My friends, Len and Jason, from Midnight Oil Productions are coming to town (at least my town, that is).
Trietsch Memorial UMC in Flower Mound, will host â€œCreative Experiential Worship: Culture Art Team Technology,â€ a Nov. 16 one-day workshop featuring Len Wilson and Jason Moore of Midnight Oil Productions.
If youâ€™ve ever seen an excruciating PowerPoint presentation in worship then you know that for many churches new media has nothing to do with new energy and creativity in worship.
The real story in worship now is not the use of screens, but how screens and other forms of media come together to create powerful experiences of God. These four sessions, based on our books of the same names, invite you to come explore what happens next with our latest thinking on metaphor, design and media creation, team planning, and much more.
Rediscover creativity. Experience real and memorable moments of worship.
Moore and Wilson are frequent seminar leaders and have spoken to thousands of church leaders in the last decade on harnessing digital media for ministry. Their newest book is Design Matters: Creating Powerful Imagery for Worship (Abingdon Press, 2006). They have authored Digital Storytellers: The Art of Communicating the Gospel in Worship (Abingdon, 2002) and The Wired Church: Making Media Ministry (Abingdon, 1999).
Trietsch UMC is located at 6101 Morriss Road.
Registration is through Midnight Oil. There are discounts for groups. Basic fee structure is: $109 (one), $89 each (2-4), and $69 each (5 or more). Log on to http://www.midnightoilproductions.com/seminar/ for more information.
A breakdown of the sessions contained in the workshop is as follows:
Digital Storytellers: The Art of Communicating the Gospel in Worship
We in the church may have new media, but we have old mindsets. We are still stuck in an old world of textual analysis. If we can discover the power and potential of story and metaphor, we can transform how we communicate in worship.
Design Matters: Creating Powerful Imagery for Worship
Creating powerful images for worship is not just for another congregation with more resources. Learn the basics for thinking in, and making, images, with our eight principles for design. Discover the power of creating, and customizing, images with our brief Adobe Photoshop demo.
Taking Flight: Worship Design Teams That Work
Many have attempted to design worship with a team of people, only to discover that it is difficult to form a team that actually works. Weâ€™ll look at a series of obstacles that befall teams of sincere, hard working people, and explore through teaching and interactivity how to create worship design teams that take flight.
The Wired Church: Making Media Ministry
The essential need-to-know information to establish, grow, and fortify your media ministry, including how to get started, resources, technical information, and more.