this regard!

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Love is like a River ... so let it flow. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Grant Nuss   
Sunday, 30 November 2014 17:25

Matthew 5:43-44; “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

What is true is that some people will tempt you out of the flow of the Spirit, they will judge you, and the result is that you will feel discouraged. They will dislike you, and you will feel rejected. They may too throw roadblocks in your path which might cause you to stumble and, perhaps, even give up. Here’s what I have learnt, and, perhaps you have too, if you want to grow, then find a few difficult people like that.  Sound weird? The truth is this; If God wants to grow some quality in you, he may very well send you a person who tempts you to behave in just the opposite way. For example: If you want to grow in your ability to confront, a hard to confront intimidator will give you serious practice. I guess you may be asking; why does God allow difficult people in my life? Here’s the reason, just as he has allowed them in the lives of many of the heroes in the Bible. What do I mean? Well, Moses had Pharaoh. Elijah had Jezebel. David had Saul. John the Baptist had Herod. Jesus had Judas. So here’s the deal and one that I have only come to terms with recently, if God loves you and wants to shape and grow you to be better equipped and used by him, he will send some difficult people your way. But always remember that you are the difficult person he is sending to shape someone else. But here’s the deal (at least from my perspective), Jesus loved people who loved him as well as those who didn’t love him. He doesn’t do it because he has to; he does it because it is the only way to life. The key is not to give Satan a foothold and allow him to create disunity which has been his strategy from cover to cover of the Bible and still today, but, as Jesus personified, strive for the reconciling power of tenacious love. Where in your life is there a relationship that needs reconciliation? It may cost you a sacrifice. You may be thinking, “what for, they don’t deserve it” but consider Jesus in this context. He too loved sacrificially so that love could prevail in the end. My prayer is that you determine today to strive for the power of tenacious love. Do it anyway. Jesus (Matthew 22:37-39) identified what the primary focus of every person should be, that love is the basis for all obedience. Perhaps what you do as you mediate on our text for today and journal, is ask yourself; “How can I practically demonstrate today my love for God and my love for other people?” Perhaps it’s time to speak about forgiving and forgiveness in our lives and our communities. Here’s an amazing song that plays into this context. May you too let the love from your heart flow like a river!