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RENAISSANCE WORKSHOPS

Below you will find the information detail on each workshop.

As an attendee, please PICK ONE workshop you will attend in the WORKSHOPS 1 section and PICK ONE workshop you will attend in the WORKSHOPS 2 section. Scroll down to view workshop speakers and their bios.

WORKSHOPS 1

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An Actor Prepares
By Antonio Anagaran

God can mightily work through the creativity released in Performing Arts. This workshop is for those who want to jump in and play. We’ll lead you through vocal and physical warm-ups as well as spend time playing theater games, which are building blocks for performance. You will also gain perspectives and insights on how you can partner with the Holy Spirit in the craft of acting and be inspired on how the Lord can impact the hearts and minds of the viewers through story and ‘moments’ in a play, drama, video, or movie!

Painting with Jesus
With Jodi and Jason Ortiz

Painting with Jesus is a class that is led by the Holy Spirit. Attendees will experience painting as a means of worship and prayer. As we connect to the Lord, He will begin to reveal His heart and empower us to become the creative expression of God’s love to others. This will help us to move into a place of intimacy and connection to the Master Creator himself!

The focus of this workshop is not on the product but rather the process, as we partner with the Holy Spirit in our time together.

Prophetic Art (Spirit-led) will continue to speak throughout the ages, and it can speak a different message to each person that comes in contact with it. Whether you are a novice or professional, God can and will use you through art! (This workshop will also be available in Session 2).

Spirit-Led Floral Design
By Joyce Kaneshiro

Floral Design is a unique way to show the love, joy, and grace of Jesus Christ with the world. Joyce Kaneshiro has given floral design workshops for Ikebana International and the MGMC Floral Ministry. She has a joy and passion for sharing her love of partnering with the Holy Spirit through floral design. Not only will she share design tips, you will also receive an impartation of the joy she has experienced in her 40 years of designing.Each attendee will take home a flower arrangement they create.

Sign Language As An Art Form
By Landon Chinen

Have you wanted to experience an innovative way to worship the Lord with your inner being and outer body? Have you seen worship through sign language and always wanted to try? Are you in the mission field and feel challenged by the language barrier in making a connection?

Join us in this workshop on how the Holy Spirit can use you through sign language. Challenge yourself to be uncomfortable in order to be comfortable in worshipping through the expressive arts. Allow the Holy Spirit to minister through you and release the fire within!

The Power of Poetry
By Faye Nickelberry

As a creative expression, poetry is a part of our daily lives through advertisements, popular songs, rhymes, hymns, certain books of the bible and so much more! At its deepest level, poetry voices the human experience, heart, and soul. Poetry has the capability to change societies, challenge cultures, and bring to ordinary people eye-opening concepts, vision, and experiences. It has the ability to capture the most intimate and tormenting moments of life. Poetry is a celebration of “Self!” It is intimate, passionate, personal, and far-reaching!

Enhancing the reader’s imagination and participation, poetry is descriptive and dramatic as it ebbs and flows with rhythms of intense emotion. It is illustrative language that embodies the very soul of the writer as well as the theme, objects, or characters chosen to be written about.  Poetry demands emotional response from its audience. Poetry is awe-inspiring communication that can be used to celebrate God, His creation, and life!

Creativity and Intimacy: Finding His Voice in the Creative Process
By Sam Cabra

How do we find His voice in the creative process? Creating with God can only come from intimacy with Him. How well we know Him will dictate how well we hear from Him. As creatives, let’s dive into new depths of intimacy with Him for our creativity to flow from. In this workshop, you will learn practical ways to develop your ability to hear His voice!

Freeing the Heart of the Creative
By Jason and Tisha Lehfeldt

Are you tired of fear, pride, insecurities or self-reliance stealing, killing and destroying your creative expressions in the Kingdom of God?All of these issues (and more) are rooted in the battle we fight to see our identify fully established in the Father’s love!If you want to learn how to turn the tide and start to win this battle, join us in this session.You’ll be equipped to effectively tap into God’s transforming love and power to establish you as that confident creative conqueror you were created to be!

Seeing Through the Lens of God: Photography
By Joshua Tory

The simple act of photography is a powerful tool, capable to stop a moment in time. It sparks in us emotions so deep; it can move is to tears, inspire us, challenge us, and push us to think about life. Our God is a God of creation. He is honored when we use tools like photography to capture the depth and beautyof his creation in new and inspiring ways. You too can be a photographer, because you have a story to tell in your own unique way. Through this class you will learn new ways of honoring the Lord!

