In the midst of other activities, I’ve been preparing to lead the singing for a group of 7000 mostly pastors at Together for the Gospel, to be held Apr. 13-15, 2010 in Louisville, KY.
The conference emerged out of a friendship between four men – Al Mohler, Mark Dever, Ligon Duncan, and CJ Mahaney – who hail from different backgrounds (Baptist, Presbyterian, charismatic) but who have found a profound unity in their passion for the gospel of Jesus Christ. This year, they’ll be joined by John Piper, John MacArthur, Thabiti Anyabwile, and R.C. Sproul. Matt Chandler has recently agreed to speak as part of CJ’s session.
In addition, there will be eight breakout sessions, each led by a younger pastor. That list includes my good friend and senior pastor Josh Harris, as well as Kevin DeYoung, Tony Carter, David Platt, and others. It’s going to be a great time of teaching, fellowship, and equipping, not to mention praising God in song. If you’re thinking of coming, I’d register soon, as there are over 6000 already signed up.
Leading the music for this conference really gets me out of my comfort zone. It’s just me leading from a piano. No band, no drums, no other singers. And this year we’ll be printing all the songs out in 4 parts, which will curtail my harmonic creativity a little bit. But hey, I like to think of it as a fresh challenge.
We recorded the conference in 2008 and released the album, Together for the Gospel Live. In the video below, I explain some of the thinking that went into choosing the music to sing at the conference.
Hope to see you there.