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CU to host third annual Worship Arts Conference

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By The Staff

Campbellsville University's third annual Worship Arts Conference will feature Shane Claiborne, founding partner of The Simple Way, and musical artist Charlie Hall on Feb. 19-20.

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 Campbellsville University alumna and musician, and 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 Hall concert. The Hall concert alone costs $20, which will be 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 789-5029.