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Warrior or MIA?

Warrior or MIA?

Early in the morning they left for the Desert of Tekoa. As they set out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.” After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying:

“Give thanks to the Lord,

              for his love endures forever.”

As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated. – 2 Chronicles 20:20-22

Our “ministry of presence” is critical each week in worship.  Like the singers in this passage of scripture, our role is to lead our church family into battle with songs of praise and thanksgiving. When we fill the loft it creates an atmosphere of excitement for worship…and when attendance is low it contributes to a negative energy in the room.  The singers led Jehoshaphat’s army into battle and the Lord gave them the victory. Although it defies human understanding, the worship of the choir in advance of the battle was critical for success.

 What if our “battle” each Sunday was dependent on your faithfulness? 

Is your commitment to be present based on a calling or convenience?

Is your attendance based on musical enjoyment or a desire to lead our church family in worship?

This past Sunday our choir attendance was the lowest of 2014. In addition, our Wednesday night attendance is running about 30 below where it should be.  This is not acceptable…because I know we can do better.  Leading our church family in worship and filling your seat in the loft must be a priority based on a spiritual commitment, not simply based on convenience.  I cannot overstate the importance of us leading our church family into spiritual battle each week. It makes a huge difference in the life of our church…and it cannot happen without you.

This Sunday morning is going to be an incredible day of worship as Dr. Jim Henry (former pastor at FBC Orlando, Florida) preaches as part of a multi-week celebration marking the 25th anniversary of the dedication of our sanctuary.   In addition, on Sunday night all generations of our church will join together in GENERATION HYMNS as we lift of the name of Jesus Christ in worship. Will you be in your place? 

You are loved and appreciated and l look forward to seeing you on Wednesday night. It’s going to be GREAT!

Pursuing the Call!


Posted by L. Lavon Gray

Carols By Candlelight Commitment Period Begins

Carols By Candlelight Commitment! - The commitment period begins officially October 1 (I will take them starting now) and runs through October 31. PLEASE DO ONLINE. Email me at if you have any questions. Note that you have to "Click here to go to next step" after you select your commitment status. If you are doing something not listed in the commitment status, select "Singing" and then put me a note in the comments (very last box you will see).


Carols Commitment Form

Now is the time to request singing buddies and note any issues with steps, etc. I cannot make any promises because I have to do what is best for the whole choir but if asked before 10/31/2014, it will be considered.

Please note: 

GUYS - there are only 16 back row positions (in the center). You will be on 5 rows in the center of the choir loft. This is different than it was the last several years.

LADIES - Those of you who have been on the "walk in row" - second choir loft riser - there will be men there this time. Ladies will be on the floor level (multiple rows with questionable seating opportunities) and in the wings. 

Also - please EMAIL me rather than TEXT or FB MESSAGE so can I track everything in one place. I would really appreciate your help with that.

Thanks. Be praying about ‪#‎Changed‬. Carols is a huge opportunity to help make an eternal difference in the lives of those who will attend in person or via live streaming/television.


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