NEWS & EVENTS
Worship Arts Seminars
The Community Seminar Series is designed to encourage worship leaders and musicians throughout the region and allow them to network. Enjoy light refreshments while hearing from experienced practitioners and fellowshipping with others. We will share best practices and inspirational experiences for the purpose of edifying local congregations and worship teams. It is our prayer that you leave with practical advice, technical skill, and spiritual wisdom.
The seminar will be hosted at Dordt College from 7-9 p.m. in classroom 1144/1148 in the Ribbens Academic Complex.
September 18 – Improving Your Church's Live Sound
- Get the most out of your mix
- Problem solving
- Live sound politics
Guest speaker Jared Bennett has been consulting bands and engineers for over seven years at Guitar Center, where he is the store manager. With more than 12 years of experience performing live and 17 years recording, he’s seen (and made) all the mistakes so you don’t have to! Whether it’s in a studio or onstage, cajon or classical guitar, he has a passion for getting the most out of any performance.
October 16 – Contemporary Ensemble Roundtable
Round table discussions with experienced team members
- Drums – dynamics and role (sticks, volume, tuning, electric or acoustic?)
- Bass – dynamics and role (lines, tone, capos, and amps)
- Electric Guitar – pedals and placement (amp placement, tone and layers)
- Piano – chord charts or sheet music (leading or following, chording and left hands)
- Vocals – melody and harmony (mic placement, monitor issues and blending)
- Team Leaders – practice and priority (practice time, team building and transitions)
November 20 – Worship Team Culture and Ethics
Establishing a culture of team leadership and healthy dialogue on your church's worship team
- Spiritual leadership and team building
- Excellence and professionalism
- Communication skills and conflict resolution