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In this workshop, join the conversation about the sonic footprint of bass. There are three areas of conversation that will be discussed: 1) Tone 2) Harmony 3) Rhythm. The tone of your bass, the notes you play, and your timing, are the foundations that the rest of the team builds upon.
Understand how to play lead lines with 5 notes. Learn how to utilize multiple strings to thicken your sound while playing lead. Each attendee of the workshop will receive a card with a link to videos to continue their learning on this topic.
Imagine this...You step on stage, press play, and all your lights, lyrics, and videos are perfectly in sync. Your tempos are in sync, and your presets change based on what song and where you are in the song. Best of all, it doesn't take you hours to make this happen! In this class, Ableton Live Certified Trainer Will Doggett will show you how to bring excellence to your production, without sacrificing freedom, or spending hours doing it. You'll learn how to use Ableton Live to simplify your on stage performance, no matter your budget. You'll learn how to use Ableton Live to connection and control, almost anything!
Helping churches understand how to effectively apply their available budget to Lighting Design.
Arranging for your worship team is simply reworking the song so it can be played and sung by the instruments and voices on your team and in your congregation. DeAundrae will challenge both vocalist and instrumentalist, will provide tips to elevate songs or to make them attainable, and will explore a variety of song genres and styles.
Have you ever had any issues with fellow staff members or your church members who thought you said something you felt you didn’t say? Every team member, staff member, and family member you come into contact with speak a different language... maybe not linguistically, but definitely temperamentally. If you can't speak these different languages you'll never effectively communicate. You will learn what the four basic languages are and how to effectively connect with each one. You'll understand yourself and others in a way you may never have before.
The best practices for Audio, Video, Lighting, Volunteers, Long term planning, and communication. We will cover topics and encourage discussion of how to better your tech ministry with practical applications. If you feel like you are too busy to keep up with things to grow and look beyond next Sunday this info will be helpful for you to hear and be a part of.
All you have to do is lead four songs every Sunday. Worship leading is an easy job, right? (insert grunts and shoulder shrugs) We’re in the people business. It’s tough, it’s tiring, and it’s…an honor! We’re called to shepherd those in our ministry and congregation. In recent days, we’ve witnessed many tragedies in the lives of high-profile church leaders. How should we address these tragic events? How do we check-up on the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of our staff, volunteers, and ourselves? Join Dr. Stephen Müller, Interim Residential Dean in the Liberty University School of Music, as we look to Jesus – the Good Shepherd of our Body, Mind, and Soul!
Pastor Scot Longyear says it best, "Our worship is our greatest weapon in our spiritual battle!” Too often, that battle leaves the spiritual realm and fills the auditorium as production faces off against the stage. Join Brian Tabor (Worship Pastor, Mount Pleasant Christian Church) and Jeremy Van Valkenburg (Pastor of Production, Treasure Coast Community Church) as they discuss surefire ways to break down the walls between the booth and the stage. With over 35 years of combined ministry experience, Brian and Jeremy will bring unique perspectives to running effective rehearsals, smooth weekend experiences, and learning how to lovingly administer critiques.
Add texture to your playing by using certain shapes no matter what key you are in. Find the sweet spot on the fretboard for each song. Each attendee of the workshop will receive a card with a link to videos to continue their learning on this topic.
Collaborative team planning is not for the faint of heart. Getting creative minds to agree on a direction, system, and plan is tough work, but it can be done. This session will explore how collaboration and teamwork can take your gatherings to new places creatively, and create a sense of “buy in & ownership” on our teams. We will discuss “ground rules for collaborative planning”, “value systems that drive creativity”, and “how to help the best idea win”.
Engage in an in-depth discussion on creative hacks, tips, and tricks to gain maximum impact through your creative teams and technical systems.
Digital audio mixing consoles have been around since 1999. What has changed from then until now? Discover the amazing things technology is offering our church audio operators currently, and in the future.
