Hey Church Family, I know this blog finds you in an extremely busy (and sometimes stressful) Christmas season, where you have countless responsibilities and obligations, as you try to get EVERYTHING done that there is to do before celebrating Christmas. I’m no different – even finding time to write this blog has been challenging! Even through all the busyness, I wanted to let all of you know what we’ve been up to as a worship ministry. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that we have begun a two-year journey, “Elements”, as a church, and we are about to embark on the second unit in January. As we were thinking about how to make this a holistic discipleship process for our people, we began to consider how our music might be able to bring some special meaning and provide some additional language to the Elements conversation.
“…we began to think about how our music might be able to bring some special meaning and provide some additional language to the Elements conversation.”
So, here’s what we’ve done. We recorded three different songs which are thematically tied to the first unit of Elements in the exact same warehouse where we filmed all those great Elements videos you’ve watched this past fall. The first song we are releasing, “O Come,” is an original one that we wrote in light of the themes from unit one of Elements. This is a song you might be familiar with, as we’ve been singing it during the Advent season. The second song we are releasing is the old hymn “Be Thou My Vision,” and the last song we will release is a song we sang many times last semester, “Everything and Nothing Less.” It is our hope and desire that these songs become spiritual markers for you during this journey — songs you can go back to time and again to help you spark a heart for worship, or to help you fully surrender to what God is asking of you. We hope that these songs give you a vision of our Creator, and that they would give you the desire to continually ask for more of His Spirit in your life. We encourage you to share these videos with everyone you can, as it is our hope and desire that they may touch the communities and circles around you and make a Kingdom impact. And maybe, just maybe, someone who’s having trouble slowing down or seeing the joy of this Christmas season will experience the incarnation of Christ in their own heart through one of these songs.
Much peace, Drew
P.S As we continue our #elementsjourney, keep watching each semester for new songs and videos to be released in conjunction with that Unit!
Check out our first song, “O Come” below: