St. Olaf Conference on Worship, Theology, and the Arts

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July 18 — 22, 2016

Resurrection, the heart of the Christian faith, is the promise of new life for a broken world. The church is in continual reformation as it proclaims and lives out this good news in each time and place. From generation to generation, with joy and hope, we await and work with God for the renewal of all creation.

The 2016 St. Olaf Conference on Worship, Theology and the Arts will celebrate the good news of the resurrection and its invitation to reformation and renewal. As we gather to worship each day, our conference preachers will explore these themes.

About the Conference

As a college with a vibrant Lutheran faith tradition, a thriving program in the arts, and a beautiful residential campus, St. Olaf has long supported the church at large in its mission of bearing witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Conference on Worship, Theology, and the Arts offers professional development, spiritual nourishment and networking opportunities for persons engaged in congregational ministry.

Pastors, church musicians, artists and lay leaders from all denominations and any size congregation participate in the conference. They experience and apply the concepts introduced in conference sessions and worship services in the newly air-conditioned Boe Memorial Chapel. The daily worship services refresh and inspire those who are leaders in their home congregations. Using the lectionary for specific Sundays in the upcoming church year, the conference offers ideas and practices that participants can readily incorporate into worship in their own congregations.

As a community of learners, the conference faculty and the participants foster spiritual renewal and affirm vocation. Participants develop personal and professional networks to call upon for support, expertise and counsel.