THOUGHTS ON THE SIX COVENANT AFFIRMATIONS: WORSHIP PASTOR CANDIDATE WEEK
The purpose of a ‘candidate weekend’ is for our
“It is through the arts that the whole mission of the church (love
church and the Logans to get to know each other.
You are invited to be at any of these events as they fit God, love people) is communicated, and it is also useful for October 20-24th
in your schedule or as they apply to you. Please join inspiration towards that end for the fellowship of believers.
us for worship on Sunday, Oct 24th at 8:45 & 11:00 am God’s Word is our starting point when designing services or
and especially for the congregational meeting writing music; it guides our thought process, as does the Holy
at 4 pm that same day.
(childcare provided) Spirit, who inspires us as we plan and prepare, but also in the
moment as we lead and teach God’s people in worship. It is
our prayer that God will use our artistic efforts to lead others to
new birth, just as we ourselves have been led, the beginning of
our new lives in Christ. Finally, it is our freedom in Christ that
covers us; by grace we have been saved, and it is by grace that
Encounter. Connect. Serve we continue to serve our God. Not everyone prefers the same
styles of art or music, and so as a fellowship of believers we are
inclusive, loving each other by appreciating the cultural
preferences of those around us. It is the worship, not the style
that matters; that God be glorified is our aim, and our prayer.” The Logan Family
Weds (Oct 20) (Chris, Liz, Aurora & CJ)
5:45pm “Meet Chris” session
Thursday (Oct 21)
6pm Technical teams
7pm Contemporary music team & rehearsal
Friday (Oct 22)
7pm Game night with the Ambassadors
The search process
7:30pm Dessert with the church council
Saturday (Oct 23)
9am Traditional music team & rehearsal Based on the Vision and existing job descriptions for music
Sunday (Oct 24) positions in our church, we developed a job description with The Worship Pastor
8:45 & 11:00 Worship services the help of the Church Council and the Personnel
4pm Congregational Meeting & Vote Committee. Over the past 17 months we have processed Search Committee
over 200 applications, interviewed over a dozen individuals
(half of whom were Covenant), and conducted 5 site visits. is pleased to
We reviewed audio and video from applicants, asked a lot of
• due to the turnaround time between worship services, questions and checked many references. introduce and
We have been following the Covenant Manual for Pastoral
Q&A with Chris will be conducted throughout the Search Committees. Ken Carlson and Dave Benedict (our recommend
candidate weekend and briefly during each service. conference superintendents) came to visit with us and have
been in close contact throughout the process. Pastor Chris Logan
We have appreciated your prayers and are in agreement
• the search committee will be compiling questions for that God has been preparing our church and Chris to as our candidate for
Q&A sessions before the visit – please email those to minister together!
email@example.com or drop off in our box in the lay Wayne Butler Allison Greenup
workroom. Jay LaVergne (c) Patti Lindstrom (vc) Mike Montee
Sandy Queen Pastor Johan Tredoux
(all quotes are from Chris)
“Worship is an orientation, a set of attitudes that inspire action.
TO WORSHIP GOD IS TO BE ORIENTED TOWARDS HIM, TO DIRECT ATTENTION TO HIM IN THOUGHT AND DEED.
I can worship God in a service, but also at work, at home, at school, and on vacation…. Paul writes that we are to offer ourselves as “living sacrifices”
(Rom 12) in order that God be glorified. When I love and imitate Jesus (Eph 5) I become such a sacrifice. When I love
others before myself, day by day, I become such a sacrifice.
Living sacrificially is an ongoing project.” SKILLS AND GIFTING
Chris has lead worship voluntarily and as a
pastor in the Wesleyan church for the past 8
years. He is proficient on the acoustic guitar,
French horn, saxophone and voice (among
Chris grew up attending church with his parents, but at the ripe old age of twelve decided that others). He is also passionate about missions,
he just didn’t believe in God anymore. Then, at a time when he was open and questioning, God and pursued his graduate degree in applied
caught his attention using his desire for a fishing pole. He was baptized that year, became anthropology for this purpose.
involved in ministry at his local church, went to college, became a missionary to Australia and
TRUE OR FALSE:
ended up in seminary. “My call to ministry has been gradual. I have always been passionate EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
• CHRIS IS AN EAGLE SCOUT about music, the arts, but also science, and for a long time believed I’d end up as a biologist. Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the
• HE LIVES NEAR THE CORN However, God worked on me for years before I began understanding that my diverse and University of Rochester (with Honors) in Music in
PALACE seemingly unrelated gifts were meant for something specific.” Christianity (’05). He started his Masters
• HE’S BEEN TO INDIA, AUSTRALIA,
program in Australia and transferred to finish at
& HAITI FOR MISSION WORK
Asbury Theological Seminary in 2008. He
• HE’S A ‘MAC’ (NOT A ‘PC’)
• HE MANAGED A COLD STONE
Tell stories of hope using the arts received an MA in Intercultural Studies.
CREAMERY WHILE IN SEMINARY LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
WORSHIP THE LOGAN FAMILY
• HE’S A CERTIFIED SCUBA DIVER Chris is currently a Worship Pastor in Mitchell,
“If I don’t take an active role in leading God’s Originally hailing from New York State, Chris
and Liz met and got to know each other while SD where he leads both traditional and
people in worship through music, then part of
YES ‐ ALL TRUE contemporary worship services. He has been a
me is missing; God built me for this. When I doing ministry. Liz is an accomplished
musician as well, with a degree in vocal ministry intern, worship leader, church planter,
take part in the arts, I find myself drawn into a
performance and pedagogy and helped plant a ministry launcher and short/long-term missionary.
story bigger than myself and know that it was
this for which I was born. I get caught up in church in Australia before she met Chris. They
the music, in the voices of the congregation have two sweet children, Aurora (Rori) 3yrs and
singing loudly to our Creator. In truth, it’s Caedmon (CJ) 9mos.
“HE’S SHOWN ME HIS PASSION FOR CONNECTING PEOPLE TO HIM AND TO EACH OTHER
And this is something I strive to imitate, by using my artistic passions to help the church
reach local and global cultures in the name of Christ”.