15 Nov Leadership Retreat enjoys program from band The Many
The Leadership of WCC gathered virtually on Tuesday, Nov. 10th for our annual Leadership Retreat. Many of our leaders have been attending the leadership conference for years, and for some, it was their first one. In all cases, we were glad to be together. Traditionally, this meeting is held in Tolman Hall, with lots of round tables set up for great brainstorming, discussion, and discovery.
This year, if it had been a normal year, perhaps we would have talked about one of our important 4 Threads of Ministry, or strategic positioning in a digital world, or our new brand, logo & image. While all of these important “business” items are strategic, necessary, and very important to our future, we felt that 2020 was a different kind of year. This year, we’ve been longing for church, spiritual connection and we need a little break.
Things aren’t “church as usual”, but one thing that is normal, is our love for WCC, each other, and God. Because the Church has looked so different this year, it has been quite a challenge for our leaders and staff. This ranges from our Ushers doing temperature checks, Sarah planning a virtual Christmas Pageant, and Jeff giving us sermons from his living room (to only name a few). Each person in a leadership role has encountered a challenge this year in their ministry. This necessity to change and be church creatively has been invigorating, and exhausting.
It is with all this in mind, that the Executive team wanted to provide everyone with a spirit-feeding experience. We didn’t want the leaders to feel exhausted by yet another Zoom meeting, but rather refreshed, and connected by a worship experience. These 30 or so minutes spent in prayer, song & worship were uplifting and connective. The chat function on Zoom was fully engaged, and we were connected in Spirit. The leaders were guided through this experience by a band called The Many. They have experience in leading events and worship and have been able to successfully transition their skills from in-person experiences to virtual experiences. The congregation is invited to see the video here and enjoy this experience.
If you’re interested in learning more about The Many, you can find their music (and more worship experiences like this…) on their website: https://www.themanyarehere.com
Also, you could follow them on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter – @themanyarehere
They regularly host experiences like this on our Facebook page and the YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa-E00__WIJOjH5hfyAKEIw
They are also on Spotify and iTunes/Apple Music