I’ve been reading a post over at rkweblog that has been fueling a fire that’s been burning in my heart for a while now. As I’ve fallen away from this blog, so have I let that fire burn down, but Rich is always good at stoking a fire.
I’ve always felt that our Church culture needs to reflect who we are as a community. That means the music we play, the look and feel of a room, the style of teaching, the way we drop off and pick up our kids, etc, etc… all of it should reflect who we are as a community.
That statement has some pretty big implications for us here in Temecula, Murrieta. Here are just a few that relate to our specific Church.
“Murrieta is the 2nd safest city in the nation and we have one of the best school systems in the nation. Our Children’s ministry should reflect that!
The Stampede has the largest country dance floor in all of Southern California. People drive from all over to country line dance every Friday and Saturday night. Our stage, lighting and music should reflect that!
Because of the cost of housing, Temecula and Murrieta has become a bedroom community for San Diego, Riverside and Los Angeles. That means that most of the people in our community are commuting outside of Temecula/Murrieta for work. Our Service times should reflect this!”
As I try to prepare our setlist for next week, I find myself second guessing every song choice with these 3 questions…
1. Is it God honoring?
2. Do we have the musicians to pull that song off?
3. Is it a song that reflects who we are as a community?
Curse you rkweblog!!!
What are you second guessing this week?