We have been created to create. God first revealed Himself as the Creator and has been inviting us to partner with Him ever since. The Closer Worship conference will be a moment where we come together and explore, discover and activate the creative mediums and callings that God has placed in our lives. This conference is for everyone, not just worship leaders and band members. Closer is for worshippers. Those sons and daughters that are ready to grow in their connection and purpose in God. Our hope is that, through this conference, that you do grow closer to our Father, the creator.
FRIDAY, MAY 4TH
SATURDAY, MAY 5TH
TWO EVENING SESSIONS
PASTOR TIM OLDFIELD
DAVID & NICOLE BINION
PASTOR ERIC PETREE
TEN BREAKOUT SESSIONS
EACH DESIGNED TO EMPOWER AND EQUIP.
LEAD PASTOR, THE POTTER'S HOUSE // Friday, May 4th (7p)
For more than three decades, Tim Oldfield has effectively ministered throughout the United States and around the world. He is currently serving as the Senior Pastor of The Potter’s House Church of God in Columbus, Ohio. He also serves as the host of the popular television program “Impact with Tim Oldfield” seen by many across North America and throughout the 10/40 window.
David and Nicole Binion
WORSHIP LEADERS // Saturday, May 5th (6p)
For David and Nicole Binion, this is an undeniable truth. Leading worship before a crowd of thousands, writing songs for the next album, or leaning in with the kids for an impromptu song at the piano, so much about life resonates with sounds of hope and faith.
LEAD PASTOR, CITYGATE CHURCH // saturday, may 5th (6p)
Eric Petree is a dynamic minister of the Word of God who presents the gospel in a creative and engaging way, making it relevant, easy to understand and directly applicable to daily life. He is a proud graduate of Valor Christian College in Columbus, OH. Love for people and a passion to unite the power of Pentecost with the excellence and creativity of God is what drives Pastor Eric. Outreach is at the core of Pastor Eric’s vision, and under his infectious leadership, CityGate Church has permanently affected the City of Cincinnati through its authentic evangelical approach to unapologetically share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Too many ideas have been trapped in our minds and it is time to get those ideas out! What does a creative process look like? How do I deal with disappointments that come with progress? We will deal with these thoughts and others as we discover the art of creating.
The Bible has so much to say about music and being a minstrel. In this course we want to look
at the responsibility that comes with being a musicians and the practical ways that we can
steward this gift.
In this class, we will explore various artistic mediums that will challenge and inspire you to step into your creative identity.
In this course, we will discover the power of partnering with Heaven in our worship. We have been given the incredible responsibility of being God’s mouthpiece and releasing His heart through worship. Come as we explore the depths of the prophetic in our worship.
In this class we will discuss the biblical mandate that worship leaders operate under and discover practical ways to lead a team and congregation to where God is calling you. We will also cover topics like, crafting a set list, running a rehearsal and growing a team.
Our voice is one of the most important things that we possess. In this course we will consider the power that comes from a voice that is committed to worshipping God. We will also discover practical ways of developing the gift that God has given us in our voices.
VIDEO AND GRAPHIC ARTS
Video and graphics are two of the most powerful tools that we have in the church today. In this course, we will look at what it takes to run a successful media team and learn practical ways to get the most out of the media that you present to your church every week.
SOUND OF HEAVEN
In this course, we will cover subjects that range from troubleshooting your system, learning how to mix for a live service and other parts of being a successful audio engineer and creating the sound of Heaven!
IDENTITY IN WORSHIP
How does that determine the significance and power of our worship? What is our role/function within worship? What is the purpose of our worship? Who/what are we to worship? What does our worship point towards? When we can answer these questions we will find our identity in worship.
THEOLOGY OF WORSHIP
What is God’s original design for worship? What is His heart for worship now? God is an intentional God, and He does everything with a purpose according to His heart. What we believe about worship and God ultimately enhances or stifles both our individual times of worship, and our corporate times of worship.
Friday, May 4th
9a - General session 1
10:30a - breakout 1
11:45a - lunch
1:15p - general session 2
2:45p - breakout 2
7p - evening session
Saturday, May 5th
9a - general session 3
10:30a - breakout 3
11:45a - lunch
1:15p - general session 4
2:25P - breakout 4
6p - evening session
THE POTTER'S HOUSE CHURCH