Conference: OM Arts-HSI Seminar for Pastors & Musicians




    Sunday, 29 July 2018 – Saturday, 04 August 2018

    Apply by

    Monday, 30 April 2018


    $680 [USD] (participants from United States)



    Who can come

    single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome


Heart Sounds International (HSI) is a ministry of OM Arts that focuses on encouraging indigenous worship around the world. The HSI team for this project will share deeper ideas about songwriting, theology of worship and/or ethnoarts to encourage the local people to worship in indigenous styles.

The goal of this project is to help establish a stronger ideological and theological foundation among pastors and musicians, specifically concerning songwriting, Biblical theology of worship, and/or ethnoarts to better prepare them for an audio and video production studio they are planning to build.



Ministry Details

Team members for this project will facilitate a 5-day seminar for pastors and church musicians, focusing on songwriting, Biblical theology of worship, and/or ethnoarts. The curriculum for this seminar will be decided in cooperation with the trip organizer who is in communication with local hosts.


Participant Profile

Ethnodoxologists & Biblical Theology of Worship Instructors are particularly desired. They must have academic training in ethnomusicology or theology respectively and have experience instructing others with little formal education. Those without proper experience may apply as assistants. The theology of worship instructor will coordinate with the ethnodoxologist to adapt the teaching.
Intercessors, photographers/videographers, and recording engineers are also welcome to apply. Intercessors should have a passion for prayer and initiative to prompt the team and workshop participants to pray regularly.
Photographers/videographers should have amateur or professional level skills in photography and/or videography. Applicants will need to bring their own gear and work with those on the ground to do the actual work.
Recording engineers should have experience creating field recordings or studio recordings. Applicant must be able to adapt to settings less than ideal for recording and must have his/her own gear.



The team will stay in a guesthouse in Kayanga town.



Participants will eat in host homes, local restaurants, or with seminar participants. Please advise of dietary needs and restrictions.



Several flight options available. Prior to booking, please contact the organiser with your preference. Host will meet the team at the airport. Tanzanian airport closest to Kayanga is in Bukoba (BKZ) 3 hours by road-although flights are infrequent. Mwanza (MWZ), Tanzania, Intern’l airport-12 hours by road from Bukoba. Entebbe (EBB) International Airport, Uganda- 6 hours by road from Kayanga. Dates above reflect arrival in & departure from Kayanga. We will plan arrival/departure as a team with these dates.



Overall good health is required. Please advise of health limitations and note that medical (particularly emergency) facilities are limited in Tanzania.



Please check with the Tanzanian Embassy or Consulate in your country and advise the trip organizer of any documents required for your application, as necessary. Visas on arrival are available for some nationalities.



The estimated cost above does not include visa fees, vaccinations, or airfare.

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