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. In 2019, Services of the Word focused on the theme of “The Gospel in the Prophets."

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Amos 8:1-7: The Savior of Justice for the Needy

Timothy Blackmon
The Psalm Project

Come, All Who Thirst: A Service of Song

Liz Vice

Desde la salida del sol / From the Rising of the Sun: A Bilingual Service

Tony Alonso, Emory University

Evening Prayer: Let My Prayer Rise Up

Tony Alonso, Emory University
Robert J. Batastini
National Association of Pastoral Musicians

Evening Prayer: Lord, for Thy Tender Mercies Sake

John Ferguson, St. Olaf College
The Choral Scholars

Grounded in God: A Faith-Filled Testimony of the African American Church in Song

James Abbington, Candler School of Theology
One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism

Habakkuk 3:17-19: The God of Joy in the Midst of Our Troubles

Cornelius Plantinga Jr., Calvin Theological Seminary
Western Theological Seminary

Led by Western Theological Seminary; Cornelius Plantinga Jr., preaching

Hosea: 11:1-11: The Heart of the Divine Parent

Ahmi Lee
Nikki Lerner

Jonah 4:1-11: The Love of God for All People and Creatures

Meg Janista Kuykendall, The Twelve
Calvin College Worship Apprentices

Led by Calvin College Worship Apprentices; Meg Jenista Kuykendall, preaching

Psalms of Lament and Hope from the North Indian Sub-Continent

Eric Sarwar, Tehillim School of Church Music and Worship

Restored in Christ

Grace and Peach Church

Salvation Belongs to the Lord: The Story of Jonah

Western Theological Seminary

Led by Western Theological Seminary

Sing to the Lord: A Service of Song

The Psalm Project