Podcast Episode #283
Mark Hall, founder of Casting Crowns, joins us to discuss worship, student ministry, and how he and Casting Crowns are rooted in their local church.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- “Student ministry is all about discipleship.”
- “My goal for a student when they graduate is that they have their own walk of faith, not their grandmother’s.”
- “Worship can very easily swing towards more of an experience instead of being focused on who we are singing to.”
- “You can’t ditch Scripture just to make a line rhyme in a worship song.”
- “Ministry isn’t just talking and singing on stage.”
- “People can’t be the well you draw from in ministry.”
About Mark Hall & Casting Crowns
Mark Hall is the lead vocalist for the Georgia-based contemporary Christian music group Casting Crowns. Four members of Casting Crowns currently minister at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church in McDonough, Georgia, where they play during the Contemporary Worship service on Sunday mornings. They do the band part-time around their full-time work of discipling students at the church. They often tour from Thursday to Saturday so that they can be home for church on Sunday morning and Wednesday night.
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