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Worship Leader Summer Session — ONLINE

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ALL IN TIER (Early Bird)   more info $209.00 $0.00
ALL IN+ TIER (Early Bird)   more info $349.00 $0.00
AUDIT TIER - Recordings Only (Early Bird)
This includes only the audio (mp3) and video (mp4) recordings of each session delivered Friday following the live Wednesday session. These will be yours to keep forever.
$109.00 $0.00

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What kind of worship leader does the Church need in 2020?


How can YOU move BEYOND the SHOW and toward FORMATION for your people? From SONG LEADER to WORSHIP PASTOR?

This year, Vineyard School of Worship's SUMMER SESSION is designed for worship leaders (age 18-35*) just beginning and those who have a desire to build on the foundations they’ve already established. We will discover together the Biblical and Kingdom values of worship, how to design a setlist, how to administrate your team, how to lead pastorally, foundations in every instrument and so much more. Since we are online this year, we will have over 20 instructors from around the country contributing to the content. For those in the ALL IN tier, the breakout rooms will give you a chance to talk out what you are learning with a seasoned coach. If you opt for the ALL IN+ you will receive over 2 additional hours of one-on-one coaching in songwriting, spiritual direction, and worship leadership.

 

CHOOSE YOUR TIER OF TRAINING:

ALL IN 
Real-time, immersive experience including 8 weekly live webinar lectures, roundtable discussions (one group will have discussions Spanish), and course materials physically mailed and emailed to you. ALL IN Classes will take place every Wednesday from 2-4pm EDT. For Ages 18-35.

ALL IN+ 
Everything from ALL IN, plus:

  • Two 30-minute spiritual direction sessions

  • A one on one personalized song share with a seasoned coach

  • A one on one Masterclass Session to evaluate your worship leading with a seasoned coach

These extras are scheduled with a coach separately at your convenience. For Ages 18-35.

AUDIT (RECORDINGS ONLY) 
Audit all the class content via video and audio issued Friday of each week. This does not include roundtable interaction,  Q+A, masterclass, or song share options. All Ages can access this content.


WHEN?

  • Starting June 10, live classes are every Wednesday at 2PM EDT for 8 weeks through July 29.

  • Breakout sessions will take place on two select Thursdays at 2PM EDT.

  • Easy to consume 2-hour ZOOM calls with real-time interaction with others who are on a similar path.

  • The ALL IN+ perks are scheduled between you and the selected coach at your convince.


TOPICS WILL INCLUDE

  • Biblical Foundations of Worship

  • Vineyard Worship Values

  • Soul Care: Developing Your Green Space with God

  • Worship in a Reconciling and Diverse Community

  • Administrating Your Worship Ministry

  • Building Great Set Lists

  • Breakout Sessions on how to speak the language of keyboardists, drummers, sound techs, electric guitarists.

  • Vocal Care and Practice


FAQ

*Why is the Summer Session only for 18-35-year-olds? What’s the deal?
Great question. We are specifically targeting younger, emerging worship leaders for this event for the ALL IN and ALL IN+ tiers. (Please Note: Anyone can purchase the AUDIT tier). This allows us to tailor the engagements for that demographic. We love and value multi-generational teams and will have other events that are all-ages (like THRIVE and the Vineyard Worship Leader Retreat). We do have some flexibility, so please email mattf@vineyardotr.org if you are on the fringe and want to join the ALL IN or ALL IN+ classes.

Are scholarships available?
YES! We are offering scholarships for those in need. Church planters and non-US passport holders are encouraged to contact us for more details on scholarship opportunities. Email mattf@vineyardotr.org for more details or apply for a Vineyard USA Ethnic Diversity Scholarship.

What if I have to miss a week?
For those in the ALL IN and ALL IN+ tiers, we encourage you to attend every class and table group discussion. If you have to miss a week or two, that would be ok just communicate to your table leader so we can get you the recorded sessions and you don’t miss out.

Who will be at my discussion table?
We will team you up with a great coach and fellow students that are similar in age and experience.

I don’t attend a Vineyard church, is this for me?
Absolutely! Vineyard School of Worship is open to students from any denomination or affiliation.

I don’t currently lead worship anywhere, can I still attend?
Yes, the SUMMER SESSION is perfect for those just getting started or wanting to better determine their calling in the worship arts. This is also great for church planters and Pastors and worship team members.

I’ve already attended Summer Session in the past, can I come back?
Yes! You are welcome to register.

Other questions?
Email mattf@vineyardotr.org


SCHEDULE

Wednesday, June 10
2pm (EDT) Teaching, Q+A, and table group via ZOOM

Wednesday, June 17
2pm (EDT) Teaching, Q+A, and table group via ZOOM

Wednesday, June 24
2pm (EDT) Teaching, Q+A, and table group via ZOOM

Thursday, June 26
2pm (EDT) Breakout Session via ZOOM (choose 2)

Wednesday, July 1
2pm (EDT) Teaching, Q+A, and table group discussion via ZOOM

Wednesday, July 8
2pm (EDT) Teaching, Q+A, and table group discussion via ZOOM

Wednesday, July 15
2pm (EDT) Teaching, Q+A, and table group discussion via ZOOM

Thursday, July 16
2pm (EDT) Breakout Session via ZOOM (choose 2)

Wednesday, July 22
2pm (EDT) Teaching, Q+A, and table group discussion via ZOOM

Wednesday, July 29
2pm (EDT) Final Q+A and table group discussion via ZOOM

 

FACULTY 

Anabeth M

Anabeth Morgan
Instructor and Table Coach 

Anabeth Morgan is the Worship Pastor for the Mile High Vineyard. Originally from a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee, Anabeth has always loved the church. It was within the walls of the Vineyard Church in Kansas City, MO that she began to feel God tugging on her heart to lead others in worship. With the help of wonderful leaders and friends, she began her journey in worship leading. Her heart is to see God’s Kingdom come to earth so that people would be healed, set free, changed and moved to say “Yes!” to Jesus. She joined the Mile High Vineyard staff in 2011.
In addition to her role at Mile High Vineyard, she serves Vineyard Worship for events and has been featured on numerous Vineyard Worship recordings including “Bringing the World to Life,” “I Love Your Presence – Live from Phoenix,” “Cultivation Generation Live – My Foundation,” “Servant Wide Awake,” and most recently, “Shine On Us - live from Cause Con.” She recently released her first solo record called "A Place Your Glory Dwells" in December of 2017.

Anabeth is a graduate of Mississippi State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Exercise Science, and Psychology. She and her college sweetheart, Kyle, have been married since 2003. She has one beautiful daughter, Jovie May, and is expecting another baby in September 2018.


Mike O

Mike O’Brien
VSOW Director

For 18 years Mike served as the worship leader of Vineyard Community Church in Marietta GA preparing thousands of weekend and special services under the leadership of one pastor. He oversaw a collective of 25+ musicians that wrote, recorded, and led worship services for VCC. That collective, Poured Out Like Wine, recorded 7 albums with over 15 published songs with Vineyard Worship USA.

Mike works as a producer, engineer, and mixer at Lucko Sound Studio. Since 1997 he has recorded dozens of local church and sing-songwriter projects including Miami Vineyard Live and Not Be Moved. Mike serves the Vineyard Movement and the church at large with worship team training and production. His blog themikeo.com is focused on the practical heart and skill teaching for the 21st-century worship leader.

Dan Wilt says, “Mike O’Brien is one of the Vineyard’s most articulate communicators on the topic of contemporary worship leadership. His ability to break down complex ideas into memorable phrases and move-forward practices is second-to-none. I wholeheartedly recommend that you have Mike in to work with you, your musicians, and your techs. You won’t regret it; he carries the heart of worship deep within him – and it spills out everywhere.”

Mike is currently a top contributor to WorshipTraining.com, an online training media library for worship teams. He has also done extensive worship team training throughout India. His heart is to come alongside the average worship joe in the trenches and help him or her champion a worship journey vision that serves the local church. Mike earned a B.A in Music from Kennesaw State University and an M.W.S at the Worship Studies from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. He lives in Atlanta GA with his wife Susan and son Ezekiel.


Geno

Geno Olison
Instructor

Geno Olison is the co-lead pastor of the South Suburban Vineyard on in Chicago, IL. He also helps to lead the Diversity Initiative for Vineyard USA and is an accomplished musician, co-producing both Vineyard Soul projects: We Are Ready and Generous God. Geno provides valuable insights into how we can move toward a more welcoming and hospitable spirit to embrace a broader, multi-ethnic expression of the Church.


