It has been a thrill to be serving alongside a team of folks training local church musicians over the last couple of years. We have run a number of conferences around the country and seen over 1000 people in the last year come along to be taught theologically and practically how to best serve Christ in the local church with the gifts God has given them. Last Saturday we were over at WEST theological college for the second South Wales conference and this Saturday we are at St Helen’s Bishopsgate for the London conference. Nigel Styles is speaking and there are seminars for musicians, PA teams, and a chance to learn new songs together. More info can be found here, lots of folks are coming already but feel free to come and pay on the door (we start at 10am).
Music Ministry is developing all the time and we thank God for various partnerships that are growing around the country. In the next couple of years we are hoping to run conferences in Edinburgh, Belfast, Sheffield, Manchester, Oxford, Birmingham, London and South Wales.
We also have termly training sessions for people that lead church musicians (e.g. music directors), for more info click here. Our next teaching session is with Adrian Reynolds (Director of Proclamation Trust) who himself is a very able musician – 12th March 2014 at St Helen’s Bishopsgate, London.
We have numerous apprentices being trained, songs being written, great old hymns being revamped and a website full of free PDF downloads with video tutorials (coming soon).