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21st of November 2017

I Openly Wept

Author – Rosa Cándida Ramírez is the Worship Pastor of La Fuente Ministries, an intercultural, intergenerational bilingual ministry in Pasadena, California. On Monday, October 16, 2017, at 12:00 pm I openly wept while leading worship.  At the steps of Fuller Theological Seminary’s Payton Hall, I was crying in front of a group of approximately forty […]


7th of November 2017

“The Once and Future Hymnal” Event

Author – Ginny Chilton is Music Minister at Church of the Ascension in Norfolk, Virginia, where she serves as organist, choirmaster, and elementary music teacher. Welcome to the fourth entry in the Center for Congregational Song blog: Centered in Song. I’m Ginny, a 30-something organist and music minister living in Tidewater, Virginia. I’ve worked mostly for […]


17th of October 2017

Launch Event Success!

Over a hundred of the nation’s leaders in congregational song gathered in Dallas to celebrate the launch of The Center for Congregational Song. The launch event included outstanding speakers such as Cynthia Wilson, Swee Hong Lim, Father Ray East, John L. Bell, and many more. We sang together, learned together, and casted a vision for […]


15th of October 2017

Harmony Launch Event!

Over one-hundred people are gathered in Dallas today to celebrate the launch of The Center for Congregational Song. Some of the church’s most influential leaders in congregational song are presenting and attending this event to vision for the future. Live-stream of some of the event is available on our facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/centercongsong/


13th of October 2017

Student and Community Workshop in Cookeville, TN

In our ongoing effort to inspire and educate students, The Center for Congregational Song will be providing a free workshop for the music students of Tennessee Tech University on Friday, November 10th. On Saturday, November 11th we will host a free workshop for community members at First United Methodist Church followed by a Veterans Day […]


12th of October 2017

CCS Launch Highlighted by Religion News Service

One of the largest single sources of news on religion, spirituality, and ideas has published an article highlighting the launch of The Center for Congregational Song. You can read the full article here. Center for Congregational Song launches as antidote to ‘worship wars’


7th of October 2017

Resource Connection Tool Now Available for Beta-testing

A fundamental problem for church musicians and pastors who are passionate about congregational song is that useful and reliable resources are hard to find and housed in many different places. A team of 3 programmers spent the past year developing the beta-site, which is now available. Over the next year we have a team of […]


Meet the Director

I was born and raised in South Georgia with a family who loved music and the church. Whether in worship, in rehearsal, hanging out with my brothers by the piano, or on a family trip, I grew up making music with others. With a passion for teaching and a life full of music-making, beginning a […]