About 5 hours east of Springfield Illinois is Springfield Ohio. About 10 miles north is Cedarville, home of Cedarville University. Cedarville University is a fine Christian University with an excellent school of music and church worship.
For the past 8 years, Cedarville University along with the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio have teamed up to present a national worship leaders training event called Worship 4/24. The event was named after the scripture found in John 4:24. “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
I have had the privilege of attending the past 4 years and recommend the conference highly. Gateway Worship and Mike Harland are the large group leaders for the event. Additionally, 4/24 offers nearly 100 breakouts for worship leaders, technology teams, and musicians led by nationally known leaders in their field. Of all the conferences I have attended, this one has been one of the most practical and helpful.
To encourage Illinois Baptist to attend, I will arrange and pay for ground transportation from Springfield, leaving IBSA Thursday, January 26, (4 p.m.) and returning Saturday evening, January 28 (7 p.m.. Each attender would be responsible for registering and paying for the conference ($40 for adults, $20 for students), their food, and hotel. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Comfort Inn in Springfield, OHIO for Thursday and Friday night at the rate of only $79 plus tax. The hotel will hold the block until December 27. Fortunately, there are many hotels nearby so if the hotel is full, you can make arrangements elsewhere.
Comfort Suites – Springfield, OH
121 Raydo Circle
Springfield, OH 45506
Rate: $79 if you mention Illinois Baptist
Amenities: All room suites hotel, complimentary hot deluxe breakfast, high speed internet, an indoor heated pool, and fully equipped fitness center.
Once you have registered for the event, you will need to confirm with me for transportation. I need to know by the end of December if you are going to ride with us so I can make appropriate arrangements. Please e-mail me at SteveHamrick@IBSA.org and let me know how many people you are bringing.