Oasis Music Conference

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Oasis: Renew for the Journey Church Music and Worship Conference is a two-day conference designed to replenish ministers, musicians, and teachers of church music, both personally and professionally. Join us for morning worship and devotion, an evening concert, breakout sessions, and fellowship time on the beautiful campus of Campbell University! The JW Pepper music store will also be open to showcase new music for 2018!




Pepper ChoplinPepper Choplin is a full-time composer, conductor and humorist. He has gained a reputation as one of the most creative writers in church music today.  With a diverse musical background, Choplin incorporates varied styles such as folk, Gospel, classical, and jazz. His published works includes over 300 anthems for church and school choir with 20 church cantatas and two books of piano arrangements.  

Joel RaneyJoel Raney started playing the piano sometime between learning to walk and learning to read. His taste for gospel music began in a rural Baptist church in Alabama, an influence that shows strongly in his work to this day. Since 1999 he has taken the church music scene by storm, with over 200 titles in print, primarily with Hope Publishing where he serves as Editor. 

Larry ShackleyLarry Shackley is a full-time composer and music editor from Columbia, SC.  From 1995-2007, he taught and directed the music program at Columbia International University in Columbia, SC.  Mr. Shackley is also an active studio musician, arranger, and orchestrator. Over the past several years, he has devoted most of his composing to music for the church, writing close to 600 keyboard arrangements and 300 choral pieces for a variety of publishers. 


Regular Registration: $90.00
Includes all music packets, Worship sessions, Break Outs, meals, & coffee fellowships

Saturday Only: $50.00
Includes all music packets, Saturday Devotion and Break outs, coffee and pastry fellowship

Pastor Track: $25.00
Includes Worship sessions, Special Pastor Sessions, Oasis Break outs, meals, & fellowships

Campbell Divinity Student Registration: $10.00
Includes all music packets, Worship sessions, Pastor Track, Break Outs, meals, & coffee fellowships

Register for Oasis 2018



Friday, October 19, 2018

8:30 am Registration / JW Pepper Store Open
9:30 am Morning Worship: Pepper Choplin
10:00 am Morning Reading Session One: Joel Raney

Pastor’s Bonus Session One:
Five Recent Books on Old Testament Not to Miss Barry Jones
Five Recent Books on New Testament Not to Miss – TBA

11:00 am Coffee & Fellowship Time
11:30 am Break Out #1

How to Be Everyone’s Favorite Accompanist – Larry Shackley
Three Sermon Starters for Busy Pastors Michael Cogdill
Choral Rehearsal: Observe the University Choir Phil Morrow

12:30 pm Lunch / Store Open
1:30 pm Music Reading Session Two: Pepper Choplin
Pastor’s Bonus Session Two:
The Christian Year: Liturgy and Lectionary – Ran Whitley
3:00 pm Break Out #2
New Piano Literature Joel Raney
Encouraging Words about Vibrant Worship – Larry Dickens
4:00 pm Fellowship Time
4:30 pm Music Reading Session Three: Larry Shackley
5:45 pm Dinner
7:00 pm

Worship/Concert with Guest Clinicians featuring: 
Hayes Barton Baptist Chancel Choir – Raleigh
Memorial Baptist Chancel Choir – Buies Creek
Campbell Divinity School Singers – Buies Creek

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9:00 pm JW Pepper Store Closes

Saturday, October 20, 2018

8:00 am JW Pepper Store Open 
Coffee Pastry Fellowship
8:45 am Morning Devotion: Larry Shackley
9:00 am Music Reading Session Four: Joel Raney
10:15 am Break Out #3
Organ Tips 
Danny Hester
Children’s Choir Activities with Instruments 
Ran Whitley
11:30 am Music Reading Session Five: Shackley and Choplin
12:30 pm Oasis Ends
1:00 pm JW Pepper Store Closes
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Contact Information

For more information, contact Dr. Larry Dickens at dickensl@campbell.edu or (910) 893-1680.