You don’t necessarily have to spend money you don’t have to improve your sound. Sometimes the small things can make a big difference. In this seminar we’ll walk through some very simple changes you can make that will have a positive impact on your mix.
As pastors and worship team members, we have many decisions to make each week in preparation for congregational worship. In this seminar, we'll consider some of the primary values that inform what we do when we gather: the primary themes that occupy our attention, the liturgical elements, and the heart attitudes we want to display. These seven values, though not exhaustive, have served as a core curriculum for worship team ministry at The Church at Brook Hills.
While the best way to improve your skills are through hours of deliberate practice, sometimes the most effective changes you can make in your playing are simple ones. In this breakout, you’ll learn a variety of practices, patterns, and tools that will help you take your playing to the next level.
Leaders and musicians spend multiple hours, even days preparing for a Sunday morning or an event that is meant to lead people in worshiping God in song. But when the time comes, it often ends up being more a crowd watching a performance than a congregation participating in worship. How do we prepare for a worship service in a way that leads to people being engaged with God, encountering the glory of Christ, and experiencing the presence of his Spirit?…
In this breakout Josh Scott, president of JHS pedals, will discuss the many ways pedals can serve you. He’ll also look at the advantages of different amps and how to make wise decisions in the use of your gear.
AW Tozer said, “The essence or art is self expression but the essence of Christianity is self denial. Balancing the two is very hard.” Inspired by this quote, Josh Scott will lay a foundation for the role of the electric guitarist in the church, detail what attitudes are crucial, and cover specific techniques and styles that will serve you in that role.
Great melodies often come in a moment of inspiration, but what makes them great? And how can you incorporate those characteristics into your own melodies? Steve and Vikki Cook will be answering those questions, plus looking at the impact that harmony, groove, tempo and hooks have on your melody.
For many of us, Sunday morning preparation focuses on practical and musical aspects: arranging, scheduling, printing charts, sending emails, and a host of other details. But we often miss the crucial component of preparing our hearts to meet with God and his people. Christians throughout the centuries have valued the importance of spiritual preparation for Sundays, and in this breakout you’ll be equipped and encouraged in that vital practice.
What does Psalm 23 and great songs have in common? Sensory language! In this workshop we’ll explore the value of sensory language in Christian Worship Songs and give practical ways to generate fresh lyric ideas for your songs.
Musicians in the church often vacillate between valuing musical preparation over musical preparation and using their “love for Jesus” to justify never growing as a musician. In this breakout, you’ll learn how to pursue both excellence and authenticity as you use your gifts to serve God’s people.
In this breakout you’ll hear various seasoned writers discuss methods, practices, and attitudes they’ve developed over the years that have helped them write both congregational and performance songs.
The introduction of the singing of hymns into English Nonconformist churches (churches outside of the Anglican state church) in the 1690s was one of the most important worship innovations since the Reformation. Not surprisingly, it engendered "worship wars," in which there was more heat than light at times. This workshop will examine the take-away lessons we can learn from this important worship controversy for our own troubled times.
God’s Word tells us that in Jesus Christ “there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.” (Colossians 3:11) Knowing that Jesus died to make us one and living in the good of that reality are two different things. In this breakout, Shai Linne will talk about right and wrong ways to pursue the unity that only the gospel of Jesus Christ has made possible.
What do you do when you believe you are praying in the will of God, following godly counsel, and obeying the Lord the best you know how, but still your prayer isn't answered? Is it because you don't have faith, or enough faith? In this session you'll see from Scripture that the proof of faith isn't always seen in the answers you expect from prayer or in the evident blessing of God. God has something better for us - himself.