Our life is a journey. From birth to death, and beyond. A journey of encountering, recognizing, and responding to the great God of the heavens and earth. In fact, the Bible is the record of the journeys of many people. Not only that, it is also a guidebook for our journey and the amazing story of God’s continuing expression of His love toward His creation.
Not only are we people on a journey, but people created to worship. It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone (Ephesians 1:11-12 MSG).
We, in our purest and uncorrupted form, are people created to adore and praise our Creator with all of who we are because of who he is.
Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways! For who can know the Lord’s thoughts? Who knows enough to give him advice? And who has given him so much that he needs to pay it back? For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect (Rom. 11:33-12:2 NLT).
And not just on Sunday, but everyday.
Wondering how to navigate the journey? Come with me.
I am a person on this journey of worship. My name is Chris, and I’m the husband of a great and patient wife (check out her blog here) and the father of two adorable children. I love to spend my days (and some nights) doing ministry as a worship/creative arts pastor. I’m from Ohio originally, but have also spent time in Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Wyoming, and now as a pastor in Alabama. I enjoy working with great people who share similar passions, mentoring people on the journey, and creating corporate worship opportunities that point people toward God and proclaim the name of Christ (as well as do other fun pastor stuff).
I love to help people experience the reality of the living God. I’ve gotten to do this as part of 3 church teams so far, and am currently doing that as part of a team in Alabama.
I’m strategic and practical, yet all with the goal of bring glory to Christ. I learn toward the introverted side of things. I can play the piano and make cool graphics and videos to tell stories. I enjoy both eating and preparing good food. I get to invest in people’s lives, and walk with them on their journey. I even like to organize and lead teams to get things done. And I get to continually learn what it means to be a worshiper first, and a leader second. It’s a journey that isn’t always easy, but in the end is well worth it.
Join with me in the journey of worship. You’ll find posts about worship, worship leading, creativity, life in Christ, and ministry. There will be ideas, insights, experiences, thoughts, videos, and random stuff (mostly on the weekends). You’ll find tools and ideas to help us worship well together. And ultimately I hope everything here reminds us that worship is more than just a Sunday thing.
May we together grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ who is the author and finisher of our faith.
If this is your first time here, you might want to check out these posts first:
- What is the Circle of Worship?
- Are Your Worship Services Gospel Centered?
- When Worship Doesn’t Work
- 10 Ideas to Incorporate the Scriptures into a Worship Service
- How Do We Pick the Best Worship Songs to Sing Together?
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