Leo

Leo Morales
Breakout Instructor, Sound 

Leo Morales is a professional musician, guitarist, composer, and producer originally from Bogotá, Colombia. In 2013, Leonardo’s home church of Vineyard Columbus started a Spanish worship service. He has been serving on staff as the worship coordinator for that service as well as a point person for all the media training and events ever since. Leonardo is a certified Guitar Center pro-audio associate and consults with churches in audio and team training in addition to his home studio work. Leonardo, his wife Lilia and their newborn son Elias enjoy making music, building community and traveling the world together. You can check out Leonardo’s website and youtube channel here: www.leonardo-morales.com 

 

Martha Durán
Table Coach, Instructor (Leading Discussions in Spanish) 

Antoine and Martha Durán were born in South America. Antoine was born in Chile and Martha in Ecuador. They have been married for 18 years and have three beautiful children: Evan 16 years old, Kaden 13 years old, and Milca 9 years old. The Duran kids have been active participants and partners in the development and growth of their ministry. During 2007 the Duran family was part of the team that planted the first Vineyard Church in the city of Quito, the capital of Ecuador in South America, Iglesia La Viña Quito” They served as part of the worship team there, and have continued to do so ever since. During this period of time, they served the church by training themselves and others on the DNA of the Vineyard Church Ministries. They also gave workshops on music, worship, history, and doctrinal distinction of the Vineyard movement. In 2013, they started planting a new church in Ecuador but God had different plans in mind for them. So in 2016, they moved to Minnesota to serve in planting “Iglesia La Viña” in Inver Grove Heights, MN, a River Heights Vineyard Church ministry. Evangelism through the music ministry is very close to their hearts and they have experienced it first-hand not only in churches but also in the streets and prisons, taking the Gospel to places and people otherwise unreachable. They have also held workshops and provided practical training for street musicians and churches. Through each of these church planting processes, they have grown and developed their skills to perform several different roles as evangelists such as worshipers, pastors, church planters, musicians, and worship leaders, to name a few. The Duran family long for people to experience a life of passion for Jesus and to be reconciled to God, to feel loved, healed, and empowered. To achieve this, their motto is, For God, we will do whatever it takes.”


 

Naomi Latta
Instructor, Table Coach, and Breakout Instructor - Vocals 

Naomi Latta is a pastoral coordinator, worship leader, and media creator at the Vineyard Church of Delaware County in Sunbury, Ohio, and teaches middle school choir at Buckeye Valley Middle School in Delaware, Ohio. She has been leading corporate worship in the Vineyard for 7 years, but first discovered her love for worship leading in the youth group, where she still serves. She has also had the opportunity to lead worship at the 2018 Southeast Vineyard Worship Leaders Retreat, as well as singing background vocals on Hansen & Meyer's worship album, King of Glory. She is a May 2019 graduate of Miami University's Choral/General Music Education program, has spent the last 10 years studying vocal performance, and has been teaching voice lessons for 3 years. She has a passion for discipleship, raising up young worship leaders, and for equipping worship leaders to maintain healthy and uniquely powerful voices. 



Matt Farrand

Matt Farrand
Instructor, Table Coach & Communications

As a pastor’s son in a rural church, Matt grew up running sound, fixing gear, helping lead worship… whatever was needed to make Sundays happen. He was called to worship ministry at an early age and has been leading weekly services for over 20 years. 

During that time, Matt has built and scaled systems to facilitate worship at every stage from church plant to large multisite congregations. His experience includes developing young worship leaders, multiplying teams, cultivating a songwriting community, church building projects, sound system design & installation, and helping to launch new locations.

Matt understands bootstrapping, shoestring budgets, strategic thinking, and creative problem-solving. Whether technology, music theory, or theology, he enjoys passing on practical knowledge to other worship leaders. Pastor Rick Olmstead says, “Matt's heart to train and empower others had blessed our church and reinvigorated our worship gatherings on Sundays.”

Matt studied worship arts at North Central University in Minneapolis, MN. He and his wife Teri live in Fort Collins, CO with their daughter Tatum and son Mac where Matt serves as worship pastor at Vineyard Church of the Rockies.


Justin Law 
Spiritual Director 

Justin was born and raised in small-town Minnesota and moved to the Twin Cities to earn a B.A. in Psychology from Hamline University. He began serving as a volunteer worship pastor at River Heights Vineyard in 2001. As a full-time staff pastor at RHV today, he leads in the areas of worship arts, prayer, and spiritual formation and is a member of the preaching team. Justin completed Vineyard Leadership Institute’s two-year program in 2002, earned his Masters of Ministry in 2011, and became a certified spiritual director in 2015. He released worship album Wait for the Dawn in 2010 and has stayed active in the Twin Cities music scene as a solo singer/songwriter, a leader of rock bands, and the common cog in a relationally-driven group of artists called The Law Collective.

