National conference explores Transforming Worship

Transforming Worship is a national gathering for preachers, worship leaders, musicians, artists, poets, and others to explore how worship shapes our lives and our world.

For the first time in 30 years, Adelaide will host a national worship conference for the Uniting Church, as part of the Uniting Church in Australia’s 40th anniversary celebrations.

National director for Formation, Education and Discipleship Craig Mitchell hopes this event will reflect the breadth and richness of worship in the Uniting Church.

“Together at Transforming Worship, we will explore how God forms us in faith and transforms us for discipleship and mission,” Craig said.

“This conference will embrace the depth of our worship traditions and also attend to the contemporary world where we live as disciples.”

Keynote speakers include renowned hymnist and worship scholar Rev Prof Ruth Duck of Garett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in the US and Rev Dr Stephen Burns from the UK, Lecturer in Liturgical and Pastoral Theology at Melbourne’s Trinity Theological College.

Rev Mark Pierson from Rhythms of Grace in Auckland will be Curator-in-residence at the conference.

Australian speakers include President-elect Dr Deidre Palmer, NSW/ACT Moderator Rev Myung Hwa Park and Rev Stu Cameron, with more to be announced.

The conference will also offer space for creativity and the opportunity to see and hear examples of worship from a range of experienced leaders.

Transforming Worship will take place at Burnside City Uniting Church in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs from 27 – 30 July 2017.

For more information and to register for the conference: www.transformingworship.com.au

The conference is co-sponsored by the Assembly Worship Working Group and Formation, Education and Discipleship.

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