I get the chance to be a co-host of catalystbackstage.com this week in Atlanta. I’m joining up with John Acuff, Shauna Niequist and Carlos Whittaker to bring you live interviews with the Speakers and all kinds of behind the scenes stuff at Catalyst this week. This is a little real time conference resource for all of your that couldn’t make it. There’s also rumor that they’ll be streaming a couple of the main sessions. Tune in starting Wednesday starting at 12pm (EST) as we get started and follow along with us through the end of Friday.
Anybody actually going to be at Catalyst this week?
I’m in the process right now of trying to figure out how to get a group of my team here in AZ out to this event. The pricing through my code ‘BLOGGERBRIAN’ is really great. The airfare on Southwest Airlines from most cities to Albuquerque is pretty reasonable. Please be sure to use the Registration Form below to register and I would register ASAP. Leave a comment and let me know if you’re going to be there too!
Okay…this is a random question for the blog today…
When you go to church on the weekend do you prefer Teaching Series that take on real life topics through the lens of Scripture or do you prefer a more old school approach and just want to hear verse by verse, chapter to chapter Bible Teaching? When you answer the question include why.
It’s an interesting conversation and there is no right answer…it’s just different approaches to communication.
This coming Saturday, April 17th 2010 the Phoenix area Worship Leaders Network is hosting a ONE DAY SEMINAR at Phoenix Seminary. This will be incredible day for Muscians, Worship Leaders, Worship Teams, Pastors, the Theologically Curious, Music Lovers, Christ Followers, etc… I really hope to see you at Phoenix Seminary for a time full of incredible Theology, conversation and community. Help me get the word out to other Worship minded people in the Phoenix area. If you know a musicians or Pastors that should be at this event…shoot them a link to this post for all of the info! See you there on Saturday.
(1) To present the true worship of the triune God though the study of keystone passages of Scripture relating to the five major themes.
(2) To apply these truths to the ministries of pastors and worship leaders in the practice of corporate worship, whatever their organizational associations.
The biblical concepts and principles of worship covered in the seminar integrate into whatever traditional or contemporary forms or styles of corporate worship pastors and worship leaders embrace. It’s the view of this seminar that the Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God and therefore the sola Scriptura of wisdom about true worship.
It is also the view of this seminar that the culture of worship services in the churches of Christ, from the ancient past to the present moment, are the product of the Holy Spirit when they lift up Jesus Christ as the risen, crucified and ascended LORD. The seminar focuses wholly upon biblical passages and principles of worship.
8:30 AM Registration
(Coffee, Continental Breakfast provided)
Session I: Worship As Obeisance To Christ
Session II: Worship As Participation With Christ
Session III: Worship With Mercy & Justice
Session IV: Christ, Our True Worship Leader
Lunch and Fellowship. (LUNCH PROVIDED)
Session V: Embracing An Overall Gospel Praxis
The seminar utilizes five general sessions presenting a biblical theme and text followed by participant interaction. Each thematic session is taught by John Hubley, and each interactive session is facilitated by Gary Bloomquist.
Cost: $40 per person, $35 for 2 or more from the same
church/organization. (Cost includes all sessions, a notebook of all resource & summary papers, breakfast & lunch.) Full and Partial Scholarships available
For more information: Gary Bloomquist: 602-568-2075
The cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but, to those who are being saved it is the POWER of GOD! 1 Corinithians 1:18
Today, once again, I am struck by the profound mystery of the cross. Why God in His kindness would allow mankind to have the ability to choose death or life, knowing we’d tinker with death (sin) and knowing it would then mean that He would have to give of Himself (through Christ’s life, death, resurrection and glorification) to put it all back together again…simply mystery. Profound, deep, no-words-kind of mystery.
How thankful I am for Jesus today. I’m thankful because of the hope I have to live for something bigger than myself. I’m thankful because in the suffering of the Cross, Jesus took on death for me, for you, for all of us!! What an AMAZING example for mankind and in Jesus obedience He displays the Fathers love for us. ‘6You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. 8But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.’ Romans 5:6-8. This should wreck us. This historic mystery is the centerpiece for true peace in this life. This is what it means to know Christ, to know Him in His suffering.
So in this Holy Week…be reminded that God is so crazy about you that He would make a way for me and you (unholy people) to have relationship with Him (who alone is HOLY GOD).
Soak in the mystery today and celebrate the victory of Jesus conquering the grave this Easter Sunday. Don’t miss the opportunity to really basque in the cross though..stop, think about it, let your eyes well up with tears of grattitude, be thankful, get your life centered in Christ and let’s live a life full of this mystery!
Here’s a song and video that my brother, Ben, shared with me today.
TheNational Worship Leaders Conference (NWLC)contacted me and asked me if I could help get the word out about their upcoming Conferences here in 2010. I’ve been deemed an official ‘Conference Blogger’. I’m excited about these conferences and I believe they’re going to be a rich time of hanging out, learning and actually worshiping together.
If you’re in Worship Ministry in a vocational or volunteer capacity, I want to encourage you to be a part of one of these amazing conferences. I can tell you that with the line up of teachers and Worship Leaders they have coming to lead this conference…YOU NEED TO BE THERE! The conference schedules are below and are unique from region to region. EVERY single one of these conferences are going to be jam packed with nothing but amazing.
TICKET GIVEAWAY: Here’s the deal, The conference has given me a free Ticket to giveaway to one of their conferences. This is how I’m gonna do the giveaway. The first TEN people that register for either the Southwest Conference in New Mexico or the National Conference in Kansas using the CODE: BloggerBrian you will be 1 of 10 people eligible to win an additional FULL REGISTRATION for Free. Maybe you wanna’ take your wife, maybe another Pastor on your staff or one of the musicians on your team. Also, if you register more than 1 person when you register you’ll get an additional entry in to the hat for the free ticket for each person you pay to register! Make sure to put the CODE: “BloggerBrian” in the box called ‘other’ in the registeration form to ensure you get an entry for the giveaway. Also, leave a comment here that you registered and for what conference just so we can see who is going where.