The 2018 Conference
The Holy Spirit is the Living Breath of God. From the foundation of the world, the Holy Spirit creates new life. Through prophets old and new, the Holy Spirit provokes us, opening our eyes to God’s justice and mercy. Today and every day, the Holy Spirit empowers us in faith and action. Our conference week will focus on these workings of the Holy Spirit and our daily worship will be built on this foundation.
The St. Olaf Conference on Worship, Theology and the Arts offers professional development, spiritual nourishment and networking opportunities for persons engaged in congregational ministry.
At this conference, participants are invited to experience the “Living Breath of God” with the choral, organ and handbell faculty of St. Olaf College and guest faculty from a range of denominations and ministries.
GUEST FACULTY INCLUDE
Donald E. Saliers
Theologian-in-Residence at Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Co-Founding Director of the Global Immersion Project
Pastor, Lighthouse Covenant Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dancer, Visual Artist, and Certified InterPlay Leader
Director of Music for Children and Youth, Myers Park United Methodist Church, Charlotte, North Carolina
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 many denominations and congregations of varying sizes participate in the conference. The conference offers ideas and practices that participants can readily incorporate into worship in their own congregations. Concepts are introduced in conference sessions and worship services in Boe Memorial Chapel and other beautiful spaces on campus. The daily worship services refresh and inspire those who are leaders in their home 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.