Going to Sweden
We're pleased to announce that starting Summer 2015, Sam and Sara (who are employed to lead engageworship.org by MWF) will be living with their kids in Sara's native Sweden for one year. Our trustees feel this is an ideal time for us to be located outside the UK, giving us the opportunity to:
- develop new online resources;
- create new physical resources, such as a new book project for LICC;
- forge links with churches and networks for training in Scandanavia (if this interests you then click here);
- continue to travel back to the UK for key events (see Events page).
We will be free in the UK between 19th-22nd October and 22nd-25th Feb, and are looking to do evening or daytime events for churches or networks. If you would like us to visit you then drop us an email.
London School of Theology
This development has led Sam in the decision to step down from his post on the faculty at London School of Theology. However, he will still be returning to teach Youth and Worship and Songwriting intensives over the next year as a guest lecturer. He has had an amazing five years and wishes all his fellow staff and students all the best!
We've now found help with this - thanks for the offers of assistance!
Recent news updates:
We loved teaching at the LICC event "Worship Matters: Leading Sunday's Worship with Monday's Frontline in Mind". We got to explore principles and ideas for relating gathered worship to everyday life, with a great crowd of engaged practitioners. If you missed it, you can watch the whole livestream below. Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream
We had a fab time at Spring Harvest Minehead 2 over the Easter weekend. It is always a great place to engage with God as a family. This year we had the privilege of leading worship for the 5-7 year-olds in the morning (singing, among other things, Words Are Not Enough by BIG Ministries). We also led some all-age sessions in the afternoon; a Good Friday service for all the family, featuring modular prayer-station bags which we posted here, and an 'Engaging with the Bible as a Family' session, which we've written up with...
We're really excited about the Engage Worship Day for 2015 happening on the 21st Feb in Luton! Here's a little teaser promo you can share: <br> Our theme will help us strip away some of the good-but-not-essential elements which crowd in on our church services, and focus us on the heart of worship. We'll be exploring simplicity, reflection and sustainability in worship ministry. The afternoon workshops are very practical, covering all the instruments and also issues of planning and leading worship. Plus the main auditorium will be left as a quiet, reflective space, for those who want to treat the day more...
It is a busy time of year for those of us involved in worship planning! But we're here to help with a bunch of ideas, music and visuals to add a fresh creative touch to your services and celebrations. First place to start is using our Theme search to look at Advent and Christmas themed material. RESOUNDworship.org Christmas Songs This songwriting group which Sam is involved in has recently released a CD of all its Christmas material. Beautifully arranged and produced without a jingle bell or a rocked-up carol in sight! You can buy the CD from the RESOUNDworship.org site, and get...