This past week we hosted over 535 worship leaders from 26 states and 3 countries for a worship conference devoted to pouring into leaders and pastors who faithfully serve the Church. Over the course of three days conference attendees were able to hear from main session speakers Matt Carter, Aaron Ivey, Tony Merida, Charlie Hall and Jessie Reeves as well as break into more practical training groups such as Liturgy, Leadership, Equipping, Theology and even Production during the Unconference sessions.
My main role during the conference was to coordinate and lead a team of over 50 volunteers to serve the worship leaders in attendance. I felt humbled to not only lead this team but also to see the Lord use them to minister, pray, and serve each of these leaders in a powerful way.
I was also impacted through this conference by being able to meet so many new worship leaders and hear their personal stories in ministry. As someone who has experienced many worship conferences as an attendee it was nice to be on the other side of things and pour into the leaders who came. It's my prayer that their lives were impacted through this conference and that they walked away feeling encouraged and refreshed to lead and pastor their churches well.
I hope that you were able to watch the live stream of the conference, but for those who didn't have a chance, the videos will be posted soon. I'll be sure and let you know when the main sessions are available online, they made such an impact in the hearts of people there, including mine!
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