Over the past 15 years of leading SonPower, many people have asked me, “What is your favorite part of SonPower?” And my answer has always been,
“You don’t have to have a huge student choir, or even a small one, to be a part of this amazing week.”
SO MANY churches bring just a few students, for lots of reasons. Sometimes you need to bring those few most involved students, to start the excitement for a new beginning. Music, arts, choir is not for every student, but neither is soccer or cheerleading. Even if you don’t have a current student choir, you certainly know some students in your church who love music. God may very well be working in their heart, and part of your music ministry should be helping them find God’s will for their lives.
You see, many ministers of music invested in me as a student. They provided opportunities for me to grow spiritually and musically. That’s why I am doing what I do today. Nan and I would NOT have given a portion of every summer for 15 years unless we truly believed in students, and in this SonPower event. SonPower is a great place to bring just a few…or even just one.
Beginning this summer, the “look and feel” of SonPower is gradually going to change. We will still have an emphasis on singing, but students who play instruments (guitar, drums, etc.) and students wanting to lead worship will also have a place to learn and grow at SonPower. There is a desperate need for future worship leaders and musicians, but it is critical that these new leaders receive training. I encourage you to have your students send in their videos…to be a part of the SonPower Band coached by Grant Norsworthy. Simply click here for more information.
I still firmly believe what Martin Luther proclaimed hundreds of years ago,
“Music is second only to the Word of God in its power to communicate Truth.”
So, come! Whether you sing or play – let’s learn and worship together each summer!
Dennis and his wife, Nan, have been writing/arranging the SonPower Collection for 15 years. Please visit their websites to learn more about their passions for writing and arranging for students, choirs and more. Visit Dennis’ site here and Nan’s Blog here.