The Congregations Project of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music offers a three-day summer conference for pastors, musicians, and other parish leaders committed to strong ministries in music, worship, and the arts.

The Congregations Project celebrates communities of faith as distinctive settings in which music, worship, and the arts take on vibrant life, to the glory of God and for the sake of abundant life for all. Congregations today face social, cultural, and theological challenges as they seek to embody faithful, creative ministry. At the same time, many are responding with remarkable skills and grace, addressing urgent needs both within and beyond the congregation in amazingly thoughtful, life-giving ways. The Congregations Project is structured to encourage pastors, musicians, and other leaders to reflect on their own congregations’ strengths and challenges in a context enriched by musical and theological presentations, worship, mutual feedback, and shared conversation.


Many thanks to those who registered or expressed interest in the Poverty, Wealth, and Worship conference of the ISM Congregations Project. Unfortunately, this year’s conference has been postponed. Registrants are being contacted separately; we regret the inconvenience. Please watch this space for information about a possible meeting in June 2017. Thank you again for your interest!