9 Secrets To Being More Creative
Have you ever felt you hit the creative wall or are facing a creative block? What if I told you there are no walls or blocks and that you can be more creative, daily, just by being intentional. Creativity is muscle not magic and in this session we will explore nine exercises you can do to be more creative.
Why and How Every Church Should Create and Release Original Music
We don’t need another song, but your church needs a soundtrack to your ministry. We will talk about the importance of music in your ministry, how to set up a process to create, organize, record, and release music to reach your community.
Essentialism for Worship and Production Teams
Churchfront / Jake Gosselin
Stop over complicating your life, leadership, and ministry. Chances are you’re spending a lot of time, energy, and resources on things that don’t actually get you closer to your goals. But today it’s easier than ever to lose focus due to FOMO, shiny object syndrome, and endless “opportunity.” In this workshop, we’ll unpack practical ways to apply the concepts of essentialism to the creative life of a worship and production leader so that you can make a greater impact and grow your ministry.
Ableton Live Tracks and Automation Deep-Dive
Churchfront / Jake Gosselin
Ableton Live is the industry standard for running a click, tracks, and automation in worship. In this workshop, you’ll learn about advanced tips and tricks for making the most of Ableton Live. We’ll cover topics like optimal hardware configurations, crafting smooth song transitions, and advanced automation of production and musical equipment. Featuring special guests and Ableton gurus, Adam Beranek (Churchfront) and Matthew Schallmo (Calvary Jupiter).
The Connected Stage
What would your services be like if lyrics, video elements, lights, chord charts, instrument patches, and stage displays never missed a cue? What if they not only followed your set, but perfectly cued even spontaneous moments? What would happen if your production was perfectly automated for each moment and kept worshippers’ attention where it should be? What if your band showed up completely prepared so they can lead worship with comfort and confidence? Automating worship production has previously been reserved for those with big budgets or hours of free time to invest in learning complicated software, but not anymore.
Join MultiTracks.com Director of Products, Kristian Ponsford, as he showcases new and intuitive technology that can help eliminate distractions in worship, increase your production quality, and ultimately give you more time to focus on what matters.
All class attendees will leave with a complete set of resources including tracks, lyric slides, chord charts, pads, and more to fully experience The Connected Stage in their own services!
Care and Feeding of a Healthy Tech Team
Every worship ministry relies on its tech volunteers – the faithful few who show up early, stay late, and do whatever needs to be done to make sure everything goes smoothly. They're the first in, the last out, and often overlooked until something goes wrong.
Their goal is to be invisible as they work to eliminate distractions and keep the focus on worship.
Unfortunately, in many cases they remain invisible outside of worship and don’t receive the attention
and access to spiritual formation they also desperately need. In this session, we'll have a candid conversation about recruiting, retaining, and most importantly, ministering to your tech volunteers.
Discipling Kids in Worship
It’s time to STOP doing songs and START leading children in worship. Yancy is passionate about raising disciples through worship. She will share how your church can create a rhythm of worship through discipleship. The Bible says “people perish for a lack of knowledge." Teaching kids to worship is the secret sauce you’ve been looking for.
Cultivating a Rhythm of Worship in Your Church
What if worship pastors, Kidmin leaders and Student ministry worked together to strategize their worship programs? What if we started teaching kids from the youngest age about worship because we asked the question: what kind of adult worshippers do we want to have? Psalms says “One generation will praise Your acts to another.” We’ll discuss creating strategy and developing a vision to raise generations up with a knowledge of what worship is.
Tracks for Worship Made Easy
Using multitracks in your worship services is a great way to fill out the sound of your band and fill in for missing musicians. Getting started can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be! In this workshop you will learn everything you need to know about using tracks in worship. We will build a setlist together, you will learn how to route your audio to your sound system, and more!
The Value of Volunteers
One of the most valuable assets we have in ministry is people. Ironically, some of the most frustrating aspects of ministry also involve people. Therefore, learning to recruit, train, steward and shepherd the people who volunteer on our teams is crucial, not only to our church mission, but to our Kingdom reflection. Building a strong volunteer culture strengthens the Body on both an individual and corporate level. Staff members help chart the course, but volunteers help power the vessel! So, let’s work together to understand their value, appreciate their value and cultivate their value.
The Music Director (MD) Role in Worship
Have you felt the tension of keeping the band together and tight during times of worship? Are transitions choppy and rigid? Would you like to flow a bit more and add flexibility within your services, but you’re not sure if your band will be able to follow properly? The utilization of a music director (MD) can help provide clarity, flexibility, and confidence that will help you improve the freedom and quality of your worship experiences. We will be exploring the role of the MD, looking at various ways to utilize this role, and help set your team up for success.
How To Hear From God: A Proven System for Daily Devotions
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 an 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.
DITCH YOUR THINKING
Anxiety. Fear. Worry. What if we could control these emotions instead of them controlling us? Join Pastor Scot Longyear as we explore a practical method of taking thoughts captive (based on Scot's latest book, "DITCH Your Thinking; Freedom from Anxiety, Fear, Worry, and more.") Walk away with tools to change your thinking and change the way you live... and lead.
