Session 1 - Workshops

Wednesday: 11:15am - 12:15pm

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  • Experience Worship: Building Bands That Enrich and Welcome a Worship Environment. (Piano/Keys)

    Experience Worship Team

    FANTASIA A/B

    Bring your team of musicians to spend the week with Experience Worship. Your musicians will get the opportunity to learn best practices that lay the foundation for your church’s worship experiences. The team of musicians from Experience Worship have decades of experience to pour into musicians. They will come away from the week learning: 1. Role of your instrument in worship music. 2. How to prepare for your role as a worship musician 3. Essential techniques, gear, and approaches to your instrument. 4. Uniting the band to create an environment for worship.

  • Experience Worship: Building Bands That Enrich and Welcome a Worship Environment. (Bass)

    Experience Worship Team

    FANTASIA C/D

    Bring your team of musicians to spend the week with Experience Worship. Your musicians will get the opportunity to learn best practices that lay the foundation for your church’s worship experiences. The team of musicians from Experience Worship have decades of experience to pour into musicians. They will come away from the week learning: 1. Role of your instrument in worship music. 2. How to prepare for your role as a worship musician 3. Essential techniques, gear, and approaches to your instrument. 4. Uniting the band to create an environment for worship.

  • Experience Worship: Building Bands That Enrich and Welcome a Worship Environment. (Electric/Acoustic Guitar)

    Experience Worship Team

    FANTASIA E/F

    Bring your team of musicians to spend the week with Experience Worship. Your musicians will get the opportunity to learn best practices that lay the foundation for your church’s worship experiences. The team of musicians from Experience Worship have decades of experience to pour into musicians. They will come away from the week learning: 1. Role of your instrument in worship music. 2. How to prepare for your role as a worship musician 3. Essential techniques, gear, and approaches to your instrument. 4. Uniting the band to create an environment for worship.

  • Experience Worship: Building Bands That Enrich and Welcome a Worship Environment. (Drums)

    Experience Worship Team

    BALLROOM OF THE AMERICAS B (Upstairs)

    Bring your team of musicians to spend the week with Experience Worship. Your musicians will get the opportunity to learn best practices that lay the foundation for your church’s worship experiences. The team of musicians from Experience Worship have decades of experience to pour into musicians. They will come away from the week learning: 1. Role of your instrument in worship music. 2. How to prepare for your role as a worship musician 3. Essential techniques, gear, and approaches to your instrument. 4. Uniting the band to create an environment for worship.

  • Multicultural Worship

    Susan Plemmons/Cedarville University

    SORCERER'S APPRENTICE 1

    A discussion of the rewards and challenges found in multicultural churches. Ephesians 4:1-4.

  • Leading on Empty: Finding Inspiration When You’ve Lost Your Motivation

    Dr. James Hart/Institute for Worship Studies

    SORCERER'S APPRENTICE 2

    To some extent probably all of us have been spiritually empty, dry, dull, devoid of joy, devoid of life, frustrated, unhappy, discontent, completely out-of-sorts with God, with our families, with our brothers and sisters, seemingly out-of-sorts with the entire world, and even out of sorts with ourselves. When we find ourselves in this spiritual state, awakening like the prodigal son in the pig pen of existence, how do we get home? Led by Jim Hart, President of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies, we will explore the effects of sin and suffering on worship leadership.

  • Big Sound for Small Churches - Next Level Audio Explained

    Armando Fullwood & Kent Margraves

    Midas/Music Tribe

    SORCERER'S APPRENTICE 3

    Audio is one of the most important, and least understood tools we have in ministry, especially for small to medium sized churches. This class will help you to understand point source, line arrays, constant curvature arrays, subwoofers, stereo, mono and L-C-R designs as well as the networking and processing that ties it all together. Whether you are looking to take your sound to the next level or just get the most out of what you have - bring your questions and we will get them answered.

  • Confirming the Call to Worship Ministry

    Dr. Vernon Whaley / Liberty University

    FANTASIA K/L

    This workshop deals with one of the most important issues facing the modern worship leader, Calling. Dr. Vernon Whaley, Dean of the Liberty University School of Music, explains how today’s worship pastor’s ministry includes much more than planning, preparing and presenting songs for worship, or leading choir and orchestra performances. The worship leader needs to be firmly committed to "the call of God" in order to consistently accomplish these important tasks.

  • How to Hear From God: A Proven System for Daily Devotions

    Scot Longyear

    FANTASIA M/N

    Most ministry leaders admit that they struggle with a consistent time with the Lord. What if you could constantly hear from God? What if you could sense his voice like never before? What if you could start each day with a intimate, deep time with Christ? The solution is easier than you think. With the right system, you can hear from God with great clarity. In this workshop, Pastor Scot Longyear shares the simple system of Life Journaling. Originally developed by Pastor Wayne Cordeiro (New Hope Fellowship, Oahu), Life Journaling is a system of daily scripture reading and writing. Scot will give an overview of the Life Journaling system and lead each person through life journaling from start to finish.

  • Choose to Defuse: Conflict Resolution in the Heat of Battle

    Dr. L. Lavon Gray

    Pastoral 1

    For over thirty years Lavon Gray has seen his share of conflict officiating baseball and football from youth to collegiate levels. In “Choose to Defuse,” Gray identifies principles learned as a NCAA football and baseball official and transfers them to the local church, focusing on how to restore peace and defuse conflict in the heat of the battle. L. Lavon Gray, PhD, is founder and principal consultant at Lavon Gray Consulting Group, an innovative think-tank focusing on leadership development for churches, businesses and educational organizations.

  • Worship Beyond the Platform

    Frentz and Mallery Neptune / Hope for Haiti

    Pastoral 2

    After repeatedly witnessing well meaning American churches funding “missions” that perpetuate abuse, fraud and deceit, the Neptune’s were burdened to become advocates for change. The American Church has a great ability to impact even the darkest places in ways that bring glory to His Name. The Neptunes have served in third world ministry for over a decade. As witnesses to many successful and unsuccessful ministry tactics, they are equipped to educate how we can worship the Lord with our missions giving. Come hear their unique insight on how to effectively be part of the Lord’s work beyond the platform, and around the world.

  • A Recipe for a Powerful and Relevant Choir in any Worship Style

    Joseph Bolin/California Baptist University

    GRAND REPUBLIC A

    Are you satisfied with the engagement level of your church in corporate worship? One of the most potent ways of inspiring the full participation of your people in worship is through the inspiration of an equipped and passionate collective of worship leaders with a clear mission and function in the worship service dynamic. No matter what your musical or aesthetic style, a dynamic worship choir with a strategic mission can revolutionize your worship experiences and effectively cultivate a church-wide culture of authentic, passionate worship to the Lord. Come learn key strategies for making this vision a reality in your ministry!

  • Writing Songs For The Church

    Craig Adams / Lifeway

    GRAND REPUBLIC C/D

    It's a humbling and overwhelming task to give the Church the words and melodies that they use to express praise and worship to God. Discover and dialogue about practical helps and guidelines for songwriters who want to serve the local and/or global Church.

  • Listening Panel w/ Aaron Rice

    Aaron Rice

    PACIFIC

    Dove and Grammy award nominee Aaron Rice will be leading these listening panels. Bring your latest worship song and allow songwriters, industry artists, and major publishers the opportunity to listen, review, and critique your work. Please bring your song on a jump drive, with five paper copies of the lyrics.