The modern day worship leader has many challenges one of the biggest for many can be technology. Music Production and the integration of pre-production elements makes it a necessity to have not just a basic understanding, but a practical working knowledge of how it all works. The goal of ministry is not production value. So how do we balance the musical, technical, and spiritual portions of our job? How do we overcome fear of technology? How do we maintain our focus, calling and grow in this area all at the same time? There are very real struggles here: time, emotions, mental capacity, musical, relationships and the need to discover your Why? If you know your Why, the What and How will follow.
Donnie Haulk will help you to understand how to utilize architecture and design to create a dynamic worship experience for both live and remote audiences. This class will help you to begin the process of creating a relevant space for the presentation of various forms of musical performance and drama as well as provide you with the design flexibility to embrace emerging forms of worship. This will provide church design teams the creativity and innovative tools to deliver their ministry. We will be discussing design methods and technology systems that will create a facility that worships well. We will delve into stage and platform design including the most effective placement of vocalists and musicians for dynamic music ministries and respond to the need of pastors to be heard and understood from every seat in the house. Additionally, all class attendees will receive the free eBook of “Dynamic Worship By Design”.
Reaching Gen Z can be tough. Hear how the SEU Worship team reaches, develops and teaches 18-25 year olds and leads the next generation of leaders.
A good friend of mine told me, "Worship leaders are called to lead people to the King. To bring an offering of praise to our Maker. Your desire is to serve the church and help more easily facilitate how worshipers give to the church." That is what I founded my company to do, and in the age of COVID, this has become more important. Whether your church is new to online giving or has a well-established program, you will walk away with actionable items on how to implement a solution, enhance your existing solution, or even have a giving kiosk. No technical expertise required.
Learning how to sing harmony is within your reach. Learn how to teach others harmony as well. We’ll teach basic harmony structures and how to grow your own ability to find the ‘perfect’ harmony for you and for your group. In addition we’ll discuss how to create and use improvisation techniques effectively.
Every time we open our doors we have a chance to be amazing or be boring. What if you had a checklist for awesome and knew that every experience would be amazing. You will after this conversation. Reimagine your church experience like it was the first time you ever attended and leave with practical next steps to improve this weekends gathering.
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.
John Maxwell says everything rises and falls on leadership. We agree. Learn the 4 postures to leading yourself, becoming an good teammate, transitioning into a great boss, then skyrocketing into a rockstar in your organization. Practical measurable around your personal leadership can help you become an invaluable member of any team, build a culture people want to serve on, and become the model of value for your organization.
"There is a difference between genuine and false worship." Listen as Dr. Vernon Whaley, long time favorite at the Experience Conference, defines the choice, capacity and calling for authentic worship. Drawing from years of teaching and equipping of college-age students, Dr. Whaley explains that "When talking about authentic worship, we are describing something that is real or genuine -- NOT counterfeit. This workshop is practical, personal and powerful. It will help you discover how "living authentic worship" can transform your worship persona, presentation and platform!
In 2020, the most asked technical question by churches is, “How does live streaming work and where do we begin?” For this session, we'll present a comprehensive guide to understanding how live streaming works, what gear you’ll need to get started, and how to best share your stream online. No matter your church size or technical expertise, you’ll learn valuable information on how you can get the most out of live streaming!
Leading is hard work, and can feel daunting at times. Especially when you feel like you’re gifts aren't being fully utilized, your ideas aren't being heard, and you don’t feel valued by those who’ve been placed in leadership positions over you. So what does it look like to lead well in these situations? I believe that it’s possible to push past these leadership barriers and experience fulfilling , impactful ministry, even when you don’t have the final say.
Online worship has been catapulted to the forefront of our worship ministries, so we need to know how to best lead others in worship online. In this session... discover effective ways your team can improve their presentation online, hear practical tips and best-practices on audio and video enhancements, and learn how to better engage and impact your online audience.
With a robust search feature LifeWayWorship.com has almost 5,000 songs to choose from with many other tools built into the site to help streamline your search and worship planning. Whether you are already a LifeWayWorship.com user or you've never seen it before come see it in detail and learn all of the features (even some new ones) and see all that it can do for you.
