This year has been amazing for Acoustic Worshiper. I first had the idea for the site at the beginning of 2017, and I am pleased with the progress that has been made in one year. I owe the inspiration to God, but I also owe a lot of thanks to Shane & Jocelyn Sams of the Flipped Lifestyle (https://flippedlifestyle.com) for helping me get the nuts and bolts of this figured out.
So 2017 was rocking along, and I was starting to get an idea of what I wanted to do with this site to help all you Acoustic Worshipers out there, and then I got a text from my pastor. He was asking me to be the worship director at my church. I was blown away (and still am) that he would think of me for this role. Up until now, I had just been a member of the band — and I wasn’t even playing every week. I knew it was something that God had brought my way, but it was still intimidating to take on that responsibility.
I accepted the leadership role, and I am still working at it now. The most noticeable change I think is the amount of time I now DON’T have to work on Acoustic Worshiper. If you’ve wondered why there haven’t been any blog posts lately, that’s the reason.
But instead of seeing this as a setback, I see it as a golden opportunity to learn and grow in a way I otherwise couldn’t have. This isn’t a spotlight role where I’m up front on stage every week. I do a lot of the administrative type stuff, and I’m getting to know the members of the worship team better.
Part of being a great member of a band is understanding the leadership that is over you. Now that I am actually in that leadership role, I can see both sides of the equation. I’m learning valuable lessons and advice that I will pass down to the members of the Acoustic Worshiper community.
Coming Soon in 2018
Oh yeah… That brings me to my announcement for 2018. I will be launching the Acoustic Worshiper Membership so I can better serve those of you who would like to learn new and interesting ways to play the acoustic guitar for worship. The membership will grant you access to ALL of the content I create now and going forward. It will also be a place where you can talk with other acoustic guitar players in worship bands all over, plus you’ll have access to me if you need it. I’ll be in the forums and creating the content YOU request.
I’m not sure the exact date for the beta launch just yet, but I will be posting updates about that soon.
All this to say: I’ve been very busy, but it’s a good kind of busy. God has given me an opportunity and a platform to help you bring your best to Him when you are on stage at your church. My activity on Acoustic Worshiper may have been a little less frequent lately, but that will change in 2018! Stay tuned for the opening of the membership and other exciting updates!
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May God Bless You & Keep You!