Just returned from the Jars of Clay concert at the Phoenician. What a wonderful evening. The setting was very informal with perhaps two hundred or so people in the audience.
It was a unique treat to be able to share an intimate evening with the band. However, their purpose was not simply to entertain. Jars of Clay had come to gain support for their work in Africa. You can learn more about it here and here.
The support that Jars of Clay sought was not simply financial. This group of people at this event leverage their combined knowledge to help ensure ministry activities are successful. Wisdom, experience go along with financial support.
I’m not sure why the intersection occured while we were here at the Phoenician. But I was quite moved by what I took from the mission of The Gathering.
Here is a shot that I took of the band at tonight’s performance.