When Dancing Turns to Mourning:

Worshiping God in the face of violence

An ecumenical conference for pastors, musicians, and other parish leaders

June 13 - 15, 2017

Every congregation comes face to face with forms of violence that rupture
the life of its neighborhood…
Learn more about the 2017 conference.

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 skill and grace, addressing urgent needs both within and beyond the congregation in 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.