Wednesday, July 28, 2010

JOY Magazine highlights The Door




Click on the link below to head to the Worshiplanet website.  You can download a great article from JOY Magazine highlighting The Door!   www.worshiplanet.com

We are praising God that years later The Door is still reaching hearts.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Amazing Google Search

It's amazing where The Door has gone.  We did a Google Search for The Door and below is something that came up.  This was written after a concert we did at a university in Beijing in 2007.


Mark Tedder music band concert in BJFU

(2007-03-23 23:11:33)
 分类:Rainの日记
    This evening I attended a concert in my school presented by a band from America called "Mark Tedder".I think I can percieve this band as a family band,cause it is comprised of Mr. Mrs.Tedder and their son(a very handsome boy),plus a boy from Latin America.
   When I know they are families,I can hardly believe it.I admire their style of life,just like the classic.In the band,Mr. Tedder is the voicalist,Mrs. Thedder is the one playing keyball,while their son is the drumer player.They have travelled to lots of coutries all over the world.It seems they make music a kind of life rather than a tough job.They play their songs,love them by heart and take pleasure and contentment from them .How wonderful!This is what life really means!!!
   Tedder said "Look at your palms.Everyone in the world has unique hands.how amazing!You are created to be a unique one.No one can take place of you!"I like his words.
   Life is a magic itself!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Netherlands

Hello Door Fans!

Just got this photo from a friend in Colorado who was traveling in The Netherlands recently. This was located in a record store in The Hague! 

With Integrity's help in getting this China project distributed throughout all their Global platforms, it is good to see that it's getting out there into people's hands, hearts, and worship experiences. :)

Till all the world hears....

Monday, February 22, 2010

Did you tune in to The Door on God TV?

Here is a humbling note we received after the airing of The Door. Praise God!

I am from Minnesota, USA and viewed your program on God TV during the Super Bowl.
In fact I got into worshiping the Lord more than watching the Super Bowl. Praise God and many thanks for your wonderful spirit filled service! I even had tears streaming down my face because I was so moved!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Opening The Door into a new territory

Hey guys, check out this article that Christian Marketplace put in their February 2010 issue!

Opening The Door into a new territory

Clem Jackson met with Mark and Carrie Tedder to talk about a groundbreaking worship project in China and about living and ministering in what for many is a closed land.

In 2008 Mark Tedder and his Worshiplanet band, together with a group of Chinese musicians performed a worship concert in a theatre which is home to the biggest International Church in
Beijing in China. Whilst that in itself was unusual the most amazing part of the project was that the whole event was recorded and filmed – a first for a worship concert in China. The result was The Door, a CD and DVD package issued earlier in 2009 in the UK by Integrity Music Europe.
At the time Mark and some of his family were living in Beijing but have now returned to Colorado and I met up with him and his wife Carrie on a visit to England at the end of last year to talk about the project and life in China. I began by asking them about the ministry of Worshiplanet.
Mark: Worshiplanet is an international equipping ministry. We really have a heart for working with worship teams and local churches all around the world and so, where we are invited, we will take a small band with us and will go and work with, train, equip, local worship ministries and local expressions of worship in various nations.
CJ: You recently spent two years in China but how did that all come about?
Carrie: About five years ago we were invited by the Chinese government to do a series of benefit concerts for the Disabled Federation of China. The deal was they would raise money at the concerts by selling tickets (they paid our expenses) if we could sing what we liked. They said OK; we couldn’t speak but we could sing what we liked. We did a series of 90 minute concerts all over mainland China for two weeks and it was from that series of concerts that we really got a big heart for China. When we found out that the International Church in Beijing, 4,000 people and fourteen congregations, were without a worship pastor we very quickly volunteered. We spent six months raising funds for a two-year stay in China so we didn’t cost the church anything, found a little apartment and lived there.
CJ: To shift the family and shift the home all the way from Colorado to China, how difficult
was that for you Carrie?
Carrie: Easy! I travel easier than he does. (“she does” - Mark). It wasn’t too bad mainly because our kids are older. Now we would have done it, if our kids had been younger, in fact we have made moves like that before. Whilst there are some remote places, China is easier than we think, particularly the bigger cities like Shanghai and Beijing.
CJ: While you were in China The Door project came about; why The Door?
Mark: We called it The Door because we really sensed from the very first time we went to China that the door was open; God clearly has been opening a door in China for evangelisation, for proclamation. The other reason we called it The Door was because doors are significant in China. The door is probably one of the most significant parts of the home. Even if you live in a shanty the door, the threshold, is a very significant part of that house. If you are invited into a person’s house in China it’s a high honour; they have opened their door and are saying ‘please come and spend time with us, come and eat with us’. Wherever you go you see above each threshold the symbol of the door that’s on the cover of the project.
CJ: You talk about a door being opened but in the West we hear all sorts of conflicting stories about how free Christianity is, about the persecution of pastors. What’s your experience having spent two years there?
Carrie: Someone told us when we first arrived in China that ‘any statement you make about China is true – somewhere in China’. And we know there is persecution going on, there are horrible things happening, they continue to happen, it will take forever to change this. At the same time there are amazing things happening; like 18 months ago they passed a ruling which said it was no longer illegal to be a card carrying Communist Party member and to be a Christ follower in Parliament. We know there are believers who are very high up in the government.
So you’ve got this underlying history of bad things happening but you have this fresh move
of God’s Spirit. There are believers throughout society in China from the peasant population all
the way up to government.
Mark: We even got the opportunity to be interviewed about what we were doing in China
on Beijing Radio (17 million listeners) and although they had this file on us, they knew all about us, the interviewer just says “You’re with Worshiplanet – what is Worshiplanet?” and then she says to me “Just say what you want to say, I don’t really care, it’s OK.”
CJ: Have you been back to China in 2009?
Mark: We were there in February; we try to go there once a year now. We are planning another tour there again with the government - the same organisation wants us to come back again - in
2010 if we can get the money together.
CJ: What were the challenges in writing songs for the project that were translatable into the Chinese context?
Mark: I tend to write songs based on what is happening in my life, in my congregation’s life, in
the life of the church, kind of more around me. So the expression and the songs that came from The Door project were mostly written in Beijing. What we did is we fused these two worlds together. We brought a Western song and combined it with Chinese ethnic instruments. In terms of fusing Chinese instruments and bringing Chinese musicians onto the project, that was a challenge. People in China don’t view a Guzheng (a long wooden stringed instrument that looks like a harp laying on its side), or a Yangqin (a hammer dulcimer type of instrument), as instruments for worship. It was a big risk to use them but we had heard young Chinese musicians playing these instruments in their homes; it was just a beautiful expression of worship.
Carrie: We let the Chinese musicians we used create around what Mark had written, so there
was a lot of creativity on their part.
CJ: And on the CDRom you have the words in Chinese script alongside the English translation
of the words too.
Mark: To be honest with you The Door was never meant to be released outside of China; it
was meant to be for the Chinese Church. There is nothing at all like this in China, this is a first. When we had it pressed in China we said, 'Look, take this record and copy it as many times as you want to and give it out to as many villages and towns and cities as you can. Get it out there.
Carrie: And we’re praying that this will be a prototype because if this eventually gets permission it means that some other things will get permission too and that’s actually much
more important.

