Worship Arts Seminar set to feature host of theologians, artists
Missouri Baptist University will host its first annual “Worship Heart & Art Seminar” for students, faculty, staff, and community members on Feb. 22-23. The two-day event will feature worship, lectures and discussions that explore biblical principles about worship and how those truths inform worship practice.
“Everyone can benefit from this seminar, not just worship leaders,” said Dr. Jonathan Blackmon, associate professor of music and director of worship arts at MBU. “I believe that attendees will leave the seminar with a deeper understanding of worship that is biblically based and therefore pleases the Lord. Both corporate and personal worship will be enriched by hearts that overflow in response to who God is and what He has done for us.”
This event, which is organized by the worship arts program at MBU, will also offer an art exhibit featuring the work of Mr. Bert Vandermark, the president and creative director of Studio Montage and the director of Visual Parables Ministries, and Mr. Jake Rosen, a pastor whose Jewish heritage informs his portrayal of biblical themes.
For more information or to make reservations for the seminar, call the MBU Box Office at (314) 392-2345.
Friday, Feb. 22: 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 23: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Pillsbury Chapel and Dale Williams Fine Arts Center located on Missouri Baptist University’s main campus
Cost (lunch on Saturday included):
Standard rate: $30
Visiting students: $15
MBU students: $5
Dr. Jonathan Blackmon
Associate Professor of Music/Director of Worship Arts at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Mo.
“Keeping the Heart: The Discipline of Daily Worship”
Dr. Michael Farley
Worship Director at Central Presbyterian Church; Adjunct Professor of Theology at St. Louis University and Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Mo.
“Biblical Foundations for the Arts in Worship”
Dr. Ron Man
Director of Worship Resources International; Pastor of Worship/Missionary in Residence at First Evangelical Church of Memphis, Tenn.
Seminar Preacher for Friday Worship
“The Holiness of God and Worship”
Dr. Curtis McClain
Professor of Bible/Director of Christian Studies at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Mo.
Seminar Preacher for Saturday Worship
Dr. John Simons
Associate Dean for Community Relations, Professor of Church Music and Chair of the Music Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas
“The Voices of Children: Children in Worship”
Mr. Bert Vandermark
President and Creative Director of Studio Montage; Director of Visual Parables Ministries in St. Louis, Mo.
“Using Discernment in the Visual Arts in Worship”