Salmon Valley to host their annual preacher school

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Topics for Preacher School:
Worship Ministry Track

Help your people sing!

  • The church’s primary instrument is the voice of the congregation! Discover practical techniques to cultivate a culture of vibrant congregational singing.

Planning Corporate Worship

  • Incorporating the theological & historical framework of corporate worship with the nuts and bolts of planning weekly services. Participants will acquire practical tools and biblical insights to curate worship experiences that exalt God and build up the body of Christ.

How did we get here?: The Theological & Historical Foundations of Corporate Worship

  • Gain deeper insights into the traditions, movements, and key figures that have guided the development of worship over centuries.

Worship in Spirit and Truth

  • Learn to cultivate a worship experience that engages both heart and mind, is rooted in biblical truth, and expresses the work of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of believers.

The Pathway to Worship: The Divine Progression 

  • Discover Don McMinn’s teaching from the Psalms on a three-fold progression to worship.

Scripture-Guided Worship

  • From selecting passages to structuring the flow of the service, participants will gain practical insights and creative approaches for weaving biblical narratives and themes throughout the worship experience.

Sessions led by:

  • Dr. Wes Dykes – Dean, Winters School of Music – William Carey University, Worship Pastor – Hardy Street Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, MS
  • Dr. Brandon Hardin – Coordinator of Worship Studies – William Carey University, Worship Pastor – Carterville Baptist Church, Petal, MS

Both Wes & Brandon, in addition to serving in academia, have experience serving the local church in full-time and part-time capacities. Their roles at William Carey University have allowed them to mentor and guide the next generation of church leaders. They’re both passionate about supporting and ministering to those who serve churches. With their blend of classroom experience and hands-on church work, they bring a unique perspective to helping equip lay and part-time leaders who lead worship in churches across the country.