What is congregational singing? Answers to this question are permeated with a myriad of opinions influenced by experience, culture and conviction. How much weight should these elements bear, if any? More importantly, what does the Bible have to say about congregational singing? Who should it be directed to? How can a church do it well?

Congregational singing is a matter of controversy in our generation, as it has been in generations past. It is our conviction that worship which is biblically rooted, nurtured and cultivated will arouse a generation that is not only faithful, but fruitful. The legacy we leave behind must be of a church that is unashamed of Jesus—and can sing about it.

Cost: R100 (includes lunch on Saturday and tea and coffee)
Enquiries: jani.macrobert@gmail.com

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Friday 27 October:

  • 18:00–19:00—Arrival and Registration
  • 19:00–21:00—Session 1: “Music and Singing in the Bible: A Biblical Theology of Worship Music and Song” by Peter Sammons of Germiston Baptist Church

Saturday 28 October

  • 8:00–9:00—Arrival and Registration
  • 9:00–10:00—Session 2: “Music and Singing in the Congregation: A Means of Grace to One Another” by Parmesh Venkatasami of Wychwood Baptist Church
  • 10:00–10:30—Break
  • 10:30–11:30— Session 3: “Music and Singing in a Multicultural Congregation: Unity in Diversity in the South African Context” by Gideon Mpeni of Crystal Park Baptist Church
  • 11:30–12:00—Break
  • 12:00–13:00—Session 4: “Music and Singing in Real Local Churches: Addressing Practical Issues” by Steven Gevers of Germiston Baptist Church
  • 13:00–14:30—Lunch
  • 14:30–15:30—Session 5: “Music and Singing in Honour of the Lord: Aiming at Excellence to the Glory of God” by David de Bruyn of New Covenant Baptist Church
  • 15:30–16:00—Break
  • 16:00–17:00—Questions and Answers