Well, I’ve never been a blogger before, but since we don’t get a chance to always chat with each other regularly, I thought we could start to converse. I would love this to be a place where worshipers, worship leaders, musicians and music lovers can come and voice their thoughts, opinions, comments, and questions.
I’ve been at Connexus for three (almost four) months now…wow has the time flown by. I still live in Keswick (15 min. north of Newmarket) with my wife Melissa, and our 17 month old daughter Emma. We are currently in the process of selling our house and moving up to the Barrie area.
I don’t get a great chance to chat with some of you at church, as Sunday mornings are quite busy for me. Therefore, it is difficult for you to get to know me and I you. To most of you I’m just the guy with the beard that sings at the front of the theatre.
I have started to develop some great relationships with our music team members, but I would like to get to know everyone else as well. I hope this is one place where we can start to accomplish this.
As the team and I have been working more and more together it has been exciting to see how our relationships with each other have started to grow. Through this I feel the music has started to grow as well. Although I believe that it has progressed in quality and continues to, I am specifically speaking about the spiritual progression of the music.
When I first began worship leading at Connexus, the question that was brought to me was why do we only sing a few songs? How is it possible to have a great worship experience in 15 minutes? This question was both asked of me as well as encouraged me to ask myself the same question. As I have continued to worship at Connexus it has become clear that God is moving in those few moments of worship. We are staying true to our calling, doing church for people who don’t do church. For these people it is my hope that they will find that we are transparent and that our songs are from the heart (and hopefully that we know how to rock!). It may not necessarily be a God experience for them, but they can see that it is real, that we believe what we sing. For those that love to worship our God, I pray that we can create moments where God can move in and change us. A place where we can give back to Him for all he has done. Seems like a big task, but I’m thankful that we’re not on our own. I’m thankful that God is moving.
These are just some of my thoughts. Feel free to comment. Please approach me anytime, say hi, remind of your name, as I’m still trying to get them down. I continue to look forward to our mornings of worship together and getting to know everyone better.