A two week workshop on music and worship was held at Clark Theological College (CTC), Mokokchung from November 17 to 28. The programme was conducted as part of CTC annual program under the initiative of Chan from Singapore, who has a burning desire to teach Christians to sing and worship God reverently.
The team comprised of five members where Chan taught choral singing and conducting; guitar lessons by Abdiel; keyboards by Wong; and vocals Ci Ci and Canato. The whole exercise was to place worship and music at the centre of Christian spirituality.
A seminar on worship was also conducted by Dr. Simon Chan from Trinity Theological College, Singapore as the resource person which was attended by faculty and students of Clark Theological College and representatives from Anderson Theological College, Aizuto, as well as pastors and choir directors from surrounding churches.
Dr. Chan said “many modern Christians seem to think that worship is something they could construct or deconstruct according to people’s taste and preferences”. He added people need to realise that worship has everything to do with truth- the truth of God’s revelation and the liturgy as observed from ancient times reflects the truth of revelation in its form and content.
Dr. Chan further said people need to study carefully as it would inject theological integrity into our modern-day worship.
The two-week long program concluded with a heart touching sacred musical concert in which Clark Theological College choir and the band “syntonia” from Mokokchung Town Baptist Church participated.