In ministry leadership at times you must make a clear choice. Will I be influential or will I be popular? When both are possible–which is a rare occasion of fortune–you have a windfall of capital to leverage. However, popularity and the power that comes from it is acquired by the minutia of the direction of the wind, and is as fickle as the latest fad. Influence, on the other hand, is based on time and the reputation that results. To maintain popularity requires a crisis management at every threat. To maintain influence simply means you keep a steady hand.
I accepted the position as Service Production/Communication Pastor at Centerpoint Church in Murrieta, California. My recent work as a speaker, writer, and worship leader to the big “C” church will continue, but adjunct to my work in the little “C” church. Centerpoint is an exciting group of 2,000 or so people. My role is to help tell the unique story of God’s work and presence at Centerpoint through various means from the weekend service production, creative planning leadership, to church communication. This is not just a job, however. My family is investing in a new place as our spiritual community. If you are part of Centerpoint, I cannot wait to lock arms with you as one of our pastors and servants. I will miss my leaders and friends at The Bridge, especially my worship pastor, Aaron Crane. I am being sent by people who believe in me and my family. How fantastic is that? This next season takes off quickly, but beautifully. God knows what he is doing. NOTE: I have some AMAZING details of this and other news only found on my newsletter. If you want, use the sidebar form and sign up!]
I thought I would post a song I wrote and recorded a couple years ago. To worship today we have so many choices in where we go to worship as well as the music and vibe we prefer. But, with all of our multi-venue, multi-site, and multi-sensory expressions of worship have we lost as sense of wonder and awe? In our desire to be relevant have we reduced God to goosebumps derived from crafted experiences in haze-filled box-shaped houses of worship? Excitement on the stage might get a reaction. But what are we cooking up?