Here's a little background for any of you who are interested in our current church situation... The PCA church here in
Upon moving here, Marc & I were originally attending the
And so this past year, our church then became a temporary multi-site church, where one congregation would meet in Forest at 9:00am, another congregation would meet in Lynchburg at 11:00am, and the pastors & worship director would travel to both churches to conduct the same Sunday morning service. This has been a temporary solution until the new church plant in
So there's lots of exciting changes going on at both churches, and since the Lynchburg church is in the process of acquiring a property that will necessitate them going to 2 services each Sunday, I am going to fill in the role of leading music at the Forest church plant each week! What that means (for right now) is that though the worship leader at the Lynchburg church will still be selecting our hymns/songs & writing our services, I will be responsible for scheduling, rehearsing with musicians every Tuesday night, organizing the music library/folders, rehearsing everybody again before the service on Sunday, & in general, being the person in charge. Quite an undertaking.
And I'm really excited & happy to take it all on, but what a responsibility. I mean, I've done this before at our church in Lubbock for almost 7 years, and I know I am certainly capable and qualified & trained, but it's a whole different ball game when...
- you're in a different state (this ain't West Texas)
- you're in a different church (& YOU'RE the new kid in town)
- you're in a different phase of life with a toddler to care for (& a husband who travels quite a bit or is going to be the fill-in preacher each week... & don't have family around for help with childcare)
- you're in a different ministry context with some different songs than what you're used to
Nevertheless, say a prayer for me this Sunday morning! :) Thanks!