If you've been following us on Instagram, you'll know we are in the studio working on our debut EP. Last week we were touring a studio in Seattle and had the opportunity to hear a sneak-peak of a very talented Jesus-loving friend's new record. When we finished listening we had a stirring conversation about song writing, producing, and Christian music. That conversation was such a great reminder to us of why we are doing what we are doing.
McKinneyDawson is not just another Christian band. Truthfully, we aren't doing what we do just "to make it" or have careers. Our heart is to build and be a recourse to the local church. That is the hope for this project. Kaitlyn and myself are both pastors. We have students who are walking through some serious crap. Addiction, abuse, guilt, shame, fear, hopelessness, not measuring up, legalism, and the list goes on. We have set out not to write songs that are memorable but to write songs that help the people we are pastoring remember what Jesus has done for them. That is our mission. We know that people remember songs better than sermons, so we want to write songs that help people remember Jesus more than anything else.
I guess my point, is that we have to be mission minded people. What is your mission? What has God give you to do? What has God placed in your hands? Be committed to that and faithful with that. Don't seek promotion or more but just to be faithful.