HandfulDates: June 12-14, 2017

Morning Sessions – Fuller Seminary Northwest
8:30am – 12pm
9725 3rd Ave NE, Suite 110
Seattle, WA 98115
Afternoon Sessions – Site Visits to Local Congregations



Monday, June 12 | Matthew Kaemingk
Dr. Matthew Kaemingk, Director of the Fuller Institute for Theology and Northwest Culture, will guide a conversation on the biblical and theological foundations of worship. He will invite participants to understand the formational capacity of Christian worship in the life of the believer. Finally, Dr. Kaemingk will present a primer on liturgy and the sacraments.

Lunch in Greenwood neighborhood. 

Church Site Visit: Sanctuary CRC, Greenwood – Mark & Summer Mohrlang, Co-Pastors

Shannon Sigler HeadshotWorship, Creativity, & Narrative

Tuesday, June 13 | Shannon Sigler
Shannon Sigler, Director of Cascadia Worship & Arts, will lead a conversation on the unique role worship leaders play in crafting worship narratives aligned with the Story of God through a deeper understanding of liturgy, sacrament, and the arts. We will end our time with a discussion on practical ideas for implementing the arts in congregational life.

Lunch in West Seattle. 

Church Site Visit: Trinity West Church, West Seattle – Nate Garvey, Worship & Art Director

stephen-squareRacial & Cultural Diversity & the Worship Leader

Wednesday, June 14 | Stephen Newby
In our increasingly diverse context, understanding how to craft culturally relevant worship experiences is a core value. Seattle Pacific University professor and composer Stephen Newby will discuss the worship leader’s call to cultivate both creativity and diversity. In this session we will explore both multiethnic worship concepts, as well as worship styles relevant to our experience-based Cascadian culture.

Lunch in at Luther’s Table in Renton. 

Church Site Visit: Radiant Church, Renton – Mike Thomas, Pastor; Ryan Ciganek, Worship Pastor