Is for people, but I couldn't fit the title I wanted to in to the space provided, so it will have to do.
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At the moment, and for some time, I have had an itch. That itch is not being scratched by the songs anyone else is writing. So I guess it's up to me?
I don't want more, generic, songs about God. I could write some, but we have a plethora of those, and good ones too. I guess I'm looking to close the gap between where the church is, and where it's members are.
We do community at church. Most people there don't know how to do much else. I like that. What I'd like though, is to sing songs about where we are, what God has done, is doing and what we pray he will do. I want to sing prophetic songs, songs that bring freedom out of the Christian bubble and in to the rough estate we are in. Songs that encourage and build up and can speak to real people; the people I see each week.
Somewhere in there I also want to be better at leading thanksgiving and praise. As a band I feel we do Heart Worship well, but there needs to be more.
I don't want to be Hillsongs, I don't want to be Saddleback or Willowcreak, I don't want to be Abundant Life, I want to be Oak Grove Chapel.
The challenge, then, is to find our voice. When we do, we'll have plenty to say!