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February 17, 2018 // Kenosha, WI

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ABOUT THE SUMMIT

The Wisconsin Worship Summit is a one day event to equip, train, resource, grow, & network those who lead worship ministries and those who serve in them.

Regardless of size or denomination, literally every church has a Sunday morning experience and people who are responsible for crafting it and leading it. Whether it’s the pastor in your church that leads the worship arts ministry or the volunteers that serve week-in and week-out, our desire is to be a catalyst of growth for you and your teams.

In fact, the Summit is ultimately all about people development. Jesus Himself sets the precedence that, after the glory of God, other people should be thought of first and foremost in all that we say and do as fellow image-bearers of God (Mt. 22:37-40). We believe that when we develop the people in a worship ministry, their ministry will grow as well; and if a worship ministry grows, the people in their church grow closer to Christ.

We want to see leaders lead their teams better; we want to see volunteers who are thriving in their roles; we want to see volunteers coached and developed both musically and spiritually; we want to see churches that are wholeheartedly engaged in worship.
 

Cost & Schedule

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Registration Cost


$20*

 

Schedule


9:30am // Registration
10:00am // Main Session #1
11:00am // Workshop Session #1
12:00pm // Lunch
1:00pm // Workshop Session #2
2:00pm // Main Session #2


*Early bird pricing available until January 31, 2018

Main SPEAKER

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Paul LeFeber

Paul LeFeber currently lives in Portland, OR where is the Executive Pastor and Worship Leader for New Hope Church. He spent ten years on staff at Blackhawk Church in Madison, WI where he served as a Worship Leader and Creative Director.

For seven years Paul directed the Pulse Arts Conference, which served artists from all over the upper Midwest. Paul is also a singer/songwriter, actor, and teacher. He is passionate about helping artists discover their true voice and using it to point people to God. He is married to Mariah, a therapist and modern dancer; they have two daughters, 7 and 5.

 

WORKSHOPS

 

Beyond what you can read in a book or on social media these workshops will give you the opportunity to learn in a small group environment. Dig in and come with questions.

 
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Dr. Tom McCall

WORKSHOP 1
HOW THE HOLINESS OF GOD IMPACTS WORSHIP

BIOGRAPHY
Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, and Director, Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Dr. McCall works at the intersections of systematic theology with biblical, historical, and philosophical theology.  His research interests focus on the doctrines of the Trinity, Christology, hamartiology, and soteriology. Current projects include a monograph on the doctrine of sin and an introduction to philosophical theology.  Before coming to Trinity, Dr. McCall served as pastor of churches in Michigan and Alaska.  With his wife Jenny and their four children, he enjoys a wide range of sports and outdoor activities.

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Jason Steger

WORKSHOP 2
BREAKING THE BARRIERS

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
From service planning to executing the worship service, many elements need to come together well. Many times Lead Pastors and Worship Leaders as well as other team members have multiple responsibilities and deadlines to meet. In a fast paced-fallen world, working with others can be both invigorating and frustrating. I am very excited to share some simple and hopeful insights as to how you can live out your role as a worship pastor, leader or team member. Whatever your role, I would love to share from my experiences as a worship leader and pastor to encourage your journey in Gospel centered relationships with those you serve with. Bring your questions, thoughts, and concerns as Jason enjoys interactive discussion. Hope to see you there!

BIOGRAPHY
Pastor Jason is married to his wife Marsha for over 16 years and has two sons, Jack and Sam. He has 16 years experience leading worship and technical teams, including a local traveling worship band. Jason released his own personal cd in 2011. He served as a worship leader alongside Pastor Casey Getz and The Guilty Wanted in 2013 for the EFCA Districts Youth Conference. Jason has 23 years of band leadership and has been singing for 40 years. He has served churches from 30 to 3000 in size. Recently he served as Director of Music and Youth for a church plant and is currently serving as Pastor of Village Community Church, a church plant in Kimberly, WI. Jason’s passion is helping people live out the gospel in every area of their life.

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Paul LeFeber

WORKSHOP 3
WHY WE SING

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
Most churches do it week after, month after month, year after year. Have you ever wondered why? Join us as we explore the practical and theological reasons we sing in our churches.

BIOGRAPHY
Paul LeFeber currently lives in Portland, OR where is the Executive Pastor and Worship Leader for New Hope Church. He spent ten years on staff at Blackhawk Church in Madison, WI where he served as a Worship Leader and Creative Director. For seven years Paul directed the Pulse Arts Conference, which served artists from all over the upper Midwest. Paul is also a singer/songwriter, actor, and teacher. He is passionate about helping artists discover their true voice and using it to point people to God. He is married to Mariah, a therapist and modern dancer; they have two daughters, 7 and 5.

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Darren Hedeen

WORKSHOP 4 & 5
LIVE SOUND MIXING - MAKING THE MOST OF WHAT YOU HAVE (Part 1 & 2)

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
We’ll talk about mixing your worship service and maximizing sermon intelligibility.  We’ll also talk about setting up unity gain, using EQ, phase, low pass filter, compression, gating and more!

BIOGRAPHY
Darren has extensive experience designing, installing and servicing audio video systems since 1990.  He has served as the Technical Director Of Edgewood Community Church in Waupun and is currently part of the Excel Technologies Team in Fond du Lac, WI.

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Teresa Reynolds

WORKSHOP 6
SET YOUR VOICE FREE

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
We will begin by briefly looking at the Biblical role of the singer in helping to lead God’s people in worship.  We will practically learn and strengthen foundational vocal techniques including breathing and breath support, reducing and releasing tension, developing the ear more to not only be solid in pitch, but also tone, style, support singing, and blending.  The goal of these sessions is to provide singers and worship leaders with the tools to free the natural voice, bringing freedom to worship God while inspiring others to do the same.

