Hear from the heart of Jonathan David and Melissa Helser. Songs, videos and teachings gathered from their journey.

“As our community has entered into this beautiful season of Advent, we have been experiencing some remarkable times of worship. In the middle of the pressure, the presence of Jesus has been lifting us up to see the way that He sees.” - Jonathan Helser

This is a followup worship moment to our last episode (“Yield”). You can watch a full length video of this moment on our Cageless Birds Youtube Channel, as well as listen on the Tribl Music app!

Direct download: Podcast_-_Dec_11_2020_-_YIELD_MIX_2B.mp3
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“On December 1 we had our weekly time of worship and prayer as a community. We were overcome with the beauty of the Advent Season and experienced a deep time of prayer and worship reflecting back on this last year, engaging the longing for the Christ. We hope you enjoy this RAW live spontaneous moment, wherever you find yourself in this season.” - Melissa Helser

You can also listen to this extended worship moment on TRIBL, an app created for sharing live moments of worship. http://triblmusic.com/apple

Direct download: Podcast_-_Dec_11_2020_-_YIELD.mp3
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“Great leaders in the Kingdom are great followers of the Presence of God.” In this episode Jonathan opens up his history of leading worship and shares keys to being a follower of the greatest leader, Jesus, as we lead others.

This message was recorded at WorshipU, an online school and annual gathering hosted by Bethel Music in Redding, CA. Go to http://WorshipU.com to find out more.

To learn more about Jonathan & Melissa and their ministry, go to jonathanhelser.com or cagelessbirds.com. 

Direct download: 2020_11-19_Pastoring_and_Leading_a_Room_in_Worship.mp3
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In this podcast Jonathan shares about our new online workshop, The Honesty Tool. This episode includes the full audio from the Jonathan’s Honesty Tool teaching on Journaling the Voice of the Lord. Here, Jonathan unpacks the life-changing practice of journaling God’s voice and the common barriers we encounter in the process.

Episode Prompt: www.cagelessbirds.com/prompt

Go to www.engagingcultivate.com to learn more about the Honesty Tool and use the promo code “podcast” to get 10% off.

Direct download: August_2020_Podcast_-_Honesty__Journalling_Tool-1.mp3
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In this episode, Melissa sits down in an hour long candid conversation with one of her dear friends, and a leader in our ministry, Phyllis Unkefer, to talk about humility, vulnerability, trust, and letting the Lord speak to the deepest places in us on the issue of racism.

You can watch the full video on our Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTLvPKmg0hg 

www.jonathanhelser.com

www.cagelessbirds.com 

Direct download: 2020_06-15_A_Conversation_On_Race.mp3
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In this episode, recorded live at WorshipU in Redding, CA, Jonathan sits down at a piano and shares one song from each of the albums he has recorded over the last 14 years, detailing the story and process behind writing them.

To learn more about Jonathan and Melissa, and their ministry, go to http://jonathanhelser.com and http://cagelessbirds.com

For more information about WorshipU, go to http://WorshipU.com 

Direct download: Helser_May_Podcast_-_Song_Stories.mp3
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In this episode, we are releasing the extended audio from our night of spontaneous worship and prayer during the start of the Covid Crisis. In the previous episode you can hear Jonathan and Melissa talk about this time of worship, and what they are hearing from the Lord in this season.

Link to the full length Youtube video of this worship time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-SR7Xc0yhM 

www.jonathanhelser.com 

Direct download: MIX_3_House_Recording_3_23_20.mp3
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In this episode, Jonathan and Melissa talk about the spontaneous time of worship we released during the start of the Covid Crisis, and share what we are hearing from the Lord during this time.

Link to the full length Youtube video of this worship time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-SR7Xc0yhM 

Link to the new Visual Journalling series that Melissa references: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ha9LGR2Hto 

"Before our home state of NC issued a Stay at Home order, we felt the urgency to gather together - to worship, sing and pray over our nation and the nations of the world. Our only agenda was to get Heaven’s perspective and the mind of the Lord for this moment in time.

We didn't come with a set list or a group of written songs to sing. We took a few hours in the Helser's living room and sang over homes, families, hearts and minds. We played and prophesied through our instruments - because as musicians, we believe that this changes the atmosphere. Our desire is that this FILLS your home with home, releases faith and propels you to contend for your communities and families as we all wait for breakthrough. These are spontaneous songs - our prayers and heart for this hour. We are praying for you and believing for Faith to RISE in these days."

Direct download: Covid19_Podcast_Message.mp3
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In this episode Melissa tells the story behind the song, "Mountain High," and leads an extended time of worship at one of our recent Carolina Worship Nights. You can watch the full video of this live worship moment and many others on our Cageless Birds YouTube Channel!

*DUE TO COVID19 we have had to cancel many of our upcoming dates and tours. For the most up to date information, go to www.jonathanhelser.com.

Direct download: Mountain_High_Story__Song.mp3
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In this episode, Jonathan gives an inspiring message about living a life of honest connection and authentic worship with the Father.

This message was recorded at WorshipU, an online school and annual gathering hosted by Bethel Music in Redding, CA. Go to http://WorshipU.com to find out more.

To learn more about Jonathan and Melissa, and their ministry, go to http://jonathanhelser.com and http://cagelessbirds.com

Direct download: Podcast_1-28-2020_The_Kind_of_Worship_God_Desires.mp3
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