Did you all meet Kenny on Sunday at our meeting? He was playing drums for us! Well, actually, he was playing his cajon, which worked well with Raleigh on guitar and singing with Sarah. It was a small team but they sounded great.
I am so thankful that Kenny jumped in to help us. He is regularly a part of our congregation that meets on North Broad St., but he joined us on Ridge Ave because we needed a drummer this week. What a gift to be a part a whole movement of cells and congregations across Philadelphia and South Jersey. We have people backing us up when we need it! As a new congregation, we are still forming and we don’t have everything all worked out. After putting out a local call for help, Raleigh looked to our musicians across congregations.
There are no casting calls or auditions around here – we just expect people to express their gifts, talents, art and worship, and we grow into better leaders, lovers and worshipers as we do that. I know people among us who got connected simply because we needed them! That is a demonstration of how we do things around here. We are not vetting people to see if they meet a prescribed set of requirements. We are not putting on an impressive show or a performance to be viewed. We are creating an environment where people can connect with God and each other and live in to their life of faith in community, working out what it means to be who they are in Christ and give what they’ve got.
Thanks, Kenny, for responding to the need. I look forward to meeting the next drummer in the northwest who wants to help us do this (I know Raleigh does too!).