Saturday, 10th November, 2018 Riverbank Christian Church 27 Riverbank Place, Riverside, TAS, 7250
What does the Bible tell us about our worship and singing? And how do we best lead our churches in singing the praise of Jesus? Join us for a one-day music ministry conference - a chance to be encouraged and refreshed, to hear from the Bible, and to grow in practical skills for music ministry in your church.
Led by Philip Percival and Alanna Glover, we'll be running a range of practical workshops to help you in every aspect of your church's music ministry.
9:45am Main Session (Singing and Bible talk) 10:45am Break 11:00am Church Music Masterclass 12:15pm Lunch (provided) 1:15pm Seminar 1 (Song leading; The ministry of sound) 2:30pm Seminar 2 (Leading from your instrument; What songs should we sing?) 3:45pm Final Session 4:00pm Finish
Fri 9th November A NIGHT IN WITH EMU 8pm Join us for an evening of singing, word and performance - for the whole church. (Suggested donation $5)
Vocal leading:The song leader is the key person when it comes to leadinggreatcongregational 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, and how to make sure it all goes smoothly!
The ministry of sound: The single most important tools of the musician and sound operator are their ears. This session 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 volume, balance, the critical mass of a space, how we play for different sized congregations, how to self-mix, ambient sound, and the complexity of relationships between musicians, sound guys and the congregation.
What songs should we sing?:Choosing songs thoughtfully and intentionally is a bit of a lost art. There is so much to consider when picking songs week in and week out - and it can be hard to keep it all in mind! In this session, we will think about how to create a well-rounded repertoire of songs for our church service and talk through all the factors we need to consider when choosing from this list each week.
Leading from your instrument: We all have a role in leading the congregation in song. This session will look at how we use our instruments, and explore specific techniques for piano players, guitarists, and others in supporting great congregational singing.