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.