This weekend, I attended Christian Supply‘s annual Choral Festival in Spartanburg, SC. I’m tremendously pumped after the time spending learning, worshiping, reading new music and listening to gifted singers and musicians praise the Lord.
I’ll write with more detail later, but wanted to point out how worth it this conference is (as well as the Gathering conference, held at Hilton Head in January), for any worship leader working with church choirs (no matter what the style) or even larger praise teams.
God used this conference to connect me to others in worship ministry and used the workshops to teach me how to be more effective in ministering to others (both choir and congregation) as well as being better equipped as a worship leader and choir director.
I was refreshed by all the new music sung through with the other 3,000 people there, as well as during the worship times each evening. God in particular spoke to me through Friday evening’s time of worship, answering prayers and affirming other things that didn’t yet feel “for sure.” I left that night especially refreshed, amazed by our awesome, loving God, and unable to stop praising Him even after my return to the hotel for the night.
I plan to share more details in a future post, particularly from Friday evening, which featured the Thomas Road Baptist Church’s choir, orchestra and praise team with Charles Billingsley and Guy Penrod.
And if that wasn’t enough of God’s blessing, I won the drawing at the end of the conference — which means I’m going to the winter conference with everything except travel paid for!
I look forward to pouring from my own newly filled and refreshed vessel into those around me this week and onward as I process this eventful weekend.