Wednesday, November 5, 2008
SHIFT - 11/05/08
Last night's setlist:
Blessed Be Your Name
The middle schoolers were as energetic as ever last night! The challenge is channeling all that energy into an authentic worship experience. Kelsey led "Beautiful One" to start the set and everyone was participating pretty well but by the end of the song many of the students had started talking and playing around.
It took a minute to get their attention back but we stopped completely before starting the next song and I took a minute to share the backstory for "Blessed Be Your Name" about how Job responded in worship whenever he received terrible news. I challenged the students to worship like Job regardless of their situation or circumstances. This brief challenge really seemed to focus everyone for the last song.
Can't wait for next week. I'm trying to figure out how to briefly teach each week about worship in order to move the students from thinking they are at a concert watching a performance to actually participating in a worship experience.
Kelsey A. and Trevor M. were on vocals and drums this week. We also had a few student band members playing with us - Harrison B. on electric, Julia K on vocals, Chris LaMotte on keys and Michelle F on bass. The band sounded great and it is so exciting to see the new SHIFT band coming togehter. I couldn't do it without the help of the high school band members and it's been so cool to see them step up and lead!