Finding a person that is gifted both with youth AND music is not easy to come by. Add to that someone who is a good fit culturally to our style of church (casual, upbeat, outreach oriented) AND the Midwest/rural comfort level...it gets complicated!
But God has the right person and will bring him/her to us at the right time. Like any good decision, we have to be patient and not hire someone just to "fill a slot". We hope to have this person with us a long time so we want the fit to be right.
I'm heading to a job fair at North Park University in Chicago this Saturday where I hope to meet potential candidates. (North Park is the school for the Evangelical Covenant Church, our denomination).
Please continue to pray that we'll find this person. Pray also for the band. Aren't they doing a great job without a staff person in place? Let them know how much you appreciate them. Thanks.