by Tony Cummings
tony.cummings@crossrhythms.co.uk

For more info on Christian Marketplace visit http://christianmarketplace.org.uk/

Friday, February 5, 2010

Stop The Presses!


Don't forget to tune into God TV this weekend, February 7 & 8 to watch the airing of The Door project! Remember you can go to www.god.tv/thedoor or check your Dish Network listing for channel #365 to see when it will be airing in your area.

Below is a media release that God TV put out yesterday about The Door...

GOD TV airs ground-breaking event from China

‘The Door’ offers vibrant cross-cultural worship from Beijing to viewers worldwide

As part of GOD TV’s commitment to broadcast what is happening in the Body of Christ across the globe, the international network is to air one of the first LIVE worship events ever recorded in Mainland China.

Combining Western songs with Chinese instrumental sounds and with musicians from Beijing and the USA, ‘The Door’ sets a new trend in today’s worship and can be seen on GOD EUROPE this Sunday, 7th February at 18.00 and 23.30 as well as the GOD Channel UK at 19.30 (GMT).

Produced during China’s Olympic Games in 2008, the event was filmed during a service at Beijing’s 4,000-member International Christian Fellowship and is ground-breaking because it took place with Government authorisation.

The project was spearheaded by US ‘musicianary’ Mark Tedder, who served as a worship leader at the fellowship for two years. He and his wife now lead the international worship equipping ministry, Worshiplanet.

“The heart of the Door project was that God would use it to encourage local churches throughout China,” said Mark Tedder. “There have been other major worship initiatives in China, but this was the first officially sanctioned live project. It was a miracle to pull it off and there are many reports of people getting saved through it.”

The Door is a breakthrough for the Church in China as it symbolises an open door on two levels. Firstly, the miracle of obtaining permission to film it is a door into the entire region for the Gospel. It is also an opening into different cultural experiences for those who haven’t had the opportunity to enjoy the unique sounds of ethnic Chinese instruments and musical styles. This includes 2,000-year-old traditional Chinese instruments such as the yangqin, guzheng and the hulusi.

“GOD TV has a vision to serve the Chinese people and ‘The Door’ is an event not to be missed!” said GOD TV co-founder and head of television, Wendy Alec, “Since we launched into Greater China in 2008, GOD TV has received many reports of changed lives in Hong Kong, Macau and the Mainland. Now it is our privilege to share some of what GOD has been doing in Beijing with the rest of the world.”

Wendy Alec is also the author of the book, “Journal of the Unknown Prophet’ (www.unknownprophet.com) which speaks of coming revival in China.

“Prepare for a season of grace that will come upon you in the next years – for where you have been My suffering Church, prepare to be My mass evangelists,” she wrote in a prophetic word entitled ‘China – The Endtime Dynasty of the Son.’ “For where you have whispered in secret, prepare to shout My Gospel from the rooftops to all of China and beyond. For I shall open a voice of utterance that shall resound in Shanghai, that shall resound in Beijing.”

GOD TV can be viewed on SKY 580/1 and Virgin 279 as well as online. GOD TV’s website has just been upgraded with a more advanced web-streaming service and web viewers can watch at www.god.tv/live or via video on demand at www.god.tv/video.

For more information about The Door visit: www.worshiplanet.com

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Global broadcast of "The Door"


God TV brodcasts "The Door"!



Hey everybody!
We are excited to let you in on the latest news from around the world. God TV are broadcasting "The Door" on all of their Global platforms on February 7th and 8th.

Please go to the following web link and find out the broadcast times in your area. The programme will be aired on all feeds, broadcasting in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Greater China, UK and the USA on February 7th & 8th - following is a promo of the show, courtesy of God TV.


http://www.god.tv/thedoor
video