Worship and Music


Upcoming Worship and Music Events

Mark Your Calendar!

October 9 - Youth Encounter - Chicago, Decatur, Marion

November 2-3 - Annual Meeting - Broadview Baptist Church, Broadview

January 24-25 - Illinois Leadership Summit - IBSA

February 18 - Church Technology Conference - IBSA

March 31 - Deadline to audition for All State Youth Choir

April 22-23 - All State Youth Choir Retreat

July 10-14 - Summer Worship University

July 15-21 - All State Youth Choir Mission Tour


Top Worship Music - Bestsellers, New Releases and CCLI's Top 100 list

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Ethnic Worship Leaders Workshop

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 8:30 AM to 12:00 Noon

Uptown Baptist Church

1101 W. Wilson Ave. Chicago, 60640

There is no cost to attend but please register here    Registration


8:30       Fellowship

9:00       Multicultural Worship Session

10:00     Panel Discussion on Biblical Worship

11:00     Breakout Sessions with Clinicians

The morning multicultural worship session will feature concert pianist, Esther Chuang, the United Church Praise Team and Jayar Smith and the Uptown Baptist Praise Team.

The breakout session will be led by specialized clinicians and focused on the unique worship environments in the African-American, Asian, and Hispanic Churches.

Chuang  ESTHER CHUANG: Esther Shin Chuang is a worship leader, pianist, and adjunct professor of music at  Moody Bible Institute. With her husband, Evangelist Tony Chuang, they have served in over 100 churches, conferences, and schools in many countries, including the United States, Canada, Uganda, Kenya, Korea, Taiwan, Haiti, Jamaica, Malaysia, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Austria. Their passion is for global revival and to see God worshipped across all nations. 


AmbroseANDRAE AMBROSE: Record Producer | Songwriter | Worship Leader | Creative Thinker. Andrae is back by popular demand as he co-led this workshop last year. He is the minister of music at Cornerstone Christian Center and has been nominated as Producer of the Year by the Chicago Gospel Music Awards. He has written several best-selling worship songs.


MunozTONY MUÑOZ: Tony is the senior pastor at Iglesia Bautista Latina in Effingham, IL, since 2006 and IBSA church planting strategist.  He is a graduate of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Tony brings knowledge as a musician, pastor, leadership coach to the Hispanic Community.


Steve_Hamrick_webSTEVE HAMRICK: Steve has been the director of worship at the Illinois Baptist State Association since 2007. His passion is to train worship leaders across the state in musicianship, transformational worship, and church technologies. In his spare time, he plays the guitar, rides his bike and motorcycle, enjoys his three grandchildren, and just to keep things lively, is working on his doctorate in Worship.

Steve Hamrick

Steve_Hamrick_web Director of Worship
 and Technology
 Church Resources Team
 (217) 391-3132

Debbie Muller

Debbie_Muller_web Ministry Assistant
 Church Resouces Team
 (217) 391-3126

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