anima: the center for worship and the arts

ANIMATE

Worship. Theology. Arts. // A Summer Program for Teenagers and their Adult Mentors // June 26-30, 2017 // Samford University

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What Is Animate?

Animate is a five-day summer program in worship, theology, and the arts for teenagers and their adult mentors. It is sponsored by anima: the Center for Worship and the Arts on the campus of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. At Animate, students hone worship leadership skills, adults sharpen their mentoring tools, and everybody works together to reflect on the intersection between worship, theology, and the arts.

Mark your calendars for this year’s Animate: June 26-30, 2017.  Registration will open on February 15 and close on May 31.

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Don’t let anyone put you down because you’re young; Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by integrity. 1 Timothy 4:12 [CEB]

WHO CAN ATTEND?

 Individuals. Animate is open to any student who has completed 7th grade through 12th grade and is interested in becoming a better worshiper or exploring vocation in a worship and arts related field.

 Teams. You 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, theology, and the arts in their local context. (Adult mentors should be 21 years of age or older.)

WHAT WILL WE DO?

 Worship.   Experience a wide range of worship styles and practices, led by Samford students with help from guest artists.

 Learn.  Think about worship, theology, and the arts.  Gain practical skills in worship leadership through workshops utilizing anima’s innovative, hands-on teaching methods.

 Lead.  The whole week culminates in Thursday’s Festival of Worship.  Students plan and lead a 15-minute worship service with their small group, and they worship with friends who have done the same.

 Engage.  Each evening will feature showcase events that take advantage of Birmingham culture. This might include the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum, a theater production, or a concert.

 Reflect.  Students and adults are placed in small groups throughout the week to reflect on the week and to learn spiritual practices (high school students in groups led by Samford students; adults in a large group).

Animate Schedule

MONDAY
"GATHERING"
  • CHECK-IN OPENS @ 1:00 PM // ENDS @ 4:00 PM
  • 5:00 PM START TIME
  • DINNER
  • OPENING WORSHIP
  • SMALL GROUPS
  • LATE NIGHT IN THE VILLAGE
TUESDAY
"HEARING"
  • BREAKFAST
  • WORSHIP
  • SMALL GROUP
  • THE STUDIO
  • LUNCH
  • TOOLBOX SESSIONS
  • FREE TIME
  • DINNER
  • ANIMATE SHOWCASE
  • SMALL GROUP
  • LATE NIGHT IN THE VILLAGE
WEDNESDAY
"RESPONDING"
  • BREAKFAST
  • WORSHIP
  • SMALL GROUP
  • THE STUDIO
  • LUNCH
  • TOOLBOX SESSIONS
  • FREE TIME
  • ANIMATE SHOWCASE
  • SMALL GROUP
  • REALLY LATE NIGHT IN THE VILLAGE
THURSDAY
"SERVING"
  • BREAKFAST
  • SLEEP IN!
  • SMALL GROUP WORSHIP PLANNING
  • LUNCH
  • WORSHIP REHEARSAL
  • DINNER
  • FESTIVAL OF WORSHIP
  • LATE NIGHT IN THE VILLAGE
FRIDAY
"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 $229/Person
Team Registration (6 or More) $199/Person
Early Bird Registration Fees//Before April 15
Individuals $349/Person
Team Registration (6 or More) $329/Person
Regular Registration//
After April 15
Individuals $399/Person
Team Registration (6 or More) $379/Person

ANIMATE COST //
- Includes housing, meals, Animate t-shirt, artistic supplies, transportation for off campus events, and all Animate activities.
- Does not include travel to Birmingham or the Samford University Campus.
- 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 15, 2017 and closes May 31, or when registration reaches capacity.
-A $75 deposit is required for each participant at the time of initial registration.
-Deposits will be refunded through May 31.  After May 31, deposits are non-refundable.
-After initial registration, the full registration packet and payment must be completed and submitted online fifteen days before the start of your camp session.
-A limited number of scholarships are available if needed.
-Email anima@samford.edu with questions.
-For reference, you can download a paper version of the registration packet here.

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