Event: The Worship Artisan UK Course, 09.24-28.07

If you’re a worship leader/artisan, you’re invited.

The Institute Of Contemporary And Emerging Worship Studies and St. Stephen’s University, in partnership with Vineyard Records UK, are hosting:

The Worship Artisan UK: A 4 day certificate short course in Worship Leader Formation,
Sept. 24-28, 2007, at the beautiful
Westwood Retreat Centre in Huddersfield.

Worship artisans from all streams of the Church are invited. In a roundtable learning environment, and with our 3 Voice Learning model, we’ll engage present and ancient voices as we explore studies in spiritual formation for artisans, creational and Trinitarian theology, philosophy of creativity, Ignatian prayer, great thoughts in community, worship worldview, renewing our creative leadership, emerging worship reflection and much more. A brief pre-course reading list will be sent to all applicants.

Here’s the 2 minute video invitation from yours truly:

To all my UK worship artisan friends, I’d love to see you there. Westwood is a lovely old Anglican church that an architect artfully transformed into a stunning retreat centre. The view alone is worth coming for! We’ll do the roundtable course with 15 people maximum, and I’m encouraging leaders to come with a “learning partner” – i.e. a friend from their community. Cost is £500, covering full SSU course tuition, accomodations and meals for 4 days.

Details are here on the The Worship Artisan UK Flyer And Application.

The Institute Website: www.TheWorshipLeader.com

St. Stephen’s University Website: www.ssu.ca


Sheltering Mercy: Prayers Inspired by the Psalms

Sheltering Mercy, along with its companion volume, Endless Grace, helps us rediscover the rich treasures of the Psalms—through free-verse prayer renderings of their poems and hymns—as a guide to personal devotion and meditation.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. This book contains 75 prayers drawn from Psalms 1-75, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning in the Psalms. Each prayer is a response to the Psalms written in harmony with Scripture. These prayers help us quiet our hearts before God and welcome us into a safe place amid the storms of life.

This artful, poetic, and classic devotional book features compelling custom illustrations and foil-stamped hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms.