My blogging has dropped off lately. And by “blogging”, I mean both reading and writing, since each informs the other in the blogosphere.
One hindrance is that my news reader, NewsFire, was a free evaluation copy which has expired. I just need to shell out the mon-ay (US$19) and buy a copy, it is such a good program. Of the various readers I have tried, it is the most Mac-like, if you know what I mean.
And I just finished my first week of work. It’s a funny thing, but when you work, you’re supposed to work. So that definitely cuts down on blogging activity.
But even when I’m not at work, I have a lot to do. I have not commented about the church merger. I expected that the merger would lead to some people feeling like their toes got stepped on — it was inevitable. What I didn’t expect was that some of those toes would be Big Toes. Let’s call him BT.
I will not comment on BT’s departure, mainly because the parties concerned (BT and Cornerstone Vineyard) may read this blog, and because I am still good friends with BT. But the upshot is this: BT was in charge of the whole musical worship bag. Now BT is gone. The job falls to me.
So that’s been keeping me busy lately. If I ever get a chance to blog again, I hope to write more about chaordic leadership. Last time I surfed the chaord with our home group . This time will be an interesting contrast because the worship band is centered around a single task, as opposed to home groups (now called by their old Vineyard name “kinships”) which can be more loosey-goosey.
This makes me an “official” and extremely visible leader in a non-emerging church. My challenges:
- Can I exercise emergent leadership in the band? (yes)
- Can I nudge the “worship time” into more emergent, EPIC expressions? (maybe, some)
- Can I nudge the entire Sunday morning experience to being more friendly to postmodern cultural creatives? (doubtful)
My “yes”, “maybe” and “doubtful” assessments are simply a reflection of what I am, and am not, in charge of.
But I am having fun!