Growing Your Capacity As A Musician

Playing guitar on a worship team for Sunday services has come a long way in the last 20 years. Guys like Lincoln Brewster, Steve Fee, and Hillsong’s, Nigel Hendroff, have paved the way for the future of worship music! I remember reading articles years ago about how the worship movement would eventually fizzle out and…

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Best Coffee Shops In Springfield, MO.

Coffee shops are essential for college students! Whether you are hanging out with friends or cramming for a final, we have many options that will help you unwind or give you that extra energy for the work ahead! Springfield is home to some of the greatest coffee shops around! Each shop is unique and has…

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Praise and Worship Defined

Hey, this is Izzy with James River Worship! I lead the Worship and Production Practicum here at James River College. In practicum, I’ve always been asked what the difference is between praise and worship. Is it my favorite guitar-ripping, drum-beating, foot-stomping thriller or my hands raised, tear-dropping, knee-buckling, voice-cracking slow song that is the anthem…

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Opportunity in Opposition

At James River College every day is an exciting adventure! It’s full of growth, leadership development, and an unbelievable opportunity. We are constantly left in awe by what God is doing through the College and the Church that we get to be a part of! There is no doubt that we are the hands and…

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Redefining College Culture

At James River College we learn a lot of life-changing principles! From ministry and worship, to leadership and logistics, James River College sets each student up for successful transition into vocational ministry or ministering in his/her vocation. However, one of the greatest and most important principles I have learned in my time at James River…

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A Week in the Life of a Pastoral Practicum Student

Learning how to live out the calling on your life does not have to be constrained to the walls of a classroom. Pastoral counseling student Christian Reed gives insight to a week in his life filled with lessons and personal growth.

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A Letter to My 19-Year-Old Self

Do you ever wish you could go back in time and give yourself a little advice with the knowledge you now possess? Ariel Marti shares 4 things she would tell her 19-year-old self as a James River College student.

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