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Thursday, May 18 • 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Worship History

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  • The Road to the Future Runs through the Past: How Worship Communicates the Biblical Narrative (the Great Tradition)
    - Dr. Jim Hart 
    Robert Webber wrote, “Worship does God’s story.” What does that mean, and why does that  matter? If it does matter, how has God’s story formed the worship of God’s people over the past two thousand years? More to it, how has that worship formed God’s people into Christ-followers being “poured out for the life of the world”? Jim Hart, President of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies will lead a discussion on this topic as we journey the “road to the future that runs through the past.”

Moderators
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Dr. Chuck Fromm

CEO, Publisher, Worship Leader
Dr. Chuck Fromm is the publisher and founder of Worship Leader magazine, Song DISCovery, and the National Worship Leader Conferences (NWLC). As President and pastor of Maranatha! Music for 22 years, he developed the series: Praise, Kids Praise, Psalms Alive!, and The Words of Worship, among many other projects. His leadership there was rewarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award from GMA in... Read More →
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Alex MacDougall

Worship Leader Media
Alex MacDougall is an American record producer, drummer/percussionist, educator, and music business executive. He is a past member of several Christian music groups including The Way, the Richie Furay Band, Daniel Amos, the Randy Stonehill Band, and the Larry Norman Band. Alex to... Read More →

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Dr. Jim Hart

President, The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies
James R. Hart serves as the President of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies (IWS). During his tenure at IWS he has held positions as Dean of Students, Dean of Administration and Provost. In June of 2007 he was inaugurated as the second president of IWS.  Dr. Hart has been involved in worship leadership and music ministry for over 35 years, and has taught in the areas of worship, theology and music in various colleges and seminaries, including Asbury Theological Seminary, Christ for the Nations Institute, and Oral Roberts University. He holds a Bachelor of Music from Oral Roberts University in Sacred Music, a Masters of Music from the University of Tulsa, and the Doctor of Worship Studies from the Institute for Worship... Read More →
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Dr. Lester Ruth

Worship History Professor, Duke Divinity School & The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies
Dr. Lester Ruth is the Research Professor of Christian Worship at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. He is trained as a worship historian, bringing to that task the concerns of a pastor, a role he has served in several churches in Texas.


Thursday May 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Room B4 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120