Dear New Life Friends,
The first two definitions I read were:
- the act or power of sensing with the eyes; sight
- the act or power of anticipating that which will or may come to be
I think that’s exactly what our Gushers (Hospitality Team), Music Team and Tech Team strive to do each week - help us sense with our eyes and anticipate that which will or may come to be.
Through worship, we are given new eyesight - spiritual eyesight - that engages our entire being. It can happen on our own, but God says there is something special when his people gather together that can’t be replicated just on our own. “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I with them (Matthew 18:20).” For a few moments in the week, we are given the opportunity to collectively be able to pull back the curtain and peer into the heavenly realm and the very throne room of Almighty God.
Sometimes we stumble into these moments. More often we experience these moments when we intentionally seek to “sense with our eyes” and “anticipate that which will or may come to be."
That’s why I love that our Music and Tech Teams come together regularly for what they affectionately call Vision Night.
They get together on these special occasions to:
- Worship as if there’s no audience except God and without concern of getting notes or slides just right
- Be reminded of why they do what they do, which is all for the glory of God
- Learn new principles that help them lead others in worship
- Eat, play games and grow stronger together as a team
Serving God can become routine. We want to guard against that. We want our leadership teams to be able to “see with their eyes” and “anticipate that which will or may come to be” as they are helping others do the same.
Perhaps you are interested in joining this amazing team as an instrumentalist, vocalist or technician. If so, simply connect with Victor or me either in person or through email (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) and we’ll be happy to get you connected in serving the Lord through worship leadership.
One way or the other, pray for the team that leads us into the presence of God each week. They work hard to help create an environment free of distraction so we can encounter Holy God. What an awesome responsibility and incredible privilege!
Let me invite and encourage you to come in to worship this week with a longing and anticipation to “see”. Perhaps even better yet, come with an expectation to “see” God.
I can’t wait to “see” you in worship!
Blessings in Christ,