Saturday 11th January, 2020
Heritage Centre, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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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?



As part of Equip Gospel Ministry's two-day music ministry conference, you can join us for our KL 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. Presented by Philip Percival, Alanna Glover and Liv Chapman.

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Program

For Friday Pre-Conference information visit equip.org.my

Friday 10th January, 7:30pm
A Night In With Emu Concert

Saturday 11th January
9.00am: Doors and registration open
9.30am: Main Session
10.45am: Break
11.15am: Church Music Masterclass
12.15pm: Lunch
1:15: Elective 1
Song Leading (Alanna Glover)
Piano for Church (Philip Percival)
Music for Kids and Youth (Liv Chapman)
Drum and Bass (Caleb Raj & Penuel Lau)
2.45pm: Break
3.00pm: Elective 2
Song Leading (Alanna Glover)
Ministry of Sound (Philip Percival)
Leading from Guitar (Liv Chapman)
Drum and Bass (Caleb Raj & Penuel Lau)
4:30pm: Final Session
5.30pm: Conference Close

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.

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.

Music for Kids and Youth: Music and singing is one of the most effective ways to teach and train our kids and young people in Bible knowledge and godliness. But often we feel under-resourced or unable to create and sustain a singing culture in our children’s and youth ministries. In this seminar, we’ll look at the why, what and how of music for kids and young people. Be prepared to get in touch with your inner-child or teenager and get ready for some 'hands-on' action as we consider singing with kids together.

 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.


Leading from Guitar: This session will look at how the guitar can be used most effectively in facilitating congregational singing, as part of a band but also on your own. We will look closely at use of capos, strumming rhythms, and how to play hymns on a guitar.

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!