Session 4 - Workshops

Thursday: 11:15am - 12:15pm

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  • Playing Piano/Keyboards in Today’s Worship

    Carlos Martinez


    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.

  • The Invaluable Worship Resource!

    Tim Henning - Lifeway


    With a robust search feature 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 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.

  • Listening Panel

    Aaron Rice


    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.

  • Spiritual Leadership for Production Teams

    Bryan Trotter


    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.

  • The 3 R’s of a Worship Choir: Recruitment, Rehearsal, and Relationship

    John Bolin


    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.

  • The Attractional Church or Missional Church: What Should We Be?

    Ray Jones


    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.

  • Using Planning Center for Church Management

    Aaron Stewart - Planning Center

    OSCEOLA 1/2

    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.

  • How To Lead Like Never Before: The 4 Postures of Leadership

    Stephen Brewster

    OSCEOLA 3/4

    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.

  • The Acoustic Guitar In Worship: For Worship Leaders and Band Members

    Jeff Calhoun


    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.

  • Ableton Live and The Connected Stage

    Will Doggett


    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!

  • The Role of a Levite: Defining Biblical Worship and Understanding It's Significance on the Front Lines of Our Current Battlefield

    Meredith Andrews

    SUN C

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  • What's Real? The Integrity of Worship

    Joe Jamerson - Institue for Worship Studies

    SUN 3/4

    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.

  • Secrets of Connection: How to Leverage Technology to Connect With People More Effectively

    David McCauley - CSD Group

    SUN 5/6

    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!

  • From Source to Service: A Comprehensive Look at Audio Infrastructure From Microphone to PA and Steps Along the Way

    Chris Clark - Morris Light & Sound


    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.

  • How To Live Authentic Worship

    Dr. Vernon Whaley - Trevecca Nazarene University


    "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!