As churches start to meet in person again, the need for a quality streaming remains. Let’s discuss practical ways to ensure our lighting systems are maximized for this new online lens.
Dove and Grammy Award nominated songwriter and producer, Aaron Rice, will be leading these listening panels. Bring your latest song and have the opportunity to have it listened to, reviewed, and critiqued to help you grow as a song writer.. Please bring your song on a jump drive as well as on another device (no cd's), with three paper copies of the lyrics. Sign-Ups will be available starting Tuesday after registration. You can only sign up for one slot during the week. Space is limited.
Planning your worship services and scheduling your teams can be overwhelming. Planning Center Services gives you a centralized place for both you and your teams to access personalized schedules, service information, and rehearsal files at any time. This class covers intermediate and advanced functionality to make sure you are getting the most of your Planning Center Services and Music Stand subscriptions.
Join the discussion as we look into the rapidly changing world of technology and explore ways to maximize your investment no matter what your worship style or budget.
We live in an age where ministry is demanding more than it has ever demanded in our lifetime. How do we keep sane and mentally healthy during this season? And if you are on the brink of burnout, how do you not only survive, but thrive.
Like anything with live sound or recording, getting the best result can only happen when the instrument sounds good. After that, we can only hope that the musician or vocalist has some skill and can play or sing musically and with dynamics. Now we can start applying microphones…this is where we can start illustrating the different methods, techniques and approaches to yield the best sound for your performance.
The best live sound systems are ones we forget about in the moment. In this workshop, FOH Systems Engineer Chris Clark, will be providing a deeper look into the decision making processes associated with audio systems in installed applications. If it’s choosing the correct microphones for your source, expanding mix techniques for Front of House, Monitors, or Broadcast, or even broadening your understanding of optimizing PA system, we will leave no stone unturned or question unanswered.
When thinking about multi-cultural leadership often times the first thing that surfaces especially in our current social climate is the idea of race. Although, race does play a part within the constructs of multiculturalism that is just the surface of the idea. Becoming a more culturally aware leader will help you to become more effective in leading and serving those around you. Our goal as Christian leaders is to reach as many people as possible for the cause of Christ and our door into the conversation begins with understanding someone from a cultural standpoint.
Whether you’ve been leading in a multisite environment for years, or you’re dipping your toe in the water to see if this ministry approach could work for your church, this roundtable discussion is for you. LCBC Church has been doing multisite ministry for 10 years, and currently has 14 locations of various sizes. Matt Goss (Worship Pastor) has overseen Worship Leaders, Tech/ Production, and Worship Planning/ Programming at LCBC for over 20 years, and will lead a panel discussion with other leaders to explore what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next.
For your team to thrive the key question is do you work well together? Healthy conflict is better than dishonest harmony, yet internally without unity, progress is paused. What are the key ingredients to build a healthy environment for a team to thrive in? Learn the do's and don'ts from Tim DeTellis, President of New Missions who oversees a team of 600 team members across three countries.
Planning your worship services and scheduling your teams can be overwhelming. Planning Center Services gives you a centralized place for both you and your teams to access personalized schedules, service information, and rehearsal files at any time. This class will walk beginners through the first steps of using your Services account and will set you up for future success as you learn more about this powerful application.
In this workshop, we will discuss the role of the keyboard player in various worship contexts. Whether you are the only musician on the platform or a part of a worship band or orchestra, we will address how to purposefully and effectively improvise, underscore, pad, and contribute to the overall worship gathering.
Discover the significance of leaning into the journey God has you on and find out how seasons of trial, hiddenness, disappointment and waiting can actually bring you into deeper intimacy with the Father and shape you into the fullness of who you are created to be.
Every single leader in the church, at one time or another, will find themselves exhausted, desiring fresh vision, and longing for a fresh visitation of the Holy Spirit’s empowering presence. These providential moments provide us with catalytic opportunities to receive all that Father desires to grant us as we experience intimate communion with Him in transformational prayer. During this breakout session, we will discover how to "power up” by developing a personal passion for prayer, methods for creating highly connective prayer encounters for your team, and examining proven strategies to help facilitate presence-based prayer in the gathered worship of the church. Personal breakthrough, increased team effectiveness, and congregational elevation await!
