Jason Squires

Songwriter, Worship Leader, & StoryTeller

Arden Christian Church

Posted by on Apr 16, 2012

Arden Christian Church

I travel full time leading worship and visit a lot of churches.  This past weekend I visited a church that is in the process of transformation as a church.  For the past few decades, Arden Christian Church has been a traditional church in style.  On Easter Sunday the church (with a resounding approval from the people in their congregation, young and old) launched a service with a new look and feel.  This wasn’t an added service, it replaced the previous service.  If you were to ask any of the older folks in the church why they were okay with the change, the common answer is that they hope to draw young families in. I started thinking about this after the service and conversations that I had with people and I was very encouraged by their desire to be more relevant.  Often times its easy to get stuck in routine, or what is comfortable.  Making a changes that alters your DNA can be scary but rewarding. I am headed back there next Sunday.  Its not very often that I can say, “I will see you next week!” Set List: Forever- Chris Tomlin Our God Saves- Paul Baloche Everlasting God- Brenton Brown It is Well- Philip Bliss How He Loves Us- John Mark McMillan Amazing Love- Billy James...

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