A one day conference for leaders, musicians, creatives and worshippers of all ages on Saturday 9th June.

 

Our heart is to serve the local church. This day is for anyone who wants to grow in worship, for any person, any age*; whether you play an instrument or not, lead worship or not, this day is for you. 

There will be specific training for worship leaders, musicians and songwriters, but also content to help inspire and equip anyone who wants to grow in worshipping God. Featuring teaching from:

 

Simon & Anna Brading | Jake Isaac | Graham Kendrick | Nath & Lou Fellingham | Newday Songwriting Team | Emmanuel

Programme 

9.30 Registration

10.00 Main Session 1

11.45 Break

12.15 Main Session 2

13.00 Lunch

14.15 Workshops part i

15.30 Break

16.00 Workshops part ii

17.15 Dinner

19.00 Session 3 - Evening Celebration

21.00 End

Workshops

  Writing Better Lyrics - Graham Kendrick   With so many worship songs out there, how do you tell the stories of scripture in ways that are fresh and engaging? How to avoid cliches and ruts, but grow as a lyric writer.   Crafting A Song - Graham Kendrick & Newday Writing Team   Taking your initial idea and crafting it into a finished piece of art. Looking at the important process of refining and crafting both melody and lyrics.

Writing Better Lyrics - Graham Kendrick

With so many worship songs out there, how do you tell the stories of scripture in ways that are fresh and engaging? How to avoid cliches and ruts, but grow as a lyric writer.

Crafting A Song - Graham Kendrick & Newday Writing Team

Taking your initial idea and crafting it into a finished piece of art. Looking at the important process of refining and crafting both melody and lyrics.

  Expanding Genres - Simon Brading   How to move beyond the 'worship' sound into new genres, redeeming new sounds and styles. Practical wisdom and lessons learned - including how to take your congregation with you!   Beyond the Church Walls - Jake Isaac   Taking your gift to the marketplace. Looking at being a Christian artist in secular culture, using the gifts God has given you outside the church walls.

Expanding Genres - Simon Brading

How to move beyond the 'worship' sound into new genres, redeeming new sounds and styles. Practical wisdom and lessons learned - including how to take your congregation with you!

Beyond the Church Walls - Jake Isaac

Taking your gift to the marketplace. Looking at being a Christian artist in secular culture, using the gifts God has given you outside the church walls.

  Planning Worship Times    We all want to lead awesome times of worship! How to prepare and plan worship times; looking at the propethic, songlists and the bible. Practical workshop for worship leaders new and old.   Pastoring The Room   Leading worship is a mix between the pastoral and the prophetic. How do you grow as a prophetic shepherd, helping the congregation to stand in their identity, stand in suffering and stand in glory.

Planning Worship Times

We all want to lead awesome times of worship! How to prepare and plan worship times; looking at the propethic, songlists and the bible. Practical workshop for worship leaders new and old.

Pastoring The Room

Leading worship is a mix between the pastoral and the prophetic. How do you grow as a prophetic shepherd, helping the congregation to stand in their identity, stand in suffering and stand in glory.

  Ableton Live   Masterclass in how to use Ableton Live to run backing tracks in worship. Looking at different ways you can utilise the software from running clicks, loops and backing tracks.   Introducing Backing Tracks   How to introduce backing tracks to your worship team; looking at the practical set up, strategy with songs and arrangements, and how to use tracks to strengthen your team.

Ableton Live

Masterclass in how to use Ableton Live to run backing tracks in worship. Looking at different ways you can utilise the software from running clicks, loops and backing tracks.

Introducing Backing Tracks

How to introduce backing tracks to your worship team; looking at the practical set up, strategy with songs and arrangements, and how to use tracks to strengthen your team.

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Part 1 // The Basics
Looking at the critical role of your instrument within the band and some basic tips and techniques to take you're playing forwards! For beginners to intermediate players.

Part 2// Advanced
Developing your instrument to unlock new heights and depths of worship. Very practical, more in depth look at technique, sounds, dynamics and parts. For intermediate to advanced players.


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Worship Celebration

We're ending the day with a huge worship event featuring our NewdayWorship team lead by Simon Brading and friends. We'll look to journey together in intimacy and wonder, praise and celebration, purposefully giving time together for times of refreshing from the presence of God.

Prayer & Ministry

An important component of the day for us is time to pray together. Want want to give opportunity to pray and commission individuals, leaders, creatives and musicians back into our churches, towns and cities. 

But also, with this unique gathering of hundreds of worship leaders and musicians in one place, we want to cry out to God for His Church in the UK and Europe, praying for God's kingdom to come in our churches and beyond. Stay around for an evening of encounter, worship and prayer!

Where

 

Worship School will be held at Emmanuel in Brighton:

We Are Emmanuel
Clarendon Centre
47 New England Street
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 4GQ

As the venue is literally 4 minutes walk from Brighton train station, we recommend getting the train down. However, there is a car park opposite the Clarendon Centre which is around £10 for the day. 

Food

Because it's only a one day conference, we've kept the lunch break fairly tight, so we'd recommend bringing a packed lunch. But we've left a slightly longer dinner break before the evening celebration if you want to go out and get food...

Here are some of our favourites:

Franco Manca
Sourdough Pizza
10 mins walk

Fatto O Manno
Pizza
3 mins walk

La Choza
Mexican street food
8 mins walk

Bills
Gourmet British
8 mins walk

Meat Liquor
Burger Bar
6 mins walk

There is a McDonalds, KFC, Subway, Dominos, kebab shop, Sainsbury's, Boots and Co-op all within 10 minutes of the Clarendon Centre. Google map it on the day and you'll be winning. 

Worship Pastors Day

We're hosting pre-conference event for all local church Worship Team leaders / Worship Pastors.

This is an optional pre-conference event on Friday 8th June designed specifically for Worship Team Leaders or Worship Pastors, and requires a separate ticket to Worship School Conference on the Saturday. Click here for more info.

Tickets

Worship School Tickets

God has called us to train the next generation worship leaders and musicians and we appreciate train tickets and petrol can add up... so we've purposely made this day as accessible as possible

Super-Early Bird ends Friday 27th April 🥚

Early Bird ends Friday 25th May 🐣

*Youth is 12-18 years old inclusive and must be accompanied by a parent, youth leader or designated guardian. Students must have a valid student card. Unfortunately we cannot provide child care on the day.