Wednesday, December 8, 2010


At precisely 8:24AM and six minutes ahead of schedule we unloaded the RESTORE tour equipment into Lincoln Cathedral. The building was a little daunting and left us all wishing for another day of rehearsal. However, we were seriously thankful for the clear skies. We had fab weather for the entire tour. Sure made the loading/unloading process a lot easier!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Another Stone

What an honour to worship in such a historical place. We felt the depth of spirituality gone before us and prayed that RESTORE recording would build on that strong foundation.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Spoken worship, also known as poetry, was a big part of the RESTORE recording. Gerard Kelly wrote original pieces for the project. By the end of the tour he had the poetry ingrained in his memory, but at our first gig in Lincoln you Gerard relying a little on modern technology. We can’t wait for you to hear the spoken worship pieces. They are wonderful!

Monday, November 22, 2010

RESTORE receives 9 out of 10 review in United Kingdom!

We just received the following review from Crossrhythms - one of the largest web based christian radio stations in the UK. (

Helen Dean

Accomplished European musicians are led by globe-trotting worship man
Mark. This album features live worship recorded in the UK, France, Italy
and the Czech Republic. The project hopes to stir faith and call Europe
back to God. Spoken worship of Bible reading from Isaiah 58 in different
languages, poems read by inspirational Europhile Gerard Kelly, and a
passionate prayer in French, strongly contribute to the depth of the
album. "I Believe" opens and sets the tone for what follows, aiming for
living a life that leaves a legacy of love. This passionate care and
concern for people, in Europe and beyond, comes out most clearly in the
lyrical "For The Glory Of Your Name" lifted by the violin of Klara
Valentova. She also adds a lovely high string quality to the simple but
effective "Love Came Down", gives an eastern feel to "Live A Life" and
is joined by guest Czech string quartet on "Restore". "Turn The Light
On" is a lively jazzy track recorded in Florence featuring eye-popping
soprano sax accompaniment from guest Christian Pacini. The talented
musicians and presentation are generally low key, not muted and
downbeat, but exemplifying passionate humility in a harmonious
collaboration that doesn't try to be glossy. The bonus DVD underscores
the passion of the CD.


Saturday, November 13, 2010

CCLI Article

Below is an article that broke on CCLI this week!  Hit the link below and visit the site.

Stewarding The Glocal Call

As a local worship leader in Colorado Springs, one of my main responsibilities is to equip my local church.
Equipping my local church not only involves stewarding those special ‘moments’ we all have when God’s Spirit is present in a very ‘tangible’ way. It also involves stewarding the other aspect of my calling as a worship leader – a call to the nations. You may be reading this saying, ‘but I’ve never been overseas’. Actually, you don’t have to be a “missionary” as such to steward such a call.
The Wikipedia definition of Glocal is: “To think locally and act globally”
Every one of us as worship leaders has been called to ‘steward’ that which God has entrusted to us through the leaders of our local church or fellowship. Stewarding what we’ve experienced, read, etc. is part of what God wants to use through those weekly worship services. However, I must emphasize a word of warning: it is not our place to preach or take unnecessary time from the platform to convert someone to an ideal or something that has greatly impacted us through what we’ve read or experienced. Rather the platform has been entrusted to us to ‘lead’ through our ‘global’ experiences. Let me give a couple of examples.
My wife and I have lived abroad much of our married life. Therefore much of what we’ve experienced through living out our worship in other cultures and regions of the world has greatly impacted our paradigm and understanding of the Global nature of God. We’ve been infected by a Glocal call – to think locally and act globally. We’ve lived in Moscow, London, Prague and Beijing. All of these places have greatly affected the way we lead worship, the way we converse, and the way we respond to our local congregation in Colorado Springs where we now are based as a ministry. Often I’ll share a scripture and story from abroad (or from a book that I’m reading) that has impacted my heart, as a tie-in to the next song. I keep the story very brief (with perhaps an acoustic guitar or pad playing underneath my story) Sharing these ‘global’ stories, takes our congregation ‘outside’ their personal, sometimes ‘selfish’ world. It’s part of the equipping aspect that I feel worship leaders are called to.
We have to see ourselves as leaders who simply construct a slick, ‘flowy’ seamless set of worship songs, and start to assume a greater leadership role of equipping our congregations and challenging them to action – to get our hands dirty for the advancement of the kingdom!
I’ve listed a few ideas that could perhaps get you thinking about equipping through those transitional ‘moments’ of worship: 1) a conversation you’ve perhaps had on a mission trip that impacted you or your team; 2) a story of compassion about an adoption situation that God used to rescue a child from trafficking; 3) a time when you’ve lead worship in another context where the song you’re about to lead played an important role in a persons journey/life. There are many times I’ve read something (from a current book I’m reading) that I’ve used in the context of worship that’s moved the congregation.
Remember that “story” is powerful because we all live there! Everyone has a story, and stories are what often shape our journeys and our relationship with God. Again, I want to emphasize that we must keep our story short and to the point! If what we share is too long and complicated, it could have an adverse effect. This is again something that you must steward as a worship leader.
I love my congregation in Colorado Springs. I want too see them grow in the knowledge of who God is and what he desires to do in and through them. I also see my role as an equipper, to take them on a journey beyond themselves. Obviously (and hopefully) this is all done under the authority and prompting of the Holy Spirit as I prepare, select songs, look at the text and theme of the message and ask God to help me lead with humility and authority under his almighty example.
One recent story: We recently released a project called “Restore” which is a live acoustic worship CD/DVD project we recorded in Cathedrals across Europe. The opening song is called “I Believe”. I wrote this song after doing an in-depth study into the Apostles Creed – digging into the foundations of our faith as Christ followers. I introduced I Believe to a church in Northwest Arkansas this summer. A week later, the worship leaders called and said he’d like to re-introduce that song again the very next week. After that service, a 17 year old girl was leaving the Sunday service and mentioned to her mom that she has a “new favorite worship song called I Believe”. On Tuesday of that week, the 17 year old girl was attending a John Mayer concert in Fayetteville Arkansas. On the way home from the gig, she was instantly killed in a car accident. It obviously sent shock waves through her immediate family, her school, the church and her friends. The mom called my worship leader friend and requestedI Believe to be played in the memorial service for her 17 year old daughter – it was a fresh worship song that was ‘singing’ in her heart in the hours leading up to the time she would meet Jesus face to face.
Mark Tedder

