St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Topeka, KS, is hosting its fifth annual Worship Conference to provide continuing education and conversation for pastors, church musicians, and congregation members interested in the song and worship of the Church.
The keynote speaker for this year’s conference is Rev. Dr. Christopher Boyd Brown from Boston University School of Theology, where he serves as the Associate Professor of Church History. He is the author of Singing the Gospel: Lutheran Hymns and the Success of the Reformation and serves with Rev. Dr. Benjamin T.D. Mayes as general editor of the American Edition of Luther's Works (Concordia Publishing House). He holds degrees in History & Literature (A.B.) and History (A.M., Ph.D.) from Harvard, as well as an M.Div. from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
|9:00 - 9:30 a.m.||“Meet & Greet” with coffee and refreshments|
|9:30 a.m.||Service of Matins|
|10:05 - 11:05 a.m.||Keynote Presentation I – “’That the Holy Gospel may have free course’: The History and Theology of the Lutheran Liturgy” by Dr. Brown|
|11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Breakaway A (TBD)|
|12:00 - 12:45 p.m.||Lunch Break|
|12:45 - 1:55 p.m.||Keynote Presentation II – “Liturgy and Music in Lutheran Joachimsthal” by Dr. Brown|
|2:00 - 2:50 p.m.||Breakaway B (TBD)|
|3:00 - 4:00 p.m.||Hymn Festival|
Information on the breakaways will be available on this website page by August 1. Between our Keynote presentations and breakaways, all sessions are designed to pique the interest of church musicians, pastors, and lay people alike.
To register for the conference, please fill out the registration form by going to Registration. Please register by August 16.
Payments may be made online using this link: Online Payment or by mail to the address above or by bringing them to the conference. Please contact Bethany Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 469-400-4382) for further questions. We hope to see you there!