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Worship in changing culture is topic of Nov. 7 workshop

October 29, 2009

Worship Workshop

What would John Calvin say if he attended your church next Sunday?

That interesting question will be addressed at a Calvin, Worship and the Arts Workshop, being held at Dordt College in Sioux Center to mark the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin. The workshop is Saturday, Nov. 7, from 8:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

A dozen guest speakers from Dordt College, Calvin College and Theological Seminary, the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Back to God Ministries International, Reformed Worship journal, and Covenant Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Center will contrast worship issues from Calvin’s time with the present day.

Pastors, musicians, artists, worship planners and everyone interested in worship will have the opportunity to discuss all aspects of worship, from the use of visual arts and media technology to new contemporary songs.

Special guest speakers will be Dr. Karin Maag, director of the Meeter Center at Calvin College, and Dr. Duane Kelderman, co-author of Authentic Worship in a Changing Culture. Maag will speak on worship in Calvin’s time, while Kelderman will address 21st century worship.

Small group sessions will focus on worship and music, visual arts, Scripture reading, and the senses and the sacraments. Presenters include Leendert Van Beek, Jason Lief, Karen DeMol, April and Robert Hubbard, Herm Van Niejenhuis, Steven Koster, Deen Heetderks and Paul Ryan.

This workshop is sponsored jointly by the Dordt College Music Department and the Andreas Center. Registration is $35/person, $30/person for groups of six or more, and $10 for high school and college students. The registration deadline is Nov. 2.

Additional details are available or or call 712-722-6434.

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