Events and Breakout Class Possibilities
Worship Leader Boot Camp
DURATION: Full day or 1.5 days
The Worship Leader Boot Camp offers a total package of training and foundation for worship renewal in the local church. A Worship Leader Boot Camp requires about 7 hours of instruction. It is often scheduled over a Friday night/Saturday morning & afternoon with live band providing times of worship throughout the day. Other times it is scheduled to be held in a single day 8:30 – 4:30 with limited worship times (no live band). The WLBC includes the Worship Summit material. A 114-page Worship Leader Handbook is integral to the learning experience. For more information, visit WorshipLeaderBootCamp.org.
This promotional video will sum up much of what is covered at the event.
Worship Leader Boot Camp: EXTREME
DURATION: Three-day retreat. 18-22 hours iof instructional time. Usually a 3-day retreat beginning with lunch on one day and ending two days later mid-afternoon.
As our Worship Leader Boot Camp covers a great amount of material, many have expressed a desire to go deeper in making direct application to their lives and ministries. Worship Leader Boot Camp: EXTREME begins with the Worship Leader Boot Camp material, combines strong elements of a new training, A Week in the Life of a Worship Leader, and then focuses on practically working through the concepts. It is a three-day retreat for a smaller group of worship leaders. Time is usually Thursday lunch through Saturday mid-afternoon. Event website.
The Worship Leader Boot Camp combines Kenny Lamm’s real-world experience from the trenches of worship leadership with his deep passion to see churches of every worship “style” experience worship renewal. Kenny has years of experience of effectively leading both traditional and contemporary worship styles, and his insights into how to plan and lead with purpose and excellence are invaluable. Where the Worship Leader Boot Camp really shines, however, is for those churches in need of worship unity. If your church desires corporate worship that purposefully engages the totality of your congregation, regardless of your worshiper’s age, musical preference, or ethnicity, let Kenny Lamm show you how.
One of my favorite sections of Kenny’s Worship Leader Handbook is the chapter on the mechanics of worship. In twenty jam-packed pages, he teaches practical ways to plan engaging worship with a purposeful flow. I’ve read many books on worship leadership through the years, and I’ve never seen these concepts taught in such a practical and concise manner. It took me years to discover what he teaches in only a few short pages. Every worship leader should attend his workshop!
DURATION: 3-3.5 hours. Could be less with limited discussion time.
Many churches are struggling to determine what their church’s corporate worship should look like in their setting. Many are encountering worship conflict. This 3.5 hour seminar explores factors that should be considered in this quest. The Worship Summit material is part of the Worship Leader Boot Camp–it sets the biblical and missional foundations upon which the worship leading instruction is laid. More info: www.WorshipSummit.org.
Some of the topics in the Summit:
- What is the biblical basis of worship?
- What does it mean to worship God with all our being?
- What role should personal preferences play in worship?
- How should culture impact corporate worship?
- How should a missionary mindset impact corporate worship?
- How is worship and discipleship intertwined?
- Is unified worship the best way to go?
- Is the practice of dividing our church’s worship generationally a good thing?
- What do millennials look for in worship?
- What style of worship is appropriate for my church?
- If a church does sense God’s leadership to change, how can that be done in a healthy, God-honoring, people-loving manner with biblical and musical excellence?
A Personal Word
The Worship Summit is something that continues to be developed. I have seen God do amazing things through this curriculum as I have been able to lead pastors and other worship leaders through this with times of around-tables discussion. I have seen God heal churches that have had worship conflict for years as they sit down together for 3-3.5 hours to consider these things. I have found that when the biblical and missional foundations of worship are lifted up and questions causing people to consider the reality of their situation are utilized, that the Holy Spirit begins to work in lives showing them the potential disparity in the reality and God’s expectations. This is material that does not get into specifics of music requiring musical knowledge, but merely sets a foundation by which all the musical pieces should be laid upon. I have been amazed at how God has been working through this.
