The Music of Brian Davis Band [Kidmin Conference 2014]

One of the great things about Kidmin Conference is the music. Last year I purchased at least two different CDs from bands at Kidmin like Sons & Daughters which have quickly become some of my favorites. This year is looking no different as it is clear that I am going to need to purchase the Brian Davis Band. Thanks for a great morning of worship. I am looking forward to hearing more from them later in the conference.

About Brian Davis Band: The Brian Davis Band is a worship band based in Colorado. Band members Brian Davis, Chuck Hugenberg, Jordon McDonald, Sean Jenneiahn, and Anson Young are all talented musicians with rich backgrounds in leading worship at various churches. Together, they create worship environments that encourage, inspire, and challenge people from all walks of life to worship God as we all stumble toward a better way to live our lives through Jesus.

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The Music of Christy Nockels [Kidmin Conference 2014]

The first general session of Kidmin Conference 2014 wrapped up with a worship set from Christy Nockels. There is something about worshipping with a group of people who share your passion for reaching kids and your passion for Christ. It still brings chills to my spine when a room full of people sings out the words of “Our God” in unison.

About Christy Nockels: Christy Nockels has long had a huge appreciation for music and it’s role it plays in the kingdom of God. As a worship leader for many years, she has been an integral part of Passion Conferences from its inception in 1997. She’s seen first hand music sweep people into the presence of God in a powerful way. On her new sixstepsrecords release, Into the Glorious, Christy’s prayer is to further explore biblical truths that elevate our worship and bind us in our hearts even closer to our creator.

“He really took me deeper during this writing and recording process, and I’m just so grateful how He does that,” Christy says of God’s faithfulness. “He doesn’t leave us to our own devices. He loves us enough to take us deeper. I feel like that’s what happened during this record and the end result is something more special to my heart than I can ever remember a record being to me.”Christy is a three-time GMA Dove Awards nominee for female vocalist of the year.

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The Comedy Stylings of The Skit Guys [Kidmin Conference 2014]

One of the highlights of my visit to Kidmin Conference last year was the Skit Guys. They are at the same time funny and insightful and just a joy to watch. So I was excited to see that they were going to be back again this year, and they did not disappoint. Here are my notes.

“Sometimes the only way you make it through difficult times is by knowing that you are chosen by God!”

If you couldn’t make it, here the sketch they did tonight:

And here are some of my other favorite Skit Guys sketches:

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Chosen By God…Roddy Chong [Kidmin Conference 2014]

I hadn’t heard of Roddy Chong before this conference, but it turns out he is an amazing violin player with an awesome story. Here are my notes from his general session.

“You go through a mistake because just after that may be God’s moment of brilliance for you.”

Don’t be defined by a mistake. Move forward towards the moment of brilliance God has for you. It isn’t comfortable.


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Ministry Conversation: Ministry In a Non-Sunday Setting [Kidmin Conference 2014]

How do you keep midweek ministry from being just one more thing?

Do for a couple. Small groups. If they are tied to one another, they aren’t going to walk away from the church.

What are measures of success for a midweek program?

  • Number of kids
  • Mid week builds on Sunday
  • Of those who come on Wednesday, how many plugged in, serving, etc. on Sunday
  • Goal doesn’t have to be to get them into your church
  • Kids feel they are cared for
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Ministry Conversation: Kidmin Is My “Other” Job [Kidmin Conference 2014]

I spend 40-50 hours per week in my other life as an accountant and CPA. Ministry, though my passion, has to be fit into those times between being at work, spending time with the family and tending to my own spiritual life. It isn’t an ideal situation, but then God doesn’t always put us in ideal situations. So, I was excited to attend this conversation about the challenges faced by others who essentially have two full times jobs – one they get paid for, and one that bring eternal rewards. Here are my notes from the conversation.

What is a challenge you are facing regarding kidmin being one of your other jobs?

  • Time
  • Resources
  • Balance
  • Guilt
  • Family
  • Knowing your limits
  • Networking
  • Out of the loop
  • Scheduling
  • No time to rejuvenate
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