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Coffee & Cathedrals

The 'coffee' part of the RESTORE Cathedrals & Coffee tour was fulfilled again today. Mark & Mike played a few songs - live - at La Costa coffee bar in Lisieux. It was the lunch crush and was a nice opportunity to advertise the praise concert tonight.  Proclaimation & Praise - and in the public arena! God is SO creative.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

RESTORE in France

The Worshiplanet Band arrived in France yesterday after picking up two members, Mike & Dan at London's heathrow airport. Songs from the RESTORE project will be sung out in the La Costa cafe in downtown Lisieux tomorrow. Then Wednesday evening, more songs and spoken worship pieces from the RESTORE project will be part of the evening concert of prayer, held at La Source.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Leading worship for the evening service in Lincoln.

Under the Sea

The RESTORE van has two sleeping passengers as it crosses the English Channel. Mike & Dan just arrived from their overnight Atlantic flight and are very tired. Once on the French side, it is a short 3 hour drive to our destination - Bethanie Christian Centre!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Additional Team Members Arrive

Please pray for Mike (our percussionist) and Dan (our bassist) as they fly today. They need endurance, health, safety, and covering for their families back in the USA.

Mark & Carrie Tedder will pick them up at London's Heathrow airport and head straight to France. After driving 7 hours, Mike & Dan will have 24 hours to sleep off jet lag and get rested up for a grueling eight day schedule. We are excited to have them join us for the French/Italy portion of the RESTORE tour.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Live On Saturday

Local guitarist Martin Clark and drummer Steve Marshall played alongside Mark Tedder this morning on live radio. Lincolnshire BBC Radio, hosted by John Rockley, reaches a listening audience of 120,000. Two acoustic guitars and a cajon were the musical accompaniment for Mark as he sang, 'Love Came Down', off the new RESTORE CD/DVD. Pray that Mark's verbal encouragement to those who "have wondered from the church" would be used by the Holy Spirit to led men and women back to faith.

On Air

We need your prayers on Tuesday, November 16th. Italy's largest Christian radio station will interview the Worshiplanet Band, currently on a RESTORE tour of the UK, France, and Italy. Pray that our words will honour God and bless this body throughout Europe. Check out the station here: RadioItaly

Friday, November 5, 2010

Linked Up

Check out the video upload of 'I'm Weak You're Strong' via CCLI.

"Father, may it be an encouragement to the church in Europe!"

RESTORE upload link

Lincoln - Sunday, November 7th

RESTORE is back in Lincoln. We are not the Cathedral this time but will instead be serving New Life Fellowship in the city. Mark will lead along side resident worship leader, Howard Williams, in the morning services.  Then at 7pm NLF will host a RESTORE evening of praise. If you are in the area, come worship with us!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

RESTORE in Italy

RESTORE Interview

Pray for Mark today as he interviews with about the RESTORE CD/DVD project.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pastor Mark Madavan in South Hampton, UK interviews Mark Tedder about the new release of Worshiplanet's CD/DVD -  RESTORE.

Monday, November 1, 2010

New Life Lincoln, UK

Next weekend, 06 & 07 November, we will be at New Life Church in Lincoln.
We'd love to have you join us!

