A week of exciting collaboration between Movement in Worship and Psalm Drummers! Summer Schools explore the dynamics of worship and mission through movement and percussion.
Building on a devotional and Biblical foundation the school splits into three training streams, ‘Movement’ and ‘Percussion – Drum Kits or Hand Drummers’. Each participant will choose which stream they will do for the week. You will be challenged and helped to become more creative in using your playing to connect with God and to communicate Him to others.
Venue: Wellsprings, Edinburgh
71 Whitehill Street, Newcraighall, EH21 8QZ
(See www.wellsprings.uk.net for directions)
This includes intercessory and prophetic movement, an exploration of different dance styles and the use of props. All participants will be prepared for moving on the streets. You will need to bring suitable clothing for moving inside and outdoors – we suggest stretchy trousers, long tops and sturdy dance shoes or trainers. Flags and props will be provided, but you are also welcome to bring your own.
This year we are offering two ‘Percussion Streams’: one for Drum Kit and the other for Hand Drummers. You will be challenged and helped to become more creative in using your playing to connect with God and to communicate Him to others.
Both streams will be run as a group experience (yes, that does mean several kits playing simultaneously!).
For the Drum Kit stream, you will need to bring your own kit, possibly reduced if you are a 12-tom person, and will need to be able to separate a floor tom and snare for use on the missions.
For the Hand Drumming stream we will provide a limited number of workshop-level djembes and percussion instruments. It is essential that you tell us in advance if you will need this.
All three streams merge together to take worship and intercession out into the community. Please bring dark coloured trousers and bright one-colour tee-shirts to wear when we go out.
Who should come?
No previous experience in dance or drumming is needed as experienced trainers will be facilitating the week. The minimum recommended age is 12 years and there’s no maximum age! Please contact us if you have children under 12 years who would like to attend. All under 16s need a participating guardian with them, who will be responsible for their behaviour and engagement.
£150 (or £125 early bird rate before 30th April, please note this cannot be combined with MIW Associates discount rate)
Food & accommodation are not included, you will need to make your own arrangements for local accomodation.
Each day will start at 9.30am and will include prayer, worship, biblical teaching and practical application that will build as the week progresses. There are 4 mission events where we’ll be taking our worship out into the city of Edinburgh; these times will be facilitated by the teachers.
To register for the Summer School, click here.