The Ambassador Program starts with you. Your gifts, your passions, your interests. When you register for Animate, you’ll choose a track based on the topics that you’d like to explore in depth through workshops on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.
Many worship leadership programs exist across the country. The Ambassador Program sets Animate apart. Through the Ambassador Program, we are giving young people the skill, ability, and knowledge for every kind of artistic work in the church.Exodus 35:30-35
Don’t have any background playing an instrument? Great. This track is for you. The music beginners track is for students who want to learn basic music notation and explore a new instrument. By the end of the week, you’ll have been introduced to music on an introductory level, and you’ll be prepared to continue studies when you return home. Your voice is an instrument!
Want to beef up your music skills? This track is for you. The music advanced track is for students who can read basic music notation and play an instrument. By the end of the week, you’ll have been introduced to the nuances of reading lead sheets and chord charts and playing in a worship team. Your voice is an instrument!
Want to practice presenting scripture, sharing your story, and witnessing to the work of God in the world? This track is for you. The spoken word track is for students who have a desire to proclaim scripture and the Gospel through public speaking. By the end of the week, you’ll have tools for presenting scripture in an engaging way, and speaking about your faith in a public setting.
Want to explore how visual arts can fit in the life of the church? This track is for you. The visual arts track is for students who have a passion for connecting themselves and others to God through the visual arts. By the end of the week, you’ll have tools for creating works of art and displaying them for others to see.
Do you desire to use your gifts from the back of the worship space, through media ministry? This track is for you. The technology track is designed for students who want to learn to use audio and visual means to enhance worship. By the end of the week, you’ll have been introduced to the basics of sound systems, audio mixing, lighting design, and even film production.
You’ve chosen to focus on an area of study, but there are still other topics you want to explore. When you register for Animate, you will pick two of the following electives to expand your worship leadership skills even more.
- Choosing Music for Worship
- Heart of the Worship Leader
- Introduction to the Pipe Organ
- Leading Prayers and Devotions
- Projection Practices
- The Theology of Worship