Thursday, January 31, 2008

CTI releases new studio album!

We're proud to announce the release of Speak Without Sound, our new studio album for 2008!

Featuring members of our 2007 - 2008 fulltime ministry teams, Speak Without Sound is a concept album that we hope will take each listener on a journey, encouraging them as they seek the God that we serve and the life that He calls us to live.

We know it's kind of an odd title for an album (especially for one produced by a ministry that seeks to use music as a primary way to communicate our message!) But we also recognize that music simply provides us with an entryway into worlds that we would not have an opportunity to interact with otherwise. But it only opens the door. On the other side, our very lives must speak without sound if our message is to be understood and believed, for we know our words will be void if the fruit of Christ-likeness is not evident in us.

What opens the door for you?

The song from which the title is drawn goes on to proclaim "Your love is so loud!" How amazing and true it is that something as intangible as love is demonstrated most clearly in ways that speak louder than any message we can communicate audibly!

At CTI, we recognize that our greatest ministry takes place beyond the music, in the moments when we speak not through microphones, but through who we, as individuals, are striving to be. And that's a ministry opportunity that is available to everyone.

Saint Francis of Assisi admonished those under his charge to "preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words." We hope you'll join us in discovering the ways that we are all called to speak without sound.

You can preview or order the CD online by clicking the links to the right, or by visiting

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

From the midwest...

Wow - a lot of ministry has happened since our last post, so here are some pictures and more updates!

Here is a shot of the ladies' group that gave us the quilts! We had such a great time with them.

In Iowa, we ministered alongside Pastor Bruce, doing the events that Shawn mentioned in his last post. We also got to stay with Bob Eggen, and the best part is that we will be in Prairie du Chien at the end of the tour - so we'll get to see them again!

After leaving Iowa, we headed down and spent a day with Matt Duncan's (team 14:22) family. It was a blast hearing stories of when team 14:22 was there. Thanks, Duncan family! When we left, we headed to St. Louis, and took some time to see the Gateway Arch.

After the Arch, we joined Kim Tsui and Eric Hong (both CTI alumni) at St. Louis Chinese Gospel Church. We had an outreach concert at their church, and then led worship the next day during their English service. It was awesome ministering with them. On Monday, we had some time and got to visit the St. Louis Zoo with Kim and Eric. Thanks for a great time, guys!

More to come later...

Monday, January 14, 2008

Coffee, Quilts, and Church

Its been a while since i have posted a blog but God has been teaching me a lot about myself these days so i would like to share what has been happening these days, we started a new tour about a week and a half ago and we started in Iowa, the love that we were shown in that small town was amazing, we played in two church services and spent time with the people of the church at a potluck the next day was at a public school, it was a lot of fun with those kids, then the next day was a retirement home, the folks there really enjoyed us coming and playing, the day before we left we visited a ladies quilting group and as a gift we were all given a quilt, those ladies were amazing
our next stop was at a chinese church its been a lot of fun hanging out playing shows and just enjoying each others company and seeing God at work in all of us,
oh and there have also been many times with coffee

Monday, January 07, 2008

Aug-December Video Summary

Here's just a brief 6 minute video that I made as sort of a wrapped up update for all of you about our year so far. I hope you enjoy!