Two, no, SIX Chances to Win a Free Registration to WorshipGod11

WorshipGod11 is exactly seven weeks away. Registration is going better than I expected and some of the seminars are beginning to fill up. We have a great list of teachers lined up this year, both in the main sessions and the breakouts. Bryan Chapell, Ray Ortlund, Jr., Thabiti Anyabwile, Craig Cabaniss, Don Whitney, Shai Linne, and more.

In addition, Enfield and Mike Cosper and a band from Sojourn Community Church will be leading us for two sessions. As always, there will be a few surprises, a lot of laughter, and rich times of worshiping God through song, preaching, and fellowship. If you’re needing reasons to come, I shared twelve of them in a previous post.

But it may be you want to come and just don’t have the money. Well, I’ve got good news for you. Someone signed up to come and is now unable to make it. He asked that his registration be passed on to someone else. I’m going to match his generosity and give away another registration. UPDATE: A friend saw this post and offered to pay for two more registrations. I was inspired by his generosity, so I’m going to give away two more as well. So I’ll pick three of the best answers and three at random.

So here’s the deal. Leave a comment below and share in 50 words or less (that’s right, 50 words…not looking for a treatise here) why I should give you the free registration. I’m going to pick what I think is the best answer and also draw a name at random.

You have until 11:59 PM EST on Friday, June 24 to leave a comment. I’ll announce the winners on Monday.

The clock is ticking…


128 Responses to Two, no, SIX Chances to Win a Free Registration to WorshipGod11

  1. Lou K. June 23, 2011 at 10:58 PM #

    My Story: 50 Words
    Saved by God in ’85.
    Called by God…lead worship.
    Full-time school teacher/Volunteer worship leader.
    (Heart’s desire? Be full-time worship pastor, so…)
    Master’s in Worship & Renewal, ’10.
    Now, half-time teacher/half-time volunteer worship pastor.
    Can’t afford to go…God will provide.
    This opportunity…God’s provision!
    God is good! :->

  2. Jesse Schlicher June 24, 2011 at 12:28 AM #

    I’ve been a full-time middle-school teacher and part-time music minister for the past 5 years. I couldn’t sign up because it’s the first week of school. The church just pulled me on full time so now I can make it. I want to start this new season off right!!!

  3. Kathy B June 24, 2011 at 12:28 AM #

    Why I Want to Attend WORSHIP GOD 2011:

    W – Worship, Wonderful Worship
    O – Outrageously Outstanding Organization
    R – Refreshing, Reviving Renewal
    S – Singing Spiritual Songs
    H – Hearing Hilarious HMark HAltrogee*
    I – Intensive Instrumental Instruction
    P – Powerful, Passionate Preaching

    G – God-Glorifying, Grace-Giving GOSPEL
    O – did I say Outrageously Outstanding Organization?
    D – Delicious, Delectable Dining

    *o.k., not an H, but he’s so funny!

  4. Colleen Ma June 24, 2011 at 12:44 AM #

    I’m the mother of eight wonderful children; number two is called of God to vocational worship ministry. He is leading at church and would truly appreciate this opportunity for worship, training, and a greater understanding of worship in the larger body of Christ! Thanks for considering him.

  5. Joel June 24, 2011 at 12:52 AM #


    As a pianist raising support to serve in music ministry, evangelism, and discipleship in Kiev, Ukraine, a free registration would enable me to share what I learn with Ukrainian musicians, church planters, and pastoral seminary students. I’ve helped plan and lead worship, and love leading kids in song.


  6. Megan Acker June 24, 2011 at 2:00 AM #

    My husband and I feel called to worship. Unfortunately, right now we are in a bit of a valley and are desperate for the mountain top. In the meantime, my heart will rejoice and I will listen for the still, small voice to break the silence.

  7. Michael June 24, 2011 at 2:28 AM #

    I just began as a part-time music director at a church 10 months ago. I’m new to this and have a lot to learn – and I also have never been to a worship conference and would just love the opportunity.

  8. Lacie June 24, 2011 at 2:47 AM #

    I’ve been so encourage in the Lord for the last few months and am desiring to go deeper still. As a mother of three girls I feel a constant desire to teach and train them to be spiritually prepared for life. It would be a blessing to attend!

  9. Justin June 24, 2011 at 3:35 AM #

    I’m a young worship leader in NC. I grew up in a small traditional church and have a deep desire to grow in practical ways and stretch myself to lead God’s people into His presence in new and fresh, yet Biblically sound ways. Our God is a great God and I want to grow in my personal understanding and knowledge of who He is and lead others to glorify Him.

  10. Rosie Villanueva June 24, 2011 at 3:39 AM #

    My husband, Sergio, has been looking forward to this conference for months. He leads worship at our Hispanic congregation near Chicago. Our church has no budget, but if you make a way for him to go, he won’t be the only one benefiting from it, but our whole congregation will.

  11. Chris June 24, 2011 at 5:54 AM #


    I cannot afford to come on my own dime. I am currently a church worship leader and a public school music teacher. A Christian college just offered me a position to take the lead in helping change their entire campus music. This conference would give me more tools to do this effectively.

  12. Barry Joslin June 24, 2011 at 9:14 AM #

    This is Barry, #26 above.

    We’ve gotten the couple’s registration covered, and there are others with more pressing needs. We will see you all in August.

    Yours will be a difficult task, Bob! Many noble entries here.

