Word In Song Conference: Biblical and practical training for church musicians and leaders
What does the Bible tell us about our worship and singing? And how do we best lead our churches in singing the praise of Jesus? Keswick Ministries, in partnership with Emu Music, will be running the Word in Song Conference in Keswick.
Two days of refreshment, teaching and practical training for church musicians and pastors. Each day will include hearing from the Bible about God’s plan for singing within the church; sessions to personally encourage you in this unique (and not uncomplicated!) ministry; plus practical workshops for song leaders, instrumentalists, song writers and pastors.
Sessions will be led by the team from Emu Music; including Philip Percival (author, songwriter, trainer, Music Director: St Ebbe’s Oxford), Alanna Glover (song leader, song writer, trainer), Liv Chapman (singer, songwriter and trainer).
Emu is a collaborative ministry focused on contemporary, Biblical, Christ-centred music in church. Founded in Sydney, Australia, and now operating throughout the world, their aim is to equip churches with fresh new songs of the Word and to train leaders and musicians in what it means to practically run a Biblical music ministry. They are behind the Word In Song conferences in Australia, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and South Africa. Their aim is to provide excellent resources - recordings, sheet music and more - to equip your church to sing the truth with passion.
Click here to find out more about Emu Music.
Philip heads up Emu’s day to day operations in Australia and the UK. He juggles this with his role as Music Director at St Ebbe’s Church, Oxford, UK. Philip is passionate about seeing Church musicians trained well and teaches the Bible and practical skills at conferences and seminars around the world. He is the author of Then Sings My Soul, a book about Biblical music ministry for every Christian. He also writes songs, and is perhaps best known for We Are His People and the music for Consider Christ and Never Alone. Philip studied music at Sydney University, theology at Moore Theological College, Sydney, and has a Masters degree from Oxford University.
Mike is a versatile bassist having trained in electric bass at the Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles, jazz double bass at Leeds College of Music, and classical double bass at Trinity College of Music in London. Mike’s professional music career varied from session work in Los Angeles, orchestral work in London and playing jazz wherever he could. He now works for a global professional audio company. Mike and his wife, Lucy, live just outside Oxford in the Cotswolds, have two sons and one daughter and are members of St John’s Baptist, Burford.
Liv has been writing and singing for Emu for many years. After finishing an Arts degree in Sydney, she was trained up in music ministry at St Ebbe’s Church Oxford, where she still serves in the student and music ministries. She is currently finishing a degree in Biblical Theology. Her work with Emu involves writing, recording and production for our albums, and travelling as part of the global training team. Liv also heads up Emu’s new music and training project for young Christians, Emu Youth.
Jonathan is from New Zealand but grew up in England. He is passionate about the good news of Jesus impacting every area of life and society; law, politics, medicine, media, education, sport, music and much more. For his day job, he has the privilege of being Corporate Worship Director at Inspire London Church.
Venue and Date:
Rawnsley Hall, Rawnsley Centre, Keswick, CA12 5NP
10:30am Friday 27th – 4:00pm Saturday 28th April 2018
The cost for the conference will be £40 per person. This does not include accommodation.
We have some accommodation at the Convention Centre which is available on a first come first served basis at an additional cost. If you would be interested in making use of the Convention Centre accommodation please contact Carolyn South at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss cost and availability.
Please register here.