All praise to our Lord Jesus for another abundant year of ministry serving a wide spectrum of leaders, churches, denominations, ministries, and missions agencies. We’re amazed and humbled by the unique assignments God entrusts to us. We continue to operate as an accredited Non-profit Ministry Organization based out of our home office in Windsor, CO. Our ordination is held with Jubilee Fellowship Church, Highlands Ranch, CO. Below is a look at our 2017 ministry activity and a peek into what the Lord has for us in 2018.
Interim Worship Pastor/Director Assignments - Serving interim needs continues to be an important and specialized calling on our ministry. Interim duties typically include general pastoral and administrative oversight of a church’s worship ministry, leading weekend worship one or two weekends a month, having a role with the pastoral/leadership team, and assisting in the hiring process of new worship leadership.
From March through October, Tom served as Interim Worship Director for Vineyard Church of the Rockies, Ft Collins, CO. Under the leadership of Pastor Rick Olmstead, VOTR has been an anchor church in Northern CO for over three decades. It was exciting and humbling to watch God refresh and rebuild their pastoral team and launch them into His future plans.
Beginning in October, Tom took on another Interim Worship position with Pastor Michael Eckelkamp and the St John’s Lutheran Church community. St John’s has a rich evangelical history serving the Washington Park area of Denver with traditional and contemporary worship services and a vibrant Christian School. Tom will continue in this role through the first of 2018.
Extended Worship/Mentoring Assignments - We continued our relationship this year with Foundations Church, Loveland/CO influencing their worship community and leading worship every month or two. Towards the end of the year, Tom also entered into a similar mentoring arrangement with the Jubilee Fellowship Churches, Denver Area, CO.
Abiding Retreats - Last year we responded to a strong directive from the Lord to lead spiritual renewal Abiding Retreats for couples within our personal and ministry network. These three-day retreats are informal and discussion based, for groups of five to ten couples. We led our first three retreats in 2016. This year we facilitated five retreats ourselves in Colorado as well as assisting other retreats around the country.
The Abiding Retreat material was developed by Rich Case who is a business and spiritual mentor to many high level Christian CEO's and Executives. For the past ten years Rich and his wife Linda, have had a powerful mentoring influence in our lives as we have assisted them with retreats in various parts of the USA, Canada, and Europe.
These retreats have become a significant emphasis in our ministry. Contact us for more retreat information and/or to schedule a retreat for your leadership team or small group.
2017 Peru Missions Trip - In April we organized and led a missions trip, with a group that included several haistylists, to the nation of Peru. We worked with a ministry founded by our friend, Larry Goode - The Lost Children of Peru. This organization aids several impoverished communities throughout Peru. Our service included feeding the poor, spending time with orphans and giving them haircuts, ministry to college students, and blessing single mothers.
Other 2017 Ministry Highlights
- Worship Leading for FCA Leaders Retreat, Laramie, WY
- Worship Leading at Smoky Hill Vineyard, Centennial, CO
- Worship Concert with Holy Mntn Band, Rez Church, Loveland, CO
- Worship Concert with Holy Mntn Band, Jubilee Fellowship Church, Lone Tree, CO
- Worship Leading, 1st Presbyterian Church, Tampa, FL
- Living Waters Leaders Retreat, Santa Barbara, CA
- Teaching and Worship, Vintage City Church, Ft Collins, CO
- C12 Worship Concert, Jamestown, RI
- Worship Leading, Generation Church, Narragansett, RI
- C12 Worship Concert w Nathan Carlson, Castle Rock, CO
- Teaching and Worship Leading for Rock Church Faith Day, North Platte, NE
- Worship Leading w Shepherds View Band at WoodsieStock Festival, Holderness, NH
- Worship and Support for Life for the Innocent Fundraising Events
- Living Waters Leaders Retreats, Holderness, NH
- Worship Leading for His Mansion Ministries, Hillsborough, NH
- Worship Concert at Alexandria Methodist Church, Alexandria, NH
- C12 Abiding Retreat w Don and Rachelle Light, Blue Ridge, GA
- Many consulting and mentoring opportunities with pastors, worship leaders, and teams
Coming Up In 2018 - In addition to the churches we are serving, and leading retreats, Tom will keep plugging away on his book, Encounter Worship. An on-line Encounter Worship course for worship pastors and church service planners is also in the works. AND, Tom and Dave Beegle began working on a new worship recording last September. We anticipate it’s release in February – we’ll keep you posted!
Prayers and Partnership - Thank you for your prayers as we enter another year of ministry. We really want to be about the Father’s business - and only as He directs! We also invite you to ask the Lord if He would have you partner with us this year in a financial way. We are hoping to increase our monthly partnership-giving base to support the added costs of hosting Abiding Retreats and our assistance to ministries who have limited resources. To make a one-time donation or to join us as a monthly giving partner visit: http://www.tomewing.net/donate/.
Thank you for believing in us and loving us – your partnership and encouragement fuels our faith to serve Him all the more!
Grace To You!
Tom and Susanne Ewing