Somehow or another you’ve found yourself here, looking at this screen which at the moment happens to have my blog on it.
Thanks for stopping by. You might notice it’s rather quiet around here. I’ve taken a break from blogging to focus all my efforts on ministry and the other important things in life.
Learning and growing lots with Jesus these days.
Loving my wife and the life we share in Calgary, AB.
And directing lots of my time towards this amazing group of people that I love and get to lead. Check out The Exchange.
Hope you enjoy poking around at some past posts. Remember, it’s all about Jesus.
A prophecy for a man named John
They called him “the baptizer”
And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him,
to give his people the knowledge of salvation
through the forgiveness of their sins,
because of the tender mercy of our God,
by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven
to shine on those living in darkness
and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the path of peace.”
This is for you and I. We follow John’s example. We are the ones who cry out in the wilderness of a culture stuck in a pattern of worshipping busted idols, “Look! This is Jesus! He rescues. He saves. He forgives.”
Gonna take a break until July.
This is my last week at Saanich Baptist Church.
- way too many emotions and real-life conversations going on to spend time on blogging
Next week I leave for 3 weeks of vacation in Europe with my wife
- way too many castles, cathedrals, alpine retreats, and way too little wifi to be blogging…not to mention way too many amazing convos with my wife
When we get back we’ll be packing up our house and driving the UHaul out to Calgary.
- yeah, still no point bloggin in all that madness
Then it’s just 2 weeks of settling in to living with my in-laws for a while and getting adjusted to Calgary again.
- Gonna spend time with my wife’s wonderful family rather than blog
On July first I officially begin my new role at First Alliance Church as the Worship Pastor overseeing a new Sunday Night service initiative.
- That’s when I’ll start blogging again as I process new ideas, face new leadership opportunities, and begin to dream bigger than I’ve ever dreamed before.
See you in July
Today I would like to send you to read someone else’s blog. Carlos Whittaker is a worship leader with a lot of experience under his belt. He also was my creative coach during the summer of 2011. But what I like about Carlos (@loswhit) is that he asks the tough questions.
Read this and then come back to this page so we can discuss how we’re going to become better worship leaders. The post is from 2008 but this is likely playing out in our churches all the time.
click here –> “Dear Worship Dude” – from Ragamuffin Soul
Pretend there is no “usual way of doing things”
Pretend there are no patterns, preconceptions, or predictable service orders that we need to fit into on Sundays.
How do we communicate to “Dude Who Just Came Back To Church After 10 Years Because Church Sucks” that worshipping God is worthwhile?
How do we teach him (or her) about Jesus?
How do we model an authentic life of worship?
How do we prepare during the week to lead this person?
because we really need to figure this out