Worship Central are in Central Hall Westminster on the 31 October and 1 November 2014 for the Worship Central Conference. The conference is for all worshippers to encounter God, be equipped and empowered.
Speakers and Worship Leaders
Louie Giglio is Pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, Ga, and the Founder of Passion Conferences, a movement gathering collegiate-aged young people since 1997 in events across the US and around the globe. Most recently, Passion hosted over 60,000 people at Passion 2013 in the Georgia Dome, uniting students in worship and prayer, and raising awareness for modern-day slavery. In 2008, Louie and his wife Shelley led the team that planted Passion City Church, a local community of faith with the DNA of the Passion movement. Their desire is to inspire this generation to live for what matters most.
BRYAN & KATIE TORWALT
Bryan and Katie Torwalt met in 2006 at the Bethel School of Supernatural Worship in Redding, CA. Bryan is from Canada and Katie a Californian. They both led worship separately while dating long distance for 2 1/2 years. They got married in 2009. The experience of their worship together is a powerful and unique mixture of their anointing and history with God. They live to see the earth transform to Heaven’s likeness and for this generation to encounter the real Jesus. Their songs carry hope and life that flow out of every note and lyric. They have written many songs including 'Holy Spirit' and their latest album is 'Here on Earth'.
For Martin Smith, endings aren’t all they seem. In 2009 he came to the closing stages of a two-decade career spent holding the microphone and cheering on the crowds with the genre-defining band Delirious. With Dove awards, Grammy nominations and RIAA certified gold selling status behind him, it was an incredible journey. Having written many of the church’s best-loved songs – including I Could Sing of Your Love Forever, Shout to the North and Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble? – Martin remains rooted in the local church.
Mike Pilavachi is founder and leader of ‘Soul Survivor’, an organisation seeking to disciple, equip and empower young people to make a difference in their generation.He is also an author, international speaker and pastor of Soul Survivor Watford, a congregation aiming to reach out to the young people there.
Jake Isaac is a worship pastor based at Christian Life Fellowship Church in Greenwich, London as well as the visionary and Team Leader of the I=Changeband; a band & movement developed to inspire young Christians. He has just released his second live album Break These Chains and were MOBO nominated in 2010. Jake also song writes, produces and sessions, he has worked with artists such as Gabrielle, Blue, Miss Dynamite, Floetry & Duffy. Jake is married to Tinu.
Jono McNeil has established an exciting position in the UK music scene as a contemporary/pop vocal coach, whilst also singing with an impressive array of artists such as Michael Buble, Nelly, Lemar, Josh Groban and Jocelyn Brown, to name a few. Heading up the vocal department at the renown Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM), developing some of the country’s most exciting new talent, he has also worked, both coaching and scouting on two seasons of BBC’s hit programme, The Voice.
Nick is the worship pastor at St Stephens church Twickenham. He is part of the Worship Central team and a songwriter with EMI/CMG, Thank You music. Some of his co-writes include: God's Great Dance Floor, Let it be known, Guardian & Jesus Saves. He is passionate about the local church and seeing the release of prophetic worship. He is married to Ali and they have a little girl, Gracie & a little boy, Josiah.
Nick is Associate Pastor at St Paul’s Hammersmith. He has led worship for many years at various conferences and events across the country and has released 3 albums together with his wife Becky. Nick holds a BA (Durham) and an MA (Kings) in Theology and is currently doing Doctoral research on the theology of charismatic worship. He is the author of ‘A Deeper Note’ (Grove Books) published this year and teaches on worship at the New Wine Worship Schools and at St Mellitus College.
WILL VAN DER HART
Will is a founding director of Mind and Soul and Pastoral Chaplain at Holy Trinity Brompton. His interest in emotional health and mental health is wide ranging, reflecting his broad experience in a variety of pastoral contexts. Will is an integrative and practical bible teacher who speaks at a number of national forums. He is passionate about equipping church leaders to look after their own emotional health as well as empowering them to manage the emotional needs of their congregations.
Paul is the Worship Pastor at St Peter’s Brighton. Paul and his wife Sarah, having been based at HTB, planted into Brighton 5 years ago with the original team, and are loving the adventure. They also have a baby daughter called Martha.
