You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. –Matthew 22:36
Bishop Robert Schnase, author of “The Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations”, writes that worship is “for the love of God”. In December, we will gather in Atlanta, GA for Truthville 2017! We will gather for the love of God. Our theme this year is “Adoration: Back to the Heart of Worship”. Many churches long to design worship experiences that are meaningful for congregations and communities. We are looking for ways to foster the development of credible, committed, Christian disciples in a world, and often a church, that has fallen away from its first love. Whether your church is more traditional, more contemporary, or somewhere in between, God desires our full attention and for us to dive deeper in our love for God.
This year’s Winter Meeting is about worship: developing music and worship arts ministries, engaging youth and young adults, relevant ways of engaging the liturgical seasons, developing the skills to effectively lead worship, and much more. Most importantly, this meeting is about the love of God and how we live worship in our daily lives. Truthville 2017: ADORATION is for you!
There is something for everyone at Truthville! Youth will have an exciting program in which they will learn what it means to worship God with their talents and gifts and authentically honor God with their lives. Pastors and clergy will have experiences that will offer insights into designing worship that empowers people to deeply connect the Gospel story revealed in the liturgical calendar to real life. We are excited to again feature the “Preaching Practicum” for clergy and the new “Lift Your Voice” public speaking session for laity. Experiences for Christian Educators will include teaching on the true importance of the liturgical calendar as a discipleship tool, tips on leading and teaching spiritual formation practices, and insights into developing meaningful worship experiences with children and youth. Young adultswill have a great opportunity to grow together as they wrestle with many of the pressing questions of faith that lay on their hearts. Through this, they will come to know meaningful ways they can connect with Christ, get in tune with God’s voice and God’s presence in their lives, and find ways to live worship in their communities. As always, the Varick Children’s Winter Camp and the Just for Seniors program will offer our children and seniors fun and creative opportunities to discover, learn, and fellowship.
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Avenue NE Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 2:30pm to Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 12:00pm