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 annual Sydney training day for church musicians and leaders, featuring Bible teaching by author, pastor and writer Mike Cosper, 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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Mike is the author of three books – Rhythms of Grace, The Stories We Tell, and Recapturing the Wonder – and is the co-author of Faithmapping. He is the founder of Harbor Media, where he works to develop resources for Christians in a post-Christian world. Before this, he served for 16 years as one of the founding pastors of Sojourn Church in Louisville, Kentucky, where he started Sojourn Music, a collective of musicians writing songs for the local church. You can read more about his ministry and listen to his podcasts here. We're excited to have Mike with us for the day!
We're really looking to having three of our Emu UK team join us for the day. Philip, Alanna and Liv run Word In Song Conferences in the UK, Europe, Asia and the US, and lead the singing at a number of major Christian events across the UK. You can read more about their ministry here, and listen to their music here. They will be joined by Mike Begbie, who heads up our Australia-wide training.