The Worship Summit with Kenny Lamm was one of the most complete and practical discussions on Biblical Worship that I have experienced in many years. As a worship leader, I left equipped with tools, quotes, and scriptures in which I could defend the principles of worship that I have been trying to apply within my own congregation. I think representatives from churches of all sizes and musical styles can use the information gleaned here to make more spiritually-focused decisions regarding worship within their local context.Chris Bridges
Worship with Limited Musician Resources
DURATION: 2 hours
Churches with limited musician resources seem to be occurring in epidemic proportions. Also, many churches want to be able to utilize modern worship songs in their times of worship, but find it difficult to do so without proper instrumentation. Today, we have technologies available that provide great solutions for churches that need help. This seminar will look at many great solutions for churches of all worship styles–whether you need just a pianist or an entire band to assist in your times of corporate worship. Attendees will be introduced to a variety of solutions and helped to determine which one or more is best for their setting. This 2-hour seminar will utilize a variety of technology platforms, apps and resources in a fast-paced overview. You can see posts on the many of the technologies I showcase in this seminar here. Event website: www.LimitedResources.org.
A Week in the Life of a Worship Leader
DURATION: Minimum of two hours. Could be expanded or contracted as needed.
I have been looking closely at the tasks a worship leader must do each week to plan, rehearse, and implement a worship service with excellence. In this seminar, I present a practical guide that can help worship leaders as they move a worship service from conception to implementation, looking closely at several areas. I will present the tasks that a part-time leader (15-20 hours/week) should do and the additional items a full-time person could additionally do. Since the majority of our churches are multi-generational, I will take the approach of a leader of such a church with a choir, band, and perhaps a vocal team.
These classes take 60-75 minutes. 75 minutes is generally much preferred to treat the topics adequately.
*Nine Reasons People Aren’t Singing in Worship and What to Do about It: Congregations are increasingly turning into masses of spectators rather than active participants. What can we do to reverse this trend in our churches and help our congregations really participate and sing?
*Transitioning your Worship without Dividing the Church (or Leading Change in Worship): Churches all over the world end up with ugly conflict and division over worship change because they transition for wrong reasons or in a conflict-causing manner. As God leads us to transition our church’s times of corporate worship, how can that be done in a healthy, unifying manner? (This class seems to be extremely needed in so many of our churches today.)
Online Worship Leader Training Resources: An overview of the many options worship teams now have for utilizing online training.
A Week in the Life of a Worship Leader 1 & 2 (this one will need to cover at least two sessions continuing since the material is at least 2 hours in duration. Can easily expand into three sessions). I have been looking closely at the tasks a worship leader must do each week to plan, rehearse, and implement a worship service with excellence. In this seminar, I present a practical guide that can help worship leaders as they move a worship service from conception to implementation, looking closely at several areas. I will present the tasks that a part-time leader (15-20 hours/week) should do and the additional items a full-time person could additionally do. Since the majority of our churches are multi-generational, I will take the approach of a leader of such a church with a choir, band, and perhaps a vocal team.
Worship Summit, Part One: Many churches are struggling to determine what their church’s corporate worship should look like in their setting. Many are encountering worship conflict. This three-part seminar explores factors that should be considered in this quest. See information above about the Worship Summit event. This is a breakout class that would require people to attend all three sessions since each builds upon the previous and is tied together at the end.
Worship Summit, Part Two:
Worship Summit, Part Three:
*Striving for Unity in Worship: a pullout of the Worship Summit material focussing on finding unity in worship with special emphasis on multi-generational, multi-ethnic worship.
Songs for Worship: There are so many sources for congregational songs today. How do you discover new songs for worship, putting them through the proper filters for text and music? How do you determine that a song is appropriate for your church?
*Mechanics of Worship: Learn how to produce sets of music with a seamless flow by considering key and textual relationships. Participants will gain tools for planning a worship service and learn how to produce a worship plan/guide that will aid in service implementation. (Just added multi-camera HD video of worship band transition demonstrations).
*Worship with Limited Resources: We will dive in to resources available for the local church to enhance their times of worship through the use of LifeWayWorship and virtual worship band resources such as Fly Worship, Worship Backing Band, iSingWorship, and Worship Band-in-Hand (as well as resources for churches that primarily are led by a piano singing hymns). Similar to the two-hour seminar above, but very little demonstration incorporated in this due to time constraints.
*These classes are best done in a 75-minute session.