Worship ministers urged to focus on the Word

Worship ministers in Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptist churches were reminded to use the Scripture in planning worship.

This challenge came during the KNCSB Worship Leader and Family Retreat held Jan. 18-19 in Topeka, Kan.

Joe Crider from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., was the retreat’s featured speaker. He is an associate dean and a professor of worship and music at the seminary.

Crider reminded the worship ministers of the crucial roles they play. During the retreat’s open session on Friday night, Jan. 18, Crider discussed “What’s at Stake on Sunday Morning?”

“What’s at stake in our times of corporate worship? People’s view of God. This is an amazing stewardship that we have.”

Crider challenged the worship ministers to study God’s Word so they can have a strong spiritual foundation in their own lives.

Then plan worship based on Scripture using the gospel as the core, he said.

David Manner, KNCSB associate executive director, was the retreat organizer. He reminded the group about several upcoming events:

  • April 22-23—Kansas-Nebraska Singing Men concert tour. The Singing Men will be making a return trip to west-central Kansas to stage concerts at correctional facilities, including Ellsworth Correctional Facility.
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  • July 15-18—National Worship Leader Conference at Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, Kan. Find more information Contact Manner for information about registration discounts plus scholarships available from KNCSB. Call him at (800) 984-9092 or send e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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  • March 7-8, 2014—KNCSB Youth Worship Arts Camp at Webster Conference Center, Salina, Kan.