Online Calvin Symposium on Worship 2021


Art by Virginia Wieringa

January 626, 2021

You are warmly invited to register now for a free online learning experience held January 6-26, 2021, on key topics and themes in worship and the Christian life at the Calvin Symposium on Worship. This online experience is designed for all kinds of learners: students, faculty, artists, musicians, pastors, preachers, scholars, teachers, worship leaders and planners, and all interested worshipers around the world

Join this free experience with participants around the world through online media to learn and connect together. Follow #wsymp21 on Twitter. 


We are grateful to welcome more than 90 contributors who add their wisdom and insights to this online experience.   


The online Symposium on Worship offers 20 livestream worship services and 20 webinar sessions weekdays from January 6-26 as well as on-demand content that allows you to access material at your own pace and time. We warmly encourage you to engage the content by posting your insights and wisdom on the content pages and to read and reflect on the responses posted by others. We look forward to being a global learning community. 

The livestream worship services take us around the globe to a variety of worshiping communities. Six of these services feature texts from Romans 8 on "The Renewed Life of God."

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There is no fee to register, but you must register in order to engage the material, made available on January 6, 2021. The access code will be emailed in early January to all registered participants. Registration remains open until January 26, the final day.

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CICW_Facebook_Vimeo_ProfileIcon_300x300_2018 CEP color logo The Calvin Symposium on Worship is sponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship at Calvin University and the Center for Excellence in Preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

Q: Will there be an in-person conference in January held at Calvin University and Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids?
No. Due to COVID-19, we are offering an online experience only. While we will miss the in-person gathering, we are excited to reach many more people through the online experience. We will not hold any sessions nor worship services on campus. 

Q: Will the livestream sessions be available after they conclude?
Yes. You will find an archive video on the same page you linked to the livestream session.  

Q: What should I do if I experience technical issues?
Here are a few troubleshooting notes and tips:

  • You do not need a Zoom account to join the webinars; however, if you already have the Zoom program installed on your computer, you may be prompted to enter your Zoom account password when joining a webinar.
  • Most problems can be resolved by clearing cache AND cookies or using a different browser. Using a different browser is especially helpful when an extension in your main browser is causing an issue.
  • Older devices are more likely to experience obscure, hard-to-reproduce problems.
  • Old browsers are likely to cause bugs, especially Internet Explorer. Check if your browser is up-to-date by going to
  • Safari can be quirky. If you use a Mac, try to use Chrome or Firefox.
  • If none of the information above solves your problem, please reach out to us via email: