I wanted to share a huge win for our ministry and something we have been working on for over a year.
We are starting to write and produce our own worship music. Worship songs written by our youth for their peers and I couldn’t be more pumped about it. Our first song will be released the night of our Youth Conference and available to download! This song was written by two 8th graders (impressive) and performed by one of those middle schoolers. The band is all Sandals Church Youth. We are pumped.
You can save the song right now so when it releases on May 7th, you can make sure to not miss it! Hit the QR code or go to move.sc/likeyou to pre-save it.
When I got hired almost 2 years ago now at Sandals Church Youth, we had this awesome, young worship leader who was passionate about students and leading them in worship. In all honesty, I had no idea what to do with him at first because we had one worship leader and 11 campuses. How the heck are we going to make worship a normal and sustainable thing at all campuses?
Taylor Ridge this last year has worked so hard on creating and developing teams, working with our youth leads to identify who the musicians are to create a dynamic worship audition and training program to build up student worship teams on each campus. In the last 6 months he has got worship up and running for our big 1st Wednesday services at 4 campuses (soon to be 5) with all student lead bands. It’s pretty incredible to see and watch happen.
AND started the process of writing and producing music with them!
We still have some work to do but Taylor and his crew is making huge strides on getting student lead worship on all 11 campuses we have.
Students serving students is always more powerful than us adults doing so. We can do our part to set the structure and systems and let students run within it and watch God move in mightier ways.
Let’s gooooo. Save the song. Celebrate!