Baptist Church Music Conference Offers Help in Changing World

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (BP) – As the landscape of church music continues to shift, the Baptist Church Music Conference (BCMC) remains a constant presence and help for Southern Baptist musicians at all levels of involvement – the local church, denominational work and education.

Mark Burnett, current president of BCMC, told Baptist Press he believes the organization is “the only conference which intentionally puts these three divisions together for dialogue and mutual encouragement.”

The conference, founded in 1957, meets once a year but also serves as an educational and networking resource throughout the year through its website and newsletter.

This year’s conference will be April 24-26 at First Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, Ga., near Atlanta.

Burnett was one of three panelists on a webinar called “What’s Next? Perspectives on Church Music” held Jan. 6. He represented the local church aspect of the Baptist musician; in addition to his role at BCMC president, he is the associate pastor and director of worship and music ministries at First Baptist Church Lawrenceville.

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Source: Baptist Press