Speaker

Nathan Smith

Worship leader, song writer, educator

Nathan Smith is a worship leader, songwriter, and educator with over 20 years of musical experience. He is an independent recording artist as well as a music instructor at Bushnell University. He also owns and operates Blue Print Sounds, a worship consulting company designed to help churches grow in musical ability, technical skill, and joyful community. He lives with his wife Leslee and their daughter Anna in the Pacific Northwest.

AllSessions

May 24, 2021
May 24, 2021
10:00 am

The Five Elements of a Complete Worship Band [worship leaders and team]

24 May
Time:  10:00 am - 11:00 am
Speaker:  Nathan Smith

Is your worship team missing something? Find out what, and how to fix it.

-Learn the five musical elements that make a full, textured sound.
-Avoid the traps that make your team sound muddy, thin, and harsh.
-Teach your team members to arrange themselves and add “the missing piece” every time.
-Get out of “Garage Band Mode” and show your team how to leave space for each other.
-Give your team a common language when planning their arrangements.
-Make rehearsals efficient and fun.

This course is for worship leaders and worship team members who want to take their sound to the next level.

May 26, 2021
May 26, 2021
10:00 am

Building Joyful Community in Worship and Tech Teams [pastors, worship leaders, and tech leaders]

26 May
Time:  10:00 am - 11:00 am
Speaker:  Nathan Smith

This course is designed for pastors, worship leaders, and tech leaders. It shows how strong leadership can make a welcoming culture, and the risks of letting a culture degrade. We show lead pastors how they can develop joyful teams even if they don’t have musical or technical skill. And we show leaders how to develop the relational skills of their teammates.

This course is based upon a foundational truth: God designed our brains to run on joy. Joy as fuel keeps the brain relational and creative. When we are happy to be with others, even work feels fun. But too often, churches treat Sunday rehearsals as a list of problems to be checked off. A brain fueled on problems produces anxiety, control issues, fear, performance, and resentment. There is a better way.

Your production team is the small group that in one way or another touches each congregant and visitor every single week. You owe it to everyone to have a healthy, joyful team.

May 25, 2021
May 25, 2021
10:00 am

10 Things that are Killing Your Live Stream and Sunday Service Sound. [tech leaders]

LIVE EVENT with Q&A
25 May
Time:  10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:  LIVE EVENT with Q&A
Speaker:  Nathan Smith

Covid-19 has forced churches to stream services online more than ever before. Some churches had the training and resources to make the change. Some didn’t. Even for churches returning to in-person services, there is a greater spotlight on sound quality.

This course is designed for worship techs and for worship leaders who want to communicate with their production teams. Learn how to “best the basics” of live sound, avoid common-but-deadly mixing mistakes, and make great improvements with little or no extra cost. This course will be live with a Q&A to follow.

You can register for this LIVE event by copying this URL in your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkfuGqpzIuHdVYQNcMRlEtVmeoX_qNauJd