BENTON – PraizFest 2015, a youth choir event sponsored by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) evangelism and church health team, is set for Jan. 30-31 at First Baptist Church, Benton.
Open to students in grades seven through 12, the event combines singing, worship and performances from several student choirs across the state.
Dan Baker, minister of music at First Baptist Church, Amarillo, Texas, will serve as clinician. Bill Newton, student minister at First Baptist Church, Hot Springs, will serve as event pastor.
“Your students will probably never get the opportunity to sing in a choir of 400, offering incredible praise and worship to God, but they will get that opportunity at PraizFest!” said Larry Grayson, ABSC evangelism and church health team member.
He said churches don’t have to have a youth choir in order for students to participate.
“You may have a student choir of 40, or you may not have a student choir,” he said. “Give those 40 the chance to sing with 400, or give the opportunity to that one student who loves to sing and doesn’t get to do that on a regular basis.”
Grayson said students must bring their own music. Four of the music selections can be ordered through LifeWay Christian Resources, and two can be ordered through the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.
For information or to register, visit www.absc.org/music. Registration deadline is Jan. 19. Preregistration is required.