This weekend I’m at the New Attitude conference in Louisville, Kentucky. New Attitude was started by Josh Harris but is now overseen by Eric Simmons, both pastors in my home church. About 3000 singles and young married couples are descending upon the Louisville Convention Center for three days of passionate praise, engaging biblical teaching on discernment, and rich fellowship. My son Devon will be leading the corporate worship and I have the joy of supporting him. My other son, Jordan, will be playing drums. I’m amazed that i get to be here, and even more amazed that I get to be part of the worship team.
One of the many things I love about New Attitude is the amount of intentional creativity that goes into the conference. A team of servants takes the better part of a year to plan ways to bless, serve, inspire, and motivate the people who come to the conference to live for the glory of Jesus Christ. Every aspect is carefully thought through to increase people’s awareness of the Gospel, God’s Word, and the importance of a humble orthodoxy, defined as "a commitment to believing, living, and representing the truth with humility." Eric and his team adhere to the maxim that "creativity isn’t something you do – it’s a way you do something." I’m grateful for their leadership and example.
I’ll try to post some conference thoughts over the weekend. Right now, I’m going to try to catch up on some of the sleep I haven’t been getting while finishing the first draft of my book, which by the way, is now done.