Virtual worship conference offers training opportunities

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Texas Baptists will join with 16 other Baptist state conventions Aug. 1 to host the Resourcing Worship Virtual Conference, online training for church leaders involved in worship ministry.

The conference grew out of a conversation at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic between worship ministry consultants across the country who were looking for a way to provide resources in a safe environment at low cost to participants.

This large-scale ministry training event is believed to be one of the first partnerships between so many state conventions and other Baptist ministries for the purpose of worship ministry training.

“With practically all worship conferences and events canceled nationally this year due to the pandemic, the Resourcing Worship Virtual Conference brought to you by Baptist state worship leaders is a fantastic opportunity for all leaders of worship in the church with top names in the worship world,” said Tom Tillman, director of music and worship at the Baptist General Convention of Texas. “I’m excited that this can fill so many needs during a time when our worship leaders need some encouragement.”

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In addition to keynote speaker Matt Redman, other featured leaders include Keith Getty, Matt Boswell, Shelly Johnson and Mike Harland. The vocal group Veritas will lead in times of worship throughout the daylong event.

More than 65 breakout sessions will feature speakers and artists familiar with worship ministry. A schedule of all the sessions can be found here. The schedule is being updated regularly as speakers are added.

Matt Freeman, associate director of worship and music at the South Carolina Baptist Convention, noted keynote speaker Matt Redman offers insights applicable to all levels of worship leadership.

“For the last three decades, Matt Redman has impacted the global church through leading worship, writing songs, teaching on worship and writing worship books. We are looking forward to him speaking on discipleship and development, songwriting and the future of worship in the church. We’re blessed to have him partnering with us for this conference,” Freeman said.

Breakout sessions will cover a variety of biblical, theological, practical and technological aspects of worship and local church ministry. Several sessions have been designed for senior pastors.

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Registration for the online event is $15 per person through July 18 and $20 per person after July 18. Groups of five or more can register for $10 per person through July 18. Group members do not have to be from the same church, but a distinct email address for each individual must be submitted at the time of the group registration.

Following the conclusion of the conference, participants can access and view all of the conference content for an additional 90 days.

To register or for more information, click here.  

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