This past weekend, over 100 disciples from the Seattle Church traveled to San Antonio for the first ever World Discipleship Summit! We witnessed God move in incredible ways – there is so much to share in the weeks ahead. For video highlights CLICK HERE!
We will be posting comments from people who attended…take a look at what Tony, a disciple on the eastside had to say:
For those who were not able to make it to the conference, here’s the next best thing – videos, particularly from Sunday’s service. I plan on re-watching this as well as many others that are available. I am not the type to listen to sermons online (though I want to be), so this should give you an idea how exceptional this was. Maybe we can make a Bibletalk out of this (we should). http://www.disciplestoday.org/content/view/3665/62/
I feel so homesick right now since I’ve been back home. Think about that for a moment. I had no idea what I was walking into – the single most impactful experience I’ve had since teen camp 14 years ago. I did not think as an adult I could ever have an experience such as that again. Before going, I admittedly viewed this as JAC (Just Another Conference). One that took up 4th of July weekend even. But I came away feeling like a different person with a different outlook on life. If it was just for the fellowship, it would have been well worth the time off work, the expense, the flights, the hotel stays, the heat.
If it was just for Sunday’s service, it would have been well worth it…
If it was just for the lessons (285 total over 4 days, obviously we could not personally attend most of them), it would have been well worth it…
If it was just for the book sale area which filled an entire exhibit area, which had every author I could hope for there personally recommending and signing books, helping me to desire to learn more about history, science, the bible and our God, it would have been worth the trip.
I didn’t even mention the singing yet. Ever wonder what men who dream sounds like with 17,800 people packed into a single room, many high from a combination of the spirit and delirious from sleep deprived exhaustion? We all lifted our arms in prayer. We all got on our knees in prayer. I’ve watched people cry after songs. This is not meant to make those who couldn’t make it feel bad (though now I do feel terrible for anyone who could not attend), but rather offer a glimpse so they can partake in the Event which had taken place. I personally had no idea, and could have easily skipped it myself. And honestly the videos are such a great resource – the environment cannot be reproduced but the teachings are readily accessible online thanks to technology.
And speaking of technology, I have a new found respect for Roger Lamb, who has tirelessly championed for sites such as DisciplesToday and DTHeartandSoul out of a pure desire to serve the church family. These sites persevered through support and a lack there of and overcame obstacles which should have sunk projects. Only working for the Lord could have sustained such motivation. In my heart I have been critical of these efforts in the past, but after this past week I feel ashamed for my attitude, repenting, and now have great admiration for those in our fellowship who are spearheading our push on the technology and social media front.
After this week, I want to sign up for these and really take advantage the wealth of content which connect us with our brothers and sisters from around the kingdom.
For those who did go, as you come off that Mountain (there’s no mountains in texas lol), do not revert back to the way you were before. Hold on to one thing. This email has been rather over the top even for me. But 1 Thess 5:19 says do not put out the Spirit’s fire so I’m clicking send…