Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Weekend Update 11/8 - 11/9

I have to humbly say that this past weekend was awesome! In all four of our services there was just a genuine sense that God was present (not that He isn't always). As a worship leader, these times when you can feel emotional and spiritual energy in the room brought on by the presence of God are so encouraging and refreshing, but they are not the final way of measuring how much God is working in the church. They ARE moments when God chooses to grace us with a physical sense of His supernatural presence and it feels good. I want to be clear about this though, this is not a way to determine whether God is or is not moving and working in people's lives or in the church. There is no doubt that God is working at all times in us whether we are feeling it or not; sitting in church or not; aware of His existence or not. OK, I'll step down from my soapbox... after this one last comment. I pray that God gives us more times where we experience his presence together in a tangible way, but I pray more that He would use us, WE the church, to bring about lasting life-change in the lives of people who are seeking and needing Him. Instead of praying, "God, I want to feel You." Let's pray, "God, by Your grace, let Your presence change me no matter how I feel or how much I feel You."

Voices of Heaven and Earth - Bb
Marvelous Light - G
Mighty To Save - G
Overcome (Chorus and Bridge) - G

Report Card
Rehearsal 4.0 - Good job team! Little late start, but hit it hard and did some good work.
Technical Execution 3.75 - Still progressing, but hey, we're progressing
Transitions 4.5 - Charlie / our drummer did a great job transitioning
Content/Flow 4.5 - Had a few good moments that really lined up with the message and weekend's theme
Church Participation 5.0 - In every service, people were engaged!
Energy 4.5 - The highlight of the weekend in the second half of the set and the ending. So much energy in the room.
Movement 4.4 - We really moved from a time of celebration to a time of reflection and surrender.

Overall = 4.37


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