from the News section of Motif Worship:

We’re grateful that Jelani was sent, along with the rest of the MWLN Core Team, to Columbia, Maryland for the first Multicultural Worship Training at Bridgeway Community Church.

If you haven’t heard, the MWLN is the Multicultural Worship Leaders Network, a collective of worship musicians dedicated to honoring the diversity of the worldwide body of Christ in church worship music. That team put on a 2-day workshop/conference (in their planning, they jokingly called it a “workshonference”) to help equip and train worship musicians and pastors in how to more effectively lead their churches with a multicultural worship approach.

As part of that, Jelani was able to co-lead a breakout session along with Bridgeway’s music director Ronald Greene. The session addressed issues and techniques about how to get musicians to play together in worship, using both live and virtual instruments. In that session, he was able to do some vision casting for Motif Worship, explaining some of the benefits as well of the challenges of leading from a Yamaha MOTIF keyboard using accompaniment track patterns.

If you weren’t in attendance at the MWT, you missed a lot of great interaction around these issues. But don’t fret… you can always check out the MWLN website and the MWLN Facebook fan page to learn more about the MWLN Core Team and what they’re about.]]>


  1. Josh Davis on November 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    I am so glad you were able to attend the conference. You are such a vital part of our core team. My favorite “Motif Worship” moment was when someone asked, “What options are there for flexibility in worship, like repeating sections of songs and flowing with the Holy Spirit when we only use tracks?”

    Genius Motif Worship moment. 🙂

  2. G*Natural on November 1, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I know, right? Was that a softball down the plate or what? 🙂

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