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 (CWTA) 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 CWTA. 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.