Takeaways from #jhmc2012

As I mentioned in my last post, I haven’t yet written about my experiences a couple of weekends ago at the Men’s Conference at First Baptist Church Woodstock. I intentionally wanted to take some time to soak in everything from the trip.

Rather than write out a detailed play-by-play, I’ve decided to bullet some points, quotes, thoughts, and memories… Continue reading “Takeaways from #jhmc2012”

My Tips for a Great Men’s Conference at First Baptist Church Woodstock

Last weekend, I attended the Men’s Conference at First Baptist Church Woodstock.

I have been to this conference several times, and I am always impressed with the way the conference is run, the variety of breakouts, and the spirit in the room when several thousand men worship and study the Word together under a wonderful preacher like Johnny Hunt.

The conference has grown over the years to over 12,000 in attendance, and has been expanded to two weekends. So there is another group of 6,000+ men on their way to Woodstock this weekend as well.

I thought I would offer up some tips to those men on their way to the second weekend of the conference…

  1. Bring a Bible and a pen. Lots of notes to take, and lots of scriptures to look up. Most are in the booklet, but still…
  2. Look over the breakout list and have a plan. Have a general idea as to which breakout you want to attend and know its location well enough to get there early.
  3. Be flexible with your breakout selection. One of the guys in our group could only get in to his third choice.
  4. Be honest. With God and with yourself. Arrive expecting conviction and pray to that end. Pastor Johnny has a powerful word to share (I’ll write about my takeaways in a later post), and, as one of our guys said, he will pound you in the face with it. And that’s a good thing.

Here’s a taste of the theme song for the conference…

#NWLC11 Part 13 – Here Come Da Tweets

To wrap up my posts on the National Worship Leader Conference (until next year, DV), I thought I would post everything I tweeted about the conference. Well, not quite everything. I didn’t include tweets linking to NoCamo posts about the conference (though, if you are interested in catching up, simply type #NWLC11 in the search box in the sidebar)

This exercise should be especially beneficial for those rare NoCamo readers that are non-tweeting (Hey, why not hop on the Twitter train with the rest of us?). For the rest of you, this may be a recap of sorts. Enjoy 🙂 … Continue reading “#NWLC11 Part 13 – Here Come Da Tweets”

#NWLC11 Part 12 – Reflections

As I mentioned in my last post, the choir at church reconvened Wednesday night following our July hiatus. We had a good turnout, and I was thankful to see my choir together again.

I told them about my experiences at the National Worship Leader Conference a few weeks ago. I learned much from the conference, but the main thing I learned from the week directly pertained to the choir and its focus in the days ahead.

I believe that God calls those of us in vocational ministry to specific places at specific times for specific purposes. While I am where I need to be, when I need to be there… I haven’t completely done my duty. Continue reading “#NWLC11 Part 12 – Reflections”

#NWLC11 Part 11 – The Worship Choir: Is the Day of the Choir Over, or Has It Changed?

On the last day of the National Worship Leader Conference a couple of weeks ago, I attend Ray Jones’ workshop on the worship choir. I am convinced that this workshop was my reason for going to this conference, which I told Ray after the session. I will detail why I think this was the case after Wednesday, which is the first choir rehearsal at church for the Fall. In the meantime, here are my notes from the session… Continue reading “#NWLC11 Part 11 – The Worship Choir: Is the Day of the Choir Over, or Has It Changed?”

NoCamo Programming Note

I still intend (DV) to do a few more posts related to my trip to Leawood, KS, and the National Worship Leader Conference. They will be tagged with the #NWLC11 hashtag and listed under the Conferences category. When I have posted everything from the conference, I will do a summing up post with links to all of the posts in the series. In between, there will likely be a couple of posts that you see here on a regular basis, like Sunday Setlists.

FYI… Make sure to tune in next week for some cool stuff.

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#NWLC11 Part 9 – Planning to Worship? Help People to Engage by Asking the Right Questions

On Wednesday, I attended Fred Heumann’s workshop. The full set of 65 questions that went with the session can be found at the NWLC website here. He also told us that his website will be updated in the near future with much of this information. Here are my notes… Continue reading “#NWLC11 Part 9 – Planning to Worship? Help People to Engage by Asking the Right Questions”