2021 Worship Conference

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.

2021 Worship Conference

Saturday, August 21

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church (901 SW Fillmore, Topeka, KS)

Cost: $20, lunch included


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 - First breakaway session options
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 - Second breakaway session options
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 (bjohnson@stjlcms.org or 469-400-4382) for further questions. We hope to see you there!