2017 National Worship Conference

The WELS Commission on Worship hosted the 2017 National Conference on Worship Music and the Arts June 13–16 at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis. More than 1,000 people attended the conference, which included a focus on Martin Luther’s contributions to worship as part of the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

This particular conference included:

  • morning and evening worship services;
  • a plenary address by Rev. Michael Schultz, the director of the WELS Hymnal Project, who offered a Reformation perspective on worship;
  • more than 50 breakout sessions;
  • performances by WELS musicians in a wide variety of styles;
  • a children’s choir and high school honor choir;
  • a collaborative art project that was displayed at the closing service; and
  • a juried art exhibit.

To view the conference’s opening festival concert or closing worship service, visit livestream.com/welslive.

View photos from the conference.

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The next National Conference on Worship, Music, and the Arts will be held the first week of August 2021.