19th October 2019
Highfields Church

 

What does the Bible say about our singing and worship? How do we play our instruments in a way that helps (and not hinders) the congregation's praise? What are the key skills needed to run a biblical music ministry? How do I create a healthy culture amongst my music team?

Join us for our Cardiff training day for church musicians and leaders, featuring great Bible teaching as well as practical seminars, singing, fellowship and Q&A. Come to be equipped, challenged, resourced and excited about God's purposes for your church's music ministry.

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Program: 
10:00am: Doors and registration open
10:20am: Session One
11:15am: Break
11:30am: Session Two: Band Masterclass
12:45pm: Lunch (BYO)
1:45pm: Seminars 1
Piano for Church 
Song Leading
Drums and Bass 
2:55pm: Seminars 2
Ministry of Sound
What Songs Should We Sing?
4:00pm: Session Three
4.30pm: Conference Close

 

Seminar Descriptions
Song Leading: 
In many ways the song leader is the single most important person in leading great congregational singing. We will look at the biblical basis for having a song leader, but will aim to spend most of our time on the practicalities of how to lead singing well - including mic technique, what to say, how to teach new material etc., as well offering some constructive criticism to those who are happy to stand up and have a go! Helpful for singers, worship leaders, pastors.

Ministry of Sound: This session is for sound people and musicians – it is about training your ears and the practical implications of the church being called to hear God’s word: spoken and sung. We will consider how we play for different sized congregations, volume, balance, the critical mass of a space, how to self-mix, ambient sound, and how to foster good relationships between musicians, sound guys and congregation. Helpful for worship pastors, musicians, sound technicians.

What Songs Should We Sing?: Choosing songs thoughtfully and intentionally is key to an effective word-based music ministry. However, there is so much to consider when creating services week in and week out - and it can be hard to keep our focus on what is important! In this workshop we’ll think about how to create a well-rounded repertoire of songs for our church and talk through all the factors we need to consider when choosing from this list each week. We’ll also consider how style, instrumentation, lyrical content and liturgy affect our song choices. Helpful for pastors, singers, worship leaders, song writers.

Piano for Church: For many churches the piano is the key instrument in leading congregational singing. But often we lack the skills to turn years of lessons and exams into playing in a helpful style for church leading. We'll look at contemporary keyboard techniques and discuss how and when to leave the score behind! We'll also discuss the differences between playing on your own and in a band.

Drums & Bass: What does it take to create a solid foundation to a rhythm section? The bass and drums are the 'engine room' of any church band. We will look at: our roles, finding a part, locking in together, time, technical skills, playing the song, groove vocabulary and more. Bring your sticks and bass!

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Cancellations
Cancellations made up to and including three weeks prior the date of the conference will incur a £5 administrative charge. Sorry, no refunds will be given after that date.