Angeles Worship Summit

We invite you to an immersive experience in worship and the arts. Musicians, artists, and poets explore their creative abilities together. The themes of this year’s Summit will draw from Micah 6:8 and the Beatitudes from Matthew 5:3-12. As we consider what it means “to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God,” worship and the arts offer us a way to meet the deep need for faithful reconciliation. Register with your friends, worship team, or ministry leaders, and join us for an exciting adventure in artistic leadership in February 2021.

Date: Friday and Saturday, February 5-6, 2021
Location: Virtually on Zoom
Registration Deadline: Monday, January 25, 2021
Cost: $20

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Keynote Speakers

David Bailey

David M. Bailey is a public theologian and culture maker who believes that Christian communities should be a foretaste of the reconciled Kingdom that is to come. He’s the CEO and founder of Arrabon; an organization that builds reconciling communities in the midst of a digital, diverse, and divided world. David is an active speaker, consultant and strategist for many national organizations about cultural intelligence and culture-making. He is the co-author of the “Race, Class, and the Kingdom of God Study Series.” David is the executive producer of the documentary, 11am: Hope for America’s Most Segregated Hour, and the Urban Doxology Project. He’s rooted at East End Fellowship and serves on the preaching team. David’s greatest honor in life is to be married to his wonderful wife, Joy.

Glenn Packiam

Glenn Packiam is the associate senior pastor at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the lead pastor of New Life Downtown, a congregation of New Life Church. He’s the author of Blessed Broken Given: How Your Story Becomes Sacred in the Hands of Jesus, Discover the Mystery of Faith, Butterfly in Brazil, Lucky: How the Kingdom Comes to Unlikely People, and Secondhand Jesus. Glenn was one of the founding leaders and songwriters for the Desperation Band and has written more than 65 worship songs published with Integrity Music, including Your Name and My Savior Lives. Glenn earned a Doctorate in Theology and Ministry from Durham University, and he’s a visiting fellow at St. John’s College at Durham.

Schedule

Friday, February 5, 2021
Time Session
12-1 p.m. Opening Session: “Humility, Justice, and Mercy in 2021”
1-1:15 p.m. Break
1:15-2:30 p.m. Breakouts
2:30-2:45 p.m. Break
2:45-4 p.m. Closing Session: “Stories of Hope and Innovation”
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Time Session
9-10 a.m. Opening Session: “The Beatitudes in Our Worship”
10-10:15 a.m. Break
10:15-11:30 a.m. Breakouts
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Break
12-1 p.m. Final Closing Session: “Who Are We and Where Are We Going?”

Breakout Sessions

Q&A | World Cafe

Hosted by: Keynote Speaker
Description: There will be a Q&A hosted by the keynote guest speaker from the opening plenary session each day.

Music Publishing for Worship Leaders

Hosted by: Henry Alonzo
Description: This workshop provides an overview on music publishing as it pertains to songwriters of worship music. We will explore the origin and background of popular worship songs that have become anthems across congregations around the world. Practical tools for songwriters will be provided along with pathways for music publishing.

Singing Through Struggle

Hosted by: Carolynne Hitter Brown
Description: Historically, the Church has been a place for Christians to process their lament and struggle. Dr. Brown will take us through a brief overview, encompassing the struggle of the American Black Church and its relationship to challenges in modern day America. What are lessons we can take from past experiences and insights we can glean?

Collaborative Songwriting in a Digital Age

Hosted by: David Gaulton and Mike Matta
Description: What is involved in the songwriting process in the digital age? What are the tools that allow us to effectively create together? Can our artistic creativity enrich our work as worship leaders? This workshop seeks to address these questions with practical tools and insights from experts who have experience in songwriting and ministry.

From Church Plant to Production - Different Options for Hosting Church Online

Hosted by: Nathan Whitmire and Jonathan Lord 
Description: Come listen to two technical directors share different experiences on transitioning from in-person to worshiping online. Jonathan Lord, technical director at Story Church, will talk about transitioning his church plant to both pre-recorded and live-streamed worship services. Nathan Whitmire, broadcast/production lead systems engineer at Azusa Pacific University, will detail how the production and live event fields are adapting to an ever-changing environment.

Visual Arts as Worship

Hosted by: Nery Lemus
Description: This will be a hands-on workshop, encouraging creativity on the part of visual artists and their work. Focus will be given to exploring ways of incorporating the arts into worship ministry.

Mentoring in a Digital Age

Hosted by: Jenn Graffius
Description: What are the challenges of mentoring young people in a socially driven world? What are some ways to effectively reach the younger generations? This workshop seeks to unpack and explore tools of thought and models for reimagining how we might walk and engage with young people today.

Artist’s Showcase

Do you have an artistic piece or musical performance that you would like to share at the Angeles Worship Summit?

The Artist’s Showcase is an opportunity to share your creative work and a space to see ways in which God has been speaking through the arts. Limited spots are available.

The showcase is taking place on Saturday, during the breakout session from 10:15-11:30 a.m. Attendance to the showcase is required for those who submit a video.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend?

For ages 13 and up, including worship leaders, artists, students, pastors, and adult mentors.

What will we do?

You will hear from keynote speakers on timely issues that we are facing here and now, showcase your talents in performance, and gain expertise in artistic creativity in worship and the arts. Participants will explore their creative abilities and specific topics of interest.

What will I take with me from the conference?

By engaging in thoughtful worship design and participating in helpful breakout sessions, youth and adults alike can gain new, relevant tools that can be taken home to their local churches.

Artist’s Showcase FAQ

What can I submit?

A song, spoken word, poem, dance, painting, etc. Your submission will need to be in video form. If your submission is a painting, your video may consist of timelapse and/or description of your painting.

When will my video be showcased?

8-10 videos will be selected and shown during the breakout session on Saturday afternoon (10:15-11:30 a.m.).

How long should my video be?

Anywhere between 2-5 minutes in length.

How do I sign up?

You will be given the opportunity to sign up for the Artist’s Showcase during the registration process.

Still have questions?

Email awihelp@apu.edu.

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