Worship Confessional Taken Over

9 Sep

So I tried to upload a video of me saying all this, but it didn’t work out so well.  It got all the way onto youtube and then onto my site, but then there was nothing on the video. 

Anyway, this is a week late cause I had all this trouble, but I thought it worth it to still post.

Carlos, our former (that sounds so sad to say) worship pastor has followed where he felt God leading him; to ATL, GA.  He used to do this worship confessional, but now I want to take it over.  Becca style. 

So last week was our first week without him.  No offense to Los, but it was awesome.  Actually, it just shows what a great job he did building up our church and the team.  Thats leadership.  I think the thing I was most blessed by was the response of worship from the people in our church.  A lot of times (actually more often than not) when leadership changes, people lose interest and become uncommitted.  I’ve seen this happen many times on a Sunday when people know the “regular” pastor isn’t going to be there.  Attendance is always lower that day.  But this was not the case for Sandals’ first day without Carlos.  They came pumped, expecting to worship God; making the day about God, not Carlos.  It was amazing. 

This was our set list:  Salvation (not to be confused with “Salvation is Here” by United.  The old-school “Salvation spring up from the ground…”), My Glorious (rockin’ out style), Beautiful One (lead by a chick -first time doing that one), The Stand (always great to get people on their feet), and Hosanna (another great one).

So I am basically one of two primary worship leaders at this point.  There is a team of us who have really pulled together to make church worship happen.  A team full of amazing musicians and creators that I am so excited to work along side.  But I still have a hard time wrapping my brain around my new “responsibilities.”  My hourly committments have not increased at this point (although I am sure that may change soon) but the added responsibility of discovering what it means to lead a church of over 2,000 is still blowing my mind.  I love it and I am freaked all at the same time.

We also had vocal try-outs last week.  Since I am the vocal director this fell under the realm of my job.  We are going to start doing this every 6 months (at least thats what we have decided for right now).  Every 6 months, everyone re-auditions.  This allows for multiple people an opportunity to serve musically and it gives some of the members a “break” from their committments if they need it for a time without “losing their spot” on the team.  I think this means I will have to work that much harder to build team comrodery during this possibly short season that some may have on the team. 

Is any of this making sense?

Anyway, I thought the auditions went good.  We had 17 people show up which was awesome.  We learned a new song and then everyone sang.  In front of everyone else.  Although I at first thought this to be very intimidating, it would have been a lot scarier to sing in front of only 4 people who would not applaud and encourage you the way a whole audience would.  Then we had call-back auditions where we really got to know some new people.  Even though there are not spots on the team for everyone who auditioned, and I had to have some tough conversations, I really enjoyed meeting and getting to know some great people.  Thanks to everyone who auditioned and had the guts to put yourself out there.  I love you.

Thats it.  The worship confessional for last week.  It was a full 2 days with auditions.

Have I mentioned that I love my church?

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4 Responses to “Worship Confessional Taken Over”

  1. mandythompson September 10, 2007 at 6:13 p09 #

    great confessional!!! and i’m a fan of the text-fessionals vs the videos (don’t tell Los.)
    ……
    blessings as you lead!
    mandy

  2. Jim September 10, 2007 at 6:13 p09 #

    All about God. Not a person. Becca, our Father has just confirmed something to you. You are called. You are a leader of His People into His Throne Room.

    Love,
    Your Dad

  3. D Rho September 10, 2007 at 6:13 p09 #

    This is awesome!
    You’re so gifted!
    All it means is that a lot of people want to know what it’s like when you give all your attention and affection to the One — and you do that so authentically.
    Right on girl.

  4. Denise C. September 23, 2007 at 6:13 p09 #

    I thought worship was awesome that day too and I started out all bummed, missing Carlos. But you are so righ–it was a wonderful time of worship. I just couldn’t stop crying! Thank you for being up there every Sunday. I love when you smile as you are worshipping God! 🙂

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