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Halifax 2020

Singing the Welcome of God: Strategies for Expansive Worship Language Join pastor, musician, and author Slats Toole for a workshop on best practices and new ideas for incorporating expansive worship language into your ministry setting. Having worked with national organizations as well as congregations of ten, Slats is a skilled presenter with experience, knowledge, and […]

A Cappella Sunday 2020

A Cappella Sunday Hymn Suggestions YEAR A What: A Cappella Sunday is when worshiping communities from across the world commit to singing a cappella in their Sunday morning worship service. For communities where this is a new concept, it could just be one hymn, but for communities that are more comfortable singing unaccompanied, they are […]

Student & Community Workshop – Saskatoon – POSTPONED

St. Andrew's College - Saskatoon Theological Union 1121 College Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

POSTPONED Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Saint Andrew's has moved to a remote-teaching situation. This event also included a clinician from the US, which would have required international travel. So we have decided to Postpone this event to a date TBD when we can ensure that all who would like to attend can do so […]

Post-Easter Retreat 2020 – CANCELED

CANCELED Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this event has been canceled. We hope to offer this opportunity for rest and rejuvenation next year.   A 2 day musicians' retreat in Baltimore, Maryland   Invitation Holy Week, especially Easter Sunday, can be the most wonderful and yet exhausting time of year for church musicians and worship […]


Writing the Church’s Song 2020 – POSTPONED

Richmond Hill 2209 E Grace Street, Richmond, VA, United States

3-day workshop from May 27 to May 30, 2020 in Richmond, VA THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. UPDATES COMING SOON.   Invitation After the busy seasons of Lent and Easter, time away to rest, reflect, and re-inspire is important. Writing the Church's Song is a three-day writing retreat for beginner and […]


Free Webinar: Breaking Through The Traditional/Contemporary Divide

Register Now!   WEBINAR INFO Join Center Director Brian Hehn for a presentation on why the "traditional/contemporary" divide just doesn't make sense. We'll spend the first half of the session talking about how we go into using this pesky dichotomy, and then we'll explore ways of expanding beyond it. You'll come away with new vocabulary […]


Free Webinar: The Hymnal Anthem Book

Register Now!   WEBINAR INFO Join CCS Ambassador Megan Mash for a presentation on how to use your hymnal as a resource for creating simple but effective anthems. Having served churches in Florida where the Snowbirds reign, Megan's choirs can quickly go from 30 or 40 voices down to 10 or 15. Being able to […]


Election Day Concert: Vote Then Sing

YouTube Live Broadcast Link WHY? As God’s people we are called to be good citizens, so we encourage all our followers and friends to make sure you vote! But once you’ve voted, there’s going to be that anxious time of waiting for the results. As people of faith, we are called to also be a […]

Free Webinar: Sing Praise At Any Moment – Paperless Music 101

Register Now!   WEBINAR INFO Join CCS Ambassador Slats Toole for a presentation on the basics of leading paperless music. Pulling from their experience as the pastor of a small church, a worship leader who understands how and when technology can fail, and a musician who believes in the importance and power of congregational singing, […]


Join some of the students of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's ASL/English Interpretation Program in singing The Center for Congregational Song's COVID Carols! Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater or best Santa hat and join in the fun. EVENT GOES LIVE ON YOUTUBE: Saturday, December 19th at 5PM Eastern Time   Shareable link: To download […]