Deeper Worship: Capital Campaign for Music Director at Nature Coast
God loves music! The ‘Director of Music’ is estimated to be at the head of 55 of the Psalms of Scripture. The King James version translates the Hebrew term to “the Chief Musician”—a term applied to the head of the temple music. The book of Psalms tells us that God loves music! God gave music to his people as one way to worship Him. St. Paul tells us to encourage one another in Psalm, and the book of Revelation is full of songs and singing.
The history of Nature Coast has been full of the amazing provision of God. In our most recent years, we have built a facility and absorbed those payments into operations. We currently pay an extra $250 every month to pay down principal—and now (in less than 4 years) we pay more in principal each month than we do interest! We have Chuck Holliday as an Assistant Pastor, Amy Rise as our Ministry Coordinator, and we are now seeking God’s provision in the addition of a Music Director to our staff.
Every time change comes to Nature Coast, my heart goes to an anxious place. Whatever change we may be seeking (a new building, an additional pastor, a coordinator) I worry it will stand in the way of our vision that Jesus + Nothing = Everything. Yet, each time, not only has it not stood in the way of the very pursuit of these things, it has pushed Nature Coast deeper into a posture where all we have is Jesus. We have nothing else.
We look forward to our future Music Director driving home the beauty of Jesus deeper into our worship services—reminding us in song, confession, assurance, prayer, giving, and thankfulness that Jesus is all we have. Jesus is all we need!
As part of the pursuit of this position at Nature Coast, we are having a capital campaign that will remind your pastor that Jesus + Nothing = Everything! God has provided in the past. We look forward to His provision in the future. We are seeking to raise a total of $100,000 for this campaign: two years of salary for a Music Director, plus some additional dollars for our upcoming pavilion project, which should be started by the end of 2018. We are going to be promoting this campaign in the month of July. We’d love for you to prayerfully consider how you may be able to financially help. Jimmy Bain, our finance coordinator, informed me that we have over 50 regular monthly giving units at Nature Coast. That averages out to around a $100 increase per month, per unit. We know that is certainly not an attainable number for all. Some contribute less, some more, some one time. We will continue to update and give details as July moves forward. Pledge slips will be available on the black table in the narthex and can be placed in the Prayer Box once filled out.
We are excited for the future God has for us,
because it is His story and He is the perfect story writer!
Love you all,
Pastor Brad Bresson
Nature Coast Church
5113 S Suncoast Blvd
Homosassa, FL 34446
The best proof that Christ will never cease to love us lies in that he never began" ~ Geerhardus Vos
Jer. 31:3 "Yea I have loved you with an everlasting love."
Posted on Fri, June 29, 2018
by Amy Rise