2015 proved to be another full and fruitful year of ministry. Serving a wide variety of leaders, churches, denominations, and other ministries/agencies, we’re humbled by the unique assignments and opportunities God entrusts to us. We continue to operate as a Non-profit Ministry Organization based out of our home office in Windsor, CO. Our ordination is held with Jubilee Fellowship Church. Below is a look at last year’s ministry activity and a peak into what the Lord has for us in 2016.
Interim Worship Assignments
Over the past several years we’ve had dozens of opportunities to provide interim worship assistance to churches going through times of transition. This continues to be an important way God has chosen to use us and consumed much of our 2015 ministry schedule.
Beginning in Jan of 2014, we served Woodmen Valley Chapel, Co Springs, CO, as a part of an interim team, while the church faced senior pastor and worship pastor leadership changes. Tom led worship at Woodmen at least one weekend a month and spent a couple of days each month in the Woodmen Worship Arts office offering support and encouragement. New senior pastor, Josh Lindstrom was installed in the fall of 2014 and Brian Whitman became the new Worship Pastor in May of 2015. Tom’s contracted role ended in August but he still leads worship there occasionally.
From Jan to Oct, Tom served as Interim Worship Pastor at Greenwood Community Church, Greenwood Village, CO. This assignment involved: oversight of the worship team, planning weekend worship, leading worship two weekends per month, scheduling supplemental worship leaders, and some involvement in the hiring process of a new worship pastor. It was an honor for us to be a part of this important time in Greenwood’s history, as Doug Brown had just assumed the Senior Pastor role from Founding Pastor, Tom Melton. Tyler Thompson was hired as the new Worship Pastor in Oct and the church is poised for a wonderful new season.
Tom had some meaningful opportunities this year to teach. Those assignments included: Worship Master Program at Denver Seminary in Feb; Worship Major Program at Christ for the Nations, Dallas TX in Feb and Nov; Men’s Retreat and Sunday Services at 1st Pres, Tampa, FL in May; Mountain Church Worship Retreat at Clydehurst Ranch in Montana in Aug; and Sunday Services at Vintage Church, Harker Heights, TX in Nov.
Ministry in New Hampshire
We continued to cultivate ministry relationships in New Hampshire. In July, Tom and his friends from Shepherds View Band presented Worship Concerts in Sanbornton, Conway, Londonderry, and Moultenboro. We returned in October to lead worship for two weeks of Spiritual Renewal Retreats with Living Waters Ministries in Holderness, and minister at His Mansion Ministries in Hillsborough, NH.
Other Ministry Efforts in 2015
Other awesome ministry endeavors this year included:
· conducting a Worship Pastor Search for Grace Community Church, Montrose, CO - it was an honor working with Senior Pastor Karl Leuthhauser as God led us to their new Worship pastor, Eric Durante
· co-writing “You Make Everything Right” with Jonathan Lewis and Simon Dunn – the song was released in Oct on Christ for the Nation’s newest worship recording
· leading worship at many other amazing churches
· consulting and mentoring opportunities with several pastors, worship leaders and worship teams
· AND the start of Tom’s first book entitled “Encounter Worship”
What’s Coming Up In 2016?
We are taking the first two weekends of the year off for Tom to get back to writing his book – we’re hoping to have it finished in a few months! In late Jan we’ll be bringing a team to Laramie, Wyo, to conduct a Worship Training Weekend at Harvest Church. We’re scheduled the first quarter of the year to lead worship monthly at Resurrection Fellowship and Foundations Church, both in Loveland, CO. This summer we’ll be leading worship for Camp Mountain Glory (Larkspur, CO) family camp in June and teaching atWorship Conferences in July and Aug. In Sept, we may again have the privilege to event manage and lead worship for the regional Foursquare Denomination bi-yearly Pastors Gathering (500+ pastors). In Oct we have plans to again serve Living Waters Ministries retreats, with friends Rich and Linda Case, and Dave Dunkel, in New Hampshire.
Thank you for your prayers as we enter another year of ministry. It’s important to us that we offer our time and gifts according to how God directs. We also invite you to ask the Lord if He would have you partner with us in a financial way – through a one time gift or monthly support. Thanks most of all for the blessing you are to our hearts – your encouragement builds our faith to serve Him all the more!
Grace to you!
Tom and Susanne Ewing
Tom Ewing Ministries, Inc