BIOGRAPHY
Teresa Reynolds is the founder and co-director of Living Light School of Worship, a nine-month full-time international training program with a mission to equip worshippers to know and glorify God in life and through excellence in music.  She has a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance as well as a certificate in Biblical Studies.  She has been a professional singer, worship leader, teacher, songwriter and coach for over 20 years and loves training and equipping people to discover & fully use their God-given gifts.

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Joshua Vargas

WORKSHOP 7
WORSHIP DRUMMING

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
Define your role within a worship team, as well as tips for efficiently learning new songs and executing them well.

BIOGRAPHY
Independent drummer with over 17 years of experience drumming within a worship team, as well as over 10 years of playing professionally for Christian Artists such as Danilo Montero, Miel San Marcos, Kristy Motta, among others. Currently the in-residence drummer of Journey Church Kenosha, Journey Worship and Go Hard Youth ministries at Living Word Christian Center in Chicago.

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Greg Gonzalez

WORKSHOP 8
"BASS-ICS"

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
We will cover beginner to advance bass playing techniques. Hand position, tone, scales, improv, rhythm, volume, technology, theory and much more!  We will also talk about practicing to be the best bassists we can be and our role as bassists for God and God's people. 

BIOGRAPHY
Greg first stood on stage at the age of 5.  Since then he has performed over 400 professional shows with one of the biggest county cover bands in the Midwest.  He currently is part of the worship ministry at Torch of Faith Church in Grayslake and also plays out with The Judson Brown band which features a diverse music palate with lots of improv.

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Brady Lee

WORKSHOP 9
ELECTRIC GUITAR FOR WORSHIP

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
Playing electric guitar in worship has changed drastically over the past decade. It is a critical piece to worship music, but plays such a unique role that truly is an art form in itself. This session is about developing a studio musician mentality that covers artistic disciplines, gear, and tone.

BIOGRAPHY
Born in San Diego, CA, Brady has worked with multiple Grammy and Dove award winning artists such as Vertical Worship, Paul Baloche, and other integrity music artists. He has released two albums and currently serves on staff at Spring Lake Church in Green Bay as the worship director. He has worked in a number of different genres, including Worship, Jazz, Rock, and Electronica. His passion is for creating new music that glorifies God, builds up the local church, and reaches people for Christ.
 

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Brady Lee

WORKSHOP 10
ACOUSTIC GUITAR FOR WORSHIP

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
The acoustic guitar is not just a crutch worship leaders use to be comfortable, it’s a tool to help set an environment for worship. This session will cover acoustic guitar tone and gear, as well as techniques to allow acoustic players to find their place inside of a modern day worship environment.

BIOGRAPHY
Born in San Diego, CA, Brady has worked with multiple Grammy and Dove award winning artists such as Vertical Worship, Paul Baloche, and other integrity music artists. He has released two albums and currently serves on staff at Spring Lake Church in Green Bay as the worship director. He has worked in a number of different genres, including Worship, Jazz, Rock, and Electronica. His passion is for creating new music that glorifies God, builds up the local church, and reaches people for Christ.

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Mel White

WORKSHOP 11
UNLOCKING THE KEYS: FINDING A PLACE FOR PIANO AND KEYBOARD IN MODERN WORSHIP

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
In modern guitar-based worship bands, is there still a place for the traditional keyboard?  This session will explore ways that pianists and keyboard players can fill important places in the mix of a full band, as well as modern acoustic worship.  This session will also look at ways secondary keyboardists can go beyond just "adding some pads."  This session will offer some hands-on, practical applications for pianists and keyboardists.

BIOGRAPHY
Mel first learned keyboard playing a Wurlitzer organ as a child, then bought his first synthesizer, an Arp Odyssey, in 1980 (when he was 13 years old).  Since then, he has played in bands that covered a variety of styles--from progressive and classic rock to electronica and synth-pop.  Bringing an orchestral background as a violinist, and a love for eclectic instruments, Mel continues to explore layers of sound and orchestration in modern worship music.  Mel serves on the worship team at KBC.

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Mel White

WORKSHOP 12
EXPLORING THE LIMITS OF KEYBOARDS AND WORSHIP: A LOOK AT THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF THE KEYBOARD IN WORSHIP MUSIC

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
Where have we come from, and where are we going?  After a nostalgic look backward at a timeline of keyboard instruments, this session will briefly look at the current role of piano and keys in modern worship before reaching forward to explore ways that modern electronic instruments can break boundaries and set new trends in modern worship.  This session will offer some inspiration and challenge to keyboardists who want to step out of their comfort zone.

BIOGRAPHY
Mel first learned keyboard playing a Wurlitzer organ as a child, then bought his first synthesizer, an Arp Odyssey, in 1980 (when he was 13 years old).  Since then, he has played in bands that covered a variety of styles--from progressive and classic rock to electronica and synth-pop.  Bringing an orchestral background as a violinist, and a love for eclectic instruments, Mel continues to explore layers of sound and orchestration in modern worship music.  Mel serves on the worship team at KBC.

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Judy Folkers

WORKSHOP 13
Pro Presenter Round Table

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
This workshop is an opportunity for visual artists to come together to share and discuss tips, tricks and issues they might be facing when using Pro Presenter software.

BIOGRAPHY
Judy has been involved in the computer projection ministry at Kenosha Bible Church since overhead projectors became obsolete!  For nearly 15 years, Judy has been responsible for preparing graphics for Sunday morning services and other events, learning new software, and training and overseeing projection volunteers.

CONTACT &LOCATION

Kenosha Bible Church
5405 67th Street, Kenosha, WI 53142

 
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