Justin’s passions include coffee, travel, guitar effect pedals, and rooting for Minnesota sports teams, but his greatest joy is seeing people experience the life-changing presence, love, and power of God. He is grateful for his parents’ influence in his life, both for planting the first Vineyard church in Minnesota and for giving in to his unrelenting desire to own a KISS album at the age of four.                                                                                                              

Joshua M

Joshua Miller
Instructor

Joshua has been married to his wife, Alicia, for 6 years. They have three children (Florence 3, Lenora 2 and Eloise 6 months). Joshua and his family moved from Columbus, Ohio to serve at the Desert Vineyard in Lancaster, California, where he is the Executive Pastor and Alicia is the Counseling Director.

In his 18 years of ministry experience, Joshua has served in many roles and in multiple churches both large and small. One of his primary roles through the years has been in Worship Arts Ministry. He has been a part of consulting and leadership development for churches who are looking to make the necessary changes to their church culture and to have a thriving worship community. His heart and passion is to help people connect with God in worship, to grow in their faith through teaching, to be a bridge-builder in relationships between generations, denominations, race, and culture.

In developing worship communities, Joshua focuses on three things… Spiritual Growth, Relational Connection and Musical Excellence. One of Joshua’s favorite, challenging phrases for worship teams who are seeking to develop in these areas is, “Rehearsal is what you do together after you have practiced individually.” This emphasizes that what we do as individuals (spiritually, relationally or musically) directly impacts what we can do together.


Alex Faison
Instructor and Table Coach 

Alex Faison is the Worship Director at Vineyard Church of Davenport, in Davenport Iowa. After making a hard decision of whether to finish out her full-ride music scholarship at the University of Northern Iowa or accept a job offer from her church to be the worship director in 2015, she felt a nudge from Holy Spirit to take the job at the age of 19. She is now in the transition to becoming the Worship Pastor. Alex has found her passion in worship leading through exposing God's love by creating atmospheres of freedom, and she is excited to continue to learn and teach more about God through worship. In August of 2018 Alex was featured on the Vineyard Soul: Generous God album and is the lead vocal on "Kyrie Elesion." She has also had opportunities to lead worship at several Vineyard retreats and conferences.

 

Zach Hord
Breakout Instructor - Guitar Zach Hord is a session musician and producer based out of Kansas City Missouri. Having toured with multiple country, pop, and Christian acts for the past 10 years, Zach pulls from his experience and knowledge of many different genres. He also works as Music Director, producer, and songwriter for Fountain City Music, based out of Kansas City North Vineyard Church. Most notably, his production can be heard on Fountain City Music’s 2019 releases of 
Giants and Monsters and Light of the World.

 


Joel M

Joel Moses
Breakout Instructor, Music Theory 

Joel Moses has served as a pastor for over 20 years and has been on staff at the Westside Vineyard in Los Angeles for 17 years. His primary focus has been to raise up and release a new generation of leaders. With a background in both music education and saxophone performance (Lawrence University Conservatory of Music), he loves to bring his passion for developing people and teams into the worship arts arena. He and his wife, Shannon, a Los Angeles vocal coach, and piano instructor, also own and operate a boutique music academy in Los Angeles themusikbox.org.                                           

 

 

Aaron Johnson 
Breakout Instructor - Drums

Aaron Johnson is a passionate educator, leader, and drummer.  A professional musician and teacher for more than 20 years, Aaron is focused on building musicians and worship leaders who use excellence in their craft to create space for people to encounter the presence of God.  He has been a guest speaker at various events across the country including drum clinics, Ableton training sessions, and church leadership conferences.  Aaron is currently the Worship Director at River Valley Church in Minneapolis, MN where he helps lead and pastor worship staff, oversees musician development across 9 campuses and serves as the lead drummer for River Valley Worship.  He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and their three kids. 


Jenna Greenwell
Spiritual Director and Table Coach 

Jenna Greenwell is a Spiritual Director and the volunteer Worship Ministry Leader for the Vineyard Church in Billings, Montana, where she also serves on staff in administration and communications. She is originally from northern Colorado, and spent time on both coasts while in college. Her husband, Adam, served in the Marine Corps before being called to pastor, and as their lives shifted to accommodate this calling they accidentally met the Vineyard movement (and felt like they had found their tribe). Together, they spent five years at the Springs Vineyard in Colorado Springs, Colorado before moving to Billings in 2013.

