January 27-29, 2022

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Weekend of Worship

You are invited to Weekend of Worship, held in conjunction with the Worship 4:24 Conference at Cedarville University, with guest artist Matt Papa. Join other high school students (14-18 years old) and bands in an incredible worship experience! This Weekend of Worship begins on the evening of Thursday, January 27, and will include:

  • Meeting guest artists for Worship 4:24
  • Spending time with Cedarville worship bands
  • Select bands getting a chance to play and receive feedback from worship professionals
  • Experiencing campus life by staying overnight in the residence halls, attending chapel, and eating in the dining hall
  • Cost is just $60

What to Bring:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Towels
  • Guitar (if your band is playing, we will provide drums and keyboards)
  • Clothes
  • Toiletries
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The Weekend of Worship Conference is hosted by Cedarville University which is located near Dayton, OH.

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Speakers and Musicians

Christian song writer and recording artist Matt Papa

Matt Papa

Matt Papa is a 16-year veteran of the Christian music industry, having written and recorded numerous albums. His Mercy is More, which he co-wrote with Matt Boswell, and the album His Mercy is More: The Hymns of Matt Boswell and Matt Papa were both nominated for Dove Awards in 2020. Matt is a delightful combination of gifted musician and songwriter, loving husband, father, and inquisitive theologian. And with the all those roles and attributes, he remains ever-focused on a singular goal: to help people see the beauty and glory of Jesus. As Cedarville’s 2021-22 Artist-in-Residence, he is mentoring a new generation of songwriters and worship leaders for God’s glory.

Christian song writer and recording artist Matt Merker.

Matt Merker

Matt Merker writes Christ-centered songs for churches. Matt’s music reflects the full spectrum of the Christian life, from sorrowful yearning to joyful hope. He has written songs such as He Will Hold Me Fast and I Will Wait for You (Psalm 130), and his hymns have been recorded by artists including Keith and Kristyn Getty, Selah, and more. Matt studied religion and music at Vanderbilt University and later earned a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is Director of Creative Resources and Training for Getty Music.

To find out about other speakers and musicians, visit the Worship 4:24 conference page.


The Weekend of Worship requires each attendee to complete a registration form to be completed online or call 937-766-4444.

Weekend of Worship Cost:

  • $60 – The cost of the weekend includes your registration cost to the Worship 4:24 Conference as well.
  • Register by December 3

Note for churches or schools: If you wish to register and pay for multiple registrants, please select the gray button “ADD REGISTRANT” then add each individual’s information.

*We are unable to refund registrations after December 3, 2021 so please make sure to enter accurate attendee information when you register your group or band.

Please do not re-register when wanting to exchange or change your registration. All changes must be submitted by email to events@cedarville.edu or by phone at 937-766-4444. Please include name of registrant, contact information and your desired changes. We will be happy to help in any way that we able.

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