In these past few years, most of us have experienced a time of extraordinary disruption in our churches. More than ever, we need to be clear on what the Bible has to say about singing and its place within the church. At this year's Word In Song Conference, we'll be thinking about how to create a healthy culture of singing, and we will be offering a number of practical seminars to help leaders, musicians and sound technicians grow and develop their skills and gifts. As always, we want you to be equipped and encouraged by God's word, and to leave with useful practical skills and ideas for your music ministry. Come and join us for a fun and foundational day of training for your church music team!
9:00am: Doors and registration open
9:30am: Main Session
11:10am: Church Music Masterclass
12:10pm: Lunch (BYO)
1:10pm: Seminar 1
Leading from Piano and Guitar
Leading a Team
Drums and Bass
Sound and Mixing Part 1*
2:15pm: Seminar 2
Song Selection and Service Planning
Sound and Mixing Part 2*
3:20pm: Final Session
4:00pm: Conference Close
For seminar descriptions click here. Please note: seminars are subject to change.
* Sound and Mixing is one stream in two parts, so delegates will need to go to both.
Location: Figtree Anglican, Wollongong
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is there a group discount?
YYes! Group discounts are applied automatically to General Registration only at checkout ($10 off each ticket for groups of 5-14, and $15 off each ticket for groups of 15+). To arrange for a unique code for your group so that you can all sign up individually at a discounted rate, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Who is this day useful for?
Every member of a church music team, especially those starting out in this ministry. At nearly every conference we meet someone who tells us they wish they had brought the whole team along - as listening and learning together makes the biggest difference back in your church.
Yes! The ministry of the word in song flourishes when it deliberately complements the spoken word. As the leader of the congregation's praise under Jesus, we hope you'll see the responsibility and joy of overseeing the music ministry at your church. What's more, your musicians will find it a great encouragement to see you supporting their ministry.
4. I've been doing music for many years. Will I learn anything new?
Most definitely. Many people come to Word In Song simply for the refreshment, encouragement and fellowship with those doing similar ministry.
5. We are a small church with few resources - will this day be relevant?
Yes! We love helping smaller churches work out how to effectively use their resources to lead singing. There will be lots of opportunities for applying biblical and practical principles to every context.
6. Will this be a Covid compliant event?
Yes. Australian Government advice is that masks are no longer required indoor gatherings or for singing. However, please do still wear a mask if you would prefer.
Delegate cancellations will incur a $10 administration fee. Sorry, no refunds will be given for cancellations within one week of the event. However, if you have tested positive for Covid and are required to isolate, we are happy to provide a full refund of your registration. In the event that we need to cancel or postpone the conference, Emu Music will provide a full refund.
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