Worship Ministry Update
With 2021 well underway, I wanted to send an update regarding some exciting developments in how we hope to help the Church worship better both on Sunday and during the week.
This past Sunday marked one year from the day we arrived in Harrodsburg, and what a crazy year it was. I want to thank you all for your patience and understanding as we’ve tried to discern the best ways to move forward during this unprecedented time. The way I would have normally done things was thrown out the window shortly after I arrived due to real world circumstances. Having to create a whole new playbook has been a monumental task, but it has also been an opportunity to try new ways of doing things, and I have learned and grown along the way. I pray that you have too, both personally and professionally.
One new avenue of worship and growth consists of our new podcast. One of the great benefits of our new media space is that we are now able to capture high quality video and audio recordings for use in worship and biblical growth. Did you know that over half of US consumers over the age of 12 listen to podcasts? And 83% of those people spend an average of 7 hours per week doing so? That’s double the number of listeners from a decade ago. In other words, podcasts are popular, and we want to meet people where they are. This is an area the Church simply cannot ignore. That’s why we have recently launched the “Sharing Our Journey” podcast, featuring two weekly episodes at anchor.fm/sharingourjourney. We hope that you’ll join us as we seek to grow in the Word, because I believe that a Church growing in the Word is a Church excited to worship the Word (Jesus). The more we know the heart of the One who wrote the Book, the more our hearts will long to worship Him.
I also want to take a moment to thank our worship team volunteers. I know what a sacrifice it can be to serve, and I also know that that service can often go unacknowledged. So I want to publicly thank the following people:
Addisyn Woodard, Avery Thompson, Michelle Winchester, and Kala Nichols for running our media slides.
Jonathan Johnston and Mark Young for running Audio/Video.
Sam Carr, Sarah Cheatham, Andrea Johnston, and Wayne Westerfield for lending their musical talent.
Brooklyn Mullins for her moral support and comedic relief during our weekly band rehearsals.
Please take time to thank these wonderful brothers and sisters for faithfully serving our congregation and community!
I have also been meeting with a few potential musicians to determine both interest and skill level, and I am hopeful that more talent will be joining our ranks in the coming months. That being said, we are still looking for another volunteer or two to help with audio/video. If you have any interest in that area please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Harrodsburg Baptist Church
312 S. Main St.
Harrodsburg, KY 40330