Musical Leadership for the Non-Musical

Catherine BrownFrom the Archives

Enjoy this article from our print archives. You’ve agreed to lead an afterschool activity club at your church.  Then you realize that music is an expected component of the program.  You don’t play a musical instrument and singing has never been your strong point.  You panic and think about backing out of your commitment. Wait!  Before making that decision, please consider the following strategies and practical ideas that I have found useful in incorporating music … Read More

Let Everything that Breathes (or Drums or Jingles) Praise the Lord!

Martha Bettis GeeFrom the Archives

Enjoy this article from our print edition archives! Praise God with trumpet sounds; Praise God with lute and harp! Praise God with tambourine and dance; Praise God with strings and pipe! Praise God with clanging cymbals! Praise God with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!  Praise the Lord! (Ps. 150:3-6) From an upright piano to a full pipe organ; from guitars and a bass and a full drum set to hand … Read More

Music as a Bridge to Multicultural Ministries

Jorge Sayago-GonzalezUncategorized

Enjoy this article about music from our archives,  first posted in our print format. With diversity growing at rapid rates, churches are now facing new challenges of engaging the ever-changing needs of their surrounding communities. Church educators are always searching for new ways of creating space for awakening-the-soul experiences. Music can help mold the space in which this awakening process occurs. A particular song can move us to moments of connection, peace, healing, liberation and … Read More

Tying Your Ministry to Hospitality

Julie HesterAnnual Event

Join us in Louisville at the APCE Annual Event, where we will focus on hospitality and welcome. Mini–plenaries are a new offering this year. These gatherings allow you to learn from noted leaders in a setting that is larger than a workshop, but more intimate than a large plenary setting. In addition to worship and keynote plenaries, and a choice of over 70 workshops, participants can attend two of the following six mini-plenaries with these … Read More

APCE 2018 Award Winners

Julie HesterAdvocate News

Join us at the Annual Event in Louisville as we honor the winners of three of our annual awards for excellence in Christian Education. ENRICH – Educator of the Year – Dr. Rebecca L. Davis Criteria for the ENRICH Educator of the Year Award: Nominees must be in full time professional service and fulfill three out of the following four criteria: Five or more years of membership in APCE or our partner denominations’ educational organizations. Active in … Read More

Annual Event Spotlight: Sandra Van Opstal, worship leader

Beth Herrinton-HodgeAnnual Event, Deep & Wide: Boundless Hospitality

Worship experiences during the 2018 Annual Event promise to be boundless and rich. Renowned for crafting multi-cultural worship that moves beyond singing hymns or offering prayers in different languages, Sandra Van Opstal (CRC) brings her creative and innovative gifts to the Annual Event. Worship, to Sandra, is a cross-cultural experience, designed to give glory to a global God. Hospitable worship encompasses the diverse body of Christ, gathering peoples from every tribe and tongue and weaving … Read More