For all of you easterners, in less than a month, I’ll be contributing a small part to the National Worship Leader Conference (May 18-21) in Virginia, just outside of DC. I’m probably more excited than ever about the lineup of folks. For instance, Tuesday morning, there will be a really nice interplay between David Crowder and Bill & Gloria Gaither. And later on I’ll be interviewing the Gaithers on their years of wisdom about the worship landscape and songwriting. When I did this interview last year in Kansas, I was downright shocked at how thoughtful and incisive their observations were.
Dr. Reggie Kidd of Reformed Seminary will be there on Wednesday morning. If you all haven’t picked up his book, With One Voice, you need to. It’s drenched with Jesus-centered reflections you don’t normally here in worship conversations.
Then…THEN…I’m probably most excited about the lineup on Wednesday night. Two of my favorite worship artists right now–Daniel Bashta and The Brilliance–will be leading us in singing. I honestly can’t wait. Dan’s newest album, For Every Curse, is dynamite. And I’ve already told you about The Brilliance’s Brother.
In addition to all this, I’ll be helping out with a Songwriting workshop as we listen to people’s submissions and discuss them, hopefully to lead us all to better practices in writing songs for our local church.
Go straight here if you’d like to jump into registration. But certainly check out the site for the full lineup and more information on the conference. If you do come, make sure to hit me up. Contact me. I’d love to hang and talk shop. 🙂