We have an hour to compete with the media bombardment from “the world” what are you gong to bring? We talk about how people react to quality sound, lighting, video / broadcast, and acoustics. We will reveal the secrets and good practices for: Finding the right sound & acoustic system to transform the worship connection. Lighting as leadership......How does that work? Why LED walls are a good or bad investment depending on a few key things. What makes some broadcast / Streams great and other not so good..... and so much more!
Whether it be a few extra moving lights for Christmas, an outdoor service, or Easter in an arena, special events require great planning and execution to ensure success. Come get creative ideas and advice to make your next event the best it can be.
Church production teams can often be an environment where volunteers and staff feel the constant pressure to perform without mistakes. This pressure coupled with the inability to fully experience the worship moments they assist in creating can result in resentment toward their volunteer positions/teams and the process. As technology continues to move to the forefront of churches, the spiritual development of church production volunteers must increasingly become a priority. Together, we will discuss intentional strategies and next steps to help you provide vital spiritual leadership for your production team.
Sometimes God leads us to accept a call to service in a new church....how exciting! But that excitement and joy can also include some fear and challenges, especially if there isn’t much in place in the areas of music, worship arts, or media ministry. In this session we’ll explore this issue and share some tips to help get that new ministry growing!
Creativity at its most simplest form is 2 things: An idea or a solution to a problem. Most of us are working so hard in ministry that we feel we “Hit the wall” every couple of weeks. What if I told you there was no wall? What if there were actual creative exercises you can do to keep your creativity fresh, ideas coming, and solutions in front of you!
Are your creative meetings the same 3-4 people sitting in a room hoping that Google will inspire your innovation? If so, there is a better way. What if you could have the best ideas that make the most sense to your pastor and your community? Stephen will walk you through the 4 steps it takes to execute a creative meeting that is fun, exciting, AND useful. This is a process that has been executed at churches big and small with results. Join us and never “brainstorm” the same again.
When it comes to effective ministry, nothing can replace solid and skillful leadership. In this session you will... Identify and strengthen skills you need to better serve your team and church, overview key leadership abilities worship leaders need, and learn how to empower others on your team to help you, so you can concentrate on what you do best.
Discover how to employ three of the most powerful vocal tools you’ll ever use to get the most out of your voice. With these techniques you can get the power, tone and range you’ve always wanted.
There is nothing like a dynamic, passionate, and expressive choir to enhance the power of a worship service. In this session, we will look at 3 of the most important elements to build and maintain a growing, thriving, and healthy choir ministry. As well as how to do this in a post Covid-19 world.
Learn how to get the most out of your guitar as a worship leader and band member. If you are leading worship with just you and your guitar, this workshop will give you techniques on how to use the full dynamic and tonal range of your instrument. If you are a band member this class will give you techniques to better compliment the other instruments in the band. Learn new chord and new approaches to playing your instrument that will help you create texture and dynamic contour in your worship sets. Learn how to get out of “cover band” mode and create arrangements that fit your band.
This session will look at the battle to know what direction your church should go to fulfill God's plan and purpose in this generation.
Know 5 basic open chord shapes and how to move them. Learn how these shapes help you to play both rhythm and lead. Each attendee of the workshop will receive a card with a link to videos to continue learning on this topic.
Learn how to tame the electric beast and truly enjoy the sound of a properly overdriven guitar. If you are leading worship with your electric guitar this class will help you know the right voicings and techniques to use in your worship setting. If you the electric player in your worship band you will learn how to utilize the range of your instrument, how to find the right voicings and techniques to compliment the rest of the band and how to dial up good tones for worship. Learn how to get out of “cover band” mode and create arrangements that fit your band.
