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True North | A Worship & Creative Gathering

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Radiant - Richland Campus

8157 East DE Ave

Richland, MI 49083

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True North is the place where everything is defined.

As believers, our True North is anchored in the presence of God. It's in His presence where we find our identity and calling. It's in His presence where we are healed and refreshed. It's His presence that defines who we are.

True North is an immersive experience that is designed to refresh, liberate, and inspire worship leaders and creatives. This unique two-day event will be marked by extended times in the presence of God, inspiring teaching, meaningful connection and much more.

We invite you to come dream with us.


Worship Leaders & Speakers
Cory & Anna Asbury
Lee Cummings
Caleb & Rachel Culver
David & Aly Whitworth of Bethel Music
Joel Sorge
Jonathan Moos
Richard & Sarah Adolph


SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27
6:00pm Registration
6:30pm Corporate Prayer and Release for Dinner
7:30pm Worship & Main Session

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28
8:30am Doors open
8:30am Continental Breakfast Onsite
9:00am Main Session
11:00am Workshop Session A
12:00-2:00pm Lunch Break - Offsite on your own
2:00pm Worship Session
2:30pm Workshop Session B
3:30pm Workshop Session C
4:30-7:00pm Dinner Break - Offsite on your own
7:00pm Worship & Main Session

FRIDAY MARCH 1
8:30am Doors Open
8:30am Continental Breakfast Onsite
9:00am Worship & Main Session


WHO IS THIS EVENT FOR?

True North is for anyone passionate about worship and the arts. This event will be a gathering of worship leaders, songwriters, musicians, singers, filmmakers, writers, painters, actors, producers, dancers, designers and artists of every kind who have a vision for Kingdom impact through worship and the arts. True North is not just for those in full time ministry, but is an open event for anyone who feels called to participate in what God is doing in our day through worship and creativity.

ACCOMMODATIONS
If you are joining us from out of town, feel free to reach out to our recommended hotels in the area.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites on Cork Street / Book by February 17, call 269-373-0770 and mention Radiant Gathering.
The Radisson Plaza Hotel on W Michigan Ave / Book by February 6, email reservations@radissonkz.com or call 269-343-3333 and mention True North.


WORSHIP WORKSHOPS


Songwriting
Cory Asbury, Ryan Kondo, & Jonathan Moos
This workshop will be an open mic Q&A session with the True North songwriting panel.

About the panel: Cory Asbury is a Bethel Music artist and worship leader at Radiant Church. He's a gifted worship leader and songwriter, and is best known for his song Reckless Love. Ryan Kondo is the Radiant Church Richland Campus worship pastor and a talented songwriter. Jonathan Moos is a worship leader at Radiant Church, and is also a songwriter, producer and talented musician.
///Follow Cory, Ryan and Jonathan on Instagram: @coryasbury + @ryankondo + @jonathanmoos


The Pursuit of Excellence
David Whitworth
This workshop will explore the role of a musician in the modern worship context as it pertains to preparation, live flow, song-writing, and arranging.

About the teacher: David is an accomplished musician, producer and leader with Bethel Music. He serves as Bethel Music's Director of Live Experience, oversees Friday Night Worship at Bethel Church, and is a drummer for Cory Asbury, Jeremy Riddle, Steffany Gretzinger, Amanda Cook, Josh Baldwin, Johnathan & Melissa Helser, and Brian & Jenn Johnson.
///Follow David on Instagram: @davidwhitworth



Production in a Prophetic Environment
Sean Downs & JoJo Riddering
This workshop will explore the ways we aim to intentionally foster the relationship between professional excellence and a prophetic culture in worship, preaching, prayer meetings and services. Remaining flexible, open to the leadership of the Holy Sprit, and responsive to what God is doing in an unplanned moment is an essential part of our identity and values. Also essential to our identity are the core values of excellence, command of our areas of expertise, creativity, discipline and planning. For many people, finding a healthy balance between both of these approaches can be a challenge. We've learned that achieving maturity in this approach is more about the direction we're heading than it is the destination we're expecting to arrive at, and we want to help point you in a beneficial direction as you aim to achieve the same balance in your ministry.

About the teachers: Sean Downs serves Radiant as the Director of Production for all our services, events and live streaming, and he also serves on the church's pastoral team. JoJo Riddering is the head audio engineer, as well as incredibly gifted musician and producer. They each play pivotal roles in everything we do at Radiant, from weekend services to prayer meetings, and studio projects to special events. They are shining examples of what it looks like to operate professionally with excellence, creativity, proficiency, and high ownership, as well as being standard-bearers for fostering a Spirit-led ministry environment.
///Follow JoJo on Instagram: @jojoriddering




STORY & MEDIA WORKSHOPS

Visual Storytelling
Joel Sorge
Visual storytelling is one of the most powerful forms of communication in the world. Since the advent of the smartphone and the global proliferation of high speed internet, the art of visual storytelling has evolved at a dizzying pace, and has made video content accessible by almost anyone, anywhere, at any time. Video consumption is at an all-time high, and while this phenomena has created an unprecedented opportunity for creators to connect with their audience, it has also introduced new challenges that have made it harder than ever to break through our overcrowded digital platforms and produce valuable, lasting impact on people.

