Slater Murphy began serving as director of the Church Music Department for the Mississippi Baptist Convention in August 2011. Prior to that, he served as associate pastor in music at Fairview Baptist Church in Columbus for 26 years.
In addition to his equipping and counseling responsibilities, Slater conducts the Mississippi Baptist All-State Youth Choir and Orchestra, Mississippi Baptist Singing Churchwomen, and accompanies the Mississippi Singing Churchmen.
He is a 1979 graduate of William Carey College, with a bachelor of music degree; and a 1982 graduate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a master of church music degree, with an emphasis in organ performance and vocal pedagogy. Slater has been married and has two children.
Building Disciples Through Your Worship Ministry
In this session, you will learn how the small, strong, church-worship ministry is God’s design for the fulfillment of the Great Commission through intentional disciple-making. Mobilizing your church to grow a dynamic, efficient, and biblically-balanced music ministry is essential. We will study the nuts and bolts of achieving multi-generational unity, including 21 game-changers for today’s worship pastors.
Breakout Session #1, Friday, 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., Room 138
Breakout Session #3, Saturday, 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Room 132
Working from the Overflow: Keys to Worship Ministry Excellence
In this session, we will review tools and strategies to help you make the best use of the time you don’t have! With volunteer, bi-vocational, and dual-role music ministers in mind, we will take a look at how to effectively use Lifewayworship.com and Planning Center Online.
Breakout Session #2, Friday, 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Room 131
Breakout Session #4, Saturday, 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., Room 132