In July 2014 we held our first WorshipGod conference on the Trinity in Santa Ana, CA. It was such a rich time we decided to repeat that theme for WorshipGod 2015: TRIUNE. The dates are July 29-Aug 1, and we’re excited to be coming back to Highview Baptist East in Louisville, KY.
Christians can sometimes think of the Trinity like an appendix. We know it’s there but we’re not quite sure what its purpose is. And if it was removed, it wouldn’t change much.
Nothing could be further from the truth. The Trinity is at the heart of our faith and at the heart of our worship.
But how much do you know about the Trinity? More importantly, how well do you know God as Father, Son, and Spirit? What difference does it make to your relationship with him? Would it matter if God wasn’t Triune?
These questions and more will be the focus of WorshipGod 2015: TRIUNE. We’ll be exploring what difference God being Three-in-One makes to our songs, our prayers, our meetings, and our lives.
Here’s the line up of speakers for the main sessions:
Wednesday PM: Why the Trinity is so Delightful (And Why it Matters) – Jeff Purswell
Thursday AM: The Triune God and the Cross (Why The Gospel Has to be Trinitarian) – Jared Mellinger
Thursday PM: Knowing God as Father (The Miracle of Adoption) – CJ Mahaney
Friday 9AM: The Unique Role of the Holy Spirit (Getting to Know the Third Person of the Trinity) – Ray Ortlund, Jr.
Friday 11AM: We Are One (Why Our Unity is Thoroughly Trinitarian) – H.B. Charles, Jr.
Friday PM: Singing and Praying to a Triune God (How to Celebrate Trinity Sunday Every Week) – Bob Kauflin
Saturday AM: Living Before the Triune God (Bringing it All Together) – Rick Gamache
I’ll be leading a few of the sessions musically along with my son, Devon. My good friend, Matt Boswell, from Providence Church in Frisco will take a session, and I’m grateful that Aaron Johnson and DOXA from Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia will be with us. We’ll also be hearing from songwriters Dustin Kensrue, Michael Bleecker, and Bobby & Kristen Gilles, who will each be sharing some of their songs in the main sessions.
If you can arrive early, we’re offering five pre-conference intensives from 1:30-5:00pm on Wednesday. The first is The Contemporary Choir, led by Sheri Gould. She’ll be spending time rehearsing and teaching a choir that will also sing at the Friday night session. I’ll be leading a session called Lessons Learned from Thirty Years of Leading for anyone involved in leading or planning corporate worship. David Zimmer will be leading a master class for drummers, Ryan Foglesong will be teaching a master class for bass players, and Patrick Anderson will be leading a class for guitarists. During the conference you can attend a lunch on Thursday for those interested in using solo instruments more effectively, and a lunch on Friday for those serving in tech and media.
Loads of Seminars
You’ll be able to choose 4 of 28 seminars this year designed to serve pastors, worship leaders, musicians, vocalists, songwriters, and tech personnel. And if you aren’t a musician, no problem! In each seminar slot we offer at least one general seminar designed to increase anyone’s knowledge of and passion for God and the gospel. Here are a few of the seminar choices this year:
Christians and Culture – Dustin Kensrue
Eagerly Desiring Prophecy – Rick Gamache
Growing in Grace as a Leader – Jared Mellinger
Overcoming Songwriter’s Block – Steve & Vikki Cook
Rehearsing the Right Things for the Right Reasons – Bob and Devon Kauflin
Scripture Meditation: Getting More Out of Your Bible – Don Whitney
Getting a Grip on God’s Glory – Bruce Ware
Gospel-Centered Everything – Jeff Purswell
What to Expect
WorshipGod events feel like family reunions – even if it’s your first time! For three full days we get to laugh, eat, sing, learn, grow, fellowship, play, and encounter God together. And at WorshipGod there is such a thing as a free lunch. Two of them to be exact.
At WorshipGod 2015 we want to do everything we can to inspire, challenge, and equip you to serve your church more effectively. And we’re passionate about it. As always, there will be loads of giveaways and fresh opportunities to be equipped, meet with like-minded worshipers, and meet with God as we sit under the teaching of his Word, sing his praises, and fellowship with his people. Plus the first 20 church planters get a free registration and senior pastors can come for only $90 (because we want you there!).
So come, bring a friend, bring your team, bring your pastor or worship leader. We hope you’ll join us to see what God will do.
For more details and to register, check out the WorshipGod 2015 website.