Worship in Boe Memorial Chapel

Conference on Worship, Theology, and the Arts

Scatter the Imagination of Our Hearts | July 27 — 30, 2020

The Conference is Scheduled to Occur as planned. Registration is Open.
Worship in Boe Memorial Chapel
Updated March 17, 2020

The St. Olaf Conference on Worship, Theology, and the Arts is still anticipated to take place as scheduled.

While addressing the COVID-19 pandemic is certainly our number one priority, we are still preparing for the conference at St. Olaf College. We understand that during this time of one canceled event after another it is difficult to make long-term plans. In order to assist you in making registration decisions with confidence, we have adjusted our regular registration guidelines as follows:
  • In the event you need to cancel your registration due to illness or circumstances related to COVID-19, you will receive a full refund (including deposit).
  • If circumstances are such that St. Olaf College is faced with the decision to cancel the conference, you will receive a full refund (including deposit).
We are committed to keeping you updated on any changes in our plans, policies, and procedures. If you have any questions or concerns, you are welcome to contact cwta2020@stolaf.edu
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As Mary proclaims in the Magnificat, God has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

The 2020 conference “Scatter the Imagination of Our Hearts” invites you to explore how the power of imagination can challenge, change, and inspire.

Together we’ll re-imagine what it means to be the people God has called in the church, scattered in service throughout the world.

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

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.


Conference Partner

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.

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