So. Many. Changes!!!!!!!!!

Man, oh man, it’s been a while!! I can’t believe it’s been five months since my last post – oh friends, so much life has happened! Allow me to fill in the gaps.In February, our church invited me to come on staff in an interim position as one of our worship pastors. It has been a crazy five months between doing that and my other job, but it has literally been a dream come true. I have been passionate about music for my entire life – and serving the church through music has been a priority for me since middle school. So the opportunity to come on staff and be one of the driving forces behind planning our services has been such a joy!

There have been many, many moments I have felt completely inadequate and overwhelmed by the job ahead of me, but again and again the Lord has affirmed me in this role and led the way. He reminded me that this is FOR him, that worship through the arts comes FROM him and he is WITH US in it! Those reminders lift all of the pressure and distractions that so often dirty the waters when we’re asked to step outside our comfort zones. Needless to say, this position has forced me to lean into Christ and also given me the gift of witnessing him meet us week in and week out. Have you ever had a moment where you just think to yourself, “Man! How full life is with God! My heart feels just brimming with thankfulness, hope, joy and LIFE because of him!!”?? That’s how I feel when I think about this being my job.

So here’s the big news – I am no longer the “interim” worship pastor – they have welcomed me onto the team for the long haul!!! If you had told me I’d be doing this job this time last year, I’m not sure I would have believed you. I wouldn’t have seen tangible steps to see how it could come to fruition. But now, seeing the way God orchestrated so many small conversations, families moving around, and bodies willing to trust God’s leadership just blows my mind. He is so good and his plans are infinitely better than ours.

The thought that week in and week out I get to consider how to usher people into the presence of God and teach people the truth of the gospel through the arts is incredible. I just think how is this even a job?! And how is it MY job?! I am overwhelmed with joy.

I work my last day at my previous job today. This afternoon I will pack up all of my work equipment and over the next couple weeks I’m going to get some rest. We will see some family, work on projects that have been put off far too long, and then dive into doing vocational ministry together. 

I am so ready for this ride. And, Lord, I am so grateful!! I may be around these parts a little more often during this next season… we will see 🙂

  • Kari

    I have to say I’m SOO excited to see you here!! I’m also so excited for you and this new season! I know that opportunities like this (to have a JOB as a worship pastor) are few! Still waiting to hear your song by the way! I’m also excited to see that you will have time to REST! What a joy to serve with your husband!

  • CONGRATS LAUREN! Such great news and I was so excited to see your post today!

  • congrats!!! that is awesome + the perfect fit for you!!

  • Congrats! It sounds like you’re doing what you were born to do! What God made you to do! I’m so excited for you and all the people you will bless along the way!

  • I am so glad you gave us this update. Congrats on your new job!

  • That’s awesome! Congratulations Lauren!

  • Congratulations on your new position! I was thrilled to see an update from you come across my blog feed this morning, I have missed your friendly & insightful voice these past months! Happy to hear that things have been going well for you and praying for your continued success. 🙂

  • Bailey


  • SO excited for you guys! It’s been so amazing to see God begin to build your ministry as a married couple and now extend it in this way! Your heart for Him is so evident and I hope you’ll keep us all updated in the months to come! 😉

  • This is exciting! Congratulations =)

  • God is so good! Congrats girl!

  • that is so exciting!

  • SO happy for you! I can only imagine how great you feel. God is certainly so great.

  • I’m so thrilled for you!

  • how exciting! Congrats, Lauren! <3 🙂

  • Congratulations! How and exciting and what a blessing!

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