Over seven months ago I made the decision to leave my current position and work full time as the President of Worship Arts Conservatory. The decision was filled with a lot of doubt. Is this really what God wants me to do? What if I fail? Can I raise enough money?
As I close in on the end of my second month I am very encouraged by what I see God doing. I like to call those moments when I see God moving as “God sightings.” Yes, I know God is always working in our lives, but many times He works in such quiet ways that it is hard to see His hand. So here are a few God sightings that I hope will encourage you as they have me.
Worship Arts Conference
We held our first Worship Arts Conference on April 30. It was a big project and pushed us to the limit but the results were very much worth it. The evaluations from those who attended were very positive. Here are some of the comments:
I have been empowered to do a better job of worshiping …
Keep up the good work. I am excited to see the conference grow in the days ahead.
Loved the presenters! Very timely.
The workshop and presenters were great.
IT WAS AWESOME!!!
Thank you – This was so helpful. God Bless you!
It was great! Great price, great tracks.
Up until now we have only been able to offer online courses because we could not find an affordable location in Midtown to offer on site classes. But that has changed! We now have space in the Block at Cass Park, 2727 2nd Avenue. This location has free gated parking and three conference rooms we can use for classes in the Fall. For pictures of this building and rooms go to our recent blog post on the site.
Summer Wind Ensemble
We also started our first instrumental ensemble this summer. It is a small wind ensemble for local musicians. We will be playing a concert on July 17, 7:00 pm, at Eastside Community Church, 22312 Kelly Rd, Eastpointe, MI 48021. The concert will be a mix of classical music and recent worship songs. Mark the date on your calendar and come enjoy our first wind ensemble.
We recently developed a partnership with the Motor Cities Metro Baptist Association. They will be using Worship Arts Conservatory as a tool for training leaders in their association. The Motor Cities Metro Baptist Association is an association of churches on the north side of Metropolitan Detroit.
Did you know WAC has over 60 donors? Through your generous support God has graciously supplied our financial needs through August.
How you can help
Here are four no cost ways you can help WAC continue to grow:
- Prayer. Keep praying that God would guide me to the right people to help WAC continue to grow and that He would abundantly supply our needs.
- Connections. I am always looking for the next person I need to meet. Most of what has been accomplished over the last couple months is through old fashioned networking. Who do you know that I need to know? Do you have friends that would like to know about WAC? Do you know someone who would make a good instructor? Do you know a local pastor or worship leader? A high school music teacher?
- House Party. We would like to hold some house parties for the purpose of introducing new people to WAC. All you would need to do is invite friends who don’t know about WAC and provide snacks.
- Free Money 🙂
- Amazon Smile – Instead of buying from amazon.com, go to smile.amazon.com and select Worship Arts Conservatory (the one located in Grosse Pointe Woods – our legal address.) You can buy the same things but WAC will receive a percentage of your purchase.
- Kroger – If you have a Kroger Plus Card you can sign up at KrogerCommunityRewards.com and choose us as your charity. Our organization number is 30960. Every time you make a purchase using your Kroger Plus Card a percentage will be donated by Kroger to us.
God is moving! Thank you for your help and I look forward to telling you about other “God sightings” in the future.
Worship Arts Conservatory