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Matt Perkins
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Matt Perkins is the creator of Leaders in Worship and has served as a worship pastor for more than 20 years. He loves connecting with and encouraging worship leaders as they navigate the ministry journey. Matt and his wife, Marybeth have been serving as worship pastors in Orlando, Florida for the past 5 years.
Matt Perkins is the creator of Leaders in Worship and has served as a worship pastor for more than 20 years. He loves connecting with and encouraging worship leaders as they navigate the ministry journey. Matt and his wife, Marybeth have been serving as worship pastors in Orlando, Florida for the past 5 years.

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Matt Perkins was in a video call. <a class='ot-hashtag' href='https://plus.google.com/s/%23hangoutsonair'>#hangoutsonair</a>

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Matt Perkins was in a video call. <a class='ot-hashtag' href='https://plus.google.com/s/%23hangoutsonair'>#hangoutsonair</a>

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Do you feel that as the "quality" of worship has increased, that there has been a decrease in the congregation being engaged?  Check out this week's episode with Rory Noland.

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If you are in the Orlando/Central Florida area next weekend, please stop in for the Consumed Worship Conference.  I'm really excited about what God is doing through this conference!
http://youtu.be/SvZEAZZTLXY

I also have a promo code for a big discount if you are able to make it. 

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What do you find is the biggest hindrance to trying something new in church? Do you find that it is more internal than external?

The most recent episode of the podcast talks about hindrances to trying new things.


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Have you ever gone through a worship style change in your church? What were the successes and what were the challenges?



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Excerpt that I found very encouraging and convicting from Rory Noland's "The Heart of the Artist" on perfectionism:

"What would Jesus say to the perfectionist?  I think He'd look us straight int he eyes, hold out His hand, and say, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." (Matt 11:28-30)

That's a great passage for artists (and anyone!) who are weighed down by perfectionism, who have become weary trying to live up to their own expectation, who are heavy-laden with negative self-talk. Jesus says, "Come to Me just as you are, warts and all. Come to Me and be free, free from pressure of your self-inflicted perfectionism." Notice that Jesus is not the slave-driving, impossible-to-please God that we make Him out to be. He is gentle and humble.  

Sounds inviting, doesn't it? compared with the demands we perfectionists put on ourselves, His yoke is easy and His load is light. He's there, ready and willing to help shoulder our burdens. So lay it all down at the foot of the cross and find your rest in Him."

What is one of your top goals for your worship ministry for 2013?
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