By Darryl Izzard
At a time when racial tension from diverse cultures is at an all-time high around the world, worshippers from all walks of life joined together for a weekend of renewal, refreshing and release at the 3rd Annual Unrestrained Worship Conference held in Atlanta, GA.
Over 350 Unrestrained Worship Conference registrants gathered this Friday and Saturday at Changing a Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church in Atlanta focused on one thing, experiencing an uninhibited encounter with God.
â€œGod laid on my heart that He is looking for worship that is Kingdom; worship that looks and sounds like heaven,â€ Elder Rod Lumpkin, conference founder and host.
Singers, musicians, dancers, mimes, ministers and worship leaders alike enjoyed an incredible worship encounter Friday night as the conference opened with worship lead by a number of amazing worship leaders from across the country including Pastor William Murphy III, Freddy Rodriguez, Pastors Myles & DeLana Rutherford, Trent Cory, Pastor Wess Morgan, Sha Simpson and Darlene McCoy.
â€œWorship is all about a choice not a feeling,â€ explained Pastor Wess Morgan.
Gospel Today\’s Dr. Teresa Hairston was on hand to inspire conference attendees and also talk with a few of the featured psalmist regarding their passions and heart for worship.
Joined by Canton Jones, Pastors Tim & Chandra Midgette , Minister Sherida Lovelace Pastor John Brockman, Robin Ware and Pastor Reginald Lane and the worship leaders from the previous night, conference attendees also received powerful impartation Saturday during classes ranging from marketing tips for ministries to understanding God\’s spiritual mandate for today\’s musicians and singers.
â€œThe conference is simply amazing,â€ Tasha Cobbs, worship pastor at the Dream Center Church of Atlanta explains, â€œI love it because it not only brings us together for great teaching, but this gathering consistently maintains a focus on encountering God as one body in Christ.â€
The Unrestrained Worship Conference is an annual event for worshippers and church leaders hosted by Rod Lumpkin, worship Pastor at Changing A Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA. You can get more information about next year\’s events at www.rodlumpkin.org.