The SALT conference in Nashville finished up for this year and I’m left feeling amazed. Amazed at the conversations I was able to have with dear close friends, and amazed at the encouragement and knowledge that I think was shared.
But what amazed me the most was that in almost EVERY conversation, the question/topic came up from church leaders:
“What’s next? We're ready to do something deeper with our visual worship…or with our entire worship in general.”
There was a hunger and desire in everyone I spoke with to discover what’s “next.”
To feed that hunger over the past years/decades/generations, we all have been ingesting spoonfuls of sugar hoping it would nourish us. It hasn’t. Clearly…
We might have switched to Splenda, or Sweet-n-low, or to some hipster organic/natural/gluten-free/holy sugar. But it’s still sugar.
The moving lights, haze, worship ‘backgrounds’ (I use that word carefully and intentionally), PowerPoint slides, color of the pastor’s tie, IMAG shots of the guitar….All shots of sugar to us.
And we’re crashing.
It’s time for some real food.
And guess what? The Table has been set waiting for us to re-discover it
So; what’s the hot new thing? Well, it’s what’s already been done.
More later, but start here:
Dwelling of the Light
Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail
Posted on Fri, October 23, 2015
by Camron Ware