Conference on Worship, Theology, and the Arts:

Nourishing Vocation
Monday July 29 – Wednesday July 31, 2024
Worship in Boe Memorial Chapel

Dates to keep in mind:

  • Monday, July 1: Late Fee of $75 will be added
  • Monday, July 8, (or until filled): Registration for residential housing will be available. (Currently, limited space remains)
  • Tuesday, July 9 – Friday, July 19: Registration for non-residential participation will still be available
  • Saturday, July 20 – Sunday, July 28: Online registration will be closed
  • Monday, July 29 – Wednesday, July 31: On-site / day-of registration will be available throughout the Conference
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St. Olaf Conference on Worship, Theology, and the ArtsThe Lutheran Center for Faith, Values and Community and the Nourishing Vocation Projects at St. Olaf College would like to invite you to this year’s Conference on Worship, Theology and the Arts: Nourishing Vocation, which takes place on Monday, July 29 through Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at St. Olaf College.  This year the conference will combine signature CWTA musical experiences with innovative and imaginative work being done by both the Nourishing Vocation Project and Nourishing Vocation with Children, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Char Rachuy Cox. 

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What to expect:
  • Inspiring worship ~ A pick-up choir under the direction of Dr. Anton Armstrong.
  • Networking 
  • Music Reading Sessions
  • Arts Encounters 
  • Daily plenaries
  • Theology-in practice through child-attentive, arts-enriched, user-ready ministry ideas for you to take home and implement.
  •  Nourishing conversations


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 presenters and the participants foster spiritual renewal and affirm vocation. Participants develop personal and professional networks to call upon for support, expertise and counsel.