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Posted on May 26, 2014 in Leadership, Worship Ministry | 2 comments

A Season of Rest

A Season of Rest

Y ou have my sincere apologies of the lack of recent worship blog posts. I believed I could carry right on through a major move and job transition without missing a beat. Turns out I’m not superhuman after all. And my brain has a limit to how many thoughts it can juggle at once! Moving from MO to LA–along with the necessary house-selling, house-hunting, account moving, address changing, state registering and on and on and on–well, it’s a lot to figure out. Add to that a brand new career, church, ministry, relationships, and so forth. Whew! So I haven’t been thinking much about worship ministry but will be again soon. In fact, I just had my first meeting with my new church’s worship leadership. I have finally admitted to the obvious conclusion that a temporary break is needed from the blog. I need this summer to get my feet on the ground here in my new environment. I’ll actually be taking a bit of a rest from ministry this summer,...

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Posted on May 5, 2014 in Leadership, Worship Ministry | 0 comments

A New Day Has Dawned

A New Day Has Dawned

A  few weeks ago, I shared about a new adventure I’d be embarking on. Officially, as of yesterday, that adventure has begun! Julie snapped this picture from my first sermon in “Duck Dynasty country”, HA! Don’t worry, I didn’t preach the whole sermon with that thing on…couldn’t have stood it! As to worship ministry. My new church, where I have the privilege of serving as pastor, doesn’t have a worship leader on staff but we have some very talented musicians and dedicated volunteers. Furthermore, yesterday marked the first Sunday in a loooong time in which my together-worship experience involved hymnals and a choir! Needless to say, I’ll have the opportunity to explore worship ministry in a new context. Are there things we’ll change in the coming months and years? Doubtless. But, if you find yourself in a similar context as my new one, be encouraged that wholesale, sweeping change is not necessary to engage the unchurched or the younger generations. Believe it or not, lights & rock-and-roll are not the...

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