Back in 2019, I led my 20th WorshipGod conference, The Glorious Christ. It was a fantastic time reveling in the works and worthiness of Jesus.
We had originally planned the next WorshipGod conference for July of 2021, focused on our union with Christ. But COVID caused us to postpone that conference until July 27-30, 2022 (You can mark your calendar now!)
As things began to open back up, we decided to partner with a few Sovereign Grace churches to host regional conferences. These are specifically designed to serve our pastors, musicians, and members. We’re calling them Life Together: The Gathered Church. Events are currently planned for Cornerstone Church of Knoxville, July 29-31, and Covenant Fellowship, Sept. 2-4.
What Really Matters?
Our goal for these conferences is to strengthen our convictions about why we gather as local churches. Our choices about what we do when we meet are often driven by what we’ve always done, what we like, or what works. But Scripture has more to say than we often think.
God hasn’t given us a specific liturgy or order of service in Scripture. But he has given us priorities, values, and practices that should be evident when we gather. Life Together: The Gathered Church will focus on five of them.
- God initiated and exalting
- Scripture governed and fueled
- Gospel centered and driven
- Spirit enabled and empowered
- Church aware and prioritized
The speakers will be different Sovereign Grace pastors who are devoted to helping us see what matters to God when we meet. Panels throughout the conference will bring specific application to each message. One breakout session will offer seminars on personal worship, family worship, and life as worship. And musicians from various Sovereign Grace churches will lead our times of singing, prayer, and Scripture.
The Right Time
After more than a year of trying to figure out if we can meet as a church, how we meet as a church, and where we can meet as a church, we think it’s the perfect time to remember why we meet as a church.
And if you’re not a member of a Sovereign Grace church, we’d love for you to join us. We figure we’re not the only ones who are more grateful than ever for the privilege of gathering with God’s people each week.
And we pray this conference will help us do that with greater joy, faith, and fruitfulness.
The cost is only $15 for an individual, maximum of $35 for a family. You can register for either event here.