The times, they are a-changin’…

Before the crush of Keynote’s Summer Project erases all the extra time in my life, I wanted to shoot an update.

blue sky nine, the band I’ve been leading and touring with for the last 3 and a half years, is coming to something of an end. Our lead singer Laura is getting married and will move to Michigan, and we’re going to take some downtime to evaluate our touring strategies to make sure we’re being the best trustees of all the resources it takes to do our work.

We see God move in incredible ways through our concerts, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find ways to improve, expand, and become more effective. And that sort of thinking is what leads to the latest change, which is that I have been asked to step into the role of Director of Artists for Keynote.

I know how to lead teams. I know how to arrange music and play guitar and share my story and all the mechanical things that go into leading a band. But… overseeing the artistic efforts of a ministry with a 45-year track record of using music and performing arts to share the gospel all over the world?

That’s gonna take some work, and I’ll take all the prayers I can get. 🙂

I have no passion to be the guy who came up with the next great idea or band or song or strategy for our ministry. I have a ton of passion for being the guy who listens to God and leads boldly. I’m excited to enter a new season of finding ways to use art to bring faith into the conversation on campuses, military bases, prisons, concert halls, and wherever.

I’m still going to be doing concerts and tours, though – I have no intention of coming off of the ‘front lines’. We’re taking a team on a 4-city tour of India this fall, and there are other projects in the works as well.

We’ll keep you updated…