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