About

Gathered 2021 is a conference on family worship. Our aim this year is to encourage and equip families to engage in worship together, both in the home and in corporate worship. Worth noting, however, is that this is not a conference for just those families with children in the home, for as we gather we all have a collective role in fostering family worship in the assembly. We hope you will come and bring a group from your church with you! Register here!



SESSION TOPICS

  • The Goal of Family Discipleship
  • Practice Makes Perfect
  • From Integration to Segregation
  • Breakout Sessions for Men and Women on Fostering Family Worship
  • Breakout Sessions for Leaders on Fostering Family Worship in the Assembly
  • Introducing KidsCore, a Children's Music and Worship Curriculum
  • Leadership Q&A Panel


We'll also be led in worship by several different leaders utilizing different simple setups. The goal is to provide you with a variety of examples that we hope will serve you as models of what you could do in your home.


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

leaders

  • Scott Aniol, Ph.d

    Scott is an author, speaker, and teacher of culture, worship, aesthetics, and church ministry philosophy. He is Associate Professor and Director of Doctoral Worship Studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he founded Religious Affections Ministries, he lectures around the country in churches, conferences, colleges, and seminaries, and he has authored several books and dozens of articles. Scott is the Editor of Artistic Theologian, a scholarly journal of worship and church ministry, and serves as chair of the Biblical Worship Section of the Evangelical Theological Society. He also serves as an elder at his church in Fort Worth, TX. Scott holds a masters degree in Theological Studies (SWBTS), a masters degree in Aesthetics (NIU), and a PhD in Worship Ministry (SWBTS).

  • Becky ANiol

    Becky is a wife and mother, teacher and writer. She has been married to her husband Scott for seventeen years. They are blessed with four children, whom she has homeschooled from kindergarten through high school. She has a master's degree in Christian education and is currently completing a Ph.D. in education and family ministries at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Becky writes on topics relating to family and education, has spoken around the US and abroad, and teaches in women's ministries at her church in Fort Worth, TX. Her desire is to equip women with tools for discipleship-parenting and personal growth in Christlikeness.

  • Laramie Minga

    Laramie serves as Pastor for Worship and Discipleship at Woodlawn Baptist Church. He studied music at Northwest Mississippi Community College and the University of Mississippi, completing a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Voice) at Leavell College of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS), as well as a Master of Music in Church Music (Conducting) from NOBTS. He is currently a PhD candidate in Worship and teaching assistant at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Laramie and his wife Angela have one daughter, Addison.

  • Andrew and Meghan pressley

    Andrew serves as an Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church in Lindale, TX. He also teaches music and worship at East Texas Baptist University. He is a graduate of the Fine Arts Center of Greenville County (Jazz Guitar) and has a music degree (Classical Guitar) from Anderson University as well as a Master of Divinity in Church Music (Composition) from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Andrew married Meghan in 2016, who has played an important role in developing the KidsCore curriculum. She teaches math, plays the violin, and serves FBC Lindale in various ways. Andrew and Meghan have one daughter, Eliza.

  • Matt Sikes

    Matt serves as the Pastor of Discipleship and Worship at Pray’s Mill Baptist Church in Douglasville, GA. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance from the University of Georgia and his Master of Music in Performance degree from the University of Michigan. He also earned his Master of Arts in Worship and is currently completing his PhD in Worship from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Elise who has also earned degrees in music and homeschools their four children.

Schedule

FRIDAY, AUGUST 13

6:00 p.m.  Check-In

6:15 p.m.   Dinner

7:00 p.m.  Plenary 1

8:30 p.m.  Depart


SATURDAY, AUGUST 14

9:00 a.m.  Plenary 2

10:00 a.m. Refreshments

10:15 a.m.  Breakout 1

11:15 a.m.   Lunch

12:00 p.m. Breakout 2

1:00 p.m.   Plenary 3 (Q&A Panel)

2:15 p.m.   Refreshments

2:30 p.m.  Plenary 4

4:00 p.m.  Depart


BREAKOUT 1 OPTIONS

Men: The Father’s Responsibility in Family Worship—Part 1 (Scott Aniol)

Women: The Mother’s Responsibility in Family Worship—Part 1 (Becky Aniol))

Leaders: Fostering Family Worship in the Assembly—Part 1 (Matt Sikes)

Children’s Music Leaders: Introduction to KidsCore (Andrew and Meghan Pressley)


BREAKOUT 2 OPTIONS

Men: The Father’s Responsibility in Family Worship—Part 2 (Scott Aniol)

Women: The Mother’s Responsibility in Family Worship—Part 2 (Becky Aniol)

Leaders: Fostering Family Worship in the Assembly—Part 2 (Matt Sikes)

Children’s Music Leaders & Children: KidsCore Model Session (Andrew and Meghan Pressley)

REGISTRATION

Registration: $30/person

Children 12 & Under: Free

$100 maximum fee for families

Meals and resources are provided at no extra cost!


REGISTER HERE


LOCATION


Woodlawn Baptist Church

5805 Jones Creek Rd.

Baton Rouge, LA 70817


For more information on GATHERED, email Laramie Minga.