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The conferences serve to teach existing church musicians both theologically and practically to be more effective in the local church.
The training/apprenticeships serve those looking to serve full or part-time on a staff team in a local church, or those already doing so.
We believe that Colossians 3:16 is true and music plays a critical roll within God’s church, helping us let the Word of Christ dwell in us richly.
We believe that music ministry has lacked priority within many local churches for a long time and needs to be encouraged, developed and grown to help God’s people ‘Rejoice in the Lord’ and be filled with ‘an inexpressible and glorious joy (1 Peter 1:8)’.
We believe music is such an important part of todays society. To reach this nation with the gospel, the music of the local church needs not to be a stumbling block to hearing the good news of Jesus but rather a tool.
People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. – Mark 10:13-14 (NIV) King James Version (KJV) 40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
Because the prison system can be a painful and damaging process for inmates and their families, these individuals are often in great need of being treated with dignity and compassion, as our faith calls us to do. Episcopal Prison Ministries works with inter-religious groups and government officials to assist inmates and their families, as well as those on parole, supports summer camp programs for children of people who are incarcerated, and calls for reform not only of the prison system but of the criminal justice system.