All About Worship Retreat: Postlude #aawr

I just wanted to be sure to let all my readers know how life-changing the All About Worship Retreat was a couple weeks ago in Kansas City. Wisdom Moon and Ben Saada were amazing in envisioning and hosting such an event for worship leaders. To be able to be led in worship by the likes of Darrell Evans, Tommy Walker, Michael Farren, Jared Anderson and others was a treat as well as teaching along side them and impressive leaders such as Troy Kennedy, Mike Kim, Fred McKinnon meant a lot.

But, the best part of it was the conversations and relationships developed with worship leaders from all over the country. It was humbling to hear the stories and share in the journey with men and women who help their local church put on the 52 weekends of worship services. Many came wounded and tired and left encouraged and connected. Its a lonely thing at times to lead, regardless if you are a bi-vocational or full time ministry person.

This conference was surely part of the “un-conference” trend: limited commercial and celebrity profile. The homegrown nature of it while having excellent content with speakers like Pure Praise author Dwane Moore set this apart from the large, commercially and corporately driven events. I applaud the All About Worship guys for keeping it as pure as they could in the goal to encourage and equip local worship leaders.

I learned far more than I could have taught. This microcosm of worship leaders that met in Overland Park, Kansas gives me hope that our church in America is in good hands. These servants, many coming on their own time and dime truly inspired me.

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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    1. Kevin, I have yet to hear about next year. As soon as I do, I will be sure to get the word out.

  5. I’m so kicking myself for not going now!!!!!

    1. Kevin, I have yet to hear about next year. As soon as I do, I will be sure to get the word out.

    1. Kevin, I have yet to hear about next year. As soon as I do, I will be sure to get the word out.

    1. Kevin, I have yet to hear about next year. As soon as I do, I will be sure to get the word out.

    1. Kevin, I have yet to hear about next year. As soon as I do, I will be sure to get the word out.

  6. Hey, man. How did you hear about the retreat?

    1. Hey John,
      Ben Saada and Wisdom Moon’s All About Worship podcast is where I heard about the retreat. They asked me to be a part of it. So glad I was able to participate.

  7. Hey, man. How did you hear about the retreat?

    1. Hey John,
      Ben Saada and Wisdom Moon’s All About Worship podcast is where I heard about the retreat. They asked me to be a part of it. So glad I was able to participate.

  8. Hey, man. How did you hear about the retreat?

    1. Hey John,
      Ben Saada and Wisdom Moon’s All About Worship podcast is where I heard about the retreat. They asked me to be a part of it. So glad I was able to participate.

  9. Hey, man. How did you hear about the retreat?

    1. Hey John,
      Ben Saada and Wisdom Moon’s All About Worship podcast is where I heard about the retreat. They asked me to be a part of it. So glad I was able to participate.

  10. Hey, man. How did you hear about the retreat?

    1. Hey John,
      Ben Saada and Wisdom Moon’s All About Worship podcast is where I heard about the retreat. They asked me to be a part of it. So glad I was able to participate.

  11. Hey Rich! Thanks so much for being a part of the retreat. It was an amazing time and can’t wait for next year! Yes…I think there will be one next year. We just have to convince Wisdom of it’s worthiness. 🙂

  12. Hey Rich! Thanks so much for being a part of the retreat. It was an amazing time and can’t wait for next year! Yes…I think there will be one next year. We just have to convince Wisdom of it’s worthiness. 🙂

  13. Hey Rich! Thanks so much for being a part of the retreat. It was an amazing time and can’t wait for next year! Yes…I think there will be one next year. We just have to convince Wisdom of it’s worthiness. 🙂

  14. Hey Rich! Thanks so much for being a part of the retreat. It was an amazing time and can’t wait for next year! Yes…I think there will be one next year. We just have to convince Wisdom of it’s worthiness. 🙂

  15. Hey Rich! Thanks so much for being a part of the retreat. It was an amazing time and can’t wait for next year! Yes…I think there will be one next year. We just have to convince Wisdom of it’s worthiness. 🙂

  16. It was super encouraging to me, and very fun. Is that cool to say that? Its fun…? I had a blast, actually. I learned a ton! Ben, please convince Wisdom of the conferences worthiness.

    1. Billy…FUN is necessary! “Joy” is a fruit of the Spirt, eh.
      Is Wisdom reading this? 😉

  17. It was super encouraging to me, and very fun. Is that cool to say that? Its fun…? I had a blast, actually. I learned a ton! Ben, please convince Wisdom of the conferences worthiness.

    1. Billy…FUN is necessary! “Joy” is a fruit of the Spirt, eh.
      Is Wisdom reading this? 😉

  18. It was super encouraging to me, and very fun. Is that cool to say that? Its fun…? I had a blast, actually. I learned a ton! Ben, please convince Wisdom of the conferences worthiness.

    1. Billy…FUN is necessary! “Joy” is a fruit of the Spirt, eh.
      Is Wisdom reading this? 😉

  19. It was super encouraging to me, and very fun. Is that cool to say that? Its fun…? I had a blast, actually. I learned a ton! Ben, please convince Wisdom of the conferences worthiness.

    1. Billy…FUN is necessary! “Joy” is a fruit of the Spirt, eh.
      Is Wisdom reading this? 😉

  20. It was super encouraging to me, and very fun. Is that cool to say that? Its fun…? I had a blast, actually. I learned a ton! Ben, please convince Wisdom of the conferences worthiness.

    1. Billy…FUN is necessary! “Joy” is a fruit of the Spirt, eh.
      Is Wisdom reading this? 😉

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