Even though 2008 isn’t finished yet, I’m in the midst of planning for our next worship conference, WorshipGod09: From Generation to Generation, to be held Aug. 5-8, 2009, in Gaithersburg, MD.
The main messages will address the importance of passing on biblical values of corporate worship from one generation to the next. I was thrilled when John Piper of Desiring God Ministries agreed to come. He’ll be speaking Wednesday night and Thursday morning. I was also able to confirm my good friend, Jeff Purswell, as a main speaker. Jeff has served us well in the past by providing messages that are biblically rich, theologically insightful, and spiritually transforming. Also, CJ Mahaney and I will be leading a main session tentatively called, “What We’ve Learned the Last Thirty Years.” Looking forward to that.
As I’m reading through the 250+ evaluation forms we received from the last conference I’m getting a lot of great ideas for improvements we can make next year. For one, we’ll be ending earlier on Saturday so people can make it back sooner to their churches. We’ll also be giving more time for group interactions and cleaning up some minor administrative issues. As usual, we’ll be giving away lots of free stuff and seeking to equip everyone who comes to serve their churches more effectively in magnifying the glory of Jesus Christ.
Right now we’re planning on starting registration on Feb. 1, 2009. Initial rates will be $85 for students (high school and college), $110 each for groups of 5 or more, and $135 for individuals.
In the mean time, if you have any specific ideas for seminar topics or speakers, please feel free to leave a comment.