I've had all I can take of your noisy ego-music. When was the last time you sang to me? Do you know what I want? I want justice - oceans of it. I want fairness - rivers of it. That's what I want. Amos 5:23-24
We’re delighted to announce our third Justice & Worship Workshop – and you’re invited. Why not put your headphones on and have a listen to this while you read!
This year Craig Borlase asks: ‘Does Worship Rhyme with Justice?’ and explains, ”To some it's new, to others it's old hat - what are the essentials when it comes to understanding the connections between worship and justice? Do worship leaders need to be justice leaders too? How can we do more than sing songs about being 'sent out' to act?”
Craig is a prolific author, having written titles such as; ‘God's Gravity’, ‘The Naked Christian’ and ‘2159AD - a history of Christianity’, a vision of Christianity rediscovering its core values in the damaged and secular world of the future. In the past he’s worked with people like Mike Pilavachi and Delirious and was a Soul Survivor worship leader. Craig recently hosted the worship leaders’ panel discussion at the Mission Worship 2010 conference called ‘Why are there so few songs about Justice?’
Liz Baddaley will lead a session called ‘Intimacy and intercession: a journey towards the place where world and worship meet’and will pose the question, ‘If we remember the poor in our worship, does it mean there will be less room for God or simply less space for us?’ Liz will help us explore in theory and practice whether loving God and loving others are designed to interrelate in our personal and corporate devotion, as well as through our acts of service.
Liz is a worship leader, song-writer and wordsmith passionate about pursuing God's presence and his heart for justice. She spent five years at Christian Aid writing and managing the production of worship and church resources. Liz is now working towards setting up The Sanctuary - a centre for worship and prayer focussing on justice issues and also works as a freelance writer.
We will also have an excellent range of helpful resources to help keep you and your church inspired.
The workshop is open to all involved in leading worship - both musicians and non-musicians. We are limited to 50 attending and can accept up to 5 people per church. Registrations will be taken on a first come, first served basis and a £5 charge made on the day. To register, please email your name, phone number, church attended and short description of your role in worship to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will reply with an email confirming your booking.
Senior Regional Coordinator
London & South East Region