Pastor, worship leader roles to be explored in seminar

FOR RELEASE
2006-11-14
Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University worship leadership program will offer a free seminar titled “Pastor/Worship Leader Roles” by Dr. Bob Myers, assistant professor of worship leadership. The seminar will be presented Nov. 28 at 4:30 p.m. in room 150 of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

“The relationship between the pastor and the worship leader is one of the most important in the local church,” Myers said. “Both share the platform and play a vital role in the design and leadership of the primary corporate gathering of the church. If the relationship is healthy, corporate worship usually thrives with great benefit to the congregation. All too often, however, the relationship between pastor and worship leader is strained, diminishing the worship life of the entire congregation.”

This seminar will explore the relational dynamics between the senior leader of the church and the worship leader. Personality types and ministry roles will be compared with the goal of greater mutual understanding in this vital relationship. The seminar is appropriate for aspiring worship leaders or pastors, personnel committees, and those serving as senior pastors or worship leaders.

Myers joined the Huntington University faculty in the fall of 2005 as instructor in worship leadership for the worship leadership program, which started in the fall of 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in music from Biola University and a Master of Music in choral conducting from California State University. In 2006, he earned his Doctor of Worship Studies from the Institute for Worship Studies in Orange Park, Fla. Myers came to Huntington after serving as the worship pastor at Central Baptist Church in Sioux Falls, Iowa, for seven years. He also has served as worship leader for a Promise Keeper gathering, worship leader for the International Center for Biblical Counseling Biennial Conference and as chairman for several Association of Christian Schools International children’s choral festivals in Orange County, Calif.

For more information about worship leadership seminars, contact Bob Meyers, assistant professor of worship leadership, at (260) 359-4319 or bmyers@huntington.edu. These seminars are free and open to the university community and the general public. They are intended to enhance the curriculum and offer practical service to local churches. For a complete schedule of the 2006-2007 seminars, log on to www.huntington.edu/worship/seminars.htm.

 
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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