The inaugural Getty Music Global Conference on worship, the arts, and congregational singing will be held September 18-20 at Brentwood Baptist Church, Nashville, Tennessee.
The conference is designed to help pastors, leaders, and musicians build a biblical understanding and creative vision for the congregational singing in their churches. Bringing together speakers and artists from many traditions and walkts of life, the event seeks to encourage churches toward a deeper, more dynamic view of theology, artistry, and mission in congregational singing.
The conference’s headliners include Alistair Begg, Senior Pastor at Parkside Church near Cleveland, Ohio; D.A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; David Platt, President of the IMB; Paul David Tripp, President of Paul Tripp Ministries; Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Joni and Friends International Disability Center; and, of course, Keith and Kristyn Getty, who for nearly a decade have occupied a unique space in the world of music as preeminent modern hymn writers.
Also speaking will be GRAMMY award-winning singer/songwriter Laura Story, FamilyLife's Bob Lepine, and LifeWay’s Thom Rainer, among many others.
“We cannot begin to tell you how excited we are for this year and our new project, ‘Sing!,’” said the Gettys on the conference website.
“It begins as a book and a conference in September, launching a two-year focus on congregational singing,” they explained. “We are hoping and praying that the conference is the most significant event our organization has ever had the privilege to initiate.”
According to the hymn-writing couple, the project also ties in with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation set in motion by Martin Luther, whose vision for congregational singing, theology and music, and the arts “was utterly revolutionary in church history and more needed today than any time since.”
The five goals that the Gettys have for the project are:
“We hope you all can join us and pray for this exciting new chapter,” the Gettys concluded.
Around 4,000 are expected to attend the event onsite. The conference will also be livestreamed.
To register for the conference or for more information, visit www.gettymusicworshipconference.com.
By NRB Staff
Published: , 2017