Cape Town. Music co-ordinators from the area of District Apostle N E Barnes (Cape district) gathered for a conference at Dennekraal from 9 to 11 February 2007. These co-ordinators assist their respective apostles and bishops with leading, developing and co-ordinating the music work in their areas.
The conference covered a range of music-related matters, all aimed at improving the effectiveness of music in supporting the goals of the church. District Apostle Barnes opened the meeting with a spiritual message based on Romans 15 : 7. It served not only as a guide for the conference, but for the future activity of all involved.
Topics included on the agenda were:
strategic review of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges in the
- development of children’s music
- goal-setting at congregation level
- improving the structures for music co-ordination and training
- the impact of technology on music in the church
- training session on talent management
- new English hymnal
- orchestra development
The constructive discussions, sharing of ideas and team-building fellowship of this weekend left everyone with a renewed sense of purpose, direction and motivation.
Also read our article on the website of the NAC Cape.
19 February 2007