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Dec. 18, 2006
For Immediate Release

MICHAEL CARD AND JOHN MARK McMILLAN TO LEAD CAMPBELLSVILLE WORSHIP ARTS CONFERENCE MARCH 29-30, 2007

By Joan C. McKinney, director of university communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. -- Michael Card, a contemporary Christian recording artist and author, and John Mark McMillan, worship leader and Christian recording artist, will lead Campbellsville University’s worship arts conference, titled “Power of Lament: Passion & Praise in a Minor Key,” Thursday, March 29 to Friday, March 30, 2007.

Lament, or bringing hurt out before God and everyone, is the main focus of the conferenc, according to Dr. John Hurtgen, dean of the School of Theology. 

Participants will be encouraged to focus on the lamenting style of the Psalms and explore lament in music, theology and arts in the service of worship. 

Registration for the conference is $35 for the general public. Registration fee includes conference materials and tickets to both concerts. 

Registration can be done online at www.iTickets.com or by phone at 1-800-965-9324. 

The conference is sponsored by Campbellsville University’ School of Theology and the Office of Church and External Relations. 

The conference will also coincide with the creation of a new field of study at CU, a bachelor’s degree with a worship arts. This degree with be under the School of Theology and include classes in theology, music, arts, communication and theater. 

For more information on the conference or the new worship arts area degree, contact Betty Hatfield, secretary of the School of Theology, at (270) 789-5029 or click on the Worship Arts Conference 2007 link on the homepage of the www.campbellsville.edu website. 

For more information on Michael Card, visit www.michaelcard.com.

For more information on John Mark McMillan, visit www.thejohnmark.com. 

Campbellsville University, now celebrating her Centennial year, is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,310 students who represent 100 Kentucky counties, 32 states and 28 foreign nations. Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” 14 consecutive years as one of the leading Southern master’s colleges and universities, Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his eighth year as president.