Dr. Dan Boone is the president of Trevecca University in Nashville, TN. A gifted and engaging author, conference speaker, teacher and preacher, Dr. Boone deals with the dynamic partnership between a pastor with Holy Spirit inspired vision and a worship leader equally passionate to build a thriving worship ministry. His winsome and gentle spirit provide Dr. Boone opportunity to deal with some difficult issues facing 21st century worship leaders with grace, insight and courage. You will not want to miss this incredible workshop. And, as an added benefit, a complimentary copy of Dr. Boone's best-selling book, The Worship Plot, will be given to each attendee.
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In this session, we will dig into why Multigenerational Worship is so important to the Church, what it can look like for your local body, and how to incorporate it into your worship ministry. You’ll also receive free multigenerational resources!
Difficult transitions and desert wanderings have a lot in common. Let’s talk about how we can make the most out of a transition period instead of just trying to wait it out. Shaun will share a biblical perspective on transition & his own stories from his recent two year period of leading a church without a senior pastor. Let’s remember together God’s faithfulness and talk about how to navigate difficult transitions with perseverance and grace.
Want to improve your keys sounds? You should be using a Virtual Keys rig. Want to do it in the most stable, flexible way? Then you should be using Ableton Live! In this class, Ableton Live Certified Trainer Will Doggett will show you why you should be using Ableton Live for your keys rig and how using the same platform you use for tracks will save you time and give you freedom. Learn how to use External gear, plug-ins and built-in sounds in Ableton Live. Learn how to create a simple, stable keys setup, and how to pre-program your patch changes using Live. Focus less on fiddling with your computer, and spend more time leading worship.
Though Planning Center started as an app for planning worship services, it has expanded into a suite of apps to manage your entire church. This class gives an overview of Check-Ins, People, Giving, Groups, Registrations, and Resources, and what it takes to get started or to move to a full Planning Center solution for your church.
The landscape of how worship services are experienced is rapidly changing. In this session, we’ll take a non-technical look at how technology can not only help you stay connected to your congregation but also provide an extraordinary opportunity to expand your ministry’s reach and impact for the Gospel, with a special focus on live streaming. Come prepared to learn practical steps you can take now to move your ministry forward and ways to avoid many common missteps along the way!
Are you already using tracks, but spending hours formatting songs and building sets? You already know the benefit of tracks, but are you starting to wonder if it's worth all the effort? In this class, Ableton Live Certifed Trainer Will Doggett will walk you through a proven 3-part framework for Using Tracks in Ableton Live. It will allow you to build your weekly set in 5 minutes, and have all the freedom and flexibility you'll ever need. If you're looking for a way to get your Saturday back and still have freedom on Sundays with tracks, this class is for you!
The focus of this session is to discuss the integrity of worship by asking simple questions: Is our worship simply the clean musical entertainment leading to the spiritual Ted Talk? Do our perceptions align with the reality of those we are commissioned to lead? Do we entertain or do we lead people as they encounter the transcendence of God? These and other similar questions will be addressed in this session.
Want to see what worship can look like in Cinema? Does it really make a difference? Let’s spend some time together and discuss what it takes to go from A Broadcast flat image to Cinema.
Join Mr. Probs: Brian Tabor and Jeremy Van Valkenburg, for a LIVE recording of the popular Worship Leader Probs Podcast. The boys will share “prayer concerns” (a crowd favorite of the podcast), reveal some upcoming resources, and spend most of the time taking your ministry questions. It is rare to get a Lead Pastor, Worship Pastor and Production Pastor together in a live Q & A setting. Come with your questions - any questions - about navigating ministry and life. We guarantee that you will laugh and learn with this team!
Leading worship is only one of the many ways we can worship our heavenly Father. In Worshiping Off the Stage we will talk about the ways you can live in a lifestyle of worship and reflect your love for God in aspects of your everyday life.
Dove and Grammy Award nominated songwriter and producer, Aaron Rice, will go over songwriting tips and insights for writing for these various purposes with a Q&A section.
Explore the best practices (and what to avoid) that make positive impressions on guests to your church’s worship gatherings. We’ll also discuss how to effectively navigate hospitality ministry in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.