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Worship Leader Opening

Worship Leader Opening


I've heard it said that most people visit a church because of good music and good preaching. There maybe some element of truth to it...what do you think? I personally think great music is essential to a having a healthy church. When we are worshiping Jesus in song, we want to do so in a way that celebrates or contemplates the freedom he afforded us through his sacrifice for our lives.

Essential to having great music is a great worship leader.

Someone who gets it.

Someone who has been rocked by the glory of Jesus. Someone who has a passion to lead others to that place of faithful abandon at the foot of the Cross!

We want Freedom to be a place known for authentic worship—where singing our hearts out for Jesus is as natural as breathing!

If this sounds exciting to you and you are up to the challenge of helping establish a culture of worship in a brand new expression of God's body (the Church) you should, no, you must apply for this role.

We are currently looking for a worship leader who loves Jesus, is gifted in music and worship arts and is passionate about leading people to experience the glory of our Savior through song.

Our vision is to be a faith community that passionately follows Jesus, loves across boundaries and makes a tangible difference in our community, region and across the world.

If you believe this is the type of role in the type of environment you would love to be a part of, send an email to with your resume, 3 references and a link to two (2) videos of you singing/leading worship.

10 Reasons You Should Show Up

10 Reasons You Should Show Up


Check the update at the end of the post below! Wow! Who would have thought that what began as a late night conversation between my wife and I (which my wife totally shrugged off at the time) would be coming to fruition in just 5 days! I don't know if you've heard but this coming Sunday, October 12, we are having our first monthly preview service with a series called Built for More. You maybe wondering what a preview service is.

Its a full worship celebration, almost identical to those we will have when we officially launch in March, just 6 months from now. The only difference? These services will be once a month on the second Sunday. The preview services dates and time can be found here.

So we, Team Freedom, want to give you 10 reasons why you should attend a preview service?

  1. It's probably 5 minutes from your house...everything is around the corner in Niles.
  2. You like free coffee. We won't judge you if you come back for seconds, or thirds...well maybe...kidding.
  3. You work a lot! Come enjoy some down time.
  4. You've been meaning to find a new church anyway.
  5. Are you new in town? So are we. You'll fit in great!
  6. We love kids and our Freedom Kid's team is willing to take good care of yours while you have fun with the big kids.
  7. Our service is short and straight forward.
  8. You don't have to be perfect and have your life altogether to be accepted.
  9. You know you are built for more. So we are kicking off an awesome teaching series to lead you to living out your full potential!
  10. We love Jesus, we love people and we love seeing people find freedom in Jesus.

There you have it! 10 reasons why you should join us for our preview services starting October 12 at 10 a.m. inside Eastside Connections School!

Here's the address: 315 N 14th Street, Niles, MI 49120.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


We had an awesome time! Here are some pics >> First Preview Service

A New Thing

A New Thing


What if you could walk in for the first time and yet feel at home? What if it didn't matter where you were from or what you've been through? What if you could connect authentically across racial, ethnic, and economic boundaries? What if you discovered that what connects us is much stronger and richer than what divides us?

What if you could learn about Jesus and learn how to develop a deep and authentic faith that impacted everyone around you?

Maybe it's time for this new thing. This is Freedom.

Freedom Community Church is being established to lead people to freedom in Jesus so they can passionately follow Him, love across boundaries and leave a lasting legacy in their community, region and the world.

You're invited for live music and refreshments while meeting the team behind Freedom and learning more about the vision to raise a new Banner in the City of Four Flags.

Meet us this Saturday at 5pm at the Four Flags Chamber of Commerce!


Got Facebook? Here's a link to the pictures from the event: Click here

Freedom to Dream

Freedom to Dream


We just had our 2nd core team meeting last night! It was a great evening. Unfortunately we had a couple of people missing due to illness and another couple in the process of moving homes but it was still a great time.

Freedom to Dream

The best part for me was listening to the kids playing in our basement. I look forward to the sights and sounds of children running through "Freedom Kids", the name of our children's ministry once we launch. Foundational to our church will be our emphasis to raise up children who love and follow Jesus.

Because of this, my wife Christine is already looking through children's curriculum and preparing the structure for Freedom Kids. I guess that's the teacher inside of her. She is excited to pour the experience she gained as an elementary school teacher into the children's ministry.

Freedom to Lead

Last night our prayers continued to center around prayers for the growth of our core team, prayers for the individuals who will make up the church and prayers for the City of Niles; its people, its community leaders and the organizations that serve the well-being of the city.

1 Timothy 2:1-3 teaches us to pray for those "who are in high positions." So we are committing to praying for our community leaders as they play a role in supporting the liberties of the faith community. We encourage you to do the same.

Freedom to Gather

Finally, we excited about the potential to launch a couple of connecting groups and planning our monthly events where you can learn more about Freedom and get to know the team. Stay connected to find out when our first gathering will be. Subscribe to our updates to receive periodic (non-spammy) updates on what we have going on.

Prayer Requests:

  1. I will be speaking at North Park University in Chicago this Saturday at their Center for Youth Ministry Studies. Please pray that all goes well and my workshop equips leaders.
  2. Pray for our upcoming board meeting next week Friday, April 11th. This advisory board is responsible for legal and financial oversight of Freedom.
  3. Pray for the continued development that is going on behind the scenes for the launch of Freedom Community Church—a new church plant in Niles with the mission to help people find freedom in following Jesus.

Does all of this sound interesting? Want to be a part of Freedom? You can partner with us in 3 ways.

(1) Pray for us; (2) Give your time and treasure towards the mission; and/or (3) Join the core team that's forming to launch Freedom.

Let us know how you want to participate by connecting with us: HERE