Instrumentalists. Vocalists. Sound techs. Weekly meeting program teams.
This weekend, 75 (or more!) college students from Indiana and neighboring states will come to the Worship Arts Conference and Audition here in Indy. The weekend gives them the chance to experience
- hands-on clinics for worship band members and leaders;
- hands-on experience for instrumentalists and vocalists;
- practical input for music directors, program team planners, sound techs, etc.;
- opportunity for individual worship band coaching,
- challenging content for the heart;
- optional auditions for the band that will lead students in worship during the Cru Winter Conference in Indianapolis (December 28-31); and
- lots of fun!
Students arrive Friday night and leave Sunday afternoon. The auditions will be held Saturday morning while the 30 or so students who are not auditioning receive additional training. In planning the sessions in this segment, I’ve included part of the Rock Your Meeting video discussion curriculum described in my last newsletter. At other times this weekend, I have the opportunity to teach two communication sessions, offer a workshop on lyrics and visual media, and coach a student band in communicating worship songs.
- for all of us who are teaching and coaching this weekend to be deeply dependent on God rather than relying on our own strength;
- that God would prepare the hearts of the students for what He wants to do in their lives;
- that the students in my Saturday morning sessions would share the Rock Your Meeting curriculum with other students who serve on worship teams, weekly meeting program teams, etc.
Thank you for your prayers!
On a personal note…
I recently attended an 80th-anniversary showing of The Wizard of Oz at the Heartland Film Festival, an annual event here in Indianapolis. This was the first time I had ever seen it in a movie theater, and it was amazing on the big screen! The special effects were especially impressive in light of the creativity and effort needed to produce them in 1939. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing one of my favorite classic films as it was meant to be seen!