The Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Seminary announces its January 2013 Seminars, “Resurrection: New Song, New Life.” A dynamic leadership team, including Mary Louise “Mel” Bringle, William P. Brown, Tony Alonso, Thomas G. Long, Paul Huh, Michael Morgan, Kimberly Bracken Long, R. Mark Shipp, Jane Rogers Vann and others will lead worship, workshops and plenary sessions designed to explore new hymns and songs, learn how Christian education and worship complement each other, and craft liturgy, write hymns, and create liturgical art. There will be opportunities for everyone- congregational leaders, musicians, artists, preachers, youth leaders, committee members.
Two special events are open to the public (donations accepted). At 5:00 PM on Sunday evening, a worship service featuring Psalms will be led by seminary musician Michael Morgan in the Campbell Hall Chapel on campus. On Monday evening at 7:00 PM, theologian and hymn writer Mary Louise “Mel” Bringle, member of the Presbyterian Committee on Congregational Song, will lead a hymn festival featuring songs from the new Presbyterian hymnal, GLORY TO GOD, at the Columbia Presbyterian Church adjacent to the seminary campus. The conference worship services are also open to the public. (See schedule below.)
Conference registration of $235 per person includes Sunday’s pre-event worship and a grant-writing workshop/worship resource session on Monday morning, Tuesday evening’s Psalm/art experience, and the full conference program of plenary sessions, workshops, and three worship services, and lunch on Monday and Tuesday. Discounts are available for groups of two or more from the same congregation or organization. For a current copy of the event schedule, click here. For full conference information, including links to registration, click here.
Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, GA, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The seminary offers seven graduate degree programs: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (Theological Studies), Master of Arts in Practical Theology, Master of Theology, Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Educational Ministry, and Doctor of Theology in Pastoral Counseling. For more information about Columbia, see: http://www.ctsnet.edu.