A long time ago a lady who's name I do not know told me that the hardest thing about being called in to ministry was actually getting to the point where it really happens. Tonight after being called into ministry for the past 15 years or so I took my first job at Crosswinds Church!! It is so surreal taking the job that you have "wanted to be when you grew up". I'm am so ready to dive in, and yet I'm at a loss as to what that means. As a volunteer in a church you can come and go as you please, but now as staff you have to gauge when to say yes and when to say no. It means I not only just simply pick songs but I go to staff meeting, leadership meeting, and God help me finance meetings. Tonight is the night I have longed for and desired for for many years and it still has not processed. Picking songs is easy, teaching music is easy, jamming with the band is easy, but the intangibles are daunting. I have the strength of Christ on my side so it's all good, but as of two hours ago my life as I know it has changed forever. I could not be more thrilled at the church that choose me to serve with them, and it is truly an honor to be with them and worship with them. I will be making many phones calls and sending many e-mails and will soon get out what I will be looking for in the worship team, and more importantly what my thoughts about worship in general are. Pastor Chris has an awesome vision, and we have the prayers of many within and not in our particular church. I cannot what to see what God has in store over the next few months, but I know that God will do great things and I am expecting them to happen. Members of Crosswinds I ask for your prayers and open the door to myself by means of sharing your lives with me. This is going to be a great ride these next few months!!! I will have this surrealness processed soon and the real work can begin...boy o boy the things they don't teach you in seminary!! I will be in contact with you and just a heads up if you are at all musical expect some nudging to come. Thank you for this opportunity and you will have my all (baring in mind I live by God first my family second and the congregation third...as it should be).
I share in Chris' vision and buckle up, it's going to be awesome time in Leland and we all together make an impact to reclaim our small patch of the mission field for the Kingdom and the King of Kings and Lord of Lords Jesus Christ. Prepare now to beinging your personal worship to the corporate worship of Sunday mornings. Read and work on Eph. 2:18-22. Let's build this church on Kingdom goals and the cornerstone of Christ!!