GCoMM 2015

Chiang Mai, Thailand

GCoMM 2015 Plenary Speakers:

Samuel Chiang, Seed Company

Anne Zaki, Evangelical Presbyterian Seminary in Cairo, Egypt

Other Speakers and Groups:

Amelia Koh-Butler
Erica Logan & Larry Dinkins
Frank Fortunato & Nancy Nethercott
Frank Fortunato, OM
Ian Collinge, Resonance
Jamshaid Jerome, Tehillim School of Church Music & Worship
Jean Kidula
Jo-Ann Richards, Jamaica Theological Seminary
Jonathan Blackmon
Joseph Lee and Myrleene Yap, Singapore Bible College
Katherine Morehouse, Liberty University
Roberta King, Fuller Seminary
Ron Man, Worship Theologian
Samuel Chiang, International Orality Network
Megan Meyers, World Venture
Nancy Nethercott
Nathan Watkins
Nigel Bobby, Tehillim School of Church Music & Worship
Paul Shelton, ALDEA
Richard Mauney, Greater Europe Mission
Robin Harris, GIAL
Brian Schrag, CEWA
Suchinda Su Chaiyagunsarakron, CCI
Thomas Silkwood, Freedom Films Productions
Uday M. Balasundaram
Virginia Medok, Pioneers

 

GCoMM 2015 Plenary Speakers:

Samuel Chiang, Seed Company

Anne Zaki, Evangelical Presbyterian Seminary in Cairo, Egypt

Other Speakers and Groups:

Track 01 – Arts for a Better Future
Leaders: Robin Harris & Brian Schrag, CEWA

Track 02 – Biblical Theology of Worship & Missions
Leader: Ron Man, Worship Theologian

– The Centrality of Worship in Biblical and Human History
– Revelation and Response: God’s Universal Pattern
– Worship and the Word: The Centrality of Scripture (Nancy Nethercott)
– The Trinity and Worship: Equal in Glory, Different in Role (Jonathan Blackmon)
– Jesus, Our True Worship Leader
– The Bridge: Worship and Culture

Track 03 – Arts & Cross-Cultural Communication
Leader: Roberta King, Fuller Seminary

– Breakthrough! Overcoming Cultural Barriers to Communicating Christ through the Arts (Roberta King)
– Adaptive Ad Lib: Creating Change in Churches through Music in Mozambique (Megan Meyers)
– The Practice of Cross-Cultural Musical Exchange in Kenyan Christianity: A Music Workshop (Jean Kidula)
– Eucharistic Communitas: Nourishing Unity in Diversity through Music-making and Storytelling in Australia (Amelia Koh-Butler)
– Ritual: Like a Bridge over Troubled Water (Nathan Watkins)
– Estuary Cultures of Creativity, Diversity, Community: a fresh approach to church planting “through the arts” (Uday M. Balasundaram)

Track 04 – Orality & the Arts
Leader: Samuel Chiang, International Orality Network (Erica Logan & Larry Dinkins)

– Orality and Arts: bringing God’s Word to oral cultures in Bible-less language communities
– Understanding how Orality and Arts present the Gospel: Barriers and how to overcome them.
– Storytelling as a cultural expression
– Maximizing the Power of Story
– Orality: Give Them Chocolate, Don’t Just Explain Chocolate
– What Makes For a Good Story Telling Session

Track 05 – Arts Leadership Preparation
Leader: Katherine Morehouse, Liberty University

– Intercultural Arts Leadership Preparation Roundtable
Discussants: Nigel Bobby, Tehillim School of Church Music & Worship; Ian Collinge, Resonance; Robin Harris, GIAL; Joseph Lee, Singapore Bible College; Richard Mauney, Greater Europe Mission; Jo-Ann Richards,Jamaica Theological Seminary; Frank Fortunato, Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies; Representatives from Payap University
– Training Adaptable Pastor Musicians (Joseph Lee and Myrleene Yap, Singapore Bible College)
– Facilitating Internships and Student Networking (Virginia Medok, Pioneers; Katherine Morehouse, Liberty University; Ian Collinge, Resonance)
– Training Arts Leaders in Creative Access Regions
Nigel Bobby and Jamshaid Jerome, Tehillim School of Church Music & Worship; Virginia Medok, Pioneers; and other experienced representatives
– EthnoArts from the Inside: Intracultural Strategies for EthnoArts Leadership Training (Megan Meyers, World Venture; Nigel Bobby and Jamshaid Jerome, Tehillim School of Church Music & Worship; Paul Shelton, ALDEA; Joseph Lee and Myrleene Yap, Singapore Bible College)
– Co-missioning: Exploring A Collaborative Strategy

Track 06 – Planning and Leading Biblical Worship Services
Leaders: Frank Fortunato & Nancy Nethercott

Building the Framework ~ “Revelation and Response”: A quick interactive journey through Bible passages that point us to the deep meaning of worship (God revealing Himself and our appropriate response) and also give us great help in planning and leading corporate worship.

Track 07 – Multi-Media
Leader: Thomas Silkwood, Freedom Films Productions

Track 08 – Ethnic & Urban Arts in Missions Practice
Leaders: Suchinda Su Chaiyagunsarakron, CCI

 

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