Virginia Seminary to Host Christian Rock Concert


Media Contact: Curtis Prather
Tel: 703-461-1782
Email: cprather@vts.edu

Alexandria, VA – Virginia Theological Seminary and the Center for the Ministry of Teaching are proud to announce the first VTS Christian Rock Festival on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Fulfilling a commitment from the VTS Strategic Plan, the festival will feature an impressive and diverse line-up of the best in Christian rock: Joel Joa (urban), The Sloan River Project (contemporary rock), Fran McKendree (singer-songwriter), The Letter Black (hard rock), and headliners: Five Iron Frenzy (third wave ska). The groups hit the stage on the campus Grove at noon, and will continue until 10 pm.

“Like any great music festival there will be food – lots of it – and activities to draw the young and young at heart together for a day of celebration and thanksgiving!” said Dr. Lisa Kimball, Interim Associate Dean of Students and the Director of the Center for the Ministry of Teaching. “This is a moment for serious evangelism. Seize it!”

In addition to the ten hours of amazing music, the VTS Christian Rock Festival will begin with a morning “Quidditch” clinic and tournament at 10 am, as well as poetry, spoken word performance, opportunities to meet the musicians and plenty of food vendors all day. Rain or shine, the family friendly, ecumenical event is free and open to the public, including youth groups.

The Center for the Ministry of Teaching at VTS is a physical and virtual hub supporting lifelong Christian faith formation and discipleship. A drop-in resource center and learning lab provide opportunities for research, consultation, and hands-on practice with proven approaches and new educational technologies. Theologically robust web-based resources extend the CMT’s proclamation well beyond the walls of the seminary.

Founded in 1823, Virginia Theological Seminary is the largest of the 11 accredited seminaries of the Episcopal Church. The school prepares men and women for service in the Church worldwide, both as ordained and lay ministers, and offers a number of professional degree programs and diplomas. Currently, the Seminary represents more than 42 different dioceses and 5 different countries, for service in the Church.