Meet the Bloggers

March 8, 2010 at 6:35 pm 4 comments

If you want to be successful in your profession you’ll hear this one-word-advice often: Network. Networking was always a difficult idea for me to grasp and implement: You mean I have to force myself to make friends with people I don’t know and who probably don’t care about knowing me? But the more I think about networking, the more I realize it is a way of staying connected in our community of people. (Check out my last post in which I realized how the Christian community was doing this very thing online.)

We all need each other in life, community, business, church, etc. Others have resources we don’t, advice we couldn’t even think of, insights beyond our own limitations, and talents that God has given them to bless others with.  It’s only natural that we should work together, learn from each other, and help each other out, to make ourselves, and this world, better.

After browsing many blogs, twitter feeds, and more, connected to the online Christian community, I’ve learned so much from everyone with their encouraging words, and beautiful stories. A handful of bloggers who are influential within their own communities stood out to me and I invited them to blog for NWLC. I want to introduce you to the wonderful people who love to serve God, their families, and their church and community. These bloggers will be helping us spread the word about NWLC, while connecting online communities, and giving others the chance to attend a NWLC for free. Make sure to visit and keep an eye on their blogs to look for the chance to win a free registration to an NWLC near you!

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Alastair Vance

Name: Alastair Vance

Church & Location: Story Church, Durham, North Carolina

Blogging for: NWLC East

Why he’s excited to blog about and attend NWLC: I have not been to a National Worship Leader Conference before so I’m looking forward to it for a couple of reasons.  First of all to learn from those who are more experienced, and secondly to meet all those people I’ve connected with online.

Connect with Alastair:

Blog –www.alastairvance.com

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/alastairvance

You Tube – http://www.youtube.com/user/snowjunkie

Story Church – www.storychurch.org

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Cynthia Cullen

Name: Cynthia Cullen

Church & Location: LowCountry Community Church, South Carolina

Role: Programming Director

Blogging for: NWLC Kansas

Why she’s excited to bog about and attend NWLC: “There is nothing quite like being in one place – surrounded by people that share your heart and passion for worship. That is the main reason I am so excited to be a part of the NWLC10 this year as an attender and blogger. I had many friends attending last year and I felt so much of the experience through their blogging and twittering during the sessions. I am honored to be a part of such an amazing conference and to be able to share that with the world.”

Connect with Cynthia:

Blog – http://cynthiacullen.typepad.com/

Twitter –http://twitter.com/Cynkeys

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Brian Wurzell

Name: Brian Wurzell

Church & Location: Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, Arizona

Role: Worship Director

Blogging for: NWLC Kansas & NWLC Southwest

Why he’s excited to blog and attend a NWLC: “There are few things more powerful for Worship Leaders than getting together with other Worship Leaders. We spend our days often misunderstood as the ‘weird’ artist guys and gals on our ministry teams. We wonder if that prodigy kid drummer from the youth group will actually show up on Sunday for the 7am call time. We try our best to creatively tether songs to a message we’ve never heard. We try to love, coach and shepherd other creative artist types (Lord, help us). We try to come up with algorithms that explain why the loyal sound guy cannot understand why reverb and compression don’t need to be on every channel of the sound console. The National Worship Leaders Conference is a place where we can breath out, laugh about it all, connect with each other, learn from some of the most influential voices related to our ministry and spend time worshipping without having to plan a single detail. I’m excited to see and meet many of you at the NWLC 2010!”

Connect with Brian:

Blog – http://brianwurzell.wordpress.com/about/

Twitter – http://twitter.com/brianwurzell

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Pete Kim

Name: Pete Kim

Location: Virginia

Blogging for: NWLC Kansas & NWLC East

Why he’s excited to blog about and attend NWLC: One of the most challenging things about volunteer leadership is balancing family, work and church responsibilities.  Finding the time to develop myself as a worship leader, let alone serve and develop others around me often takes a back seat to family, work, and some of the other responsibilities I have at Gateway. I’m excited about my participation with NWLC to take advantage of the rare chance to step out of the “routine,” and for the new opportunities for inspiration, connection, instruction, and encouragement!

Connect with Pete:

Blog – http://transitionpete.org/

Twitter – http://twitter.com/transitionpete

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Ben Abu Saada [from All About Worship]

Name: Ben Abu Saada

Location: Kansas

Co-host of All About Worship Podcast

Blogging for: NWLC Kansas & NWLC East

Why he’s excited to bog about and attend NWLC: “Last year’s National Worship Leader Conference was my first.  The amount of encouragement and networking I was able to get from this experience is incomparable.  I’m excited to be a part of helping bring just a small taste of the NWLC10 to fellow Worship Leaders around the globe.”

Connect with Ben:

Blog – http://babulife.blogs.com and allaboutworshipblog.com

Twitter –http://twitter.com/babusaada

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Wisdom Moon [from All About Worship]

Name: Wisdom Moon

Location: Kansas

Co-host of All About Worship Podcast

Blogging for: NWLC Kansas & NWLC East

Why he’s excited to bog about and attend NWLC: I’m very excited about the lineup this year. I’m also really looking forward to meeting other worship leaders from all over the country.

Connect with Wisdom:

Blog – wisdommoon.com and/or allaboutworshipblog.com

Twitter – twitter.com/wisdommoon

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Meet The NWLC Bloggers « Live to Worship  |  March 10, 2010 at 4:47 am

    […] } The NWLC blog has posted a small piece on the bloggers that will be reporting on the National Worship Leader conferences this year.  […]

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  • […] Wisdom and Ben are thrilled to announce that they will be official bloggers for the upcoming National Worship Leader Conference 2010. Both Wisdom and Ben will be attending the conference held in Overland Park, KS…home of the All About Worship Podcast.  We hope to meet many of our fellow worship leading friends this year. Check out the official announcement on the NWLC10 blog. […]

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  • […] get the word out about their upcoming Conferences here in 2010. I’ve been deemed an official ‘Conference Blogger’. I’m excited about these conferences and I believe they’re going to be a rich time of […]

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  • […] get the word out about their upcoming Conferences here in 2010. I’ve been deemed an official ‘Conference Blogger’. I’m excited about these conferences and I believe they’re going to be a rich time of […]

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