Thursday, February 21, 2013

2013 Vineyard Prayer Summit and Worship Symposium

I've been encouraged / given permission to mention an annual event of interest to Vineyard people that is soon to transpire.

Once again we are gathering Vineyard people from across Canada for the 9th annual Vineyard Prayer Summit in Edmonton, AB, on March 1 & 2.

The Prayer Summit is two full days (morning, afternoon, and evening sessions) where we corporately spend time in the presence of God in worship and prayer.  During this event, we have no agenda other than to seek His face and respond to His voice.

One of the primary scripture texts that drives the vision for the Prayer Summit is John 15.  In verses 4-5 we read, 
"Abide in me as I abide in you.  Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.  I am the vine, you are the branches.  Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing."  (emphasis mine)
We long to be the kind of disciples of Jesus that bear much Kingdom fruit.  Jesus tells us that the key to bearing the kind of fruit God cares about is intimacy with him.  "Abide in me."  The Prayer Summit is about fostering this intimate and interactive relationship with God, that we may love him deeper, hear his voice with greater clarity, and be fruitful as we actively pursue that 'not our will but His be done.'

Much more happens at these events, but I hope that overly brief summary of the vision is helpful.

In addition to the Summit, this year we are adding the pre-Summit Worship Symposium for worship and creative community people. 

Since the Summit is a major worship event, we want to provide opportunity to bless and encourage our worship people with supportive relationships and opportunities to be equipped from others. Our good friend Dan Wilt will be helping to facilitate this event.

During the Symposium we will be discussing together:

Lighting The Fire Of Worship Leadership – Again.In this session, we're going to address how our hearts can rise or fall in passion to lead worship – and how we can keep stoking the fires over the long haul. 
The Power Of The Pastoring Worship LeaderA worship leader who pastors their congregation and their team is a skilled leader. In this session, we'll talk about the secrets of effective pastoring of the large group and our team.
Do What Is In Your Heart ToWhat is it, that when you do it, you both give energy and receive inspiration? What does that have to do with worship, and why should your creative passions get some airtime? Dreams will be shared, so come prepared.
Electronic and hard copy information and registration was sent to every Vineyard church in Canada. In case that info didn't make it to you--

For more info on the Vineyard Prayer Summit and registration forms click here.

For more info on the Worship Symposium before the Summit and registration forms click here.

If you're not planning on attending this year, I'd highly encourage you to join many other Vineyard people from across Canada and attend next year!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Nathan from Edmonton

1 comment:

  1. Awesome Nathan! I wish I could join you all. I am going to leave this post at the top for the week so that more people can see it. Hopefully you will write something after to tell us how it went and what God was saying to you all.

    God come light the Fire again!