Announcing the Announcements at WorshipGod08

Yesterday we had another planning meeting for WorshipGod08: Rediscovering the Psalms, to be held July 30- Aug 2 at Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, MD, outside of Washington, D.C.

This will be our 5th conference. Every one has been filled with rich biblical teaching, practical instruction, fresh encounters with God, great fellowship, and lots of laughter. Laughing helps us not take ourselves too seriously. When you’re involved in regularly leading others to magnify God’s glory in Christ, it’s good to remember that we’re the jars of clay and Jesus is the treasure (2 Cor. 4:6). Laughter helps us do that.

No one makes us laugh more at WorshipGod conferences than Mark Altrogge. While Mark writes incredible songs for corporate worship, he’s also one of the funniest guys I’ve ever met. And when it comes to giving announcements, he’s in a class of his own. He brings the full force of his giftedness to the task. He’s imaginative. He’s hilarious. He’s creative. At times, he even gives helpful information. That’s why an attendee at WorshipGod06 commented, “Mark Altrogge is the ultimate announcement-giver! I would attend just to hear these.”

So early in the planning stages I made sure Mark could give the announcements at WorshipGod08. In case you’ve never heard him in action, here’s a sample of what he did in 2006. He was thanking those who served on the tech team, and used it as an opportunity to bust on me. His comments are only slightly exaggerated.

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6 Responses to Announcing the Announcements at WorshipGod08

  1. Gabriel Gagnon February 7, 2008 at 10:22 PM #

    Hahahaha!!! Now this is hilarious!!! Good job Bob! Nice voice and thank you again for the tech team. Hahaha!!!

  2. Jimmy February 7, 2008 at 10:58 PM #

    Bob, you are a truly humble man to share that with us. =P

  3. west breedlove February 8, 2008 at 9:09 AM #

    R-U-T-H-L-E-S-S!

  4. Lindele February 8, 2008 at 2:21 PM #

    Now, THAT’S the clip I’ve been waiting for! I actually came back from WorshipGod06 and made a report to my church, wherein I spent probably half the time talking about the announcements (well, that might be a slight exaggeration, too).

  5. Trillia February 9, 2008 at 9:35 PM #

    That is really funny, Bob!! One thing I’ve enjoyed watching over the years is how the pastors of SG seem to be able to cut at each other. It’s just so fun to watch and know that you all are building humility and love all at the same time. Anyways, thanks for the clip. Stephen, Mark’s son, has inherited this gift of humor. I frequent their Blazing Center blog and Stephen is always posting something funny.

  6. Aaron February 12, 2008 at 12:26 PM #

    AAh My ears! haha. That is harsh. thank God for the tech team.

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