Conference Workshops to Choose From (Subject to change and/or addition of other topics):

Morning Workshops:

  • Drawing
  • Photoshop, Graphic Art and Design
  • Dance
  • Creative Finance
  • Hearing God’s Voice in the Creative Process
  • Creating Environments
  • Photography As Prophetic Art
  • Prophetic Instrumental Worship
  • Creative Devotions

Afternoon Workshops:

  • Painting
  • Cancelled- Starting & Running a Basic Ministry Website
  • Digital Prophetic Art & Photoshop
  • Drumming
  • Creative Intercession
  • Poetry
  • Song Writing
  • Book Writing
  • Photography: Basic Techniques
  • Dramatizing Scripture

Morning Workshops:

Seeking the Father’s Heart Through Drawing
by Janice Okubo, Hope Chapel Lifespring,
Betty Jean Anderson, New Hope Leeward,
and Nick Nickelberry

Nick II  Bio Pic
Discover an intimate way to seek and know our heavenly Father’s heart through drawing. God speaks to us through His word and visions. As we learn to capture and creatively express what He is saying to us, we are encouraged and help encourage others. In this workshop we will sketch with art pencils and other mediums. A short demonstration on how to use the medium will be shared beforehand and assistance and guidance will be given throughout the class.


Basic Photoshop, Graphic Art, & Design
by Arlen Nagata,
www.ArlenNagata.com

Whether you are someone who just loves to take pictures, make cards, flyers, and baby shower invitations or you are tasked with making flyers and posters for your ministry, we invite you to learn and share your design tips.

Bring your laptops if you would like, this workshop will be tailored to the attendees.  If you are a design professional, please feel free to share you tips and expertise.  Computer based design programs like Pixelmator and Photoshop may be discussed.

This will also be a forum to share tips, hints, and request help.


Dance
By Deborah Bear Barbour,
Tsedhaqah International Dance Company, &
Mountainview Community Church

Yeshua taught us how to pray saying “Our Father who are in heaven, hallowed be your name.  Your Kingdom come your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven”.  Dance is an earthly 3 dimensional expression of what is going on in heaven.  When we dance we bring heaven to earth.   In American Indian tradition we believe “every step is a prayer”.   As we bring heaven to earth people are healed and delivered; not only those who watch the dancer but the dancer too.  We will practice expressing what is going on in heaven as we worship the Lord in song.  Simple sign, hula, ballet, and jazz movements will be taught for a song with parts left open for your individual dance expression.  Requirements:  heart to dance, comfortable clothes.

Dancing for the past 27 years, Deborah is the President of Tsedhaqah International Dance Company and has been trained primarily in jazz, hula, taught hip hop, African, and Japanese fan dance, and learning more American Indian fancy dancing and Jewish folk dancing.  She has danced/spoken in Japan and the mainland.


Creative Finance:  ‘Living and Leaving a
Multi-generational Legacy with Money’
by Del Fujinaka,
Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church

The vision, heart and goal of this workshop consists of moving every individual, couple and family into Excellence and Grace Empowerment over financial decisions.  They will experience the “Kingdom prosperity” mindset and Heaven’s response with having much or little in wealth. Exposing the spirit of Mammon in the low and high places. Whether one is in great wealth or battling great debt the spiritual enemy is disguised to bring destruction and division in our relationships. Come, experience the Spiritual Freedom and the God-inspired disciplines to be a Champion in the management of money over your family!


Hearing God’s Voice in the Creative Process
by Pastor Kainoa Iranon,
Hawaii’s Church of Aloha

The truth is that God is always talking, but the question is, are we always listening?  In this workshop, we will learn to tune in and recognize the many languages of God.  We will do some practical exercises that will give your spiritual ear muscles a workout and help you in having confidence that you do hear His voice.


Creating Environments
By Pastor Michele Okimura,
Hope Chapel Lifespring

Environments/décor affect how we feel, can inhibit or enhance our ability to sense the presence of God, and can affect us body, mind, soul, and spirit.  In this workshop, you will learn about the power of sights, sounds, color, and smells and how they all work together in creating a spiritual atmosphere.  Practical tips on how to economically create environments will be discussed, whether it be in your home, workplace, or church.


Photography as Prophetic Art
By Steve Okubo, Hope Chapel Lifespring
& Jordan Nakamura, Bluewater Mission

steve-okuboTogether, we’ll learn how our love and gift for photography can be used share a special message from God with others. Your images may be just the message that someone out there needs. We’ll share methods to practice that will help you better hear what message the Lord wants you to share with your lens. You can make a difference, if you’re open to being God’s messenger. God is a God of creation and we were made in His image, so each one of us is a creator, too! Let loose your creativity to share the love of God.  Bring your camera with you. We’ll make some time to, during class, to go around campus and shooting, too, and share our images back in the classroom.


