Almost 13 years ago (!) I started this blog, with the tagline “helping worship leaders lead well”. My ministry responsibilities at that time were mostly in the realm of worship and music, and so I enjoyed the opportunity to blog a few times a week on topics that might be helpful for other worship leaders
In mid-2014, I was called to a new ministry position at my current church. As my workload increased, my blogging decreased. I still tried to write on worship/music related topics when I could.
Over the last several years, my ministry responsibilities have shifted more broadly, and while they still include worship and music (and that will always be a major part of my heart and passion), I’m more and more involved in the broader areas of being a pastor (i.e. pastoral care, counseling, preaching, etc.). I’m also now an ordained priest (i.e. pastor) in the Anglican Church in North America, and so my journey more into different realms of church ministry continues.
All of that is to say that I’ve decided it’s time to transition this blog into something more than just for worship leaders. So I’ve made a change to the tagline. It’s now: “Exalting Jesus in His Church and Through His Word“. We can do that in so many ways, and in so many realms of ministry, and that’s how I’d like to lend my voice when I can.
All of my old (mostly worship leading-centric) posts are still here, and available for you to peruse by using the “categories” or “search” functions. And I’m sure I will keep posting content for worship leaders from time to time.
But from now on, this blog will likely serve as a place where I’ll share what I’ve been preaching, what I’ve been writing, and what God has been teaching me as I continue to serve the Church however he calls me.
I’ll close for now with this video from my church, of one of my favorite songs, recorded from back in the days of lockdowns and quarantines. May this truth be always on our lips: “Now and ever we confess: Christ our hope in life and death!”