Montreat Conference: Come to the Waters

The Presbyterian Church U.S.A. invited me to serve for two weeks this summer -- along with The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Lord of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary -- as preacher and workshop leader at Montreat in North Carolina. Dr. Lord and I led daily worship, two eucharists each week, and held workshops on both worship and preaching. This is an annual conference that brings together over 1,000 people each week from mostly Presbyterian churches across the country: pastors, musicians, lay ministers, educators, parents, children, and everyone else who has a commitment to worship and especially to music. It's a beautiful setting and a gracious opportunity for people of faith to learn more about worship and the music that leads the people into prayer and praise. The daily worship even included a twenty-piece steel drum band!