The CVM team is small (but perfectly formed!) for most of the year, and then for just one weekend we get to be in a team of 350. Usually we have just a handful of office and ministry staff, some regional directors and a group of amazing trustees, then when we go to conference we get to add a whole host of other passionate guys to the mix.
This weekend our small team was joined by the most inspiring worship group led by Graham Kendrick (great job guys); a whole gang of AV nerds, sorry, experts (!), who did the most fantastic job of making the meetings run slickly; a mix of visionary speakers in our main sessions and seminars (what legends!); the amazing Matthew Dietz who informed and entertained us in the Arts Theatre; Gram Seed who spoke with power on Saturday night; the guys running the bookshop and ministry stands; and last (but not least), all the guys who came to the conference and went away fired up – what a TEAM!
So now we’re back in our homes, offices or schools, and everything is back to normal. Or is it…..? God spoke this weekend, some guys found Him for the first time, and others heard a specific call for their lives. Others went away with renewed passion and vision to live the life that God wants – and it would be all too easy to let that fire go out in the next few weeks. DON’T!!!
Do whatever you have to …. Write down what God said, tell someone else who will remind you when it all seems too hard, listen again to the CD that you were given as you left, start doing it!
Wouldn’t it be brilliant if we could all bring someone to the CVM conference in 2010, who has been saved between now and then through our determination to Stand Up!
And if you didn’t come this year – book the date for next year now (10-12 September) – it could change your life!