Worship Summit Music Directors Track
"Re-Tooling for Music Ministers"
This track consists of five consecutive classes designed to help traditional music directors re-tool for the modern era of worship. We will begin with the basics - the theology of worship. We will then discuss many leadership issues to help each person grow in their leadership and understand how to be sensitive in their work. We will then look at how to select (and where to find) new songs for worship, putting them through the proper filters for text and music. We will look at formats and styles of worship and the worship wars that churn around us. We will spend quite a bit of time on the mechanics of worship-learning how to put together a set list, looking at key relationships and textual relationships. We will examine flow in worship and discuss planning a worship service with all the components involved. Participants will learn how to publish a worship plan/guide for the musicians that will aid in implementing the worship service. Finally, we will examine corporate worship in practice, looking at common pitfalls, rehearsal basics, and how to have ongoing evaluation to improve your worship team’s leadership. No worship renewal is possible apart from God’s Spirit, and our time will be filled with worship, prayer, and dependence upon God.
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Senior consultant for worship and music for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina since 2010, served 23 years as worship pastor of Front Street Baptist Church in Statesville, N.C. Kenny is a frequent worship clinician and guest worship leader. His heart for the nations has also taken him to international fields of service. He received his bachelor’s degree in music from the University of North Carolina, master’s degree in church music from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and received the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Worship Studies from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL.