Those looking to better prepare for corporate worship have an opportunity to learn from an experienced worship leader. Oklahoma Baptists is hosting Worship Leadership Summit March 25, beginning at 9 a.m., at Moore, First.

David Manner will be the new executive director for the Kansas-Nebraska Convention for Southern Baptists

Special guest David Manner will speak on topics from his book “Better Sundays Begin on Monday.” Manner will soon become executive director for the Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists, filling the role in March 2021. He has been serving as associate executive director with convention responsibilities including worship consultation, leadership development and church health.

“I am very excited about the Leadership Summit for 2021,” said Randy Lind, worship and music ministry partner for Oklahoma Baptists. “David is an excellent communicator and has experience teaching and leading at various conferences. David is an Oklahoma guy and a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University.”

Before joining the Kansas-Nebraska Convention, Manner served 20 years in worship and administration with churches in Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Texas. He writes for various online and print publications including his worship evaluation blog,

“One of the reasons I’m looking forward to having David here is because he has written an excellent resource for the church, especially for church leaders involved in worship leading and worship planning,” Lind said. “Every church, of every size, every Sunday has someone or a group of people who are responsible for planning and/or leading in worship.

Manner’s book ‘Better Sundays begin on Monday’ will be available to those who register for the Worship Leadership Summit.

“Worship is a big deal to God,” Lind continued. “There is much written in Scripture about the priority of worshipping God and how God desires our worship and the relationship that comes because He made us to worship.”

Lind said everyone who registers for Leadership Summit will receive a copy of “Better Sundays Begin on Monday.” He also spoke on the importance of the book.

“’Better Sundays Begin on Monday’ encourages the pastor and worship team to look forward and also look back to establish a process of evaluating worship to include worship done God’s way, with great biblical content as we encourage each person to connect with God,” Lind said.

To register for the Worship Leadership Summit, visit