Rocky Mountain Youth Conference

IMG_7078Chris Anderson and I got to share speaking opportunities in Denver at the Rocky Mountain Youth Conference. (Yes, Jack Klem, you can thank me for the free Clearwater advertising in the background of this picture 🙂 I love what you are doing and there is no one I would rather do that for!) Chris recently took the pastorate at Killian Hill Baptist Church in Atlanta—a place where we have a lot of mutual friends. We are so happy for the Andersons and for the folks at Killian Hill.

We shared messages surrounding the theme “In Awe of HIm—the Heart of Worship”. Mike Durrill and Kip Doan did an outstanding job putting on the conference. Paul Ice led the worship time and had the teens singing better than I can ever remember hearing. It was amazing.

The theme was one that Chris and I are very passionate about in our own lives. We see it as core to the purpose of our living. As A.W. Tozer reminds us that our view of God is the most important thing about us. When that is right, everything else will fall into line. It is a simple thought and yet such a profound thought. Young people have so many things that compete for the place of ultimate worship in their hearts.

Whole life worship should be 24/7. My favorite line is from John MacArthur, “True worship is when all that I am responds rightly to all that He is.”

It was great to be out west and renew old friendships—including Steve Hafler who is now pastoring at Highlands Baptist Church. It was also great to get some time with Chris Anderson—another like minded brother. Thank you, Chris!

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Around the Web (June 17-22)

Joe Thorn | Rebuilding a Healthy Schedule

Our schedules are normally all out of whack. Joe Thorn serves us well with this piece on rebuilding a healthy schedule from The Resurgence.

Paul Tautges | One Pastor Confesses to Plagiarism

It is awesome to see the gospel at work and how the gospel wins! Read this post by Paul Tautges, one of the pastors that teaches in our Graduate program at Northland.

Christianity Today | Why We Should Reexamine the Faith of Barack Obama

I don’t normally get too political on this site, however, Owen Strachan wrote this excellent article for Christianity Today that talks about the faith, or lack thereof, of our president. It is a good read.

The Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference

The Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference starts today. It would serve the women that are there if you would stop and pray for them for a moment. Pray that God would refresh their souls while they are away and also pray for the many Dad’s that are home with the kids so that Mom could go to the conference. We will surely have some Northland alumni there.

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Upcoming Conferences

This post is for the ladies…or for men who want to serve their wives by sending them to one of these conferences.

I hope that you have the chance to periodically break away and attend a conference that will encourage you and move you forward in your Christian life and ministry. Here are two upcoming conferences that I believe will prove to be very good—especially if you could go with someone and grow together!

The Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference

June 22-24, 2012 in Orlando, FL

True Woman Conference

September 20-22, 2012 in Indianapolis, IN

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