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Songs from STAND 2012 conference (William Chong)

(Song sheet as a PDF: download)

(Songs we sang at previous conferences: 20112010)


This past weekend, Howick Baptist Church hosted around 300 people from all over New Zealand for the 2012 Stand for the Gospel conference. The theme of the conference this year was “Go with the Gospel: Exploring the Mission of Christ and His Church in the World”. Throughout the weekend, we were grateful to have the opportunity to sit under the bible teaching of Conrad Mbewe from Lusaka Baptist Church in Zambia.

Conferences attendees were united with a love and passion for Christ crucified and risen for our sins, yet came from various church backgrounds and musical preferences – so a range of music was chosen to reflect that diversity. The music teams over the weekend ranged from a full praise band, to an a cappella mens group leading in four-part harmony. The songs were woven with other components – prayers, readings, reports – to encourage attendees to consider and respond to the gospel and its implications in fulfilling the great unfinished task of proclaiming the gospel to the world.

Many of the hymns we sang were public domain. This year we also used songs by Michael MorrowIndelible Grace MusicSovereign Grace Music, and the Getty/Townend songwriting duo.

Here’s a list of some of the gathered worship elements we used over the weekend:

FRIDAY PM – William Chong with contemporary praise band

Everlasting (Brian Doerksen)
Come Praise and Glorify (Bob Kauflin, Tim Chester)
Responsive reading from Ephesians 2:1-10
Jesus Thank You (Pat Sczebel)
Reciting the Nicene Creed
Session 1 – The Need for Saving Faith – Conrad Mbewe
Be Thou My Vision (tr. Eleanor Hull)


SATURDAY AM – David Chua with mens vocal quartet and organ

Holy Holy Holy (Reginald Heber)
Arise My Soul Arise (Charles Wesley, Philip Edson, ed. Kevin Twit)
All I Have Is Christ (Jordan Kauflin)
Item during collection – Organ and piano instrumental
Session 2 – The Need for Gospel Information – Conrad Mbewe
Great is the Gospel (W Vernon Higham)


SATURDAY PM – William Chong with contemporary praise band

Behold our God (Jonathan, Ryan, Meghan Baird, Stephen Altrogge)
Glorious Christ (Bob Kauflin)
Item during collection – Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah (William Williams, arr. Jeremy Casella)
Corporate reading: What is the Mission of the Church?
Facing A Task Unfinished (Frank Houghton, Samuel Wesley)
Jesus I My Cross Have Taken (Henry Lyte, Bill Moore)
Session 3 – The Need for Evangelistic Preachers – Conrad Mbewe
We Belong to the Day (Mike Morrow)


SUNDAY AM – Calvyn Jonker with HBC family musicians

Immortal Invisible (John Roberts, Walter Chalmers Smith)
Come Thou Fount (Robert Robinson, John Wyeth)
In Christ Alone (Keith Getty, Stuart Townend)
Now Why This Fear (Augustus Toplady, Doug Plank)
By Faith (Keith & Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend)
Session 4 – The Need for Mission-Minded Churches – Conrad Mbewe
By Faith, selected verses


SUNDAY PM – Jon Scanlan with HBC family musicians

Crown Him With Many Crowns (Matthew Bridges, Godfrey Thring)
Before the Throne of God Above (Charitie Lee Bancroft, Vikki Cook)
Reading: Mark 9
Blessed Be Your Name (Matt and Beth Redman)
Facing A Task Unfinished (Frank Houghton, Samuel Wesley)
Session 5 – The Need for Realistic Expectations – Conrad Mbewe
Let Your Kingdom Come (Bob Kauflin)


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