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Lifting Ministry Higher Workshops

Sponsored by Rock Hill and Spartanburg Districts, RH Congregational Development, Connectional Ministries (RH and Spartanburg) and FUMC, Clover.

2 Tracks: Ministry and Media Event and Music/ Choir Workshop Offering
March 3rd, 9:00-2:30 at First UMC, 124 Bethel Street, Clover, SC

$10 per person and $50 max (church group rate)- lunch and snacks included
*Each person that takes the choir workshop will also need to pay an additional $10 for sheet music.  Deadline for registration is February 22nd.

Register online here or call FUMC at 803-222-3496.

9:00-9:30- Gathering
9:30-10:45- Session 1
11:00-12:15- Session 2
12:15-1:00- Lunch
1:15-2:30- Session 3

Music/Choir Workshop:

Three sessions, lead by Melodie Galloway, to learn three new anthems for the church year.

Media and Ministry Track:

Communicating Faith in the 21st Century
Communicating Faith in the 21st Century will demonstrate how to effectively communicate in today’s society and equip the faith community to share transforming stories.  This workshop focuses on going beyond just having a church website, to effectively implementing a broader online presence through social media. We will cover some background information and several practical tips that help people connect with your church in a new way. Statistics (and your own experience) show audiences engage with your church online first.  Through a competent social media presence, you extend your reach beyond Sunday services and expose your audience to your message before they visit your church.
Your Church Website: Rethinking Your New Front Door
We will cover the tools to plan, build, and launch a successful online strategy that helps people connect with your church in a new way. Explore best practices for maintaining your website or use the resources United Methodist Communications already has in place to create a new website.  By engaging your audience online first, you extend your reach beyond Sunday services and expose your audience to your message before they visit your church.

How to Use Media Effectively in your Worship Experiences 
In this workshop, hang tight, as you’ll be drinking from a fire hydrant of ideas for using Media Content in your Worship Experiences. Carl Barnhill owns and operates Twelve:Thirty Media, a ministry that serves churches all over the world with off-the-shelf ready-to-use Worship Media, Custom Media, and Media Training. He has served at some of the largest churches and ministries in the country and will share extremely practical ways you can use Video (Series Countdowns, Sermon Bumpers, Song Videos, Games and more) in your experiences – all without wiping out your budget! You’ll also get free media content and a massive list of free resources to take back and use at your church. This is the workshop for leaders who want to use more media content in your Worship Experiences and don’t know where to start or want to know to use media more effectively. Have your Evernote or notebook handy for tons of practical insight!

Workshop Leaders:

Melodie Galloway
Melodie Galloway holds a Master’s degree from Florida State University in Vocal Performance and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her experience as a conductor and soprano soloist includes opera, musical theatre, and jazz. Her credits as a conductor include a 2012 Carnegie Hall invited performance featuring 200 singers and orchestra. She led combined choirs and the Beethoven Academy Orchestra (Krakow) in Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living in May 2017 in Vienna, Prague and Salzburg. As the Director of UNCA’s Asheville Singers, she has been invited to perform as part of the Holiday Open House Performances at the White House from 2006-2016, including a private audience with President and Mrs. Obama in 2012. She will be conductor-in-residence in Syros, Greece, for MidAmerica Productions, NY, in 2019. Currently, Dr. Galloway is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Music Department at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, where she is the Coordinator of Choral and Vocal Studies. She is in demand as a clinician, conference presenter and consultant for arts advocacy.
Craig Catlett
Craig Catlett is the Training and Development Specialist at United Methodist Communications.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion and a Master’s Degree in Communications.  Before coming to work for United Methodist Communications, Craig taught interpersonal communication, public speaking and business and professional communication for Western Kentucky University.  Craig has a background in ministry and teaching classes online and now combines his past experiences to serve The United Methodist Church.
 Carl Barnhill
Carl Barnhill is a creative entrepreneur, motion designer and author. He is the Owner and Creative Director of [twelve:thirty]media, a company that serves churches and ministries all over the world through motion graphics content and church media coaching. He is the host of The Church Media Podcast and author of The Ultimate Production Team Handbook. You can find him in Columbia, South Carolina with his wife, Katie and two sons, Jacob and Wesley.


 Ryan Dunn
Convinced that social media is increasingly where people gather, Rev. Ryan Dunn seeks to help the church meet the world through online relationship building. He currently serves with United Methodist Communications as the chief blogger, editor, and social media minister for the Rethink Church initiative. His prior work experiences include youth pastor, sports blogger, web marketer, and radio producer.