Getaway Workshops 2017: Find the sessions you won’t want to miss!

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The entire Growing in Grace team will help you unpack the “All Creation Sings” fall curriculum with breakout sessions for Preschool, Younger Children, and Older Children. Purposeful specialty sessions, guest clinicians, and some “fun”derful surprises make this a not-to-be-missed road trip!

Session 1:

Exploring the ExtrasCarol Dickerson and Paula Farrar
Discover the hidden jewels found in curriculum units for each age group. Vocalises, energizers, singing games, movement activities, and MORE!!

Ministering to Every ChildTerry Taylor
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” This scripture applies to all children, regardless of their background or needs. Let’s discuss strategies to create a welcoming environment and engage every child in your choir.

Rehearsal RebootDora Ann Purdy and James Barnard
Do you have trouble keeping children engaged during rehearsal times? Spice up your rehearsals with manipulatives, movement activities, and technology.


Session 2:

Let’s Coordinate…Dora Ann Purdy and James Barnard
This session for children’s choir coordinators will unpack the All Creation Sings theme materials, Step-by-Step~Tools, Tips, and Templates for Children’s Music Ministry, Christmas program planning and other “coordinating” ideas.

All Creation Sings – Preschool Children, Part 1Carol Dickerson
Let’s sing delightful music for preschoolers and review engaging new resources and materials. We will also share ideas for planning your Christmas presentations. Be ready to move, sing, and play instruments as we become more equipped to guide the musical and spiritual growth of our singers.

All Creation Sings – Younger Children, Part 1Paula Farrar
Let’s sing delightful music for younger children and review engaging new resources and materials. We will also share ideas for planning your Christmas presentations. Be ready to move, sing, and play instruments as we become more equipped to guide the musical and spiritual growth of our singers.

All Creation Sings – Older Children, Part 1Terry Taylor
Let’s sing delightful music for older children and review engaging new resources and materials. We will also share ideas for planning your Christmas presentations. Be ready to move, sing, and play instruments as we become more equipped to guide the musical and spiritual growth of our singers.


Session 3:

Every Child Can SingDora Ann Purdy and James Barnard
Do you have children who have difficulty matching pitch and singing in tune? This is for you! We will consider ideas for helping every child know the joy of singing to his or her full potential.

All Creation Sings – Preschool Children, Part 2Carol Dickerson
We will continue to review the wonderful songs, resources, and materials for preschoolers. Be ready to move, sing, and play instruments as we expand on the foundations of musical and spiritual growth.

All Creation Sings – Younger Children, Part 2Paula Farrar
We will continue to review the wonderful songs, resources, and materials for younger children. Be ready to move, sing, and play instruments as we expand on the foundations of musical and spiritual growth.

All Creation Sings – Older Children, Part 2Terry Taylor
We will continue to review the wonderful songs, resources, and materials for older children. Be ready to move, sing, and play instruments as we expand on the foundations of musical and spiritual growth.


Session 4:

An Insider’s Look at Curriculum WritingTerry Taylor
Writing curriculum for children’s music ministry is some of the most challenging work you will ever love! Explore all that is involved in creating music resources for children.

Make and Take ManipulativesCarol Dickerson and Paula Farrar
We provide the materials; you supply the creativity! Make a prop that teaches, then take it to use in your choir at home.

Renewing the Vision for Your Children’s Music MinistryDora Ann Purdy and James Barnard
What is the future of children’s music ministry for your church? Do you need to rethink and rebrand? Find inspiration to make children’s music ministry more relevant in your church.


Getaway in Dalton, Georgia:

Join Susan Ramsay for two fun and engaging sessions including rhythm, movement, manipulatives, and plenty of creative ideas to use with your choirs.

Getaway in Dallas, Texas:

Hammers, scarves, and parachutes—oh, my! Join Artie Almeida for two fun and engaging sessions that will get your musical creativity flowing.

 

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