Michael Card is on tour from the States and playing only a short tour in the UK – he last played in Ripon in 2017 and received an enthusiastic reception.
If you’re not sure what to expect for the evening concert, try these links as examples. A quick search on YouTube gives you access to some of the tracks from the 37 albums he has recorded!
As well as a prolific composer Michael card has written or co-authored at least 25 books! For the Seminar, he will be explaining what he means by Biblical Imagination, getting to grips with first-century writing by spending a day exploring one of the Gospels.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is limited parking at the venue and a large car park with honesty box within a 5-minute walk in the picturesque Market Place (HG4 4HN).
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please use the Contact Us page and we’ll get back to you when we can!
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Either that or a copy on your mobile phone will be fine.
How long is the workshop?
We plan it to start at 10am and finish at 4.30pm.
Do I have to come to a workshop or can I just see Michael Card in Concert 2018 UK Tour?
You can see Michael Card performing at the same venue the same evening. Tickets are available just for the Seminar, just for the Concert, or a combined ticket for both.
Michael Card is a fantastic songwriter, performer and teacher. How can I help promote these amazing events?
So many choices! Talk to people you know, include our website address, contact us to ask for flyers or posters, look up Eventbrite.com/Michael Card….
Michael Card – Biography
You can find out more about Michael Card at these sites:
Biography of Michael Card
In a career that spans 30 years, Michael Card has recorded over 33 albums, authored or co-authored over 25 books, hosted a radio program, and written for a wide range of magazines. While he has penned such favorites as “El Shaddai”, “Love Crucified Arose”, and “Emmanuel,” He never imagined selling more than 4 million albums or writing over 19 #1 hits. The popularity of his work seemed a stark contrast to his goal in life, to simply and quietly teach the Bible.
Although music provided him the opportunity to share insight gained through extensive research, writing songs alone limited what he felt called to share. Card would frequently agonize over having to condense the vast depth and richness of scripture into a three-minute song. And so he fell, quite naturally, into the field of book writing where he has garnered numerous awards.
Never one to compartmentalize his spiritual life, Card’s quest for community slowly seeped into his professional life as he began to write articles and books on topics that captured his imagination through conversations with Bible teachers, friends and contemporaries in both Christian music and the academic community.
Brennen Manning, Dr. Calvin Seerveld, Dr. Larry Crabb, Kirk Whalum, Dr. George Guthrie, Don Wyrtzen, J.I. Packer, and the late Dr. William Lane, people known for their academic biblical contributions to Grammy-award winning musicians, Card is the first to note what an amazing community of friends and contemporaries he has had the opportunity to learn from and grow with both personally and professionally throughout his career.
“Thomas Merton said, ‘The least of learning is done in the classroom,’ and he is so right,” says Card. “The bulk of what I’ve learned whether academically, musically, or personally is through interacting with people, which is why I think community is so important to our growth as Christians.”
In everything he does, Card seeks to encourage his audience to join in his own journey to know and be known by God by asking questions and entering into meaningful discussion with one another. Card’s vision is to edify the body of Christ around the world by sharing experiences and resources in the context of community in order to help facilitate the growth of smaller and more intimate communities within his audience’s own churches and neighbourhoods.
To that end, Card has branched out beyond the music which made his name known within the Christian community into the various mediums he uses today; another reason why Card sees the importance of continuing to teach at conference centres like Glen Eyrie, The Cove, Columbia Bible College, Maranatha Bible College, and even on a regular basis at his home church.
Whether it’s through his writings, concerts, or teaching, the core of what binds these seemingly diverse endeavours together is biblical community. It is at the heart of everything Michael Card does.
“The one thing we strive to achieve is to reach people where they are,” explains Card. “whether it’s my work or the work of someone else, there is a greater chance of reaching more people, who in turn will reach out to others in their own community.”
Michael is a graduate of Western Kentucky University, where he earned his bachelor’s and master degrees in biblical studies. Michael has also received honorary PhD’s in music and Christian education from Whitfield Seminary and Philadelphia Biblical University.
Michael lives in Franklin, Tennessee, where, with a group of close friends, he pursues racial reconciliation and neighbourhood renewal. He and his wife, Susan, have four children.