Before you can lead others, you have to lead yourself, but what steps do you take? Ken will give you specific and immediately applicable answers to
Longevity in Leadership: How to Lead through Heartache,
Disappointment and New Assignments
In this workshop, Natalie will discuss how we can lead well as we navigate our own church hurt, difficult seasons and life circumstances that often make us want to quit and walk away from a position of leadership or the church altogether In this session we will navigate the tension of transition together and how we can learn to abide to Jesus and grow deep roots in our relationship with Christ despite what is happening all around us. Come ready to be equipped and encouraged and called even deeper into your love of Jesus and His Church.
Multisite Roundtable Discussion
Lessons learned from launches, mergers, online gatherings, and how LCBC Church grew from 1 to 19 locations. Some areas we will explore in this session:
- Is a multisite approach right for everyone?
- Consistent programming vs autonomy
- Mergers / Acquisitions
- Building a consistent culture
- Video Worship
Matt Goss - w/ Ryan Holmes (LCBC’s Director of Creative Worship)
Inviting others into your creative process can be both an exciting and scary prospect. It takes humility, patience and grit to find ways to truly work with others to create something you couldn’t have done on your own. Ephesians 4:9 says “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor”. I’ve heard it said that you’re only as good as your best idea. If that’s true; more minds in a creative room will equal more ideas, and if harnessed properly will help guide you to the best ideas.
Improving the Audio for Your Livestream Broadcast
The pandemic forced churches and any other venue that hosted live music to shut down, along with restaurants, schools, sporting events and many others. I was deluged with requests from churches asking me how to set up a system that would allow them to stream their services to their respective congregations. Almost every church I know now is streaming their services but from watching and hearing the mixes, there is much that needs to be improved. Things are getting back to normal, and churches are opening their sanctuaries. We are able to gather together to worship in community; to fellowship; to connect. However, streaming is here to stay, it’s not going away by any means and now is the time to learn how to improve the quality of your stream.
If you are already using personal monitors for your worship team, you may still want to know how to make better use of them; if you are still using wedges (floor monitors) you may be wondering how to begin the process of transitioning to them; What does they cost? What products are best suited for our church? How do we implement them into our present system? These and many other questions will be addressed in this workshop.
Why Does My Church Sound So Bad?
No matter what you do, does it seem like you will never grasp the concepts and techniques necessary to provide the best mix for your church? Let's look at some reasons why that may be the case and what are some common-sense approaches to get you closer to where you want to be.
The Flow of a Worship Service
The effectiveness of a worship service is often not defined by content alone, but how the content is used together. In this seminar, we will be exploring how various aspects of corporate worship can be tied together by theme, prayer, scripture and verbal prompting.
Tips for Making and Training Others to Make Confidence Boosting In-Ear Monitor Mixes
Mixing for in-ear monitors can be daunting. Thankfully, there are some tricks to getting a mix that is perfect for you. This session will teach the basics of what you need to hear in your monitor mix, how to get there, and how to help others. You will leave with the knowledge and the tools to pass along to others so your team can perform with confidence.
Getting Started with Tracks Made Simple
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Getting started with tracks isn’t the daunting task it sometimes seems to be, and is now easier than ever with solutions that incorporate to your existing set up.
Join MultiTracks.com Director of Product, Kristian Ponsford, and he walks step by step through how to introduce tracks to your services with ease. These simple steps are designed to increase the quality of your worship times, while creating a frictionless experience for your team.
All class attendees will leave with a complete set of resources including tracks, lyric slides, chord charts, pads, and more to get started using tracks in their own services!
Recording used to be complicated and expensive. It took weeks in a studio filled with hundreds of thousands of dollars of equipment and the financial backing of a record label to even start the process of releasing original music to the public. There's been a major revolution in the music industry, and pro-quality recording is easier and cheaper than ever. In fact, you can do it at home! In this session, we'll talk about practical techniques the pros use to record their music you can use to get the most out of your recording sessions.
Kids Praise: Empowering Kids to Lead Worship
Maryland Community Church
Building a worship culture through kids will dynamically change the worship culture of your church. Jason and Lindsay will provide you with the practical tools and new ideas you need to enhance your own kids worship ministry.
Just Do It: Help the Next Generation Fulfill Their Calling in Worship
Maryland Community Church
God is calling a child into worship ministry right now! Do you have a plan to help them fulfill that calling? A multigenerational approach to worship can change the trajectory of a child’s life and the future of your church forever.
How to Build and Sustain Passionate AVL Tech Volunteers
5 Words Media
Every leader wants to have amazing teams around them. It can be very disheartening when you develop leaders that leave.
In this session, David Cherry, Sales Engineer for 5 Words Media (and current Texas pastor), will discuss:
1. Ways to recruit volunteers and build on-ramps
2. Creating environments where people want to be
3. Cultivating a community that learns together
4. How to develop volunteers into leaders
5. Fostering an atmosphere of celebration
What to Look for When Purchasing an LED Video Wall
5 Words Media
LED Video Displays are all the rage today in church media and worship platform designs. But, are all LED Video Walls created equal, and do they all perform equally well for every church worship space?
In this session, Daniel Gourley, CEO of 5 Words Media, will walk through and demonstrate:
1. How LED Video Displays can enhance your worship experience
2. The pitfalls and problems with poor LED Video Walls
3. How you can avoid costly mistakes before they happen.
Are We There Yet?
As we move through our ministry, we discover it's much more about the journey than it is the destination. We will discuss some of the "road markers along with how to avoid the potholes and speed bumps that often find us."