Conference was a real highlight for several of us who attended. These two reports were found from EFCC leaders, and they have been posted here pretty much verbatim.
There is a fuller report coming in the next edition of the Pulse, which will be posted here soon.
Tom (pictured above, demonstrating how much he loves the camera!) Wrote this Description:
I had the privilege of attending the Evangelical Free Church of Canada (EFCC) National Conference. The conference had three parts I found deeply rewarding. The first was the keynote speaker, Larry Osborne, gave a series of talks that were both biblically well grounded and practical for people who find themselves in ministry roles serving churches. The second aspect I love about a conference is meeting people from the larger EFCC family. There are many who I look forward to continuing conversations with and many who I meet for the first time. It is these relationships with our larger group of church families that are invigorating and often informative for me.
The third part of the conference I enjoy is the business meetings. I know not everyone would agree with me here. But my enjoyment is not so much in budgets or the setting and meeting of strategic objectives, but that these things represent lives being changed, churches being planted, people actively serving the Lord and more people speaking of their vision and passion to engage the call of God in their lives.
Graeme (Pictured Above) Posted this Description:
If you are in music ministry in the church you have undoubtedly faced times of stagnation. Nothing is new, creativity is blah, or no matter what you do, somebody is always unhappy with your song choices or the volume. I have faced many times where it just seems hopeless to try, even though my heart longs to worship and longs to help people to express something genuine to Jesus. It’s these times in our ministry when our faithfulness is put to the test.
But sometimes God gives you a moment when everything comes together. When you and the congregation are on the same page and God has decided to reward your faithfulness. Well, this past weekend God brought a crescendo of blessing to my heart. We just finished leading worship for our National Conference for the EFCC. It was amazing! It was like we were one heart expressing together our love for our Saviour. WOW! It was a lot of work and very tiring, but it has energized my life so much.
Be diligent my friends. Serve God and serve your people. Do your best to live in humility, be a servant first, and God in his own timing with lift you up. Nothing is better than serving God and loving his people. That is a life worth living!
If there’s anything that you’d like to add about how Conference has touched you, or you’d like to share something that encouraged you about it, please do!
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