One of the highlights of 2009 was the chance to get to know Charlie Hall. I wrote about it after my time with him back in April 2009.
I’m reminded of the beautiful lyrics he penned called ‘New Year’. It’s a song of recognizing the pain of our past, yet, pointing towards the hope and light that is found only in Jesus for our future. It’s a powerful song of redemption and restoration! It’s a song that deals with failure and hope. Dark and light. It’s a song that roots itself in the power of what God can do in our lives. This is a New Year…so RISE, SHINE and point the way to GOD’s great light. It is my prayer over my life and over yours for 2010! May we point the way for MANY this year to the great light and life that is found in Christ.
I’d love for you to leave a link to your ‘Year in Review’ here on my blog. I wanna read what happened in your life in 2009 and what you’re hopeful towards in 2010. Drop a link!
New Year by Charlie Hall
My heart beats like a drum, flying up with the sun as I grab your hand again!
Renovated with life, my eyes again bright. You are radiant!
Where hope can hold my hand in sorrow and we can walk in tomorrow
Where peace is found in troubled days and the joy of Jesus carries pain
This is a new year. This is a new day to rise, shine and lift up your eyes.
This is a new year. This is a new day to rise, shine and point the way to Gods great life.
I’m held in this place, this beautiful space where heaven meets the earth.
My heart opens wide and the Father pours life deep inside my soul.
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If you’re a Worship Leader or Worship type person I have a question for you. I really could use your input.
I’m in the process of dreaming alongside some people about a potential worship conference. It’s in the works and let me just say, IF THIS HAPPENS YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS IT! Here’s the deal though, I desperately want your input on what would make a conference worth your time and what areas you would like to hear more about from Worship Leaders that you respect?
The questions to answer are the following:
1. What are subject matters and topics that would help you in your quest to be a better leader, pastor, songwriter, musician, etc…
2. Are there certain things that you feel like aren’t addressed at ‘other’ conferences that you wish some conference would speak too?
3. What would be a MAJOR reason that you would do ‘whatever it took’ to make sure you got to be at a conference as it relates to worship?
4. What’s the max you would pay for a 3-4 day conference?
5. How many people from your staff or team would you bring with you if it had the components you were looking to grow in?
Help me out…we really want your input and there are some REALLY great things in the talks right now. More later as things develop. Don’t forget to answer the questions. If you want just copy and paste the questions into a ‘comment’ box and answer right underneath each question. Thanks in advance for your input!
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