  13. James Chavis June 24, 2011 at 11:59 AM #

    My desire is to see Christ manifested in the lives of His sheep. When we encounter our Heavenly
    Father in worship, I believe this is being accomplished. I’ve been built up personally in the last 4 months through SGM, (Plant!, music and sermons) and would love to attend this conference.

  14. Kevin June 24, 2011 at 2:02 PM #

    as God uses me to lead His people in worship, I want to CMajor live-changing transformation by and through His Spirit, and not just AMinor emotional response and pick-me-up. My desire is to have Gsus lifted up, and that God’s glory will never BDiminished.

  15. Joe June 24, 2011 at 2:50 PM #

    Because my daughter and I have been a writing songs together for about a year and a half now and WG11 would be a great opportunity to help us hone our skills and get good feedback. The cost of the conference is not so prohibitive, but college costs have forced us to make some hard choices.

  16. Jeremy June 24, 2011 at 8:05 PM #

    I desire to attend because I desperately want to honor God in shepherding the people that He has entrusted to me. There is MUCH to learn. I glean so much from all the past conference resources that it would be a total grace to be able to attend in person.

  17. Hannah June 24, 2011 at 8:06 PM #

    My life is completely devoted to the One who saved me and I want this to overflow to others. I am a pianist, classically trained at New England Conservatory, and am striving to be a music leader within my church. This conference would greatly enhance my skills and ideas to help my congregation in worshipping their God.

    Thank you–

  18. Thomas Clay June 24, 2011 at 8:56 PM #

    Because I have been assisted incredibly by Bob’s influence. As someone who was raised A/G and is now in a reformed Baptist church Sovereign Grace ministries has been a God-ordained blessing to stay balanced. I have not been able to attend any conference for many years.

  19. Richard June 24, 2011 at 9:10 PM #

    Hoping to go but our church doesn’t have the money to send me. I’m local (Baltimore) so there’s no need for hotel room charges. I first attended WG in 2009, and it opened my eyes as to how much potential there is in a worship service. And that’s 50 words!

  20. Jonathan Watson June 25, 2011 at 12:25 AM #

    I would like to attend WorshipGod 2011 because I need to. What’s more, the people I minister to in song need me to. So often, I’m just doing what I’ve seen, what I think is best, or what someone has helped me with. I want to give God my best.

  21. Jeff B. June 25, 2011 at 2:54 AM #

    I’m bivocational and lead worship at a four year old church plant. This conference would be an incredible opportunity to grow in ways that would benefit my whole church, as I seek to lead this particular body in glorifying God. Pick me! Pick me!

  22. Taylor Lemoine June 25, 2011 at 2:56 AM #

    I would like to attend WoshipGod11 because I am a drummer who needs to be reminded of how I can use my gifts for God. God has blessed me with a lot, and I desire to allow Him to use my life for His glory. I am young and have little money, but one thing I do have is a passion to give God my best, and I want that to somehow include my banging wood against plastic drum heads and metal cymbals.

  23. Jonathan June 25, 2011 at 2:57 AM #

    The Lord has graciously called me to serve as a worship pastor. I’d relish the opportunity to worship alongside others who also minister. We have been going through a difficult church situation for the last 3 years, and would love to worship with others who have gone through similar struggles.

  24. Matt Ng June 25, 2011 at 2:58 AM #

    I’m a recent UCLA graduate and worship leader aspiring to ministry. I’m blessed to attend Grace Community Church under the teaching/music of your friends Rick Holland/John Martin. WorshipGod would be a blessing for me to grow in the grace/knowledge of our Lord. I’m the LEAST deserving commenter- reading these shows me all God’s doing!

  25. Shane Farris June 25, 2011 at 12:43 PM #

    I would love the opportunity to learn more about leading worship but also want to learn more about true worship so that I can assist others in truly worshiping out God. I attend and help lead in a smaller, and what I would call a more traditional church. I have great love for the traditional songs but at the same time realize that our congregation is missing out on so many God inspired songs and would like to help lead them in this direction as well. But ultimately I want to teach that it is not about the songs we sing, the type of music we use or the instruments we play but that it is the condition of our heart when we approach his throne. I believe that WorshipGod 11 would be a tremendous step not only for me but for our church. Thank you for this opportunity!


  26. Bob Kauflin June 25, 2011 at 1:09 PM #

    Thanks, everyone, for participating. The contest is now officially over. This is going to be difficult. Wish I could give a free registration to everyone who posted here!

    I’ll be posting the six winners on Monday.


  27. Huab Paul Muas June 26, 2011 at 10:08 PM #

    Oh no. It’s June 26. (sigh) I’m too late. :) Thanks for offering a great opportunity for us all though!

  28. Ruben Carrillo June 28, 2011 at 8:38 PM #

    Hey, Bob
    I hope I could be chosen for this opportunity because I am in great need of a rekindling of the fire I once had for the gospel. I am a lead musician at my church, but I have had struggles with sin, difficulty at home, and overall spiritual dryness. I am currently not leading because I am being discipled.

    A friend of mine told me how amazing your conference was a few years back, and when he described it to be, I felt a deep sadness and a hunger for that passion he came back with. I’ve never been to a worship conference for worship before because of money, or time constraints. This year I would be able to if I had a sponsor. I don’t deserve this, but it would be life changing. Plus, I haven’t been out of state in years!

    I’d like to experience God once more.

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