Moving OVER, but not OUT

I wish we sang something in my church that I know. I don't know any of the new songs and no one around me does either. I wish we would sing some/more hymns...you know, something with lyrics that don't repeat 700 times? We want the young people to participate, but we don't want them to… Continue reading Moving OVER, but not OUT

Developing an Orchestra in the Intergenerational Church—from 7-30+ players in five years.

When I arrived at my current church 5 1/2 years ago, I was tasked with developing an orchestra for our church. At the time, there were about 7-8 players (all but two were not adults) and they had met a few times of the fall prior to my arrival with the goal of playing for… Continue reading Developing an Orchestra in the Intergenerational Church—from 7-30+ players in five years.

One Body with Many Parts

Sometimes I like to read through familiar passages of scripture using different translations than I normally use. Recently, I've been using the CEV version while reading through some of Paul's letters. When I got to 1 Corinthians 12, I was particularly moved by the syntax used to describe the function of the Body of Christ.… Continue reading One Body with Many Parts