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! Worship Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org 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 encounter.connect.serve (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. beyond words…” “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”.
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