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School for Lay Ministry: Creating Worship Vitality In Any Setting

March 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


On Saturday, March 4, 2017 Jay Beech will be presenting on

Creating Worship Vitality In Any Setting

Jay Beech is a composer and church musician who worked as the Director of Music at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead. He is currently the Executive Director of The Center for Worship & Music Studies in Minneapolis.  worshipandmusic.org

Below is a brief synopsis from Jay Beech about the upcoming training event:
“What are the essential components that bring life – vitality – to worship? How does this differ based on context, history, and congregation size? What can leaders do to enhance both the meaning and the experience of worship?

Jay Beech will convene a conversation with participants around these questions. He will report on the early findings of the Study and Enrichment of Worship and Music in Small-Member Congregations currently being conducted by The Center for Worship & Music Studies in six synods of Region 3 – ELCA. The day will also include interviews with leaders from congregations of various sizes in Eastern North Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota Synods that experience vibrant and life-giving worship.

Come expecting both affirmation and challenge as we worship, sing, and learn together.”

This course will be offered from 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota headquarters at 3911 20th Ave South in Fargo, ND.
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Tickets for this event are $50 and available at:


*On-Line registration closes March 1st

Questions about registering?  Contact Sarah at the Eastern ND Synod Office 701.232.3381

All Are Welcome!  All laity in our two synods is invited to attend. Synodically Authorized Ministers (SAMs) serving in our synods are strongly encouraged to attend as part of their continuing education for ministry. Pastors and Music Ministry Staff of the two synods who are interested in the topic are cordially welcome as well!

SAVE THE DATE for our next Lay School:  April 29 – Bereavement: Reaching out with Care and Healing With Pastor Gayle Bintliff


March 4, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Lutheran Social Services Building
3911 20th Ave S
Fargo, ND 58103 United States
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