I do want to mark an historic moment, though: On July 6th, for the first time since I became Covenant Life Technical Director, I attended Covenant Life as a regular participant. I came in with my family, took my kids to their Discovery Land classrooms, sang without knowing the songlist, listened to the sermon, picked up my kids, and fellowshipped with friends. And I did all that without any specific responsibilities or even a radio earpiece in my ear "just in case."
I want to take a moment to thank my Assistant Tech Director, Ben, for his many hours of effort over the last couple weeks. His work allowed me to be leave without the usual extra days of pre-vacation buildup, and he offered me an extra day off on this last Sunday. What a blessing for me and for my family. Thanks, Ben.
Also, in lieu of a Reverb post, I thought I'd post a couple other blog items I noticed over the last couple weeks:
- CJ Mahaney posts about Al Mohler's thoughts on the Gospel and Art.
- Mike discusses what he learned about "How to Keep Volunteers" (pt1, pt2) at the Willow Arts Conference.
- Ryan gives some good instructions on what a music team should do when the song lyrics aren't right. It's a great example of the significant role of lyrics operators in music leadership.