Sing! Global 2020 Information

Welcome to Sing! Global 2020: The Scriptures. This page will be Information Central to keep you updated on news, speaker updates, breakout sessions, and much more! Be sure to bookmark this page and we’ll post updates here along the way until the beginning of Sing! Global 2020.

We can’t wait to share all that we have planned for Sing! Global 2020. If you have any questions or if your church wants to be a Sing! Global 2020 Host Site, please email events@gettymusic.com.



Benefits Included With Your Sing! Global 2020 Ticket

Get ready to enjoy Sing! Global 2020!  Because of your existing Sing! registration, you are automatically registered to take part in this online event and also to receive:

  1. Three additional viewing passes to share with your church leadership or others you know who would be encouraged by this event
  2. A coupon to register for Sing! 2021 for only $99
  3. A package of free music from our catalog (a $500 value)
  4. Free access to other special online events throughout the year
  5. Three free months of GettyMusicPlus.com, our online learning portal, featuring plenaries and breakout sessions from previous conferences.

Viewing Schedule for Sing! Global 2020

Sunday, August 30 | Global Hymn Sing of “Christ Our Hope in Life and DeathBegin the week of the conference by joining thousands of churches around the world in singing a new hymn of hope in Christ’s resurrection. 

Sunday, August 30 | Children’s Leadership Forum

  • Singing led by Keith and Kristyn Getty with children’s choir
  • Plenary Message by Keith and Kristyn Getty: Singing Is for 7 Days a Week 
  • Singing led by the African Children’s Choir
  • Interview and Hymn Sing with Joni Eareckson Tada
  • “Scripture and Children’s Imaginations” | Interviews with Sally Lloyd Jones, Phil Vischer, and Rick Dempsey
  • Discussion with Keith & Kristyn Getty: Advice on How to Get Started
  • Plenary Message by Paige Benton Brown: The Centrality of God’s Word in Our Homes

Monday, August 31 | The Beauty and Power of the Word of God

Dozens of breakout sessions will be available to watch throughout the conference — see the initial list of breakouts below; more to be announced soon.

Main Evening Session:

  • Singing led by Keith and Kristyn Getty with the Getty Band
  • Plenary Message by John Lennox
  • Singing led by City Alight
  • Behind the Artist with Ross Wilson
  • Behind the Artist with David Kim
  • Plenary Message by Alistair Begg

Live Q&A with Keith and Kristyn

Late Night Feature: World premiere of Kristyn Getty’s new recording project Evensong: Hymns and Lullabies for the Close of Day 


Tuesday, September 1 | Singing the Scripture in the Sunday Service

Main Evening Session:

  • Singing led by the Getty Music Writing Team (Matt Papa, Matt Boswell, Jordan Kauflin, Matt Merker)
  • Message by Ligon Duncan: Read the Word: Hearing God Speak to His People
  • Message by Conrad Mbewe: Pray the Word: Speaking to God As His People
  • Behind the Artist with Joanne Lunn
  • Special Musical Guest(s) to be announced
  • Message by John MacArthur: Preach the Word: Declaring the Whole Counsel of God
  • Message by H. B. Charles, Jr.: Sing the Word: Addressing One Another in Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs
  • Panel Discussion: Church Services During Quarantine — What We Have Learned and Wisdom for the Future

Live Q&A with Keith and Kristyn

Late Night Feature: Andrew Peterson: Behold the Lamb of God – 20th anniversary performance


Wednesday, September 2 | The Word in the World: Singing, Suffering, and Witness in the 21st Century

Main Evening Session:

  • Singing led by Keith and Kristyn Getty with the Getty Band
  • Plenary Message — Speaker to be announced
  • Behind the Artist with John Patitucci
  • Special Musical Guest(s) to be announced
  • Interview and Panel to be announced
  • Plenary Message by Trip Lee

Live Q&A with Keith and Kristyn

Late Night Feature: Praying the Word Around the Globe with David Platt

Please note: this is a draft schedule. Times, topics, and speakers are all subject to change. 


Breakout Sessions

Initial Listing of Breakout Sessions (Click to view)

Keith & Kristyn Getty – Family Hymn Sing: How One Very Imperfect Family Tries to Sing the Word

Keith Getty – Hymn Writing and How to Cultivate It in your Church

Sally Lloyd Jones – The Word, the Imagination, and the Next Generation

Trip Lee – The Word, Hip-Hop, Creativity, and Culture

David Platt – Singing the Word to the Nations

City Alight – Behind the Songs with City Alight

Tommy Bailey – Helping Your Church Sing in a Digital Environment

Shane & Shane – Singing Scripture and Leading Worship Teams to Study Scripture

Jonathan Rea – Helping Congregations Sing & Song Selection 101: A Practical A-Z Guide on Weekly Preparation for Building Singing Churches

Bob Kauflin – Shepherding the Church through Leading Word-Centered Singing

Matt Boswell – The Word and Lyric Writing for Congregational Singing

Tim Challies – Excellence in the Public Reading of Scripture

Nancy Guthrie – Praying the Word for Those Who Are Suffering

Trillia Newbell – How Prayer Unites Us: The Unifying Power of Praying the Word in the Local Church

John Lennox – Defending the Word

Os Guinness – “Let My People Go”: Exodus and the Once and Future Key to Freedom

Pete Williams – Why We Trust the Bible

David Kim – Life, Faith, and Musicianship: A Lecture and Recital with David Kim

Dan Forrest – How to Lead Your Choir to Sing the Word Richly

Travis Cottrell – Singing and Arranging Vocals for Congregational Worship

Jeff Barnett and Kent Morris – Sound Engineering for Congregational Singing: Mixing to “Let the Word Dwell in You Richly”

… And many more to be added