God is opening doors to some exciting ministry opportunities for the Keynote Creative Communications Group (KCCG), my department in Keynote. KCCG exists to help equip, coach, and train others in the arts. We desire to see men and women who are deeply in love with Jesus communicate His message with excellence. I’m looking forward to these two upcoming KCCG training events:
Every year during the Christmas break, the Campus Ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ runs several regional conferences for college students. I remember how God used these conferences in my life when I was a student – I heard wonderful Bible teaching, learned how to share my faith more effectively, and became more deeply committed to follow my Lord in whatever He asked me to do.
As a student, I was oblivious to the effort and skill needed to make these gatherings happen. For example, one role that’s crucial to an effective conference is the emcee. That’s why KCCG is holding emcee training seminars December 4-6, 2009, at Keynote’s ministry center in Indianapolis. Emcees for upcoming student conferences will learn from guest teacher Bob Horner, emcee for Campus Crusade’s National Staff Conference. I’ll be one of the communication coaches for the event.
Pray that God will use the training to build effective emcees.
Brazil Music + Mission Training
I’m going to Brazil again! In January 2007 I was part of a team that did communication training for student musicians in Brazil. Some of those students have now joined the staff of Brazil Music + Mission, the Campus Crusade ministry that brought us down in 2007. Janie Sucupira, a dear friend and director of Brazil Music + Mission, has asked for help to train her three new staff, so I will join her for two weeks early in 2010. I’ll give you more details as time for the trip draws closer.
Pray for the preparations for my trip to Brazil.
News Briefs: Elsewhere in Keynote
- A video of Keynote’s recent Vision Dinner is online at http://www.keynote.org/connection/vision-dinner-2009/. Watch it to see inspiring interviews, artist performances, and more.
- Keynote has a recruiting video on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JN06qhlYCM. Pray that this video will draw people to consider serving God with Keynote.
- Keynote’s hip-hop artist, the blackSoil project, is currently in Australia performing outreach concerts in local high schools. Pray for many Australian students to come to Christ.