Confession time… I LOVE the ZOE Group's praise music. I was at the very first ZOE group worship conference waaaayyy back in the day. I didn't miss the first 7. Then, we had a child born in October. Since then, I've missed a few recently. But, I'm going to the conference in Fresno in a couple of weeks. Hope to see some of you there! ZOE has blessed my life in so many ways I can hardly count them. Waaaayyy back in my days as a Worship Minister at the University Church of Christ on the Pepperdine campus…ZOE provided me and our church with a vital new form of soul food through contemporary acappella (not an oxymoron) music that was really…ummmm….good…even…great.

For that, we in Churches of Christ owe ZOE, Hallal, Jerome, Acappella, and others a huge debt. I just listened to the new ZOE CD. I LOVE IT!!!! Thanks Larry, Eric, Brando, Sheryl, Randy, and the rest. Thank you Ken and Marca Young. Thank you Jerome Williams. Thank you Jeff Nelson. Thank you Keith Lancaster, Jeremy Johnson, and others who have brought fresh wind and fire into the church's praise. God has used you mightily. You are loved and appreciated.

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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  1. I agree. I love Zoe Group, Jerome Williams, Keith Lancaster, the groups they are part of, and Watershed Worship. Each of them seem to breath new life into worship. Love it!
    I won’t be able to attend the Pepperdine Lectures, but hope to buy your books on Jesus: The Word Made Flesh at some point in the future. God bless you, your family, and the work y’all are doing at the North County church. Grace and Peace.