Gettys announce first ever six-continent worship event as Sing! Conference goes global

World-renowned Christian hymn writers, Keith and Kristyn Getty, have today announced details of what they believe will be the most watched global worship event in history as, for the first time, they take the annual Sing! Conference global. The four-day event starts August 30, and is set to feature over 100 speakers and artists, including John Lennox, Joni Eareckson Tada, John Piper, Trip Lee, David Kim, Conrad Mbewe, Andrew Peterson and David Platt. 

The Sing! Conference has become one of the most popular worship events in America in recent years, and organisers have spent the last few months planning how to expand this event to inspire a global audience with theological and artistic excellence. Sing! Global will feature worship sessions led by celebrated musicians from six continents, and the Gettys believe it has the potential to reach tens of thousands of individuals and families, who may never have been able to attend the Nashville event in person. 

Keith Getty OBE says: “I’m not sure we have ever had such anticipation for an event like we have for this year’s Sing! Global conference. I think we will look back in 30 years at this moment in history, as one of the most unique opportunities to sing of the beauty and riches of our Lord, and cry out together as part of His global Church.”

Kristyn Getty adds: “As we have shared in the same global crisis of 2020, we are more mindful of one another as God’s Church all over the world. We want to embrace this particular moment, using every facility of technology and innovation available to us to more greatly illuminate the gospel hope we sing and share in, the hope we proclaim to every corner of the world.”

The theme for this year’s conference is the centrality of God’s Word in the singing of God’s people, and Keith Getty believes it is a timely moment for that message to uniquely and creatively engage the global Church; to pursue a greater glimpse of what every tribe and tongue singing with one another to the Lord might look like. “The times we live in have again reminded us that time is short and life is fragile. There is an urgent need to build deep believers. We want to connect families, pastors and churches to encourage that deeper congregational worship around the world,” Getty says. “In times like these, people need beautiful artistry that reflects the truths of God more than ever before.” 

Josh Sutton, Head of Development for Getty Music, comments: “We are anticipating tens of thousands of delegates from around the globe to participate in this virtual event. The thing we are the most excited about, however, is the unique challenge of building a new form of conference from the ground up that is immersive, connected and accessible to believers from every corner of the earth.”

The Conference, which is brought in part by Christian Healthcare Ministries, will include the four days of plenary sessions, over 40 breakout sessions, online concerts each evening, behind-the-scenes access and artist interviews, and will all be available for 90 days to allow attendees time to immerse themselves in the breadth of wisdom, teaching and worship. The event will take place from 

August 30 to September 2nd, and more details can be found at www.gettymusicworshipconference.com

Laura Nelson 

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