Have you ever had one of those days where nothing seems to go right, the sanctuary computer keeps crashing, the guitar player is late, the keyboard doesn’t seem capable of making sound, your best vocalist calls in sick? If you have been involved in worship arts for any amount of time, you have had this experience. And yet, when the morning is over and we are able to reflect on what just happened – God still made His presence known to His gathered people. In doing that, His people were encouraged to go live for Him faithfully for another week. It’s why we do what we do and why we pick up and start the process over again on Monday.

The goal of this seminar is to encourage you and your team to continue in this ministry, give you the tools to improve in your chosen area and a fresh idea or two to implement when you go home.



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Kim Bontrager (Leadership, General Session) – Kim is the Worship and Communications Director at First M.B. Church in Wichita, Kansas. She has been on staff there since 1999.

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Russ Friesen (Selecting Songs) – Russ has been full time staff at Community Bible Church in Olathe, KS, since 2001. He oversees the areas of Corporate Worship, Care Ministry, and Family Ministries.

Chris Glanzer

Chris Glanzer (Sound Basics, open sound check) – Chris is the Director of Information Technology Infrastructure at Tabor College. He is the owner of Glanzer Pro Audio and as such has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of live sound. Learn more about GPA at http://glanzerproaudio.com

Derek Hamm

Derek Hamm  (Basic Graphic Design) – Derek is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Tabor College. His background is as a designer for Marketing Design Studio and Hallmark Cards, and is an active freelance designer.

John Luce (Singing Together as a Team) – John is the Executive/Worship Arts Pastor at Salina First Nazerene. He has been a music educator and worship pastor since graduating from Tabor College in 1986.

Bruce Major (drums) – Bruce is the director of bands for Hillsboro USD 410, and is adjunct percussion faculty at Tabor College.

David Marten

David Martens (General Session 1 – Leading From Weakness, Worship Technology) – David is the Director of Contemporary Christian Music at Tabor and serves as Worship Pastor at Parkview MB Church in Hillsboro.

James Isaac (keyboards) – James is the go-to keyboard guy at First M.B. Church in Wichita. 

Jake Stemo (General Session 3 – Heart of Worship) – Jake is the Pastor of Worship and Arts at City Life Church in Wichita, KS. He is a founder of Presence Worship which works to equip worship leaders spiritually and musically for mission.

Greg Zielke

Dr. Gregory Zielke (style and vocal health) – Greg is the Arts Director and Director of Choirs at Tabor College.


There will be three general sessions and three interest-focused breakout sessions.

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Registration deadline is September 1.