Seminars are limited to 25 registrants each and are scheduled concurrently on Monday, April 8, 2013 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Participants are encouraged to be prepared to perform or show their work if invited by the leaders to do so, each according to the focus of the class. Participants may receive instruction in the topics listed; for those who already have training in the area, the class can also serve as a model for how to teach the topic. Participation in Seminars requires an additional fee of $65 with full registration or $75 if not attending the Institute.
Title: Glory to God: Contemporary, Traditional, Global, Ecumenical
In the fall of 2013 the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will release a new resource for congregational song titled Glory to God. This seminar will explore the contents of this new collection as it seeks to tell the story of God's mighty and gracious acts and our grateful response.
David Eicher is Hymnal Editor with the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation, Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to his current position, David was a church musician in Northwest Indiana for almost 30 years. In addition to church work, he served as Accompanist/Assistant Director of the South Bend Chamber Singers from 1990-2007, and Accompanist for the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra Chorus from 2006-2007.
David holds degrees in organ and church music from Manchester College and Valparaiso University. He is a past president of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians and The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, and also holds professional memberships in the American Guild of Organists, and the Association for Reformed & Liturgical Worship.
Dr. Charles P. Arand is professor of systematic theology. Concordia College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (B.A. 1980); Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri (M.Div. 1984, S.T.M. 1987, Th.D. 1989); pastor, St. John, Minden, and St. Luke, Covington, Illinois (1988-89); assistant professor, Concordia Seminary (1989-95); associate professor (1995-2001); professor since 2001; chairman, department of systematic theology, since 1995; assistant dean of faculty (1996-98); acting dean of faculty (1997); faculty marshal since 1997; associate vice president for academic affairs (1998-2004); Waldemar A. and June Schuette Endowed Chair in Systematic Theology since 2003; curriculum developer, Specific Ministry Pastor program, since 2008.
Rev. Dr. Benjamin M. Stewart is the Gordon A. Braatz Assistant Professor of Worship and Dean of Augustana Chapel at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He is author of A Watered Garden: Christian Worship and Earth's Ecology (2011).
Title: The Church on Earth: embodying liturgical renewal in an ecological age
In an age of growing ecological awareness and peril, the church has been rediscovering the incarnational and embodied dimensions of many of its core worship practices:
This workshop offers participants a practical and theological overview of the emerging ecological dimensions of congregational worship renewal.