INDIANAPOLIS – The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts, a national organization embracing God’s artistic gifts to create world-transforming worship, is coming to Indianapolis next July 20-23.

Pathways 2015, the biennial convocation of “The Fellowship,” offers workshops, speakers and worship services, including a Youth Choir Festival. These pathways for learning provide opportunities for worship leaders to be inspired and to hone their skills. Registration for Pathways 2015 opens in October online at

The convention will feature nationally-known speakers such as the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber, Mark Miller, C Michael Hawn, Dr. Constance Cherry and Dr. John Holbert and will meet in the Indianapolis Marriott East Hotel, with worship services each evening at various locations across Indianapolis including North, St. Luke’s and Broadway United Methodist churches.

The workshops, speakers and worship services are part of these gatherings throughout the U.S. Pathways 2015 also will offer musicians, dancers, visual artists, pastors and worship leaders an array of educational and inspirational opportunities in the Circle City.

Creative workshops available to participants include the Youth Choir Festival to be led by Mark Miller, Professor of Church Music at Drew Theological Seminary. The youth choirs will conclude with a performance and worship at St. Luke’s at 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 21. Local churches are invited to bring their own youth choirs to join in this festival led by Miller. Youth choirs interested in participating may contact Debbie Chapman to learn more at

More information will be coming. Watch for mailings and visit the website. Now is the time to plan to bring your worship team and to carve out time for this national event soon to arrive in Indianapolis.