For over 35 years, the Calvin Symposium on Worship has annually gathered together worshipers from many Christian traditions across Canada, the US, and beyond, bringing together people from a variety of roles in worship and leadership, including pastors, worship planners and leaders, musicians, scholars, students, worship bands and teams, organists, visual artists, preachers, chaplains, missionaries, liturgists, council and session leaders, and more. Cosponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and the Center for Excellence in Preaching at Calvin University and Calvin Theological Seminary, the Symposium aims to encourage leaders in churches and worshiping communities of all sizes and settings.
A handout for the opening worship service of the 7th Calvin Symposium on Worship.
A poster for the 7th Calvin Symposium on Worship, including a list of lecturers, workshops offered, and the hymn festival.
A poster advertising Two Festivals of Hymns occurring during the 7th Calvin Symposium on Worship.
The Calvin College Symposium on Worship and Church Music aims to bring together worship leaders and planners, pastors, church artists, and church musicians from many church traditions for times of learning, discussion, and fellowship. Sessions are planned both with a broad ecumenical appeal and with sensitivity to the unique challenges of worship planning and leadership of churches in the Reformed tradition. Conference offerings aim to unite the best learning and thought about worship with practical suggestions for worship planning and leadership, and–most importantly–with a high sense of our privilege and responsibility in the worship of our Lord and God.
This year's Symposium again is both ecumenical and Reformed, both principled and practical, both appreciative of a heritage and open to contemporary expression. There truly is something for everyone.