Divinity School’s OASIS conference to mark 5th anniversary 7/13-15

BUIES CREEK — The Campbell University Divinity School will mark the fifth anniversary of the OASIS: Renew for the Journey Church Music Conference July 13-15.
Designed to provide worship leaders with an opportunity to “reflect, renew and rest,” the three-day conference will include several worship services, time for fellowship, and breakout sessions led by nationally-known church leaders. The first OASIS conference was held in 2011.
Conference clinicians this year are Pepper Choplin, composer, conductor and humorist; the Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery, the dean of Duke Chapel and an associate professor of the practice of homiletics at Duke Divinity School; Randy Edwards, founder and director of programs for YouthCUE; Michael J. Glasgow, a composer and North Raleigh United Methodist Church’s minister of music; and Dora Ann Purdy, preschool design editor and music editor for all age groups of “Growing in Grace” Children Music Curriculum.
The conference will include three evening concerts that are free and open to the public. Each concert, listed below, will begin at 7 p.m. and be held in Butler Chapel.
Monday, July 13: Lincoln at Lillington Concert
Written and directed by Pepper Choplin, this presentation of “Our Father,” a cantata, is an encore performance of a concert held at the Lincoln Center.
Tuesday, July 14: Festival Choir Concert
Directed by Randy Edwards and Richard Suggs, this concert will feature Campbell students and other area church singers, as well as the Snyder Memorial Baptist Church orchestra.
Wednesday, July 15: NC Baptist All-State Youth Choir Alumni Concert
This worship concert features alumni from the NC Baptist All-State Youth Choir and will be conducted and organized by emerging millennial leaders from across North Carolina. The choir will be conducted by Stephen Aber and Stephen Thomason. The service will also feature many other young music professionals.