Deborah Davies is the worship pastor of St James in the City, Liverpool. Having completed her masters degree in Christian Theology, Debs moved to London in 2012 to spend a year training with the Worship Central Academy. As well as overseeing worship at St James, Debs works with a network of churches in Toxteth and Liverpool city centre, running the Worship Central Course and a Youth Worship Project.
Tim Hughes heads up Worship Central and is on staff at Holy Trinity Brompton, London, UK. He has written many songs including ‘Here I Am To Worship’, ‘Beautiful One’ and ‘Happy Day’. He has written two books, ‘Here I am to Worship’ and ‘Holding Nothing Back.’ Tim is married to Rachel and they have two little girls called Phoebe and Lois, and two little boys called Simeon and Judah.
Nikki Fletcher is a worship leader and songwriter who is part of the Worship Central team. Nikki worked for five years as one of the Worship Leaders on staff at Holy Trinity Brompton in London, and in 2013 relocated back to Sydney, Australia with her family. She now heads up Worship Central Australia. Nikki has written many songs including "All Glory" and "Draw me Close". Nikki is married to Jonathan and they have two small boys, Jones and Daniel.
Ben Cantelon is part of the Worship Central Team and is on staff at Holy Trinity Brompton, London, UK. His songs include ‘Guardian’ and ‘Hallelujah’ and his latest album is called 'Everything in Colour'. Ben is married to Alice and they have a little girl called Cordelia.
Luke Hellebronth is part of the Worship Central Team and is on staff at Holy Trinity Brompton, London, UK. His songs include ‘Spirit Break Out’ and 'Ready for You'. Luke is married to Anna.
SPECIAL EVENT FOR OUR INTERNATIONAL DELEGATES
We know it might be a long way for some of you to travel to London. The conference will undoubtedly be worth the trip but just in case you need more, we are adding a special networking and training morning on Monday 3 November from 9.00am to 1.30pm at Holy Trinity Brompton! We hope this will be an opportunity to explore how we can better envision and mobilise worship in the church world-wide.
This extra morning is included in the price of the conference. To book on, tick the revelant box when registering for the conference on the registration page.
HOW TO BEFRIEND THE CREATIVE MIND // Will Van Der Hart
Getting the most out of your creative mind whist managing its flip-side. A look at the emotional highs and lows of creativity and how we can best flourish.
LIMITED RESOURCE = LIMITED WORSHIP? // Luke & Anna Hellebronth, Paul Nelson & Debs Davies
Does being a small church with limited resources count you out from seeing amazing breakthroughs in worship? Hear from people who have learnt what it means to lead and serve with limited resources and yet have kept envisioned and inspired.
SONG CENTRAL // Nick Herbert & Jake Isaac
Nick and Jake will be hosting this interactive songwriting seminar exploring the themes of ‘Failure’ and ‘Perspective’ as songwriters - How do we ‘invite’ failure into the songwriting process? What happens if I am stuck in a rut? How do we discern the difference between our perspective and Gods perspective? They will need your help to write a song from scratch with a producer and there will be plenty of time for Q&A too. A seminar to make you think, feel and do!
LEADING WORSHIP FOR THE WORLD // Tim Hughes with friends
Are we called to lead worship just for the church? Or is there a bigger vision to lead worship for the world? How can we shape culture and bring life through our Sprit-led creativity?
A DEEPER NOTE // Nick Drake
What happens when we sing in worship and why is it so important? A theological exploration of what it means to encounter God and the place of music and song.
THE BIG FIVE // Luke Hellebronth, Ben Cantelon & Nikki Fletcher
An intensive look at five big topics that can transform the way your team leads worship.
Auditions // Transitions // Musical Direction // Rehearsals // Team Morale.
VOCAL HEALTH // Jono McNeil, Andrew Pilcher & Phily Lopez
Join two experienced singing coaches as they give you a crash course on singing well and maintaining your voice.
To buy tickets go to: http://www.worshipcentral.org/events/conference-london-31oct-01nov14