Congregational Vitality Office 
The WV Annual Conference of the UMC
Ken Willard, director
304-344-8331, ext. 31

Chris Ridwgay, registrar/assistant
304-344-8331, ext. 30 

Date and Location

Saturday, April 25, 2020 
9:00am - 4:00pm
Christ United Methodist Church
1232 National Road
Wheeling, WV  26003

Registration begins at 8:30 am 

Make Worship More Creative!

We live in a culture obsessed with image and screens. From the smartphones and tablet devices we carry everywhere we go, to the large screens in our living rooms; the world around us has shifted to a communication form that the church is still struggling to fully understand.

Regardless of worship style, it’s imperative that the church learn to embrace and master the use of image and creativity in the way we communicate the gospel in worship.

Spend the day with creative worship specialist, author and worship coach Jason Moore in an event designed for churches of all sizes, budgets and means. Whether your church has screens in worship, you are thinking about it, or have decided against them, this seminar has something for you.

Best experienced as a team, The Creative Worship Conference is filled with ideas that any church (large and small) can implement. Learn time-tested methodologies that transcend the traditional vs. contemporary wars and that will result in a more connected worship experience. Laugh, be inspired and walk away with clearly defined next steps for improved worship.

Deep, meaningful, transformative worship is within your grasp. Register today!

What you will learn...

The Presenter...

An award winning digital artist, Jason continues to establish new styles for visual imagery in worship that he hopes will help the church reach the culture we live in. Known for his pioneering work in digital images for worship, he has devoted the last fourteen years to developing professional, highly emotive graphics, animation and vi  deo that are being emulated in churches throughout the country.

Jason’s passions include designing worship, production, acting and teaching. He leads seminars across North America on creating cutting edge worship, with an emphasis on demystifying the productions process. Believing in the power of the story, he likes to pepper his projects and teaching with humor.

His books, co-authored with Len Wilson, are Digital Storytellers: The Art of Communicating the Gospel in Worship (Abingdon Press, 2002), Design Matters: Creating Powerful Imagery for Worship (Abingdon Press 2006), Taking Fight With Creativity: Worship Design Teams that Work (Abingdon Press, 2009) . Jason was also the lead designer for the CD-ROM of the best selling book The Wired Church: Making Media Ministry and has completed projects for such organizations as The Fuller Institute, Easum Bandy and Associates and Abingdon Press. In addition, he has designed worship alongside such leaders as Adam Hamilton, Michael Slaughter, Tony Campolo and Len Sweet. As animator/illustrator and member of the worship design team at Ginghamsburg Church from 1997-2000, Jason brought a fresh approach to the use of digital media that raised the bar for artistic standards in worship. In 2009 Jason returned to the team as an unpaid servant.

In 2000, Jason co-founded Lumicon Digital Productions, a non-profit arm of UMR Communications whose purpose is to be a comprehensive teaching center for assisting churches in the ministry of digital culture. After 2 years of casting vision and producing high quality worship resources for churches through Lumicon, Jason established Midnight Oil Productions along with Len Wilson.

Jason began work as a Media Specialist for the Ohio River Valley District of the United Methodist Church in Cincinnati Ohio in mid 2011. His work there entails coaching, personal one-on-one training, vision casting and a variety of other work related to worship and creativity.

In addition, Jason has been featured in several articles for publications including The Ooze, Homiletics, Next Wave, Rev., Technologies for Worship, Wired, Worship Matters, Your Church, Church and Worship Technology, Worship Leader Magazine and various newspapers around North America. His books are required reading at nearly a dozen seminaries.

Jason is an adjunct professor for Northwest Nazarene University, teaching a course on visual communication for graduate level students.

Jason graduated from the School of Advertising Art. He has been awarded Hermes, UMAC, and Telly Awards for his innovations in animation, design and illustration.