Vital Worship, "The Worship Design Studio LIVE!" with Dr. Marcia McFee
Vital Worship, “The Worship Design Studio LIVE!" with Dr. Marcia McFee Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Location: Southminster Presbyterian Church Time: 8:30-3:30
Dr. Marcia McFee is an author, worship designer and leader, professor, preacher and artist. Her engaging and interactive style has been called “refreshing,” “inspiring,” and “unforgettable.” Marcia’s passion for helping the church to worship God fully is especially directed toward the education of local congregations…in order to teach regional workshops that are accessible to congregational leaders and worship teams.
Schedule 8:30 Registration and Coffee Fellowship
9am Session 1: Creating Worship with Deep Soul In this session Marcia will introduce what she means by "M-M-Good" Worship and why this is the most exciting time in worship history to be planning worship - no matter the “style!" We’ll also be introduced to a theme that weaves itself throughout the day… “the politics of change” and how to deal with our diverse, and sometimes conflicting, expectations of worship.
10:45 Session 2: Think Like a Filmmaker What can we learn from filmmakers that can inform our work in offering the greatest Story ever told in sensory-rich ways? Why do we need sensory-rich worship and how can we do it in large and small churches with small budgets and volunteers?
Noon - 1p Lunch
1:00pm Session 3: Top Tips for Worship Arts Drawing from her latest book, Dr. McFee will offer her “top tips” and best practices for the visual, media, verbal, musical and dramatic arts and how to get people involved even if they can’t be on a regular “worship team.”
2:45 Session 4: "O Lord, Is it Sunday Already?!" Worship planning can be relentless with Sunday coming EVERY week! We'll talk about planning substantive and vital worship without getting burned out, drawing on the model offered in Marcia's Worship Design Studio.
Full Bio Dr. Marcia McFee is an author, worship designer and leader, professor, preacher and artist. Her engaging and interactive style has been called “refreshing,” “inspiring,” and “unforgettable.” Marcia combines her background and experience in professional companies of music, theater and dance with a variety of worship and preaching styles in order to bring a fresh experience of the Gospel to each worship setting. Marcia has provided worship design and leadership at numerous international and regional gatherings. Marcia’s passion for helping the church to worship God fully is especially directed toward the education of local congregations. She travels extensively in order to teach regional workshops that are accessible to congregational leaders and worship teams. These one-day workshops are usually hosted by a church, underwritten by district or conference bodies or by registration fees, and open to all churches in a particular area. Participants have commented that these workshops are inspirational as well as practical, no matter the “style” of worship practiced or denomination of the participants. Additionally, Marcia has begun a program of continuing education events in her home town of Lake Tahoe and an online subscription service to Worship Design Studio that offers inspirational and educational help for worship teams featuring a ground-breaking worship design application. As well as her experience with local church worship, Marcia specializes in designing and leading conference worship. Over the last 18 years, she has coordinated worship for countless regional and agency conferences. Most recently, she designed and led 29 worship services over a 10 day period for the international quadrennial General Conference of the United Methodist Church. Dr. McFee received a Master’s of Theological Studies degree at Saint Paul School of Theology with a concentration in Preaching and Worship, where she recently received the Outstanding Graduate Award from the Alumni Association. She earned a Ph.D. in Liturgical Studies at the Graduate Theological Union with an allied field of Ethics. She has been a guest lecturer and adjunct faculty at twelve seminaries.
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