OM Arts HSI Kosovo-Albania Songwriting Worshop: Kosovo

Heart Sounds International (HSI) is a ministry of OM Arts that focuses on encouraging indigenous worship around the world. As an HSI team, participants will facilitate songwriting workshops to encourage the local people to worship in indigenous styles.

The HSI team will facilitate two three-day workshops, one in Kosovo and a second in Albania. These workshops will include instruction on transcultural theological principles of worship, cultural exploratory exercises, and songwriting in indigenous music styles and forms.

Dates:Tue 17 Apr 2018 – Sun 29 Apr 2018
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Cost:705 USD (participants from United States)
Ages:18-78
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families sorry, no groups

Ministry Details

Prior to entering the country, the team will do whatever research is possible from afar and prepare workshop materials accordingly, under the team leader’s direction and with much input from the host in country. During the trip, the team will need great flexibility and sensitivity as they adapt the prepared materials to the needs of the participants in each location. The team may make simple recordings of new songs for the participants.

Participant Profile

Ethnodoxologist & Asst.: Those with the skills to effectively teach ethnodoxology principles & lead a songwriting workshop are welcome to apply; those without experience or training may apply as an assistant. Academic training in ethnomusicology or the equivalent in experience is required for the lead ethnodoxologist. Applicants must be flexible, able to adapt, & able to train others, both on the team and in the workshop.     

Biblical Theology of Worship Instructor & Asst.: Those with formal theological training and the skills to teach transcultural theology of worship principles are welcome to apply; those without the necessary skills & training may apply as an assistant.

Intercessor: Applicants should have a passion for prayer & able to be flexible and adapt to whatever the needs are on the trip. The intercessor will pray throughout the workshops & will find opportunities to encourage team prayer. 

Accommodation:

Participants will stay in a host home.

Food:

Participants will eat in host homes and in local restaurants. Please advise of dietary needs and restrictions.

Travel:

Please arrange to fly into and out of Pristina Kosovo. As a team, you will take a vehicle to and from Albania.

Health:

Overall good health is required. Please advise of health limitations.

Visa:

Although many countries may enter Kosovo and Albania without a visa, please check with your local embassy to confirm visa requirements for both countries.

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