Lifted – Blessed – Broken – Shared

It all begins as we gather as community. Around a Table. With a capital ‘T.’
There is a place for each and every one at the Table.
We dance newness. We sing sharing. Come pull up a chair.
There is a place for each and every one at the Table.

The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music & Worship Arts invites you to join us in Kansas City on July 15-18, 2019, for our biennial convocation.

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What to Expect

Broaden your connections. Meet and fellowship around the Table with other worship artists from across the country. You are not alone in your work! We are a community together!

Renew Your Sense of Calling

Refill your leadership bucket through times of worship and reflection. Use this experience as a reset, affirming your call from God to worship ministry.

Create Space for the Spirit

Step away from your daily world where success is frequently defined by numbers and “busyness” is revered. Open your heart and soul – and your schedule – to receive what the Spirit has just for you.

Expand Your Concept of Worship Ministry

Learn practical tips and tools that you can take back to your own contexts, and explore ways to diversify your creative expression in worship.


Adam Hamilton

Adam Hamilton

Founding pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS, and author of 22 books. Full Bio

Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi

Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi

Bishop of The United Methodist Church, currently serving in the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference. Full Bio

John Pavlovitz

John Pavlovitz

Author, blogger, pastor, and activist from Wake Forest, NC. Full Bio

Donna Battle

Donna Battle

Chaplain at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, and group facilitator on building healthy relationships, diversity, conflict resolution and justice. Full Bio

Brian Combs

Brian Combs

Founder of Haywood Street, a United Methodist mission congregation and faith-based nonprofit in Asheville, NC. Full Bio

Amy Valdez Barker

Amy Valdez Barker

Executive Director of Global Mission Connections for the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries. Full Bio

Emanuel Cleaver III

Emanuel Cleaver III

Senior pastor of St. James United Methodist Church in Kansas City, MO. Full Bio

Brittney Stephan

Brittney Stephan

Associate Director for Multi-Cultural Vibrancy for the Michigan Conference. Full Bio



With times for worship, prayer, learning, reflection, and self-care (and, of course, food and fellowship!),  you’ll have plenty of opportunities to spend time with old friends and new.

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Our seminars range from practical techniques you can take home with you … to candid, in-depth discussions on worship planning, leadership, and hospitality.

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Monday Intensives

Arriving in Kansas City early? Try an extended hands-on workshop for handbells, dance, or contemporary worship. Or, participate in a special choir experience or organ crawl.

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Why You Should Come

It’s a week filled with seminars and workshops, allowing you to learn and grow in your ministry as well as experience transformative worship. And, of course, there will be plenty of fellowship.

Worship with a community of creative individuals

Hear from leaders in worship and arts currently serving in the trenches.

Grow through hands-on learning experiences.



“Dessert” Registration (Rate valid April 16, 2019 until event)

We want to invite everyone to “Come to the Table,” so this rate applies to ANYONE, Fellowship members and non-members. Non-members can request a free PRINT or ONLINE membership when they register.

A number of registration discounts are available. Meals and accommodations additional. View full registration details page for complete info.

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The Kansas City Marriott Downtown, located in the heart of Kansas City, is our convocation hotel.

  • Room rate: $159/room, per night plus tax, 1-4 people.
  • One king bed or two double beds subject to availability. (Reserve early if you have a preference!)

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