2014 Ancient Evangelical Future Conference

2014 Ancient Evangelical Future Conference

Lex orandi, lex credendi – “the rule of praying is the rule of believing.” This phrase, attributed to fifth-century theologian Prosper of Aquitaine, points to the intimate relationship between Christian worship and Christian belief. While Christian belief informs the character of Christian worship, Christian worship profoundly shapes Christian faith. Worship shapes not only the substance of our faith, but also the ways in which we inhabit and live out that faith. This forming and informing power of Christian worship is often referred to as liturgical formation.

Liturgical formation is the focus of the second annual Ancient Evangelical Future Conference, June 5-6, 2014. The conference will be hosted by the Robert E. Webber Center and held at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. Framed in the context of Christian community and worship, drawing upon the best of the Christian tradition, and featuring speakers from a variety of denominations, this conference promises to inform, encourage and refresh all who attend.

For more information please contact Joel Scandrett, Director of the Robert E. Webber Center.


Colin Buchanan - Anglican Worship: A Paradigm for Liturgical Formation?
Timothy George - Christian Preaching in Liturgy and in Life
Edith Humphrey - The Lord is for the Body: Matter and Epiphany in Christian Worship
Amy Schifrin - How Can I Keep from Singing?: The Life of the Church in Song
James K A Smith - Liturgical Discipleship: Worship as the Center of Spiritual Formation


Arnold Klukas
Seeing Is Believing: Making Worship Accessible in a Post-Christian Culture.
Learning Lab: Whole-Body Worship for Head, Heart and Body

Andy Piercy
Contemporary Music in Worship I: Principles
Contemporary Music in Worship II: Application

Contemporary Worship Music Workshop: How to Make it Work Well
for ministers & song leaders
     1 day prior to the AEF Conference  -  June 4, 8:30am-5:30pm  -  $60