Getty worship conference strikes a chord

September 11 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor 

Hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty hosted their first-ever worship music conference last year. The inaugural event drew more than 4,000 attendees. The second annual “Sing!” conference, Sept. 10-12 in Nashville, Tenn., has garnered nearly twice as many pastors, worship leaders and other Christians eager to hear dozens of speakers and artists.

The Gettys hope the gathering will help church leaders “build a biblical understanding and creative vision for congregational singing,” according to the event’s website.
 
The program schedule features well-known pastors and theologians such as John Piper, Alistair Begg and John MacArthur, along with worship leaders and performing artists including Trip Lee, Shane & Shane, Bob Kauflin and John Patitucci.
 
J.D. Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and president of the Southern Baptist Convention, told the Biblical Recorder he believes the conference is timely and important.
 
“Worship is central to the Christian life, Greear said. “The quality of our preaching, the effectiveness of our ministries and the reach of our missions will never exceed the depth of our worship. I’m so grateful that God has raised up the Gettys at this time to call the church to a Christ-exalting, gospel-rich theology and practice of worship.”

Greear is scheduled to participate in an on-stage interview Sept. 12 with Keith Getty about “Singing & the 21st Century.”
 
Watch the Sing! Conference livestream at live.gettymusic.com.
 
This story is developing.