Worship at Iona
Jacob Sensenig is committed to the belief that corporate worship is the primary shaper of Christian theology and that worship will be the vehicle for a renewal of the Church. These fundamental beliefs have led Jacob to serve as the worship leader for George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the Minister of Music at First Baptist Church in Hamilton, TX. In these two vastly different contexts Jacob has served as an enlivener of the congregation’s song, a liturgical innovator, and a pastoral worship designer.
Originally from Bowling Green, Kentucky, Jacob holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Kentucky University, a Master of Church Music from Baylor University, and a Master of Divinity from George W. Truett Theological Seminary. In the fall of 2014 Jacob will return to Baylor to join the inaugural class of the Ph.D. in Church Music. Jacob has been recognized as a rising scholar and practitioner by The Hymn Society of the United States and Canada, the Berkshire Choral Festival and Choristers Guild. In the summer of 2013, Jacob served as music assistant for eight weeks at the Iona Community in Scotland.
2014 Breakout Sessions
The Iona Community: Transformation through work and worship
For over 75 years the Iona Community has served as a model for Christians interested in spiritual and liturgical renewal. In an age of declining churches and commercialized worship, the Iona Community has sought to find new expressions of worship through song, prayer, and action which foster active participation and meaningful engagement. This session will explore the context of worship at Iona and present resources which can be used in any church.