Drew Powell

My faith has found a resting place

This song has been stuck in my head all week. We’re going to introduce this on Sunday at Beachside. It’s an old tune (1891) but the truth of the lyrics are amazing. A friend of mine re-wrote the melody. You can hear it on the new “Shine out” cd by The People’s Church on amazon.com (click this link).

Here are the lyrics;

My faith has found a resting place,
Not in device or creed;
I trust the ever living One,
His wounds for me shall plead.

Chorus: I need no other argument,
I need no other plea,
It is enough that Jesus died,
And that He died for me.

Enough for me that Jesus saves,
This ends my fear and doubt;
A sinful soul I come to Him,
He’ll never cast me out.

My great Physician heals the sick,
The lost He came to save;
For me His precious blood He shed,
For me His life He gave.


“Shine Out” from The Peoples Church
January 12, 2009, 8:46 pm
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One of the best worship albums I’ve heard in a while. check it out….

Leaders that influence

Here’s a short list of some leaders who currently have influence on me.

Robbie O’Brien – Lead Pastor of The Beachside Church. Robbie is an incredible visionary. God has used him over the past several years to help jump start an incredible movement in the Daytona Beach area. His vision for the future is massive and will have great impact.

Michael Neale – Worship Arts Pastor of The Peoples Church in Franklin, TN. Michael has been a friend, mentor, coach, etc for me for some time now. He’s one of the wisest guys I’ve ever met especially when it pertains to church life. I’m thankful for his willingness to take young guys under his wing and teach.

Gary Powell (my dad) – Pastor of Oasis Christ Fellowship in Ormond Beach. I’ve never known anyone with so much patience. He truly loves people and embodies the term “Pastor”. He’s devoted himself to pray and serve people. I aspire to have his kind of patience (something I have a deficiency of)

Carlos Whittaker – Programming director for Buckhead Church/ Blogger. I get a lot of creative ideas from Carlos. If there not from Carlos, they’re from a link or connection I’ve made through his blog. I appreciate his influence in the blog world.

They’re are many more like Craig Groeschel, Perry Noble, Tony Morgan, Rob Bell, etc. These are just a few….

Top 5 of 2007: Favorite Blogs

Stephen Brewster – shout out for getting me jump started in the world of blogging.

Lifechurch.tv: Swerve – Craig Groeschel and Bobby Gruenewald

The Blogstar – Chad Jarnigan, Creative Arts Pastor at The People’s Church, Franklin, TN

Ragamuffin Soul – Creative Programming Director at NorthPoint’s Buckhead Campus

Evotional.com – Mark Batterson

Top 5 of 2007: church websites

What stands out about these churches to me is there creativity in communicating along with really engaging with today’s culture.

1. NewSpring Church – Anderson, SC

2. Granger Community Church – Granger, IN

3. The Peoples Church – Franklin, TN

4. LifeChurch.tv – Oklahoma City, OK

5. The Beachside Church – Ormond Beach, FL (not really but couldn’t resist the shameless plug)