Editor’s Note: The Journey of Worship Road Trip continues with Chris Vacher. I met Chris through his blog and Twitter. He is the director of worship at Orangeville Baptist Church just outside Toronto where he lives with his wife and four kids. He says things funny because he’s Canadian, but he doesn’t let that stop him! Chris is also the founder of WorshipRises, developing worship resources for & from the Canadian church.
When I was asked who has influenced my journey of worship my thoughts went first to other Canadian worship leaders who have become friends and an inspiration to me
A couple of years ago I was frustrated that all of these great songs were coming from Australia, the United States, the UK – great songs that my church loves to sing – while at the same time not having any outlet or platform for Canadian songs to be developed and celebrated
I began talking with some friends and found that many of them have the same frustration and we decided to do something about it. So two years ago we begin the journey of WorshipRises.
WorshipRises exists to develop worship resources for and from the Canadian church and in the last two years we’ve run 15 songwriting events all over Canada, seen over 150 worship leaders participate. We’ve had songs recorded and released and sung in dozens of church churches all over North America.
The numbers are great but the best part of it is a new set of friendships and relationships that stretch right across the country. Relationships with people who have become some of my best friends.
So who has marked my journey worship? Most recently it’s been some of the other great worship leaders here in Canada.
Thanks, Chris. The Road Trip will continue with more stories and experiences from others on the journey of worship. Would you like to contribute your experience or marker to the series? Be sure to contact me and let me know.