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Feb 4, 2021



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Zach Neese


Zach Neese is a Worship Pastor at Gateway Church where he oversees all areas of worship education including discipleship and worship training classes. Zach believes there is a difference between "leading worship" and pastoring people in the presence of God, and his leadership reflects his passion for helping people develop vibrant, transformational relationships with Jesus. Zach is a gifted teacher and writes much of the church worship curriculum. He also trains and advises worship leaders and churches around the world. Before coming to Gateway, Zach taught, worked with emotionally disabled young people, served as a youth and worship pastor in several congregations, and directed the Christ For the Nations Institute School of Worship and Technical Arts where he trained worship ministers from over 50 countries. He is a seasoned songwriter of many popular songs including the following:


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Show Notes:


  • 2:18 - Throw Confetti and please add the hashtag #dadawesome
  • 2:25 - Throw Feedback
  • 2:35 - Throw Some Powerful Prayers
  • 5:35 - "That's comforting to me knowing that God knows I'm going to mess it up. And he still trusts me with some of his most precious people." We're never going to get it right all the time. Looking at the dads in the one was a perfect dad.
  • 6:40 - "I think we have to give ourselves a lot of grace and a lot of mercy, but I don't think it's ever too late to really begin ministering in your own house."
  • 9:15 - Being a guardian of the doors in your household
  • 12:11 - Story of Lot and Sodom and Gomorrah
  • 13:42 - The history of entertainment industry and the greek god Dionysus.
  • 16:03 - "So as I'm guarding the doors of my kids' hearts, and I'm teaching them to guard the doors of their hearts, I'm asking questions like this, 'What spirit is this entertaining?' Teach them to ask, 'what spirit is this elevating? What spirit is this welcoming?' Because if this is a door, I get to decide who I host, who I invite, who I welcome and who I host. And everything is entertaining to some spirit."
  • 17:06 - What are we hosting in our home?
  • 20:18 - Telling the story of watching a movie and realized how it affected his kids in their sleep.
  • 21:50 - How to close the doors to darkness once they have been opened.
  • 28:42 - How do we know our kids' hearts?
  • 29:54 - Covenant Eyes
  • 31:12 - "To me, heaven is not going to be paradise unless all my kids are there. So to me, the most important pursuit in my life is the pursuit of God."
  • 33:03 - Zach's prayer


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