• Unite • Equip • Inspire •
Saturday 21 June 2014

SHINE CONFERENCE exists to unite, equip and inspire church leaders and creatives.

What began in 2008 as a training day for the St Paul's music team, has evolved into an event for creative teams from all over the country.

God is the ultimate Creator and we want to see the arts used with excellence to communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Whether your artistic gifts lie in music, design, drama, graphics, production or video, SHINE is the conference for you!

Oscar Muriu

Oscar Muriu

Oscar Muriu from Nairobi Chapel is a world renowned speaker, his vision is to see the African church rise up to its place and calling in the Global Church. Oscar’s is also passionate about seeing the creative arts used with excellence to communicate the good news of Jesus.


Time Event
9:30 Registration / Coffee
10:00 Welcome / Worship led by CityAlight
10:20 Guest speaker – Oscar Muriu
11:20 Worship led by CityAlight
11:30 Morning Tea
12:00 Short Talks
* Why use Creative Arts in church? – John Gray
* Raising Volunteers & Interns – Oscar Muriu
* Why is worship central? – Nikki Fletcher
* Using Visual Media effectively – Rich Vassallo & Anthony Harrison
* 'CityAlight' (St Paul's) album project launch & overview – Rich Thompson
1:30 Lunch (provided)
2:30 Workshops 1 (choice of 4)
3:20 Workshops 2 (choice of 5)
4:45 Worship led by CityAlight
5:00 Finish


Workshops 1

45 Minutes

Audio 101 – Jim Monk & Dave Watson

I have the gear but need help making it work.
Jim and Dave will walk you through basic mixing techniques. Some helpful tips on getting speech clear and music ‘easy listening'.

Bible Reading & Drama in church – Gareth McCray & Justin Fitzgerald

Tips on why and how to read the bible clearly and confidently.
Concepts will also relate to those in Drama ministry.

Keys 101 – Lachlan Brown

"HELP! I'm a classically trained pianist who wants to play keys!"
OR "HELP! I can read the 'dots' but struggle with chord charts!"
Lachlan is a diverse keyboardist who will explain the techniques and sounds you need for contemporary music.

Youth Band – We Are The Outpost

"We need a youth band!”
We Are The Outpost originating from St Alban's MBM Rooty Hill will be sharing their 8 year journey of doing life together as a worship band, providing some practical advise about starting a youth music ministry.

Workshops 2

75 Minutes

Audio 201 – Jim Monk & Dave Watson

Mixing contemporary music. For those who have a good sized music team and have trouble making it all work together.
Come hear from two of the industries best. With decades of live mixing experience in both churches and the secular industry, Dave and Jim will give you some practical hands on advice on how can approach mixing for your Sunday service or events.

Band Workshop – CityAlight

Whether your team is small, medium or large, music should and can be excellent. Learn to arrange popular songs and hymns in a way that is fresh, appropriate to your teams size and in a way that will lead and engage your congregations.

Communications – St Paul’s Team

The St Paul’s communications team consisting of Meredith Percy, Anthony Harrison, Cam Carnell will talk about the why and how behind what we do. We will seek to provide tips on how to effectively communicate to your church. We will offer insights on the importance of web & social media in the modern day church whether you’re just starting out or looking to increase your impact.

Leading Worship – Nikki Fletcher

Leading Worship tackles basic practicalities. In this session, we look at three questions that help to sharpen our thinking as worship leaders and musicians:

  1. How are we preparing?
  2. What is God doing?
  3. And where are we growing?

Nikki is a worship leader and songwriter who served as part of the staff team for Worship Central & Holy Trinity Brompton, London.

Rego Info


St Paul's Castle Hill
421 Old Northern Road
Castle Hill 2154


Saturday 21st June 2014
9:30am - 5:00pm


  • Individual - $70 ($60*)
  • Group - $60 ($50*)
  • Under 18 - $30
* Early bird before May 19th