STAY TUNED FOR INFO ON 2018 REGISTRATION COSTS FOR CONFERENCE AND SONGWRITING INTENSIVE.
Your registration covers lunch on Saturday, coffee all day, and all plenary and breakout sessions, except the pre-conference songwriting intensive. Registration fee is based on availability and space is limited to 500.
The pre-conference song-writing intensive includes lunch on Friday. Come early to the conference for a chance to learn from professional songwriters all afternoon, and work-shop your songs with the pros. Read onward, or check out our presenters / speakers to find out more!
KEYNOTES AND WORSHIP CONCERT
In 2017 we welcomed Steve Bell as our keynote presenter. Steve’s sage wisdom shines through his sense of humour and expert musicianship. His communication inspired and equiped all of us regardless of age, stage or gifting. We also welcomed international worship artist Sean Feucht from Bethel music, guitar phenom Jacob Moon, Levite Summit founder Jon Buller, Worship Pastor Corey Doak, recording artist Graham Ord and more to contribute at our large group sessions. Past keynote presenters have included Erwin McManus, Brian Doerksen, Roy Salmond, David Ruis, and Carolyn Arends.
Opening night also included a Worship Concert, free for all registrants and open to the public ($20 tickets in advance). Friday night was an incredible night of music, art, ministry and inspiration with JON BULLER and FRIENDS, including Sean Feucht kicking off the evening, and then Jon along with Steve Bell and Jacob Moon. Jacob also introduced his new band THE COMMISSIONAIRES with Joel Parisien from New World Son, on vocals and keys!
PRE CONFERENCE SONGWRITING WORKSHOP
In 2017 we offered a chance to learn from professional songwriters all Friday afternoon. For a small extra fee, attendees spent lunch-time hearing from professional song-writers, learning some practical principals of songwriting to challenge and improve your songs. Then they broke into groups and work-shopped their songs with the pros. Check out our presenters / speakers to find out who was involved in this workshop!
There are aspects of arts and faith that affect every one of us. All of the sessions are planned to bring learning, discussion and a deeper look at the arts, worship and leadership. In 2017 there were THREE workshop blocks, TWO of which applied to the TRACK that selected during registration. Attendees were strongly encouraged to attend the TWO workshops in their TRACK and then selected a third workshop as an ELECTIVE. We bet that it was hard to choose again this year, but we made every effort to record all the workshops and provided those free of charge to all registrants after the conference!
INSTRUMENTAL and WORSHIP TEAMS
King David led with skillful hands and integrity of heart. Worship leaders and teams today are called to the same standard. In 2017, instrumentalists met separately to learn about their own instruments for the first session, and then gathered for a large group session immediately afterwards to talk ‘team’, arrangements, and more. It was a fun one to experience, with a LIVE BAND demonstrating the train-wrecks and the triumphs that can happen with music teams, all led by an experienced panel of presenters.
With practical demonstrations and opportunities for interaction, you will take your skills to the next level. That includes the recording artists, where some principles never change. Come ask questions and receive advice on how to navigate the many aspects of artistic careers, including song-writing, recording, and building a music ministry.
Fine arts are a valuable part of our culture, community and God’s Kingdom work. Hands on demonstrations and teaching in a variety of mediums are designed to teach and inspire. You’ll receive some excellent instruction, but bring your art supplies with you if you can, because you’ll actually spend time creating this year at the LEVITE SUMMIT, with some very fine presenters to encourage you along the way!
Skills are required to support a creative environment that minimizes distractions and enhances the message and art forms being presented. In 2017 LEVITE SUMMIT provided a LIVE BAND for the techs to work with. Hands-on learning was featured as participants mixed monitors and front of house, adjusted lighting and more, to actually see the results that different mics, speakers, and techniques bring. With unique responsibilities and pressures, technical volunteers and staff are vital to communicating the Gospel. Basic training and round table discussions on best practices equipped tech team members.
There was a special 2 part workshop specifically designed for students that focused on leadership, building a worship and music culture, and much more. Student age participants will be inspired about how they can be culture-shapers.
The 2 part dance track gave the opportunity to learn much about dance, but…you guessed it, there was also dancing. Check out the presenter / speaker list to learn more, but it was a meaningful and fun time of learning and dancing. What the body does, reflects what is happening in the heart!
Like any arts discipline, there are principals to learn, but fun to have and challenges to over-come when it comes to the ‘doing’ of the art form. The 2 part drama track provided all of those elements including the opportunity to do some acting together. Learning by hearing, and then applying the principals!
These are some of the best opportunities for learning. Prayer, Leadership, Prophetic Worship, Artist Temperament, Conflict, Recording Arts, the Music Business, Children’s Ministry were among the many general elective options this year at the Levite Summit. Attendees gained new insights, found new resources, and met like-minded people that shared similar successes and challenges.