New Life House
22 Newland

ew Life Christian Fellowship

I Believe in Southhampton

The congregation at Locks Heath sings along to 'I Believe' fron the RESTORE project.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

RESTORE in South England

The Worshiplanet Band teaching workshops for St. Paul's and Locksheath Free Church.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Restore Tour in Europe

Hey everybody - We're thrilled to be back in Europe where we filmed and recorded "Restore - a live acoustic project from Europe".

Below is our schedule of events, concerts and workshops. We're gonna be doing some interviews and other fun stuff along the way as well. watch out for us on facebook and this blog for pics and stuff.
hope you can make one of the shows!

Mark & Carrie

30 & 31 October: Locks Heath Free Church - (near Portsmouth) Worship workshop on Saturday; Sunday services 9 & 11am
04 & 05 November: Radio interviews on Restore
06 & 07 November: New Life Lincoln, UK 
9 - 11 November: Lisieux, France
12 November: Florence, Italy
14 November: Mantova, Italy
15 November: Torino, Italy
16 November: Verona, Italy
18 November: Brussels, Belgium
19 November: Sidley, UK
20 - 21 November: Eastbourne, UK

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Taking a Moment

Author and poet Gerard Kelly takes a moment to soak in Lincoln Cathedral's word-in-art.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Turn The Light On!

Turn the light on. Join the celebration. Turn the light on.

Mourning into dancing. Dancing into freedom.

Everyone around the world. Turn the light on.

Monday, October 18, 2010


The four hour drive from our South London rehearsal location meant that we arrived in Lincoln as the moon was rising. All the photos on this blog are from friend and Cathay Pacific photographer, David M.  He volunteered his time and obvious talent for the RESTORE tour. What a shot!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

From The Rockies

Mark and Carrie were thrilled that other Coloradans joined the RESTORE tour. All friends from Woodmen Valley Chapel and 2nd Presbyterian Church, the Americans on the team had a bit of adventure even getting to Europe. Because of the volcano, all seven landed in ROME and trained up to London! Crazy stuff. They were more than happy to pose for a victory-over-the-volcano shot outside of Lincoln Cathedral.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


The RESTORE project is for Europe, half of the team are Europeans and all of the venues for filming are within the historical Continent. It is no surprise that several song choruses were in different languages. Giorgio sang in Italian and Spanish. There was a prayer in French. And below are the Czech lyrics for the chorus of This Is Our God.

Czech this out!

Náš Bůh zvítězil, smrt již nemá moc
On sám cestu prošlapal, nohám mým
Na kříži hřích porazil, ďábla rozdrtil
Víc než slunce zář, to je náš Bůh

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Open Air

We got last minute permission to play an open air concert in Prague. We love to praise in the high places! Located at the Prague Castle and overlooking the city of Prague, the Worshiplanet band set up.  Carrie & Manu will had the time off since there was no electricity. 

A big thanks to Klara, the bands violinist and long time friend of the Tedders, for getting the permit. 

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Hey everyone! has included a never released version of "Be Still" on their site. Please hit the front page, hit the song Be Still, download the song and make a comment. :)

Thank you!

Practice, Practice, Practice

Before the RESTORE tour - Mark, Carrie, & Mike got in their first live practice with a full band. While our tour bass player, vocalist, violinist, and poet were missing, local friends stepped forward to fill in the gap. Don McCaleb, a bassist from Colorado Springs, and Kristin Wood a local worship leader, made our sound complete. On May 14th, this same Colorado based band will hosed a home concert which included the new pieces of spoken worship and all of Mark's original songs. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


RESTORE is a special project inspired and funded by Worshiplanet, Inc. It took a small army of generous donors to make this CD/DVD happen.To learn more about the purpose and focus of Worsiplanet, check them out at  or find them on Facebook. 

Other projects by Worshiplanet include The Door, the first-ever live worship event recorded in mainland China.  Learn more at

Monday, September 13, 2010

Pre-release Party!

In preparation for next week's RESTORE CD/DVD launch, the American based team met up for a pre-release party last night.

Camera man Jim, Percussionist Mike, Front of House Soundman Josh, Bus Driver and Powerpoint Perry all met up at Mark & Carrie Tedder's house. They all watched the RESTORE DVD together and enjoyed a steaming bowl of spicy chili!

Excited to see what God does with this Worshiplanet project!

Saturday, September 11, 2010


The link below is exciting info Integrity Europe put out about the upcoming October release of Restore!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Spoken Worship

One of the coolest things about the RESTORE project is the inclusion of Spoken Worship. UK poet and our friend of more than 20 years, Gerard Kelly, has written new material for RESTORE.  We are so excited to see how the Holy Spirit will use the marriage of music & the spoken word.

