CU to Host 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, founding partner of The Simple Way, and musical artist Charlie Hall, Feb. 19-20, 2009.

The theme for the 2009 conference, “The Changing Face of Worship: Ageless Worship in a Church Full of Ages,” will look at ways the church has evolved, and is evolving as we all center on one goal of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, according to the event’s Web site.

The theme will also look at generational issues, ways in which the younger and older are bringing renewal to the worshiping church, and also how to balance “ancient” and contemporary practices.

Rachael Hurt, a growing musician who attended Campbellsville University, and Charlie Hall, a “voice” for the Passion movement, will also play a role in the 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 conference are $20 per day or $50 for two days and the Charlie Hall concert. The Charlie Hall concert alone costs $20, which will be held Friday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Ransdell Chapel on Campbellsville University’s campus.

For more information, 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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