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Help Encourage Biblical Worship in Brazil

I would like to let you know about an exciting opportunity I have this summer and ask for your/your church’s help.

I have been invited to speak at in Crato, Brazil this July at the Congressor sobre teolgia e música (“Congress on Theology and Music”), hosted by the Seminário Batista do Cariri (Cariri Baptist Seminary). I will be one of two keynote speakers, along with Mark Swedberg, a missionary in Brazil. The congress will be attended by pastors from all over the area. I will be presenting lectures on worship and music for several hours over five days, and I will also have opportunity to minister in some churches.

All of my expenses in Brazil will be taken care of, but I do need to raise the finances for my airfare. I have already purchased the tickets which came to around $2,300.

If you or your church would be able to give toward this missions endeavor, you will be helping to further the work of encouraging biblical worship in Brazil. Mark tells me that they are wrestling with all of the same worship/music issues we are in the US, and in many ways he believes that they are “losing” the battle. His hope (and the hope of the seminary leadership) is that this congress will help to equip Brazilian pastors (and future pastors) in this important area. If your church has special missions funds for this kind of trip, or if you’d be willing to take a special offering, I would be very grateful.

If you are able, please send checks to the address below and mark “Brazil Mission Trip.” Or if you would like to give individually and would like a tax deduction (Religious Affections Ministries is a 501c3), you can do so online here:

Make checks to: Religious Affections Ministries
4740 Townsend Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76115

Scott Aniol

About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.

One Response to Help Encourage Biblical Worship in Brazil

  1. I hope you're not raising all of this money to go to Brazil and tell them that they have to play only a music style from a land thousands of miles away and from an era hundreds of years before in order for God to accept their worship.

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