Spirit -led Instrumental Worship:
‘Sounds of His Heart In You’
by Jay Iranon,
Jay Matson Iranon Foundation
New Hope Diamond Head

Jay Iranon PhotoIf you’re interested in how you can be taught to play an instrument by the Lord, build your relationship with Him through it and learn how it ministers to others in the midst of it, come and join us in this workshop.  Here, we’ll learn to release the sounds the Lord composes in your heart.  Come and hear what He orchestrates in you….Find out ways in which the Lord has used to teach Jay to play the piano and how the different sounds have been created…his life’s testimonies and experiences because of it and how it has built an intimate relationship between he and the Lord.  If you play an instrument, you may bring it with you, however, depending on the size of the class and time, you may or may not have an opportunity to try and play prophetically with Jay.


Creative Devotions
with Pastor Stephen Anthony Laudise
Hope Chapel Kailua

Why not learn to use your creative talents during your devotions. Come and learn how at the Joy of Discovery.


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Afternoon Workshops:

‘Seeking the Father’s Heart Through Painting
by Janice Okubo, Hope Chapel Lifespring,
Betty Jean Anderson, New Hope Leeward,
and Nick Nickelberry
God Quest Kingdom Ministries

Nick II  Bio Pic
Discover an intimate way to seek and know our heavenly Father’s heart through painting.  God speaks to us through His word and visions.  As we learn to capture and creatively express what He is saying to us, we are encouraged and help encourage others.  In this workshop we will paint with acrylics.  A short demonstration on how to use the medium will be shared beforehand and assistance and guidance will be given throughout the class.


Digital Prophetic Art with Photoshop
by Arlen Nagata
www.ArlenNagata.com


Combine pictures, symbols, colors, and fonts to create prophetic art for the digital age.

Some of us can’t use a brush & paint or pencils to save our lives. But we have a new tool… the mouse.

This workshop will give you some tools and resources to create digital prophetic art.
Using Photoshop Elements 9 we mortals can create stunning Prophetic Art that can be emailed, posted on facebook, or published on a blog. You can even go retro and print a copy.

3 laptops will be provided, but bring your own laptop and install a 30 day free trial of Photoshop Elements so you can create your own prophetic art at home.

(PS- I felt led to cancel the workshop on websites. I am more than happy to talk websites with people individually offline. )


Drum Worship
by Deborah Bear Barbour,
Tsedhaqah International Dance Company,
Mountainview Community Church

This session is to introduce and redeem the drum in the worship of the One True God.  The drum can be played as a soothing heartbeat or in powerful announcement of royalty.  Drums also traditionally have been used to coordinate troops for war.  We will practice drumming our hearts to the Lord in pure worship.  Requirements: heart to worship and bring own drum


Creative Intercession
By Leila Fujinaka,
Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church

We will learn about the power of prophetic, creative intercession, and how it will change the atmosphere around you. As children of the Kingdom, we are to be the conduits to release the things of heaven onto the earth in order to shift and change the spiritual dynamics in our homes, schools, work, & region. We do that by tapping into the heart of heaven and agreeing with the Father through prophetic acts (drama), song or sounds, dance –especially of victory and praise, declarations and decrees. There will be activation in this workshop.


Expressions of the Heart: Celebrating the Voice of the Poet
By Faye Nickelberry
God Quest Kingdom Ministries

Faye  Bio PicCrossing gender, political, and cultural boundaries – inspired poetry can be utilized as a powerful “God-tool” of expression. In this workshop we will explore simple techniques, styles, and forms of poetry as an art form to tell a story. A brief exploration of the Book of Psalms and Song of Songs will help us interact with poetry as God-inspired. An eye-opening experience, we will use written expression through simple practical exercises to convey “heartfelt” ideas, thoughts, and emotions. Even God’s creations and imagery wait to be used as avenues for discovering and enhancing your poetic voice!


‘Spirit Songwriting’
by Pastor Terence Chow,
Hope Chapel Lifespring

terence-chowThere are several verses in the Bible that talk about singing a new song unto the Lord. I believe God is calling His people to step out and write songs that will truly reflect His unchanging nature at work in an ever-changing culture. As the Lord pours out His Spirit in the last days, there is going to be a greater need for God’s children to walk and partner with the Holy Spirit in the creative arts, as we set the stage for His return.


Photography: Basic Techniques
By Steve Okubo, Hope Chapel Lifespring
& Jordan Nakamura, Bluewater Mission

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We had many requests, last year, to have a session on how to take better pictures. This session is devoted to just that. We’ll share techniques, tips and answer questions on how to take better photographs. Whether you shoot with a DSLR, point and shoot or a camera phone, you can create wonderful images. Bring your camera with you. We’ll make some time to, during class, to go around campus and shooting, too, and share our images back in the classroom.


Writing: Anointed as an Author?
by Pastor Joel Elies

Do you have a Spirit-kindled creative spark for writing? If you have an idea for a book that is crying out to be written, this workshop for wordsmiths will provide practical tips for turning that vision into a reality! Topics will include:

  • How God inspired and led Pastor Joel to write Christ-Centered Spirituality
  • Why we write
  • How to write your book
  • How to get it published, financed and distributed

 


Dramatizing Scripture
by TJ Anagaran,
Director of Creative Arts at Bluewater Mission

In this workshop we’ll take the “page to the stage.” Come practice story-telling basics and techniques to dramatize the stories we encounter in scripture. Participants will engage in theater games, improvisation, and writing exercises. We’ll complete the workshop with an informal presentation of material generated from the exercises.