Jenna never intended to be a worship leader but found herself filling in when each church was between worship pastors. Slowly, it became clear that worship was part of her purpose. This led to a transforming season of mentoring, personal spiritual direction and counseling. She fell in love with the spiritual formation process, which led her to enroll in the Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction to become a director herself and start her own direction practice. Aside from professional achievements, Jenna has given much time and effort (and gained much joy) in shepherding a family. Adam and Jenna have three daughters and enjoy helping them grow into the people they are intended to be, all the while fully understanding that the girls are making them grow in far greater ways. Jenna is a big fan of cheesecake, sunsets, banjos, and sarcasm. She can be found online at www.jennagreenwell.com.

 

Casey Corum
Instructor

Casey Corum is a songwriter, worship leader, record producer, and creative catalyst based in the greater Los Angeles, California area. Casey is best known for his work with Vineyard Music having served as Chief Creative Officer for over 10 years. Casey's songs have been sung in thousands of churches all over the world in numerous languages. Some of his best known songs include "Dwell", "Form Us", No Longer Strangers", and "You Have Set Me Free".

Casey also travels extensively working with artists, churches, and creative leaders on the stage and in the studio. Living life as an act of improvisation, Casey has given his life to unlocking creative potential in others and breaking through creative roadblocks.

In addition to his freelance work, Casey also serves as Director of A&R and Production for Vineyard Worship. Casey is married to his high school sweetheart, Angie. They have four daughters and live in Fullerton, California.

 

 

Andy Toy
Breakout Instructor - Keys

Hello!  My name is Andy, I'm a musician, engineer and producer in Los Angeles, CA.  I've played keyboards and guitar on tour and in the studio for artists such as Miguel, Sabrina Carpenter, Kiiara, Jeremy Riddle and Tim Hughes, and have worked as a producer & engineer in commercial recording studios since 2008.  As an engineer, I've worked in the studio for artists such as NKOTB & Jeff Schroeder of Smashing Pumpkins, as well as for public figures such as Bill Nye (the science guy).  I also program shows for live performance and programmed the latest "Mixtape" tour for NKOTB, Naughty by Nature, Debbie Gibson, Salt N Peppa, & Tiffany.  When I'm not working for someone else, I also write and perform my own music in my band MOXI own and operate a custom guitar cable company called Lew&Clark Cables.  I also love to watch horror movies and drink geeky natural wine in my spare time and remain, as a native Houstonian, a die-hard Astros fan... Select Credits:  Miguel, Kiiara, NKOTB, AJ Mitchell, Sabrina Carpenter, Maddie Poppe, David Archuletta, Matt Redman, MOXI, Tim Hughes, Jeremy Riddle, Rita Springer, Crystal Lewis, & many more...     


Susan O'Brien
Spiritual Director 

Susan O’Brien is a spiritual director who works with people to become more aware of God’s presence in their lives. She received her certification through the Institute of Christian Spirituality at Lipscomb University and also holds a Bachelor of Theology from Point University. She believes that God is working in every person that she encounters. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, Mike and her 8-year-old son, Ezekiel. When she isn’t doing spiritual direction, homeschooling her son or teaching piano lessons, she likes spending time in her rocking chair or on the back porch swing.


Melisa Keller 
Breakout Instructor

Melisa Keller is a wife, mother, worship pastor and also serves as the Director of Events & Project Management for Vineyard Worship. Melisa is a native Californian and has been a part of the Vineyard movement since she was young. She is passionate about the Vineyard and cares deeply about the health and vitality of its worship community. Melisa currently oversees all of the Vineyard Worship Leader Retreats and uses her role to encourage, care for and equip worship leaders from around the US. Melisa resides in Orange County, California with her husband and two young children. 


Julie Morgan 
Instructor and Table Coach 

Julie Morgan lives in Delaware, OH where she pastors the Delaware City Vineyard along with her husband, Robb. In addition to other responsibilities, she oversees their worship community and is a worship leader and a songwriter. Beyond church life, she is a mom of two bright and creative girls of 15 and 12, loves adventures and going new places, knitting, books, great food & drink and generally having fun—but of course coffee first.

 

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Vineyard Worship

Vineyard Worship exists as an organic extension of the Vineyard church movement in the USA (Vineyard USA). We are, in a phrase, "from the church, for the church.” We are not a music company first and foremost; we are a non-profit worship ministry. Our efforts will be centered in the cultivation and empowerment of the core value of worship in the Vineyard or more simply put "to help the local church experience God", rather than in a profit-driven music business model.

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