These last couple of months have been very full – and this blog has been very quiet – as two seminary classes’ coursework due dates coincided with a couple conferences and retreats I was taking part in, in addition to my usual responsibilities at my church, and then a wonderful two and half weeks in sunny southern California with Catherine and our girls. We got back late Friday night.
This weekend I’m leading the music at my church’s annual retreat in the mountains of West Virginia where apparently they got five inches of snow two nights ago. Yes, summer is now officially over and I’m slowly getting my bearings.
I just wanted to say that I haven’t forgotten about this blog and I’m sorry the posts have been few and far between. As always, I’ve been learning a lot about worship leading thanks to my occasional (!) mistake, some good time over the summer with other worship leaders, teams, and churches, and some time off to step back and take a look at what I’m doing and how I might be able to do it better.
Tomorrow I’m going to share a little bit of what I talked about when I spent the morning with the worship team at my father-in-law’s church in California a couple of weekends ago. Then later in the week I’m going to reshoot and repost a video tutorial on “strumming and picking at the same time”, since in the original video you couldn’t actually see what my hands were doing. Minor problem.
Next week after I’ve recovered from our upcoming church retreat (lesson #178 of worship leading is that retreats aren’t actually retreats when you’re leading the music at them) I’d like to begin what will probably be a ridiculously long series on the Holy Spirit. I think too many worship leaders don’t really know what to think about the Holy Spirit and I’d like to do my part at helping us think about him biblically and lead worship with his power and anointing and gifting and help.
As always, thank you so much for reading and I hope this blog is an encouragement and help to you.