God was good to us at WorshipGod09: From Generation to Generation. I know in a few days all the mistakes, problems, “things I wish we had done better,” will be more evident to me, but right now I’m very aware of many specific ways that God answered our prayers.
One of my favorite parts was getting to spend some time with folks I haven’t met or have only known through the Internet. Had a great time with some of the Acts29 worship pastors from Louisville, Seattle, St. Louis, and Dallas. Thanks to Tim Smith for setting that up. Also got to hang out with the folks from Enfield, the band that leads the music at Grace Community Church’s Resolved conference each year. If you happened to be in the Worship Team Evaluation seminar, you got a taste of what outstanding musicians they are. Humble and joyful, too.
Loved meeting some of the folks who came from far away to be at WorshipGod09. Steve and Keiyeng from Australia, and Fred and Reuben from New Zealand. Bilge and Sylvia from Germany. Just amazed they came all that distance to be with us.
In the weeks to come I’ll be sharing some highlights and reflections from the conference. In the meantime you can download the main session messages from the Sovereign Grace site. They were:
Wed. PM – The God of Worship (John Piper)
Thurs. AM – The Heart of Worship (John Piper)
Thurs. PM – The Leaders of Worship (Jeff Purswell)
Fri. AM – The Church of Worship (Thabiti Anyabwile)
Fri. PM – Lessons Learned from Three Decades of Leading (CJ Mahaney and Bob Kauflin, interviewed by Jeff Purswell)
Sat. AM – The Future of Worship (Bob Kauflin)
Also, check out the main session and seminars from previous WorshipGod conferences. Lots of good stuff that we couldn’t include this year.