So, tomorrow it will be 2 weeks until the Resonance Music Ministry Conference at The Kroc Center. I have had the opportunity to attend several really good conferences for church musicians. They were all in Southern California. I flew down, learned a lot, was really inspired to write music and play and record and better myself (and buy new guitars). The problem I always had was that I could never transfer that excitement to the rest of the team that didn't get to go, and that's a real bummer.
So, after about a year of prayer and planning with a great team of worship pastors from the Coeur d'Alene area, Resonance is going to bring that great conference experience to the inland northwest. It's my sincere hope that worship leaders from around the area will bring their whole teams for the encouragement, teaching and fellowship that this one-day event will provide.
Our morning speaker, Dr. Harold Best, has written two books that have greatly impacted my understanding of music: Music Through The Eyes of Faith and Unceasing Worship. I am thoroughly excited for what the Spirit will lead him to bring to us.
Our morning worship leader and evening speaker, Evan Wickham, probably hates it when people say, "Are you Phil Wickham's brother?" He is a great songwriter and musician in his own right. A couple of my favorites of his are below.
Throughout the day Brenton Brown and The Worship Republic will be leading workshops that will culminate in their leading us in music for the evening session. Brenton is a great songwriter who, in my opinion, doesn't get the credit for all the great songs he's written. Here's a few:
As of today, we have 199 people signed up for the conference, so space is running out. It's going to be a great day and I'm really looking forward to seeing what God does.