It’s the end of the year, which means the end of a season, but more importantly the start of something new. I believe this next decade we are walking into is going to be remarkable for creatives in the church. Now is a good time to be excited and press into God’s leading more than ever.
It’s rather obvious that numbers are meaningful to God. I believe that the year “2020” is significant and means something powerful for the church. While specifically researching the meaning of the number 20 in the Bible, I found a couple of key associations:
“A complete or perfect waiting period.”
“A trial, a period of waiting and if it is successfully completed, the reward is generous and full of God’s love.”
For instance, it took Solomon 20 years to build the temple. I believe we have been in a laboring season as God has been using us to build something new and powerful, especially in regards to worship and music.
We’re on the brink of a cultural shift.
Embracing Change With New Leadership
Transition is especially meaningful for millennials. The term “millennials” was coined to define those entering adulthood in the new millennium (year 2000). We have now had 20 years of development, growth, and experience to lead the world as a mature generation (~ ages 25-39).
In general, millennials are ambitious, innovative, social, cause-oriented, and a bit rebellious in regards to tradition. In other words, we embrace and spark change, especially in a social context. Those are incredible leadership attributes, especially in creative positions.
I believe these past 20 years have been developmental years for our personal selves as well as culture and technology. As millennials have developed and dominated social media, they have built an age of influence that has now hit a consistent stride. What that simply means is that we live in an age of opportunity.
In this next decade, the church is going to see some incredible shifts in music and ministry as millennials march forward while taking advantage of the new doors that have opened. Christians now have an ability to impact the world on a greater level than ever before.
Any one of us can write, produce, and reinvent music with relative ease. Any one of us can build a platform used to promote and build God’s kingdom. Any one of us can truly excel on Sunday because of the resources and technology we have.
More Than Just A Year
It’s important to note that this is not just a new year, but a new decade.
It’s the start of a time period that will go down in history for the advances we will see. We are going to look back at the ’20s in wonder of what took place – the new songs that were written…the new producers that impacted the whole world…the musicians that new sounds that healed people’s hearts.
It’s time to take new territory and pursue God’s voice on a deeper level. He’s looking for people to entrust and empower with His dreams for what He wants to accomplish this decade. Don’t limit yourself or what He can do through you at your church and outside of it.
I can’t wait to hear the testimonies that transpire out of our surrender to God’s leading and the change that He brings.
What are some things you are looking forward to in this new decade? Let us know in the comments below!
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