Description: If we hope for a strong future in church music, we cannot claim the luxury of allowing student choirs to die. Many evangelical churches have sold out when it comes to choral music for middle schoolers and high schoolers while, at the same time, choral programs are absolutely thriving in thousands of public school settings across the country. What’s wrong with this picture? What’s wrong is that we church musicians by the thousands have lost our prophetic voices, lost our courage to build something against the grain, lost hope in the lives of students, lost confidence in our abilities to forge a real future using choral music as the focus. This session will address these losses, but we will concentrate far more on the ways and means of reviving church musicians to new, passionate ministries with students.

Location: Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, Waco, TX.