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 only things that those folks care about.
I believe there are subtle changes that can be implemented to make significant progress in engaging those folks and I look forward to exploring some of those with you in days to come.
I’d love to hear about your worship ministry context, if you have time to share!