Monday, March 31, 2008

Graham Kendrick is coming

Graham Kendrick is almost here!

Tomorrow I will drive a couple of hours out into the desert to a retreat centre where Graham is teaching a bunch of local worship leaders - the same bunch I taught a couple of weeks ago. I'm going to go and hang out with them for a day and play some music and plan our weekend services with Graham and just catch up on news.

This will be Graham's fourth visit to Maadi Community Church and over the years he's become somewhat of a mentor to me, which is a wonderful privilege. Living out here, I don't have much access to other worship leaders, let alone someone as experienced and respected as Graham, and so it's great just to sit down and talk about the craft and the calling of leading worship.

He's going to be leading all four of our weekend worship services, and will be performing a concert on Friday night. Then on Saturday we will put on some workshops for worshipers where we can offer some training in specific skills and an opportunity for people to spend more time with Graham and his team in a more relaxed setting.

This year, along with his regular band (Egypt lineup!), Graham is bring out a twenty-voice gospel choir, led by his Director of Music, Steve Thompson. It's going to be amazing!

I'll try and keep you up to date as the weekend progresses.


daddy said...

Have a great time getting in the Zone. Tobes

daddy said...

or just daddy then really... !

daddy said...

trying to find tpfh - not having much success... :-)