For a few weeks now, I’ve been chewing on an idea and even though I have a lot more thought to put into this, I think there’s more value in sharing it now (a good idea without execution is just a good idea).
I went to bed 3 weeks ago and in the last stages of dozing off, the words “Worship Drummer” came to mind. I thought it was cool, and I actually tweeted about it:
Without much thought, I did what everyone else does, and checked for a domain name. WorshipDrummer.com was taken (the owner was asking $500) so I bought WorshipDrummer.ca.
So what is worshipdrummer.ca? Right now it is nothing much. A “coming soon” page is up and you can sign up for future updates and an eventual launch announcement. [If any one wants to offer some web design help, i'll gratefully accept]
What do I envision worshipdrummer.ca becoming? That’s the better question!
I have a passion to see excellence in our worship, and being a worship drummer myself, it is important to define what a true worship drummer is. Simply stated, a worship drummer concerns him/herself with putting the heart before the beat. Without this distinction, we would just be drummers. As worship drummers, we have a whole other responsibility which is of no bearing in secular music – the heart of a worshiper:
- We play for an audience of One
- We lift the name of Jesus above any/all names (yes, even our band’s name)
- We wage war with the unseen world
- We follow the leading of the Holy Spirit
As I’ve spent some time praying and thinking about our worship drumming community, I believe the definition needs to be clear so that people will know what we’re all about.
Before the official launch
- I will be working to get articles/posts from church drummers like you and me, and hopefully the pros
- Bring accountability to our role as worship drummers
- Drumming video tutorials (even though it’s about the heart, we also need to be excellent at what we do for God)
- A whole bunch of other cool stuff
So are you a worship drummer? I am sure that there are hundreds and maybe even thousands of worship drummers in our great country of Canada (and around the world) and, as a fellow citizen, I want to invite you to jump on board with us.
Let’s connect and help spread the word!
Worship leaders, pastors, friends, blog readers, help spread the word.
DRUMMERS: WorshipDrummer.ca is for and about YOU!
If this has you excited, as it does me, I would love to connect and chat with you! Leave some comments and let’s get the party started!