WORKSHOPS 2

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When the Spirit says 'Dance!'
By Nicole Lam

Do you ever feel the desire to move when you worship? Do you ever feel like words and sounds are not enough to express what is in your heart?... If so, then this workshop is for you!

This workshop is for anyone and everyone who wants to praise and worship God through dance! No dance experience needed. We will explore what it means to enter into worship like a child, as a son or daughter dancing for their Heavenly Father. Different facets of dance and creative movement will be presented to use as tools to bring our heart of worship from the inside out, including ways for parents and children to worship together at home. Dance can be spontaneous, spirit-led, choreographed, singular or in a group, it can be dynamic or gentle... Dance is a physical expression of what our hearts feel when we encounter the love of God.

Drawing with Jesus
By Janice Okubo

Join this relaxing and inspiring session where your secret artist is revealed. In this “no pressure” and safe workshop, enjoy the Lord’s presence and feel His encouragement and love as you explore various tools and materials for drawing prophetic images to uplift yourself and others. At the workshop learn basic techniques and ways to incorporate prophetic drawing into your everyday time with the Father.

Painting with Jesus
With Nick Nickelberry and Karla Sumner

Painting with Jesus is a class that is led by the Holy Spirit. Attendees will experience painting as a means of worship and prayer. As we connect to the Lord, He will begin to reveal His heart and empower us to become the creative expression of God’s love to others. This will help us to move into a place of intimacy and connection to the Master Creator himself!

Prophetic Art (Spirit-led) will continue to speak throughout the ages, and it can speak a different message to each person that comes in contact with it. Whether you are a novice or professional, God can and will use you through art! (This workshop is also available in Session 1).

Praising God with Words & Music: Worship Songwriting
By Chaz Umamoto

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From the beginning of time God has been creating and ordering the world around us. Worship songwriting is the practice of taking words and music from the Lord and forming them into pieces that we give back to Him as a form of worship. The goal of this workshop is to practice hearing from the Lord then forming those moments past their first inception.

In this workshop we will:
Go into depth defining types of worship music
Cover songwriting basics
Practice taking our spontaneous worship and ordering those moments into worship songs

Hide it in Your HeArt! Bible Journaling
By Debbie Ong

Bible journaling is a creative and visual way to explore Scripture and meditate on God’s Word. You don’t have to be an artist! It’s all about pursuing God and finding Him in His Word. There’s no pressure, no comparison, no worries! If you have a journaling or note-taking Bible (A Bible with extra wide margins), bring it, but if not, no worries! Materials provided to help you get started exploring God’s Word through art.

Finding Your Creative Flow in the Marketplace
By Carol Hayashida

Creativity isn’t just limited to the arts and music. It can also come in the form of innovative business ideas and strategies or in design thinking. Hear from a panel of entrepreneurs and marketplace professionals who are discovering their purpose and original design, and hearing the God sized strategies that bring kingdom solutions to the marketplace. You will see creativity in a new way as you discover that there are many “creatives” in the marketplace, releasing the kingdom of God and changing and shifting culture.

Instruments for Intimacy
By Jay Iranon

This workshop will help you build your intimacy with the Lord through the playing of your instruments. More than music, you will learn how to play resonating sounds that communicate with the Lord. Sometimes the deepest parts of your heart seldom find its way to words. I have found that these resonating sounds bring those deep parts of your heart out by allowing the Holy Spirit direct what you play that communicates from the spirit man. You will also learn that the Lord speaks to us during these times as well, thus, we will learn to listen to Him whilst we play.

The Hero’s Journey: Storytelling
By Shiloh Kaneshiro

All throughout history, humanity has presented and consumed stories. They make us think, feel, and aid us in contextualizing the world around us. How can we, as children of God, use stories to worship Him here on earth? Whether you are an aspiring writer or just someone who wants to get a story out there, this workshop presents the tools you need to createfantastic, successful stories in today’s world. You will walk away with formulas for compelling plots, characters, and worlds and the outline to help you breathe life into imaginative tales to glorify our Father.

(*also great for any type of public speakers, marketplace/business presenters, and pastors - anyone who needs to communicate a message to an audience!)

Workshop Speakers

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