Last week I spent some time on the road with my wife Iris, my brother-in-law Shawn, and some other friends at the Vision Conference hosted by Bridges International, a division of Campus Crusade for Christ. We were really excited to be a part because 1. Iris and I have always had a heart to minister to college students and 2. the conference was held near our old house in the New Brunswick, NJ area. Good excuse to go back again! This conference was a lot different than ones I’m usually at, namely because many of the students were international students and there were also many non-Christians attending (about 1/3 of the people). One of the goals of the conference was to expose non-believers to the basic tenets of Christianity as well as give them a chance to hangout with Christian friends for an extended period of time. It was like a big “friendship-evangelism” conference. That being said, we led some pretty short sets for worship (only about 15 minutes per) but it reminded me of what the kingdom of God is about and where it starts: salvation. It’s so easy to get caught up in our own preferred form of ministry and lose sight of the main thing. I never want to become someone who worships ministry.
After Vision, Iris and I headed to the Atlantic City area (didn’t do any gambling, ok?) to minister at New Life Church pastored by Charles and Donna Arnold. I did a teaching session with their worship team on Saturday night and led worship and preached on Sunday morning. The first Sunday of the 2010…quite an honor! Great church with great potential. Here’s one of the songs we shared both at New Life and at Vision. It’s written primarily out of Psalm 113 and was birthed in a time of worship at my home church. I wanted to capture the trade off between getting a revelation of who God is (God!) and our response (to worship Him) when we come to that revelation. This was taken from the Vision Conference. If you’d like to purchase the song, check it out on iTunes here. Hope you enjoy![youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0pbi8egkJ4&hl=en_US&fs=1&]
Greatly To Be Praised, copyright 2009 Mike Kim