Webinar: Worship as Conversation

Worship as Conversation

A free webinar with Princeton Seminary President Rev. Dr. M. Craig Barnes

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
7:30 pm – 8:45 pm EDT
School of Christian Vocation and Mission
Princeton Theological Seminary

Worship is a sacred conversation between the word of God and the yearning of the congregation. This webinar will offer insights on how pastors and congregations can make worship more conversational and meaningful to everyone involved. This webinar is offered at no cost. You are encouraged to host a group at your church to watch together.


M. Craig Barnes is the seventh president of Princeton Theological Seminary. He began his presidency in January 2013, and also serves as professor of pastoral ministry. Barnes earned his Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Seminary in 1981 and his Ph.D. in church history from the University of Chicago in 1992.

Before becoming president of Princeton, Barnes was a chaired professor at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary while also serving as the pastor and head of staff of Shadyside Presbyterian Church. He previously served pastorates in Madison, Wisconsin, and at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC. He is a frequent lecturer and preacher at conferences, academic gatherings, and in congregations across the country. He is the author of eight books and serves as a columnist for The Christian Century. His writing and academic work reflect his deep commitment to the theological formation of pastors to lead the church in changing times.

What to Expect

To watch this webinar you will need a good internet connection and a computer. If you plan to host a group to watch together at your church, you will also need a digital projector of some kind and speakers. The webinar will feature a live video and audio stream from Princeton, as well as a chat box. You will be able to ask questions of Dr Barnes by typing in the chat box.

All registrants will be sent detailed instructions on Wednesday, May 22. A special test session will be held on Friday, May 24 at 3 PM EDT.


To register, please click here.

This webinar is sponsored by the School of Christian Vocation and Mission at Princeton Theological Seminary with support from the Lilly Endowment. Registration is free, but spaces are limited.Preference will be given to congregations who organize groups to watch together.

Contact Info

Additional questions may be asked by telephone at 609.497.7990 or by e-mail at scvm@ptsem.edu.