Session 5 - Workshops

Thursday: 1:45pm - 2:45pm

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  • Don't Be Scared of the Big Bad Technology

    Rob Sharp


    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.

  • Writing With a Purpose: Songwriting for Yourself, Your Team, and Your Local Church

    Aaron Rice


    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.

  • Thriving in the Desert: Lessons Learned From Navigating a 2-Year Pastoral Transition

    Shaun McClellan


    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.

  • The WHY, HOW and WHAT of Multigenerational Worship

    John Bolin


    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!

  • How To Maximize Live Streaming For Worship

    Kent Morris - Sweetwater


    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!

  • Organizational Culture: The Do's and Don'ts

    Tim DeTellis - Laugh All Night

    OSCEOLA 1/2

    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.

  • How To Create A Wow Experience: 12+ Things You Should Be Doing To Have Amazing Guest Experiences

    Stephen Brewster

    OSCEOLA 3/4

    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.

  • Creative Hacks to Enhance Your Experience

    Luke Vettel, Barry Carpenter, Jonah Johnson - Thor AV


    Engage in an in-depth discussion on creative hacks, tips, and tricks to gain maximum impact through your creative teams and technical systems.

  • The Electric Guitar in Worship: For Worship Leaders and Band Members

    Jeff Calhoun


    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.

  • Leading When You’re Not In Charge

    Matt Goss


    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.

  • Breaking Down the Walls Between the Booth and Stage

    Jeremy Van Valkenburg & Brian Tabor - Worship Leader Probs

    SUN C

    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.

  • Microphone Applications

    Doug Gould - Worship MD

    SUN 5/6

    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.

  • Worship, Cinema Style

    Darren Fordham - Canon


    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.

  • Harmony and Improvisation

    Sheri Gould


    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.