I'm really looking forward to this upcoming weekend. MPBC will be hosting Grant Norsworthy (speaker, musician, Australian-now based out of Nashville, TN), who will be leading a workshop for our worship team on Saturday and then speaking and leading the team on Sunday during our services. Grant is a Dove Award Winning and Grammy Nominated musician who now has his own ministry, "More Than Music Mentor", in which he travels around the country helping churches and worship teams and also provides free resources through his website: www.morethanmusicmentor.com.
I first met Grant about 4 years ago at a conference in Florida. I was there for a Songwriting Workshop and he was my group leader. He was easy to work with and really had a lot of good information and insight into songwriting. I ran into him again last summer at another conference and took one of the classes he was teaching. Once again I was impressed with his knowledge of worship and ideas and ways for improving how a worship team and a worship ministry functions.
After this second encounter with him, I started thinking about how he could help our team and ministry here at MPBC. And so, we're bringing him in.
But, he's not just here for the worship team or worship ministry. On Sunday, he'll be speaking to the entire church at all 3 morning services. Here's a quote from his website that I think clearly sums up what you'll get to experience this Sunday as he shares:
"Through an engaging blend of illustrations, storytelling, solid Bible teaching and songs, Grant Norsworthy possesses a rare ability to reshape sometimes-overwhelming concepts into deep-yet-simple thoughts that propel listeners to realization and action."
So, I hope that you'll make plans to be here. I promise that you'll enjoy it and get something out of it.