Update: November 30, 2021
Here’s the schedule of events for both days:
Friday, Dec. 10, 6-8 pm
Opening worship service with Dr. Joseph Kidder (Professor of Pastoral Theology & Discipleship, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary)
Sabbath, Dec. 11 (full day)
- 9:30 am – Sabbath worship with a multigenerational panel
- 11 am – Main worship service with Dr. Joseph Kidder
- 3-4:30 pm – Four concurrent seminars
- Acceptable vs Unacceptable Worship – Dr. Joseph Kidder
- Worship Designed for Children – Pr. Shawn Ellis (Apple Creek Church)
- Worship Lessons from the Sanctuary – Dr. Arthur Stele (General Vice President, General Conference)
- Considerations in Designing a Worship Service – Dr. Mansfield Edwards (Ontario Conference president)
- 5-7 pm – Ordination service – charge by Pr. James Black (Prayer Ministry Coordinator, North American Division)
Original text, November 20, 2021
The Ontario Conference will hold a Worship that Connects worship summit from Dec. 10-11. They are continuing this theme with our “Worship That Connects” worship summit on Friday, Dec. 10 (evening) and Sabbath, Dec. 11 (all day) on their Adventist Ontario YouTube channel.
The summit’s main objective will be to inspire a worship renewal. Attendees will be blessed by different elements of worship, including prayer, scripture reflections, special presentations with guest speakers, and breakout sessions.
The program will be comprised of three segments.
- Segment 1 will clear misconceptions around worship.
- Segment 2 will allow members to reflect on their worship honestly.
- Segment 3 will help members transition from being spectators, consumers or observers to actual worshippers.
Explaining the significance of true worship to “Connecting Like Jesus,” Pastor Mansfield Edwards said, “Our worship impacts our evangelism. We have settled into a mold where we refer to our worship as service. But the service should flow out of our worship. The God we encounter in our worship experience is the one we take out in our service to the community. Thus, people can come to know the God we encounter.”
Please schedule this summit in your calendars as you won’t want to miss it! The Conference also invites you to complete a survey at connectinglikeJesus.com so you can help shape this unique initiative.
Here’s an article with some background info on the event:https://www.adventistontario.org/article/worship-that-connects/