Creativity in Worship and Song

Creativity in Worship and Song

brillianceYour congregational identity is shaped by the traditions and practices in your worship gatherings. These gatherings can be especially meaningful when you combine the best of traditions handed down to you and the unique creativity of your gathered community.

Join musicians and songwriters David Gungor and John Arndt as they help you explore different approaches to using creativity and imagination in our context. These approaches will help you curate and create meaningful experiences for your congregation.

This workshop will help you become more creative through:

  • understanding the creative process.
  • learning how to curate creativity in your congregation.

You'll also learn how to get inspiration and how to take risks.

This workshop is for anyone involved with the planning and presentation of worship gatherings, including musicians, speakers and artists. This workshop is not focused on one style of music or worship, but rather encourages leaders to think more creatively about their practice.

Workshop facilitators David Gungor and John Arndt are part of the band The Brilliance. The band creates spiritual protest music and focuses on empathy that leads to action. Gungor is an accomplished singer and songwriter and serves as a pastor at Trinity Grace Tribeca. Arndt is a pianist, producer and composer, who has performed all over the world in a wide variety of venues and musical styles. His latest feature-length film score for “Long Time Coming: a 1955 Baseball Story” was premiered at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C in 2018. 

This workshop is 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Eastern time) Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Come 2 Go Ministries in Fort Wayne. The cost is $15 per person. When congregational teams of three or more register together, the cost is discounted to $10 per person. This fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and workshop materials. 

This workshop is limited to Indiana congregations.


How can you maximize your learning in this workshop and others? Check out this Center for Congregations article, "Getting the Most from an Education Event."