This past week I’ve been finalizing the seminars for WorshipGod09: From Generation to Generation, to be held Aug. 5-8 at Covenant Life Church. With the suggestions from last year’s conference, comments left on this blog, and a few other sources, I’ve had plenty of ideas to choose from.
The schedule is just about complete, and I’m pretty excited about the way things are turning out. One recent development is that Keith and Kristyn Getty will be joining us again. They’ll be teaching two seminars on songwriting and sharing some of their songs in a main session. I’ve also asked pastor and Christian rapper Shai Linne to encourage us with his unique ministry. Shai’s heart and lyrics definitely speak of Christ’s excellence to multiple generations.
Don Whitney will be returning to talk about Family Worship and teaching a seminar on developing a thirst for God. Ben Gowell, a good friend who played on Worship God Live and who also plays guitar for Sara Groves and Paul Baloche, will be teaching two seminars for electric guitarists (although I’m sure acoustic players will enjoy these as well). We’re planning workshops on fighting the fear of man, sound engineer panels for small and large churches, an advanced keyboard seminar, developing next generation worship leaders, and plenty more. As always, there will be plenty of free stuff. I’ll pass on more details in the next couple weeks.
Lord willing, the website and registration will launch at 12:01 AM on Wednesday, Feb. 25. Early registration prices will be available until April 1.
For a sampling of what took place last year, check out the video below, put together by WorshipGod photographer, Andy Alonso, using the site Animoto. The song is Glorious and Mighty from our Psalms CD.