This workshop will explore the core elements of visual storytelling that must be at work to generate connection, cause impact, and inspire response in your audience. It will challenge you to see the art of visual storytelling with fresh eyes, and will inspire clarity as you seek to create the kind of content that stands out in our noisy digital age.

About the teacher: Joel Sorge is a filmmaker, writer, visual artist, musician, and creative director who serves as the Creative & Communications Pastor for Radiant Church and the Radiant Network. Before joining Radiant in 2017, he was a freelance filmmaker, writer and designer, working with a wide variety of clients, brands, events, organizations and recording artists.
///Follow Joel on Instagram: @joelsorge + @radiantcreative + @psallocollective + @theradiantcity
///See the Radiant Creative Team & Joel's work online:https://www.radiant.church/productions/ + https://www.radiant.church/stories + https://www.radiant.church/psallo/ + https://www.radiant.church/one-minute-church


The Keys to Successful Team Collaboration & Creative Execution
Aly Whitworth
This workshop will explore some of the practical ways that Aly and the Bethel Music team have successfully taken creative projects from ideation to completion, the importance of planning and preparation, and how you can adapt to unexpected changes on any given project. Aly will be giving us an inside look at how the Bethel Music creative team has pulled off some of their biggest video and photo shoots, and will offer unique perspective on how unforeseen variables and limitations have actually been a key part of the discovery and creative process for many of their projects.

About the teacher: Before recently transitioning after the Whitworth's had their first baby, Aly served as a Creative Producer for Bethel Music, and worked on projects such as Cory Asbury's Reckless Love album, the Bright Ones movie, Josh Baldwin's The War is Over, and many more. Aly's artistic passion and skill in collaboration have given her unique vision and insight as a creative leader.
///Follow Aly on Instagram: @alysue


Radiant Creative Team Q&A Panel
Joel Sorge, Ashley Garner, Anna Riddering, Elena McCaleb, Jake Epperson
This workshop will be an open mic Q&A session with the Radiant Creative Team, and will be open to any topic related to creative process, projects, skill and craft-related topics, content, production and more.
///Follow Radiant Creative on Instagram:
@radiantcreative
///See the Radiant Creative Team work online:
https://www.radiant.church/productions/ + https://www.radiant.church/stories + https://www.radiant.church/psallo/ + https://www.radiant.church/one-minute-church





FINE ARTS WORKSHOPS


Dance
Betty Kondo
Dance is a beautiful art form that reveals God’s heart and creative nature through movement. This workshop will explore some of the ways we can dive deeper into this timeless form of worship before an audience of One.

About the teacher: Betty Kondo has been a professional dancer for over 10 years, and has toured both internationally and in the United States. She has performed many lead roles with the Eugene Ballet Company, the Kansas City Ballet, and the Orlando Ballet. She now serves the Radiant community alongside her husband, Ryan Kondo, who is the Radiant Church Richland Campus worship pastor, as well as a teacher in the Radiant School of Worship. Her insight, skill, experience and passion give her a unique approach to dance, so if you're passionate about this beautiful art form then this workshop is for you!
///Follow Betty on instagram: @bettykondo



Overcoming Creative Resistance
Joel Sorge
Every creative person experiences internal and external resistance when it comes to their craft. Writer's block, lack of inspiration, ideas falling flat, and failure are universal experiences, and for many of us these challenges can feel like obstacles that will inevitably prevent us from accomplishment. But what if resistance wasn't an obstacle to success? What if it was an essential part of the process? This workshop will explore the counterintuitive reality that limitations and obstacles are actually opportunities in disguise, and challenge you to see resistance with fresh eyes.

About the teacher: Joel Sorge is a filmmaker, writer, visual artist, musician, and creative director who serves as the Creative & Communications Pastor for Radiant Church and the Radiant Network. Before joining Radiant in 2017, he was a freelance filmmaker, writer and designer, working with a wide variety of clients, brands, events, organizations and recording artists.
///Follow Joel on Instagram: @joelsorge + @radiantcreative + @psallocollective + @theradiantcity
///See the Radiant Creative Team & Joel's work online:https://www.radiant.church/productions/ + https://www.radiant.church/stories + https://www.radiant.church/psallo/ + https://www.radiant.church/one-minute-church





Painting
Anna Asbury & Chelsea Eby
This hands-on workshop will transport you out of the box and into an immersive, engaging time of creative worship! Participants will use paint and collaboration to experience God in a whole new way, and there are no prerequisites or experience requirements to be a part of this unique workshop. So whether you've been an artist your whole life or are picking up a paintbrush for the first time, you're invited to be a part of this artistic experience!


About the teachers: Anna Asbury is a homemaker and homeschool mom who's passionate about cultivating and nurturing creativity in the home. Anna and her husband Cory are worship leaders at Radiant Church, and also work closely with the Radiant School of Worship. Quite by accident, Anna discovered as an adult that she had a natural gift for watercolor-painting. Painting has since become a true passion of hers, and her deep love of the craft has led her to creating work not only for herself but for others as well.

Chelsea Eby is an artist and homeschool mom with a passion for living creatively. After a powerful encounter with the Lord, she discovered that she had a deep love for drawing and painting. Since that time, she has pursued her natural gifting with passion, with a primary focus on portraiture and human emotion. She also enjoys writing and leading worship with her husband of 11 years, Jacob.
///Follow Anna on Instagram: @shepaintsvirtue, Follow Chelsea on Instagram: @chelsebyart

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