Indie Bands & CFC

Having watched my sons over the years and now their wives, I’ve noticed how they enjoy discovering music from “indie bands.”  As I understand it, indie bands are artists who have not signed with a major recording company.  In fact, many have no desire to “sell out” to a corporation, therefore losing their artistic freedom.  They want to create & express authentic art, even though it means they may never achieve as large a following as those artists with major recording contracts. 

Psalm 40:3 He gave me reason to sing a new song, praising our God.  May many see what God has done, so that they might swear allegiance to Him and trust in the LORD!

So how does this relate to CFC?

CFC is described as an “independent church,” meaning we are not officially a part of a larger denomination or organization.  Over the years, I have made inquiries about joining one of these groups because there are some advantages to being connected to a consortium of churches.  Each time, though, the Lord has stopped the process.  I have come to believe that the unique ministry He has for CFC is best accomplished as an independent church.

Maybe we are like the "indie" artist.  We have not signed with an organization that would require us to conform to some outside standards and lose a level of control.  If we did, we might get more exposure because of the organization’s "brand."  Without this, however, we are forced to seek Jesus on what He wants us to be, which has been a great blessing and encouragement.  In order to grow spiritually, we have had to study, watch, and listen to see the ways in which He has blessed.  In the end, I believe CFC, through the people here, has been an authentic expression of Jesus to all who have been exposed to her.  In contemporary terms, CFC is an “indie” church producing an authentic, beautiful "new song" that, we pray, pleases our Lord.

Psalm 40:3 He gave me reason to sing a new song, praising our God.  May many see what God has done, so that they might swear allegiance to Him and trust in the LORD!