As a worship pastor for Sligo church (Takoma Park, Md.), Cheryl Wilson-Bridges says she’s always looking for resources to help answer the difficult questions faced as a pastor. ”Often people ask about appropriate worship styles, song selections, instrumentation, liturgical worship traditions, and more. Yet it seems like we rarely have the right answers,” she says. “Amongst the difficult questions we’re asked, we have questions of our own. Most would agree that it’s a sacred calling to be a pastor, minister of music, or worship leader. Yet, after the call, we’re often left wondering, ‘What’s next?’ We need guidance from those who understand the success and challenges we face.”
Consumed Worship Conference, taking place Nov. 1-4 at the Sligo church, and developed by a team of pastors and music ministers, Potomac’s Cultivate initiative, Washington Adventist University and the North American Division, sets out to provide Biblical answers to those questions. This event is open to all worshipers, pastors, ministers of music, worship leaders, praise team members, choir directors, singers, musicians and anyone else.
This event will offer core training sessions, college credit or continuing education units, with topics on vocal coaching, choral conducting, preaching your praise, audio training, song selection, worship evangelism and much more. Each day, keynote sessions will be held by acclaimed worship experts with proven Biblical techniques. A Saturday evening concert with worship leader and Billboard Artist, Aaron Shust, and the Consumed Worship Singers will close the event.