I am looking forward to going to my first music/worship conference in a few years. In May, my wife and I will be headed to Lynchburg, VA, to Thomas Road Baptist Church for the Refuel 2012 Conference.
I got an invite to a special Worship Leaders only portion on Monday and the Pastors/Church leaders section is Tuesday and Wednesday.
This is not a conference workshop, but rather it is an intimate gathering of Worship Leaders from all around the country. Join us as we spend time discussing practical ways to equip and encourage you in your ministry. Come be refueled as we share experiences, stories and conversations with other Worship Leaders who have “been there, done that.”
This is from Pastor Jonathan Fallwell:
As I have prayed through this over the past few weeks, I believe God does not want us to put on a standard event. However, I do sense from God that we need to gather together as pastors and church leaders to be refreshed, to encourage each other and to seek God’s face together.
This is the agenda for the pastors and church leaders:
Monday, May 14
3:00-6:00 PM Session 1
6:00 PM Dinner- cost is $10 and you must RSVP. This is just a fun time to fellowship.
Tuesday, May 15
9:00AM – 2:30PM Session 2, Lunch Provided
(Main Refuel Session Starts) Replenish (2:00-4:00 p.m.) – Lance Witt
Break for Dinner (4:30-6:30 p.m.)
Main Session 1 (6:30-9:00 p.m.) – Ed Stetzer and Jonathan Falwell / Q&A to follow
Café (9:00-11:00 p.m.) – Casual conversation with peers over coffee and dessert
Wednesday May 16th
Main Session 2 (9:00-11:00 a.m.) – James MacDonald and Jonathan Falwell / Q&A to follow
Coaching Sessions (11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) – Your choice of 6 different break-outs to attend on various topics
I am very excited about this opportunity given by my church to go. If you are given the chance to go to a conference, pick one that you will be refueled and re-energized in your ministry and walk with Christ.