IWS 2017 Schedule – Sessions 1 & 2

Seminar Session 1

11:15a – 12:45pm

 

General Worship

The Divine Encounter: Spiritual Renewal for Ministry Service

Bishop James Dixon

What does it mean to be fully activated for Kingdom service? How do you establish goals and remain obedient and yet, be sensitive to the leading of Holy Spirit.

 

Learning Outcomes: Attendees will gain a greater understanding of:

  1. Clarity, Confession and Consecration – the principles and practical application of each.
  2. Commitment and Consistency of service – strategies to remain effective in one’s assignment.

 

Liturgical Dance, Mime and Drama

Effective Worship Using Improvisational Movement

ASCENSION DANCERS

In this session, participants will learn how to worship confidently, effectively and freely before the Lord and His people through movement that has not been choreographed.

 

Learning Outcomes: Attendees will gain a greater understanding of:

  1. How to use Improvisation based upon the leading of the Holy Spirit/during an assigned section of a choreographed dance, or for transitional purposes during the introduction or instrumental portion of a song.
  2. How to use Call and Response during praise and worship.
  3. How to use spontaneous movement.

 

Ministers of Music: Implementing & Managing A “Transformed” Music Ministry

Earl Bynum 2 session Course — Part 1

Is your ministry in a perpetual state of “shifting”? Do you yearn to settle in to a season of productivity where you’re not always ‘racing’ to the next service or managing a crisis or problem? Learn how to build and manage a structure that will prepare your creative arts (music, dance, mime, drama, etc) to operate in maturity.

 

Learning Outcomes: Attendees will gain a greater understanding of:

  1. Proven administrative techniques that will work at any ministry.
  2. Strategic approaches to dealing with “problem” ministry participants.
  3. How to assess where you are and what the next steps need to be to become more effective.

 

Music & Media Technology: Essentials for Ministry Growth

Roy Cotton Part 1

Let today’s cutting edge technology become your “production assistant!” This class session will deal with everything from apps to equipment. This session will specifically assist medium and smaller ministries in managing the acquisition and use of technology to complement and not overwhelm your ministry needs and budget.

 

Learning Outcomes: Attendees will gain a greater understanding of:

  1. Current tools that are available to assist in technology upgrades that will benefit ministry goals.
  2. Apps and equipment that will enhance in the administration, performance and planning of your ministry.
  3. Specifics relative to consoles, lighting, streaming, media personnel, stems.

 

Pastors/Leaders

Remaining Encouraged While Activated

Bishop Michael A. Blue

Christianity is under attack and so is its leadership. Despite being firmly committed, day-to-day pressures can severely impact Christian leaders. How do you avoid depression, disillusionment and discouragement? What strategies can you employ that will assist you in maintaining a high level of productivity?

 

Learning Outcomes: Attendees will gain a greater understanding of:

  1. How to assess one’s level of pressure/pressure overload.
  2. How to avoid debilitating, destructive responses to pressures.
  3. Strategies to help manage stress and be more effective in ministry.

 

Praise & Worship: The Use of Exhortation

Stephen Hurd and Dadra Crawford

Understanding the importance and use of scriptural exhortation in leading praise & worship as a catalyst for growth and development of the congregation as well as the leader.

 

Learning Outcomes: Attendees will gain a greater understanding of:

  1. The biblical foundations of exhortation
  2. The practicality and benefits of exhortation
  3. How to use exhortation in the praise and worship setting

 

 

Seminar Session 2

1:45pm -3:00pm

 

Core Classes

The History and Theology of Christian Worship – part 1 of 2

Pastor John Paul McGee

Explore various patterns of Christian Worship that have shaped the Christian church. Gain an understanding of the Liturgical calendar, as well as cultural aspects that impact the 21st Century church.

Learning Outcomes: Attendees will gain a greater understanding of:

  1. Major movements in history that have shaped today’s worship culture.
  2. Biblical patterns of worship.
  3. Church liturgy and various celebrations.

 

General Worship

Commissioned but Challenged: Brother to Brother

Pastor Dywane Dawkins

How do you manage the reality of the struggle between flesh and spirit? What strategies can help you deal with the tension between the worshiper’s spirit that desires to please God, and the worshiper’s flesh that rebels and doesn’t maintain its dedication to the lifestyle of worship.

 

Learning Outcomes: Attendees will gain a greater understanding of:

  1. The impact that struggling with flesh has on ministry.
  2. How to strategically handle the “battle” of the mind/flesh and win!

 

General Worship

Sister Talk: Women in Leadership

Good Therapy for Bad Emotions

Pastor Juandolyn Stokes

As a wife, single woman, mother or daughter, are you consistently wrestling with negative emotions? Do you often feel “unworthy” or “ineffective” in your personal life—even after a dynamic worship experience? In this intimate session, you’ll discover ways to cope with negative emotions and receive healing and hope.

 

Learning Outcomes: Attendees will gain a greater understanding of:

  1. The impact of negative emotions on ministry.
  2. How to change your mind and life through a variety of spiritual weapons.

 

 

Liturgical Dance, Mime and Drama

Creative but Effective Choreography Toolkit

Ascension

Tools for building relevant theme-based choreography using the “Theography

Acronym” template. This toolkit will help your individual or team move and minister more effectively.

 

Learning Outcomes: Attendees will gain a greater understanding of:

  1. Focused and effective movement that inspires and ministers.
  2. How to build choreography that complements a theme.
  3. A strategic approach that can be used at one’s home church.

 

Ministers of Music

Understanding the Sound of Your House

Pastor Guy Robinson

This session will explore how to create a transformative sound conducive to your church. This oft misunderstood concept is vital to effective ministry—this is a must-attend for every church musician/music director!

 

Learning Outcomes: Attendees will gain a greater understanding of:

  1. How to put a melody to the theology of your church
  2. The difference between a Transforming Sound and a Conforming Sound
  3. The Impact of Tonality on the Human Psyche

 

Pastors & Leaders

Remaining Rooted But Relevant

Pastor Terrance Johnson

Racism, violence, and other community issues challenge ministry leaders to forge relationships with everyone from police to parents to public officials. Effective ministry must keep one foot in the problem and the other in the solution. How do you connect institutions of government, church and family? This session will assist you in strategically discipling inside and outside the sanctuary.

 

Learning Outcomes: Attendees will gain a greater understanding of:

  1. Key community relationships that become vital to survival and growth.
  2. Crisis management strategies. Essential elements every ministry should have in place.
  3. Strategic approaches to deal with conflict resolution or to promote relationship building.

 

PRAISE & WORSHIP: Preparing BEFORE Platforming  (Praise -2)

Trent Phillips

Learn Innovative Methodology and strategy designed to help prepare worship leaders and team members BEFORE they reach the platform.

Learning Outcomes: Preparation for the platform

 

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