Description: This will be the most radical of our three sessions. It is based upon YouthCUE’s observation that many church musicians are, in fact, serving congregations which actively torpedo the growth of youth choir ministries. What the leadership of your church says about its commitment to student choir is not what’s important. What is important is how these leaders lead when it comes time to plan the church budget and to do program calendaring. In our attempts to be “everything” to our students, to provide them a virtual YMCA of offerings and a homeowner’s association full of options, youth ministries often provide little of real substance or transcendence. This session will address new ways of meeting the deeper needs of students in our communities through the power of choral music.

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