Updated july 2020
The St. Olaf Conference on Worship, Theology, and the Arts will return in 2022!
The Conference is now scheduled for Monday, July 25 – Thursday, July 28 2022.
The decision to postpone the conference until 2022 is two-fold. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought financial hardship on so many, and we want to allow time for things to stabilize. In addition, this pandemic is altering how churches operate and worship. Postponing the conference until 2022 will allow us to integrate strategies and lessons learned from being church in the time of pandemic.
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The Lutheran Center for Faith, Values, and Community
Nourished by Lutheran tradition, the Lutheran Center for Faith, Values, and Community engages people of all backgrounds and beliefs in deep exploration of core commitments and life choices in ways that foster inclusive community, both within and beyond St. Olaf College.Find Out More
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.
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The St. Olaf Conference on Worship, Theology, and the Arts is presented in partnership with MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. of St. Louis, Missouri. MorningStar specializes in publishing music for churches and schools. MorningStar maintains an extensive network of music dealers throughout the United States, Canada, and in many countries around the world.