Wednesday, 22 August 2018 – Sunday, 26 August 2018
Sunday, 20 May 2018
$630 [USD] (participants from United States)
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 is facilitating a seminar to give church people in Nzega, Tanzania, a Biblical foundation for incorporating indigenous arts into their church and personal worship.
This five-day seminar will help church people, specifically pastors and musicians, understand Biblical ideas about culture, identity, and the arts, as well as what implications those perspectives have on their everyday lives. Our hope is that by the end of this seminar, participants will understand that worship can be made beautiful and may in fact be deeper when it includes traditional arts, as well as begin to find ways to incorporate traditional arts and artists into their churches/lives in Biblically appropriate ways.
The HSI team for this project will primarily be teaching and sharing ideas with pastors and church musicians associated with the Free Pentecostal Church of Tanzania in Nzega, Tanzania. This seminar is the first in a set of at least three seminars aimed at helping Christians in Nzega embrace indigenous arts and artists, as well as enable indigenous artists (along with their arts) to understand and be transformed by the gospel.
This trip will prioritize Ethnodoxologists & Biblical Theology of Worship Instructors. Intercessors and Photographers/Videographers are also welcome to apply.
Ethnodoxologist: Those with experience leading a songwriting workshop are welcome to apply; those without experience may apply as an assistant. Academic training in ethnomusicology or the equivalent in experience is required.
Biblical Theology of Worship Instructor: Those with formal theological training and experience teaching transcultural principles of worship are welcome to apply; those without the necessary experience may apply as an assistant. Applicant will need to work with the ethnodoxologist to adapt teaching.
Intercessor: Applicants should have a passion for prayer and initiative to prompt the team and workshop participants to pray regularly.
Photographer/videographer: Amateur or professional level skills in photography and/or videography are needed to document the trip for publication. Applicant will need to bring his/her own gear.
The team will stay in a guesthouse in Nzega town, or near the seminar location.
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 confirm dates of the project & contact the organiser with your preference. Flight options: Mwanza Intern’l Airport (MWZ) or Tabora Airport (TBO). You will be met at the airport & ground transport will be arranged to & from Nzega town. Fast Jet, Precision Air, & Air Tanzania are 3 airlines that serve Tanzania & E. Africa. Flights into Mwanza/Tabora may need to be booked on a separate itinerary from an intercontinental flight.
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.