Matt Redman will be leading evening worship this year, as well as facilitating a Connection Track on worship leading and songwriting—a great opportunity for Foursquare worship leaders.
By Rod Light
Foursquare Connection 2012 will bring together pastors and their ministry teams in ways never experienced before as we “Reclaim Our Voice” in Phoenix from May 28–31, 2012.
Internationally renowned worship leader and songwriter Matt Redman will lead corporate worship during the evening general sessions. Eric Diaz—worship leader with the Hispanic congregation at The Rock (Anaheim Foursquare Church) in Anaheim, Calif., and previously the worship leader at Angelus Temple Hispanic Foursquare Church in Los Angeles—will lead worship during the morning sessions.
Of specific interest to pastors and worship leaders this year will be focused time during the morning Connection Tracks with Matt and Eric, along with a collaborative group of Foursquare worship leaders. Matt and Eric will be leading a Connection Track focused on worship and songwriting. One of their primary goals is to connect worship leaders from every level of experience, and encourage an ongoing network of Foursquare worship leaders following the gathering in Phoenix.
“Our Foursquare family has something that worship leaders can benefit from,” Eric affirms. Simply put, it’s spending time with one another. He says senior pastors look forward to connecting with other senior pastors, and this is often what draws them to Connection each year. He believes worship leaders also appreciate the opportunity to build relationships with veteran leaders in their field. This year’s Connection Track on worship will encourage those relationships to begin, and to become stronger.
Songwriters who pre-register for the worship Connection Track may submit songs prior to Foursquare Connection 2012 for a possible opportunity to share their original work during the session. The track will also include a panel of worship leaders who will answer questions and engage discussion about other ways Foursquare leaders can network and support one another.
Among the Foursquare worship leaders who are planning this year’s Connection Track is David Dirmann, senior associate pastor at The Rock in Anaheim. David has always had a passion for raising up young worship leaders, and spent a number of years teaching music at Life Pacific College.
David hopes the connection made between worship leaders in Phoenix will have long-lasting benefits for them and for the churches they serve. He would love to see worship leaders sharing original music and building lifelong, healthy relationships through which they may continually learn from one another.
Connection organizers say this year’s worship track is just one more way to keep the “connection” in Foursquare Connection 2012.
By: Rod Light, an ordained Foursquare minister and educator in Los Angeles