Worship Matters: Episode 39 - In-Person Worship, Part 2: When Can We Sing Again?
By Diana Sanchez-Bushong
Continuing our miniseries discussing the opportunities and challenges of returning to in-person worship, Director of Music Ministries, Dr. Diana Sanchez-Bushong gathers a panel of worship music leaders from around the denomination to discuss issues related to singing during the pandemic. Even as the vaccine continues to help us bring an end to this difficult time, there are concerns with how best to reintroduce vocal music into the worship of the local church. Listen in as these leaders share from their knowledge and experience.
The panel includes Steve Lindsey, Director of Music Ministries/Church Administrator Nashville; Raymond Trapp, Director of Music, Vanderveer UMC Brooklyn, GC 2022 Music Director; Ann Ables, Director of Music and Fine Arts, Memorial Drive UMC Houston; Brian Hehn, Director of Center for Congregational Song, Hymn Society of North America and Canada; and Steve Harter, Minister of Music and Arts, First UMC Colorado Springs.
“Worship Matters” is a podcast from the worship team of Discipleship Ministries, designed to deal with the intricacies of planning worship each week. Hosted by Dr. Cynthia Wilson, Executive Director of Worship Ministries and the Director of Liturgical Ministries; Dr. Diana Sanchez-Bushong, Director of Music Ministries; and Dr. Derek Weber, Director of Preaching Ministries, this podcast explores how to plan worship using the common lectionary while creating worship experiences and series that are engaging, relevant, and adaptable for any church setting.