CU to Host Shane Claiborne and Charlie Hall at Third Annual Worship Arts Conference

By Christina Miller, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University’s third annual Worship Arts Conference will feature Shane Claiborne (, passion artist Charlie Hall ( and many others Feb. 19-20, 2009.

The theme for the 2009 conference, “The Changing Face of Worship: Ageless Worship in a Church Full of Ages,” will focus on intergenerational renewal in the worshiping church, and how churches may find a balance between ancient and contemporary practices. Shane Claiborne, whose books Irresistible Revolution and Jesus for President are both top-ten Zondervan bestsellers, will challenge attendees to pursue a life where worship and justice meet.

Worship concerts will be held each night of the conference at Ransdell Chapel: John Mark McMillan (Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.) and Charlie Hall (Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.). The public is invited to all the concerts.

Rachael Hurt, a rising artist and former Campbellsville University student, is the worship leader for the conference and will lead a pre-conference concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Ransdell Chapel on Campbellsville University’s campus.

Conference sessions include: spirituality of the worship leader, worshiping church as a hospitable church, practical issues of worship arts leadership, use of painting in worship, use of banners to celebrate the Christian calendar and enhance the worship service, song writing and the encouragement of “indigenous worship,” and general aesthetics of worship.

Tickets for the two-day conference are $45 (students $25), which includes tickets to the Charlie Hall concert. The Charlie Hall concert alone costs $12 (students), $15 (general admission), and $20 (artist’s circle), $10 (groups of 10 or more). Tickets may be purchased online at

For more information, visit or contact the School of

Theology at (270) 789-5029.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.

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