2018 Conference Information


Andrews University Music & Worship Conference

Hosted across the University campus, this conference will provide biblically grounded training opportunities for church musicians, pastors, worship leaders, and anyone involved in worship ministry. Presenters will discuss principles and practices for incarnational worship ministry that glorifies God, transforms worshipers, and changes the world. As a participant, you will have access to a variety of seminars, workshops, and worship experiences.

Come and be inspired to honor God more fully in your worship. Be equipped to minister more effectively through worship and worship music, participating in God's healing and reconciling work. Connect with others who share your passion for God and commitment to service. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to worship and learn together!


Daily Schedule

Thursday, April 5

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Check-in and On-Site Registration (Seminary Commons)
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Opening Session: "By Beholding We Become Changed: Diversity and Representation in Worship" Vanessa Corredera (Seminary Chapel)

8:45 pm Reception (Seminary Commons)


Friday, April 6

8:15 am - 8:45 am Morning Worship (Seminary Chapel)
9:00 am - 10:15 am Workshops (See Workshop Schedule)
10:30 am - 11:30 am

General Session: "'I Just Wish I Could Be Black’: African Americans, Gospel Music, and the Persistence of Racial Stereotypes in Multiracial Churches” Gerardo Marti (Seminary Chapel)

11:45 am - 1:00 pm Workshops (See Workshop Schedule)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch Break (on your own)
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm  Workshops (See Workshop Schedule)
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Workshops (See Workshop Schedule)
7:30 pm  Worship: Wayne Bucknor, Tamara Bodie, Andrews University Singers, conducted by Stephen Zork, Deliverance Mass Choir, Journey Andrews University Worship & Conference ensemble, and other Conference presenters  (Pioneer Memorial Church)


Saturday, April 7

9:00 am - 9:45 am Breakfast (Provided) (Howard Performing Arts Center)
10:00 am - 11:00 am General Session: "10 Ways to Ruin Your Church’s Music Ministry" Wayne Bucknor (Howard Performing Arts Center)
11:45 am -1:00 pm Worship Experiences – Three Options:
  • Collegiate Worship Service (Pioneer Memorial Church)
  • New Life Fellowship (Seminary Chapel) 
  • One Place (Buller Auditorium)
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Lunch Break (on your own)
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm Question and Answer Panel (Seminary Chapel)
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Closing Worship: "Progressive Truth, Progressive Art" Adriana Perera (Seminary Chapel)