anima: the forum for worship and the arts

ANIMATE

Worship. Arts. Justice. // A Workshop for Young Artists and their Mentors // June 27-July 1, 2016 // Samford University

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What Is Animate?

Animate is an interdenominational, intergenerational workshop in worship, theology, and the arts for high school students and their mentors. You can attend as an individual, with a friend, or with a team from your congregation or school. At Animate, students will hone leadership skills, adults will sharpen their mentoring tools, and everybody will work together to practice and reflect on the intersection between worship, theology, and the arts.

Mark your calendars for next year’s Animate: June 27-July 1, 2016.  Registration will open on February 1, 2016.

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“I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, will give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation that makes God known to you. I pray that the eyes of your heart will have enough light to see what is the hope of God’s call, what is the richness of God’s glorious inheritance among believers, and what is the overwhelming greatness of God’s power that is working among us believers.”  
Ephesians 1:17-19

WHO CAN ATTEND?

Register as an individual. This is open to any student who has completed 8th grade through 12th grade and is interested in exploring vocation in a worship and/or arts related field.
Register as a team. Because you’ll get the most out of Animate if you attend with a team of students and adults from your church or school, we strongly encourage teams of students and adult mentors from churches and schools interested in deepening the connections between worship, arts, and justice in their local context.

WHAT WILL WE DO?

Worship.  You’ll experience a wide range of worship styles and practices each morning and evening, all led by Samford students and local ministers.
Learn.  We’ll think together about worship, theology, and the arts.  Then, you’ll gain practical skills in worship leadership through workshops that use anima’s innovative teaching methods.
Lead.  The whole week culminates in Thursday afternoon’s Festival of Worship.  You’ll plan and lead a 15-minute worship service with your small group, and you’ll worship with your friends who have done the same.
‐ Engage.  Each evening will feature events that explore the relationship between worship, the arts, and justice.
‐ Reflect.  You’ll be placed in small groups throughout the week to reflect on your experiences and learn spiritual practices ( students will be placed in groups led by Samford students; adults will be in a large group led by the Director of anima).

Animate Schedule

MONDAY
"The Gathering"
  • CHECK-IN OPENS @ 1:00 PM // ENDS @ 4:00 PM
  • 5:00 PM START TIME
  • OPENING WORSHIP
  • SMALL GROUPS
  • LATE NIGHT IN THE VILLAGE
TUESDAY
"Worship Principles"
  • BREAKFAST
  • WORSHIP
  • SMALL GROUP
  • THE STUDIO
  • LUNCH
  • TOOLBOX SESSIONS
  • FREE TIME
  • DINNER
  • ANIMATE SHOWCASE
  • SMALL GROUP
  • LATE NIGHT IN THE VILLAGE
WEDNESDAY
"Worship Practices"
  • BREAKFAST
  • WORSHIP
  • SMALL GROUP
  • THE STUDIO
  • LUNCH
  • TOOLBOX SESSIONS
  • FREE TIME
  • ANIMATE SHOWCASE
  • SMALL GROUP
  • LATE NIGHT IN THE VILLAGE
THURSDAY
"Worship Leadership"
  • BREAKFAST
  • SLEEP IN!
  • TOOLBOX SESSIONS
  • LUNCH
  • SMALL GROUP WORSHIP PLANNING
  • DINNER
  • ANIMATE SHOWCASE // FESTIVAL OF WORSHIP
  • LATE NIGHT IN THE VILLAGE
FRIDAY
"The Sending"
  • BREAKFAST
  • CHECK OUT
  • SMALL GROUP
  • CLOSING WORSHIP CELEBRATION
  • ENDS @ 11:15 AM

Animate Cost

Individual Registration
Team Registration
(6 or More)
Returning Participants
Individuals $199/Person
Team Registration (6 or More) $199/Person
Early Bird Registration Fees//Before May 1
Individuals $249/Person
Team Registration (6 or More) $199/Person
Regular Registration//
After May 1
Individuals $299/Person
Team Registration (6 or More) $249/Person

ANIMATE COST //
- Includes housing, meals, Animate t-shirt, artistic supplies, and all Animate activities.
- Does not include travel to Birmingham or the Samford University Campus.
- Transportation will be provided for off-campus events.
- Individual registrations will be paired with same-gender roommates of similar age.
- Adults cannot room with students.
- Individuals who request a single room will be billed an additional $80 for the week.

ANIMATE REGISTRATION //
- Online registration opens February 1, 2016.
- Email anima@samford.edu with questions.