GCAMM 2023 (Sept. 11-14)

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GCAMM 2023 (Sept. 11-14)

The purpose of the Global Consultation on Arts and Music in Missions is to explore how God is drawing the nations to Himself via the arts.

By Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

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Date and time

September 11 · 7pm - September 14 · 10pm CDT


Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 2001 West Seminary Drive Fort Worth, TX 76115

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About this event

  • 3 days 3 hours
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The purpose of the Global Consultation on Arts and Music in Missions is to explore how God is drawing the nations to Himself through music and related arts. We are calling together mission, music, and artistic leaders from around the world to:

  • Dialogue about the roles and functions of the arts in the lives of all Christians
  • Connect and form personal friendships and organizational partnerships
  • Share resources, strategies and models that have proven useful in a variety of contexts
  • Identify current challenges and opportunities
  • Encourage further communication and networking (e.g. journals, databases, websites)


The idea for the Global Consultation on Arts & Music in Missions (GCAMM), formerly the Global Consultation on Music and Missions (GCoMM), originated at a breakfast meeting during Urbana 2000, a large student missions conference held in the USA. Since then, five worldwide in-person events have been held: Two in the USA at Ft. Worth, Texas, in 2003 and St. Paul, Minnesota, in 2006 and three outside the USA at Singapore in 2010, Chiang Mai, Thailand, in 2015, and Brackenhurst, Kenya, in 2018. Since the Kenya gathering and because of Covid 19, in person meetings have not been organized, but a large-scale webinar took place in the summer of 2021 with smaller webinars being held every few months. Now GCAMM 2023, a face to face consultation, is being planned as a 20th anniversary celebration at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas, where the first meeting was held in 2003. GCAMM is officially endorsed by the Lausanne Arts Network.


  • JOIN with artistic creatives and mission leaders from around the world
  • SHARE knowledge and experiences with like-minded believers from both similar and diverse geographic areas
  • LEARN how to use culturally relevant art forms to reach and encourage others with the good news
  • CELEBRATE God’s manifold wisdom through multi-ethnic praise


Eternal Praise: “To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:21)


The check-in for GCAMM 2023 will begin at 3 pm CDT on September 11. The evening meal on September 11 will be from 5:30 pm CDT to 6:30 CDT for those who have purchased tickets. The opening program will begin at 7 pm CDT on the evening of September 11.

GCAMM 2023 will begin with an opening plenary session on the evening of September 11 and will end with an evening plenary session on September 14. 7 plenary sessions will be held with 4 in the evenings and 3 in the mornings. The plenary sessions will include multi-cultural worship, presentations, and plenary speakers. 6 breakout sessions will take place with 3 in the mornings and 3 in the afternoons of September 12 through 14. Topics that will be addressed will include but not be limited to Regional Gatherings, Arts & Discipleship, Multi-Media, Theology of Worship & Missions, Arts and Church Planting, and Cross-Cultural Communications through the Arts. Artistic areas involved in Missions that will be covered include music, drama, visual arts, and dance.


More detailed information about GCAMM including aspects of the program can be gleaned from our website at gcommhome.org. Registration for exhibit booths can be found at this GCAMM website.


  • General Registration Fee: $100.00
  • Student Registration Fee: $50.00
  • To pay for catered meals at the event, see "Add-Ons" section after clicking "Get tickets."

Registration can be purchased on the first day of the event (September 11) for those who want to pay in-person. However, meal tickets for the event cannot be purchased after September 4.

Online registration can be purchased using 3 methods: Credit or Debit Card, Pay Pal (use the box with the Pay Pal Icon), and Google Pay.

*Attendees must have registered and paid in order to attend daytime activities at the conference. Evening sessions are open to the public.


Attendees can reserve hotel rooms for this event at the Ray L. Riley Center, which is located on campus at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and also houses the conference center where GCAMM is taking place. All hotel rooms are priced $60 per room, per night for attendees at this event. You can reserve a room here:

Link to reserve rooms: https://hotels.cloudbeds.com/reservation/peSv29?allotment_block_code=b125595#checkin=2023-09-10&checkout=2023-09-15

(Copy and paste the link above in a new tab in your browser to access the room reservations.)

Riley Center Reservation Instructions -Three types of rooms are available at the Riley Center: Single Queen, Single King, and Double Queen. To reserve a room, copy the lodging link given above to your browser. The default reservation days are: Check-In 09/10/2023 and Check-Out 09/15/2023. To change this setting, manually change the dates in the Check-In and Check-Out boxes then push the Search button. The dates and charges will then change to your desired times. Dates cannot be changed outside of the 9/10 to 9/15 days as those are the times designated and reserved for GCAMM 2023. After making any adjustments, choose the appropriate room and make the reservation using a credit or debit card.

For those who want to reserve rooms at the Riley Center outside of the GCAMM 2023 designated dates please go to the following link: https://hotels.cloudbeds.com/reservation/peSv29#checkin=2023-01-26&checkout=2023-01-27. Please be advised that the conference discount will not apply.

Other options for lodging are available in the area. Please see especially the TCU Hyatt for your lodging needs.

*Note: Due to limited space at the Riley Center, local attendees are encouraged not to reserve a room in order to save conference center lodging for attendees coming from out of town or out of country. Also, single attendees are encouraged to reserve rooms with another person in order to maximize the utility of the space.


Please note that the final date on which meal tickets can be purchased is September 4, 2023. This is a hard cutoff to ensure that catering numbers are finalized a week before the beginning of the event. Please ensure that you purchase all of the meal tickets that you will want prior to the event, as attendees will not be able to purchase meal tickets after September 4, 2023.

For those who will need meal accommodations on the days of the event, please see the Naylor Student Center for on-campus dining as well as other establishments in the area.

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