Category: Missions

  • Music for the Mission

    July 8, 2016 | Russ Whitfield | Grace DC Mosaic | Duration 59:16

    Rev. Russ Whitfield's breakout session from the 2016 New City Music Conference gives us some ideas on how to use music to further the mission of the church.

  • L.i.T: Equipping Vocal Leaders for Future Generations

    July 8, 2016 | Tiffany Johnson | Epiphany Fellowship Church | Duration 50:20

    Tiffany Johnson of DOXA shares how to build up leaders in your music ministry at the 2016 New City Music Conference. The video she shares just before the recording starts can be found here.

  • Michelle Higgins talks Music Genres

    September 15, 2014 | Michelle Higgins Loftin | South City Community Church | Duration 53:50

    Michelle talks at the Worship Ministry Workshop in St Louis on August 9, 2014 about how to incorporate diverse music genres into a worship service.

  • Justice and Mercy After the Baby Boomers.

    July 27, 2013 | Carl Ellis | New City Fellowship, Glenwood | Duration 55:16

    Carl is the originator of the term "jazz theology." He was joined by his wife Karen and they traded solos over the changes.  It was a deep and meaningful conversation about how geneology is affecting our ministry. 

    We recognize that the movement toward cross- and multi-cultural churches will need to be carried on by a new generation of musicians and worship leaders.  Carl and Karen gave us much to think about. 

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  • Five or more things you need to know about the Global South

    August 11, 2011 | Dr. Leo Sanchez | New City Fellowship, University City | Duration 34:50

    Introduction by Kirk Ward:

    new city music conf day two-130I just met Leo, but I am really excited about what he’s bringing to the conference. Leo was born in Concepción, Chile and raised in Panama City, Republic of Panama. He is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, where he also serves as Director of its Center for Hispanic Studies in The Werner R.H. and Elizabeth Ringger Krause Chair for Hispanic Ministries. Not only is Leo a theologian, but he’s also a double-bass player with the St. Louis Civic Orchestra and plays Latin and jazz bass.

    Leo’s talk is about the growing church in the “global south” and how our liturgical planning and music style might be affected here as a result. Leo also lead our Styles Class on Latin and Caribbean music.