Moving Forward with Open Hands

I am thrilled to share with you some exciting news regarding our worship ministry. After much prayer, deliberation, and consultation with the Budget and Finance Committee, the Council of Shepherds has obtained an approved range for salary and benefit amounts for a full-time worship leader. This decision marks a significant step forward in our commitment to enhancing our worship experience and fostering spiritual growth within our congregation.
The search process for a full-time worship leader will begin in earnest in the days ahead. This is a task we approach with great anticipation and trust in the Lord's guidance. We believe that God has already prepared the perfect individual to lead us in worship, and we are eager to discover who that person is.
I invite each and every one of you to join the shepherds in prayer for wisdom and discernment as we review resumes and conduct interviews. Furthermore, let us lift up in prayer the eventual candidate and their family, that they may be filled with peace and assurance throughout this process.
We recognize that finding the right worship leader is not just about musical talent, but about finding someone who shares our passion for worshiping the Lord wholeheartedly and leading others into His presence. Therefore, we trust that God will lead us to the individual who aligns with our church's values, vision, and mission.
In the coming days, we will provide you with a link to the job posting and application process. We encourage anyone who feels called to this ministry to prayerfully consider applying or to share this opportunity with others who may be interested.
As we embark on this journey together, remember the words of Psalm 33:3, "Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy." We hope that our worship will continue to be a pleasing offering to the Lord, and may He guide us every step of the way.
Psalm 27:14 reminds us to wait patiently for the Lord, drawing strength and courage from Him alone. Psalm 37:7 urges us to maintain a posture of silence before the Lord, eagerly anticipating His guidance and direction and Ecclesiastes 8:5 reminds us obedience to God's commands leads to discernment of the proper time and righteous path.  Because of this verse and others, we truly want to hold God’s timetable above our own.  
Ephesians 5:15-17 encourages us to walk wisely, utilizing each moment thoughtfully and purposefully in alignment with God's will.  We’d love to have a worship leader in place soon, but we are actively yielding our desire for speed and embracing God’s own timetable.
Thank you for your continued support, prayers, and dedication to the family here at FBC Kenova.

--Pastor Chris