Are you an Organist, Volunteer or Professional Musician, Worship Planner, Pastor, Visual Artist, Children/Youth Leader, or Worshiper?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions and live within driving distance to Toronto, Ontario, then we have a conference that is designed for you.
Worship as Journey: A Day of Renewal and Learning with Steve Bell and Ken Medema is an event co-sponsored by Worship Ministries of the Christian Reformed Church, the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, and the Presbyterian Church of Canada.
Steve Bell is a songwriter, storyteller, and troubadour for our time. Over the course of a 25-year solo career, he has been sharing a message of love, hope and faith through songs, stories, and writings. He is a purveyor of truth and beauty and champion of kindness, on a focused mission to “encourage Christian faith and thoughtful living through artful word and song.” He is a mentor to many, and an advocate of numerous meaningful causes. stevebell.com
Ken Medema has shared his passion for learning and discovery through storytelling and music with an ever-growing circle of followers around the world. Ken has been performing for over 40 years in many different venues: churches, conventions, colleges, corporations and more, for groups ranging from 50 to 50,000 people. Through the Interlude project, Ken and partners are now conducting retreats, workshops, and special programs for small churches. Though blind from birth, Ken sees and hears with heart and mind, singing stories from his audience and accenting themes and perspectives from speakers and workshop leaders. Ken custom designs every musical moment through improvisation and new composition to bring each event to life. Kenmedema.com
The day will be packed with hands on workshops, fellowship and, of course, music!
Workshop example: Volunteer Musicians—spend two hours with Ken Medema who will be addressing the challenges facing the non-professional musician who is asked to lead congregational worship. Ken will lead this conversation and share examples and resources. Interested in adding some percussion in worship but not sure how? Andrew Donaldson will be offering a hands on workshop about just that. Wonder how to introduce new music to congregations? Join Hugh Donnelly as he shares from his experience.