New this year, the Sharpen Workshops are a pre-conference intensive learning experience available as an additional registration. Designed for pastors, leaders, professionals, students and volunteers, they will feature a total of 10 hours of worship, teaching, and participation where the Spirit-filled creative process can be experienced by participants from start to finish. We will explore the heart behind why we create, the prophetic nature of music, tech and art, and how to partner with the Holy Spirit in creating expressions of worship that move us to pursue God and the glory of His presence.


Workshop participants will choose one of the following topics and join that group for all workshop sessions:

Dance: Dancing from the Inside Out

Lisa Noroña, Bethel Conservatory of the Arts

Have you ever thought about dancing with God? What does it look like to partner with the One who created dance? Dancing from the inside out will connect your creative breath with the Creator’s breath and dance will flow from this union.

Drama: The Dream Circle

Fabiano Altamura, Bethel Conservatory of the Arts

Fabiano Altamura’s Dream Circle Technique is a safe place to take risks, empowering you to perform from identity without fear of judgment or failure. Align with your identity and partner with the Holy Spirit in this exciting new acting method.

Story: Write with God

David Noroña, Bethel Media & Conservatory of the Arts

Do you know that God has placed stories in you that no one else will ever tell? Have you ever wanted to write and tell of His wonders? Experience what it feels like to write with God, to hear His voice and to tell His stories.

Painting: Finding the Creator’s Signature through our Art

Theresa Dedmon, Bethel Church

God has designed us to co-create with Him through Art. In this workshop we will explore what this process looks like, and how co-creating with God unlocks your heart and passions. You will learn how to paint in worship, experience how Art can be prophetic, and hear testimonies of healing and breakthrough as we create and encounter it. Make sure you bring Art supplies with you, all levels of experience are welcome.

Songwriting: Releasing Our Sound

Here Be Lions & HopefulSon

God has placed a sound inside each one of us, and His desire is that we would come together and create new songs with each other and the Holy Spirit, so that our unique expressions of worship would be released into our churches, communities and nation. Join members of the Here Be Lions and HopefulSon worship collectives in this unique songwriting experience.

Leadership: Leading Creatives

Heather Wile, Senior Environments Director, First Alliance Church

Leading creatives has some unique challenges.  What are the ways that we as Holy Spirit empowered leaders can provide an environment where creatives thrive?  We’ll explore how to build a strong creative team, realize the importance of inspiring and releasing creatives, work through developing  a clear mission, vision and values for your team and look at weekly processes and communication strategies that support creatives.  This will be an interactive and collaborative time where we will explore, discuss and find practical solutions for you and the ministry you are involved in.



Thursday, May 2


6:30 pm              Workshop Registration Opens

7:00 pm              Sharpen Workshops Worship Gathering & Workshop 1


Friday, May 3


8:30 am              Workshop Registration Opens

9:00 am              Workshop Worship Gathering

9:30 am              Workshop 2

12:00 pm            Lunch (included)

1:00 pm              Workshop 3

3:30 pm              Workshop Closing Gathering

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