Sunday 9th of January 2011 | Posted by Dave Taylor Please Pray For Our Songwriters
News just in from Andrew Mahr, one of our Sovereign Grace staff in the USA...Every year, Bob Kauflin leads a group of songwriters from our churches on an annual retreat to work on albums for Sovereign Grace Music. For this year's retreat there are 25 songwriters working in spare rooms all around our office. This makes for a lot of music anywhere you turn (including the normally-tranquil Pastors College library) so it's great to be able to host this group. The songs they're working on are for an album we'll be recording at WorshipGod 2011. Bob Kauflin described it this way:The Gathering [is] an album of songs that follow the flow of a “gospel liturgy” (see Christ Centered Worship by Bryan Chappell) that has been around for centuries and is reflected in the Old Testament sacrificial system as well as numerous New Testament passages. The songs can be used as stand alones, or as part of an entire meeting. Potential topics include songs that can be used for call to worship, adoration, confession, assurance of pardon, thanksgiving, intercession, a creed, preparation to hear the Word, baptism, the Lord’s supper, and dismissal. This album will stretch us in terms of themes and also enable us to highlight how the gospel should shape and inform our entire meeting.A lot of preparation goes into these songwriter gatherings, and they have always been fruitful in the past, but we still covet your prayers for this year's retreat. The songwriters need God's help for writing lyrics that are biblically faithful as well as music that is appropriate for congregations. If you'd like to know more about the retreats, you can see Bob's explanation from last year. And to stay up-to-date with Sovereign Grace Music, consider following them on Facebook.
Folks, please join me in praying for these folk. These guys serve us so well in this regard, and so may grace abound to them, as they once again put pen to paper for the glory of God.Send Comment | Share on Facebook