Here's a bit more info on Gerard.

Author BiographyBorn in the City of Bath in South West England, Gerard Kelly has lived in the UK, Ireland, Canada, France and the Netherlands. He is today the co-leader with his wife Chrissie of a missional community and training centre in Normandy.

Gerard has worked for over 20 years in Christian mission to contemporary European cultures, and is the author of 10 books published in the UK, USA, Finland, Germany and France. He is the founder of 'twitturgies', an innovative prayer stream on His poetry has been featured on BBC Radio and Television and is featured in the Lion Book of Christian Poetry and the Young Oxford Book of Christmas Verse. In 2009 Gerard contributed live poetry to 'The Door' - the first ever live worship event to be recorded on CD and DVD from Beijing, China.

Gerard's blog can be found at and he contributes to and

Current Projects:
The first twitturgies collection will be published in book form in 2009
'A Prismatic Church" - reframing mission for the 21st Century will follow

Gerard is married to Chrissie and has four children - Joseph, Aaron, Anna and Jake
Gerard is a trustee of the Bless Network and of the Lacey Theatre Company in the UK, and a member of the Schuman Council in the Netherlands

Thursday, September 2, 2010

RESTORE in the Jungle!

RESTORE will hit the international church community of Chiang Mai this weekend! The Tedders are in northern Thailand for 5 days of ministry and worship leadership training. And of course, where the Tedders go, RESTORE follows!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Special Guest in Lincoln

We had a special guest for the UK concert date on Friday, May 21st.

Guitarist and Lincoln native, Martin Clark, played acoustic on the RESTORE CD/DVD. We worshiped alongside Martin at Woodmen Valley Chapel when he visited Colorado Springs last year.  It was a great delight to have him accompany us for the UK portion of the tour. Thanks Martin!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Restoring Beijing!

Friend and college Bruce holds a comp copy of RESTORE. It will be interesting to see how God uses Worshiplanet's latest CD/DVD as a resource for Asia. Pray that it will bless the body of Christ in China and beyond!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

More from Euro

Czech judge and violinist, Klara V, trained to London as part of the RESTORE team. She was instrumental in helping us secure both the Cathedral and a special musical surprise awaiting us! A spectacular Czech quitet!

Two drivers took care of ‘getting us to the church on time’. Our first driver was Tim Mobley from Brussels. Tim is Mark and Carrie's much loved brother-in-law and used to drive a bus driver for Living Sound! Back in the day. 

On BGVs was our long time friend, Giorgio, and what a voice and can really relax knowing that he is supporting him vocally.  Like Klara, we went to Giorgio's home town on the tour. Florence was the 3rd concert stop. 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

RESTORE goes East

The RESTORE project officially makes it around the world today. Mark & Carrie Tedder, project founders, are headed out for a 2 week Asian ministry trip.  They will be leading worship and teaching workshops in China and Thailand.  Like a shadow, the RESTORE project goes where ever the Tedders go. Please pray that as Worshiplanet's CD/DVD launches in Asia, that is will be a blessing to the Body there. It is a call for Europe to return to God but it is also a prayer for restoration and Asia is part of that prayer!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Southern Tour Complete

North Little Rock was the last city on the RESTORE 10 day southern tour.  Fellowship Bible Church is one of Worshiplanet's supporting churches and they hosted an evening of worship with the WP band. We taught the congregation a few songs off of the RESTORE project. What a pleasure to worship with those faithful folks!

In 5 days RESTORE heads to Asia!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Through the Lens

Camera man David M., an American living in Hong Kong, is graciously joined the team. He was our still-shot guy and will hopefully made us all look good.  Mega-Structures Series videographer, Curtis R. was on camera #2. He is an Australian but shoots mainly in China. Both David and Curtis were part of The Door filming.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


If you are in the central Arkansas area, you can pick up a copy of the RESTORE CD/DVD. A local configuration of the Worshiplanet Band will debut a few of RESTORE's songs live at 6:30pm, on Wednesday August   18th at Fellowship Bible Church in North Little Rock.

Monday, August 16, 2010

North Americans

What a team! We are often overwhelmed by the talent and generosity of Christ's body around the world. And the city of Colorado Springs seems to be teeming with those kinds of people.  One of two camera men, Jim K. from Woodmen Valley Chapel joined the project.    Josh S. ran sound for both the band and the audience. This CD project leans more towards the acoustic side. We weren't rockin' out with a full band or big loud drum kit. That is where percussionist and friend Mike H. (via Canada) came into play. He was our groove setter and held us all together.

Friday, August 13, 2010

RESTORE arrives in Colorado!

The RESTORE CD/DVD project arrives in Colorado Springs today! What started out as a crazy dream back in November of 2009 is complete at last. Get your copy at today.