The 2017 Sacred Music and Worship Summer Workshop celebrates the importance of worship in an environment where Christian community can be an antidote to division and fragmentation experienced elsewhere. To that end, “Challenges to Worship in a Post-Election Church” brings leaders of worship and music to reflect on calling and tasks for leadership in this critical time. The wisdom of gifted presenters will be augmented by sharing of attendees for best practices and opportunity to ask questions.
Some that can be raised: Has the election created a divide in your congregation? What stresses are created for pastoral and musical leaders? How do these challenges shape preaching and musical leadership? Does the table challenge or welcome in this current environment? What role does music play and how should it be chosen? How can worship prepare us to be salt and light in a world in need of the Gospel?
A special opportunity is offered for all choral singers on Sunday evening, June 11, for a “Choral Sing through the Church Year” led by gifted conductors, to explore both familiar and new repertoire that will shape the liturgical experience. Registration is optional for Sunday only, or comes automatically with registration for Monday. Groups from one church receive a discount.
Don’t miss the chance to learn, to worship, to sing, to be transformed!
The Workshop is co-sponsored by the Church Music Institute, Association for Reformed & Liturgical Worship, and Brite Divinity School.
There will be a number of accomplished musical and spiritual leaders conducting presentations at the workshop, with Rev. Dr. John Buchanan will serving as our keynote presenter and Drs. Quentin and Mary Murrell Faulkner as musical leaders.