Check out the GCoMM 2018 breakout session tracks. Click on the track to read more details.
2. The Psalms and Peacebuilding: in Pakistan (Eric Salwar)
3. Laments (Wendy Atkins)
4. Session details coming soon.
5. Session details coming soon.
Julisa Rowe and Roberta King
1. Biblical Theology/Foundations of Worship (Ron Man)
2. Liturgical Worship in the Early Church & Today – with Global Examples (Frank Fortunato and Paul Neeley)
We’ll examine the typical elements of a liturgical church service as developed in the Early Church, with relevant scriptures for each element. We’ll have video and audio examples of each element from around the world. We’ll discuss how to integrate these elements into a church service that is less liturgical.
3. Holiness/Spiritual Formation. (Nancy Nethercott)
4. Charismatic (Jack and Joyce Odongo)
5. Evangelical (Bill Rowe)
At the same time these global leaders see that the emerging Orality Movement is transformational in Church history and one of the most significant developments in Kingdom advance in the past 500 years.
Therefore two realities are beginning to converge: the need to merge artistic practitioners with orality skills and understanding. Said another way: 1) we fact the need to disciple artists spiritually (whether they are doing orality or using arts in other ways). And 2) we need to help arts-practitioners understand that they are some of the best GOD-designed orality implementors.
With those needs and developments in mind, the “Artists Discipling Artists — Orality in Disciple Making” Track looks to investigate some of the dynamics that will help see the merger of Discipling Artists in the understanding and skills of Orality for the sake of Global Missions today.
Practical and proven artistic principles in making disciples of oral preference learners. Topics include:
*Artists Discipling Artists: Key to EthnoArts in Next-Gen Missions — Dr. Byron Spradlin
*Student Panel: EthnoArts in reaching Oral Peoples — Dr. Katherine Moorehouse hosts 5 Student Presentations
*Why Artists are some of the best Orality — Dr. Byron Spradlin
* Why and how oral artistic strategies — Practitioner Panel
*Why Artistic Ministry Specialists must be Biblical Theologians
Byron Spradlin & Katherine Moorehouse
Sessions in this Audio Media Track will connect ideas, methodology, and practical
applications of Ethnodoxology to producing audio in the field, in the studio, for radio and everything in between. Participants and facilitators will also interactively discuss issues relevant to media specialists, artists, Ethnodoxologists, and pastors alike in order to draw on each other’s knowledge and experience.
Titles and Brief Descriptions
- What does the Bible have to say about audio production?
How did people pass information in the eras when the Bible was written? What can learn from them that’s applicable in this age? This session will explore Biblical ideas that will guide and inform our work as media specialists.
- What is audio and radio and can it be an effective ministry?
Drawing from years of experience, facilitators for this seminar will define audio media and radio as well as share some essentials for how it can be impactful as a stand-alone ministry as well as a successful component of any multi-faceted ministry.
- Using what you’ve got to produce great audio
Guiding principles, equipment recommendations, and hands on demonstrations for capturing quality field recordings using the little, or much, that you have.
- Differences between studio and field recording and how both work together
What are the differences in technique, methodology, and approach between producing audio in the studio, and capturing it in the field? In this session, we will note what’s different as well as how both approaches can blend together to create something, specifically regarding traditional arts, that is more than either approach could accomplish alone.
- Media ethics: creative license vs. staying true to a creator’s intent
Is there a line between production and co-creation? What is a producer’s responsibility to their client? This session will explore issues related to a producer’s ability to direct and create a track, versus their responsibility to the artists’ or musicians’ original creative intentions.
- Panel on contextualizing audio media and radio programming
A panel of experts in audio media as well as radio programming will explore issues related to contextualizing what is ultimately produced and distributed.
Stephanie Biggs, Heart Sounds/ACT International
2. Filmmaker as Indigenous Storyteller (Cru/Storyrunners)
3 Filmmaker as Excellent Artist (Cru)
4. Case studies from Faith-based Production Companies
5. Panel: Issues in filmmaking
Session Facilitator: Jay Marburger
This interactive track will provide a wide range of practical ideas and tools for integrating ethnoarts methods into your ministry, even if you aren’t an ethnoarts specialist. It will include topics such as the following:
Add 7 tools to your bucket (Katie Hoogerheide): How to strengthen any ministry with best practices in ethnoarts – Explore how specific arts tools contribute to long-lasting impact in communities. Throughout the session, participants will have the opportunity to apply the underlying principles of the “Creating Local Arts Together” approach to their specific contexts.
Arts with God (Robin Harris): Responding to Scripture in group settings – Learn how to create and facilitate participatory devotional sessions for a variety of contexts. Participants will gain concrete ideas for using accessible, non-threatening arts expressions to help people engage more deeply, both individually and collectively, with Scripture.
“Participatory Methods” for the ethnoarts worker: Engaging communities for long-term impact through the arts – This session explores techniques from the world of “Participatory Methods (PM).” Participants will see how PM can be used for eliciting arts lists, getting to know a community’s hopes and dreams, and helping a community decide which arts they want to use to meet their goals.
PANEL #1: Resources for teaching ethnoarts in the classroom and online – We’ll assemble a collection of effective assignments and course outlines for teaching ethnoarts, making them available to session attendees. A panel featuring outstanding educators who teach at various levels (workshop, undergrad, and graduate) will anchor a discussion around these resources and related topics. Bring your questions and any teaching materials you’d like to share!
PANEL #2: Bi-artsicality: How learning a local tradition can connect you to communities – Led by a panel of bi-artsical performers, we’ll discuss approaches, benefits, and challenges of learning to perform within multiple arts traditions. Bring your questions and personal stories!
Details of the five breakout sessions:
Session 1 – Worship in the Diverse Church: the multi-ethnic challenge
How do we create a worship programme in a church comprising multiple ethnic backgrounds and cultures? Is there any way to please everyone all of the time? Case studies and models for inclusivity and fusion.
Session 2 – Time to Act: the power of dramatic performance
How the use of drama and dance can communicate the Gospel in an urban setting. Similarities and differences of how drama is done across the globe, and the importance of contextualizing this within a given culture.
Session 3: Images of The Kingdom: visual arts and the Gospel
How can we use painting, sculpture and other visual arts to enrich a congregation? Logistics of how this is done, and tips on what works best.
Session 4 – Expressing Culture through Worship: why quality is important
How do we create culturally appropriate expressions in church music, whilst maintaining a focus on Christ and not the performers? Why quality and authenticity are important, but why these must serve to lead the congregation to worship, rather than detract from it.
Session 5 – What Constitutes Best Practice for incorporating the Arts into a Multi-Cultural Church? (Discussion Panel Session)
A panel of experts will be ready respond to your questions on this topic, so please come prepared!