Wow!!! What an awesome 10 days (spending more time away than normal – thank you Velveta). But I thank God for the opportunity to have met some really beautiful people in Romania & Ukraine. We have just come to the end of Music in Worship 2018 Conference.
200+ people gathered at The Ukraine Evangelical Theological Seminary (UETS), many new, including leaders from all over Ukraine.
The conference was jam-packed with so many various facets including Keynote seminars, workshops, a concert of prayer for the churches and nation of Ukraine, and even managed to complete a few demo recordings with some of the UETS students who are writing some great songs (watch the space!!!).
I feel very honoured to be part of the international team from the UK, the USA joining up with folks from Russia and Ukraine
I also joined a panel of Church leaders to talk about relationships between pastors and worship leaders, which was incredibly heart-moving as both Pastors and worship team members shared their hearts with excellent questions and answers. Another opportunity not only to teach but to observe and learn. Significance and success always begin firstly with a yielding to Christ’s headship and healthy leadership.
The last part of the conference involved Communion with everyone before blessing and the sending out of all the students and teachers.
Some had to leave early as they had travelled (not by plane) over 12 hours in order to attend the conference. Amazing!!!
On 4 – 8 October, BMI will be returning to Romania with eleven other members to faciliate a worship Conference at the Philidephia Church (More information to follow!) We are thankful for these key, significant open-doors to minister to our brothers and sisters in Eastern Europe.
~ Steve Thompson