Web Site: http://mikeymo1741.blogspot.com/
Bio: Michael J. Mahoney is the Children's Network Pastor at Gospel Light Community Church in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He also serves on the Worship Team and as advisor to the Media Team. Mike is the husband of one wife and the father of five children.
Posts by mikeymo1741:
As we draw near the end of our first recording project for Gospel Light worship, it seems appropriate to try and jot down some thoughts about what I’ve learned during the process, and what I can pass on as advice for those who may be thinking of doing the same thing.
Last month I got my copy of God-ol-o-gy, a new book by Christian George. Things were so busy and hectic leading up to Easter that I kept putting it off, picking up the book and not being able to get far, and not really being able to wrap my head around it.
Was that a mistake.
There are few times during the year that I actually miss my traditional, liturgical upbringing. Easter is one of those times, though.
It’s possible that the Evangelical movement in America has strayed too far from it’s roots. In it’s desire to run away from the “stodgy” and “dead” liturgies of mainline Protestant and Catholic churches, perhaps we have lost sight of why those liturgies existed in the first place.
For a decade, that name has been linked to perhaps the most powerhouse brand in Christian/Gospel music: Israel and New Breed. Two Grammy’s, multiple Dove and Stellar awards, multiple Gold albums – there’s hardly a church in America, it seems, that some New Breed music has not been played in.
One of the challenges I face as a Children’s Pastor is finding good, quality resources that apply to my situation. My church is not large, we don’t have much space, we have fewer resources, and so many “solutions” that are offered in the ministry marketplace just don’t seem to fit.