Bobby Gilles is the Director of Communications at Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, KY, a songwriter (Lead Us Back, Warrior, All I Have Is Yours, Let Your Blood Plead, more) an author (Our Home Is Like A Little Church), and a good friend to me personally. When Bobby is involved in something I always know it's going to be good. So, when he told me about his new website, I was excited to read it and share it with you. My Song in the Night, is based on a Charles Spurgeon sermon and several passages of scripture, most notable Psalm 42:8 (and it’s the title of the free new worship song download, available at the site).
Bobby said he built the site to help local churches in these specific ways:
- Teach people how to write and share their testimony. I’ve also included Sojourn’s guidelines for writing the salvation testimonies that we share at our baptism services.
- Show the ways in which I work with Sojourn Pastor Daniel Montgomery and his pulpit team to encourage interaction among our members with our sermon series, vision campaigns, scripture memory challenges and more.
- How we use social media, the arts and amateur photography at Sojourn to tell the story of our community, as a small part of God’s story.
- How your church members can use the Psalms as models for telling the story of God at work in their life, and express their longings, questions, and pain.
- Songwriting instruction, from how to write simple scripture memory songs to the poetry mechanics behind hymn-writing, and how I’ve worked as a songwriting workshop coordinator to foster collaboration & community and train songwriters in the Sojourn Music community.
When you get to the site, be sure and scroll to the bottom. There's an audio player that allows you to listen to all the Sojourn songs Bobby has written or his wife Kristen has sung on Sojourn CDs. It's a full album’s worth of modern hymns, plus a couple songs from Kristen’s solo record. Fantastic stuff!
Bobby and the leadership at Sojourn has been a great help to me and our church over the years, and I know this website will be a great help to us all. Check it.