ANIMATE

Worship. Arts. Justice. // A Workshop for Young Artists and their Mentors // June 29-July 3, 2015 // Samford University

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What Is Animate?

Animate is an interdenominational, intergenerational workshop in worship 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 works together to practice and reflect on the intersection between worship, arts, and justice.

We hosted Animate for the first time in 2014. If you missed out, watch the videos below for a glimpse of Animate. And, browse this page for more information about Animate 2015: June 29-July 3 on the Samford University campus. Registration is open.  We can’t wait to see you at Samford in June.

Animate 2014 Videos

ANIMATE 2015 THEME

IT’S ALL GOOD

“We are God’s accomplishment, created in Christ Jesus to do good things. God planned for these good things to be the way that we live our lives.”
— Ephesians 2:10 [CEB]

WHO CAN ATTEND?

‐ Any student who has completed 8th grade through 12th grade and is interested in exploring vocation in a worship and/or arts related field.  We encourage you to attend with a friend or a group of friends from your church or school.
‐ 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 intergenerational teams of students and adult mentors from churches and schools interested in deepening the connections between worship, arts, and justice in their local context. (Local church and school policies will govern the ratio of students to adults as well as gender and age.)

WHAT WILL WE DO?

‐ Immerse ourselves in a wide range of worship practices including praying, singing, speaking, responding, and story-telling.
‐ Engage a variety of artistic expression including visual art, music, theatre, preaching, liturgical dance, and writing.
‐ Explore the connection between worship and justice through service.
‐ Form deep relationships with God and God’s people.
‐ Plummet the depths of worship theology.
‐ Students will reflect on experiences in small groups led by Samford students.
‐ Adults will reflect on the Animate process in small groups led by a trained Animate facilitator.

ANIMATE LEADERSHIP

‐ Samford University Faculty
‐ Samford University Students
‐ The full line up is coming soon!

Animate Schedule

MONDAY
"WE ARE GOD'S"
  • CHECK-IN OPENS
  • CAMPUS TOURS
  • DINNER WITH SMALL GROUPS
  • WELCOME TO ANIMATE
  • SMALL GROUP: EXPECTATIONS AND QUESTIONS
  • WORSHIP //
    THE CALL TO WORSHIP
TUESDAY
"CREATED IN CHRIST"
  • BREAKFAST
  • MUSIC AND PRAYER
  • THE STUDIO //
    THE CALL TO CREATE
  • TOOLBOX 1
  • LUNCH
  • TOOLBOX 2
  • TOOLBOX 3
  • FREE TIME
  • DINNER
  • DEPART FOR WORSHIP
  • WORSHIP
  • SMALL GROUP
WEDNESDAY
"DOING GOOD THINGS"
  • BREAKFAST
  • MUSIC AND PRAYER
  • THE STUDIO //
    THE CALL TO LEAD
  • TOOLBOX 3
  • LUNCH
  • TOOLBOX 4
  • TOOLBOX 5
  • FREE TIME
  • DINNER
  • DEPART FOR WORSHIP
  • WORSHIP
  • SMALL GROUP
THURSDAY
"LIVING OUR LIVES"
  • BREAKFAST
  • MUSIC AND PRAYER
  • THE STUDIO //
    THE CALL TO SERVE
  • THE STUDIO //
    THE CALL TO SERVE
  • THE STUDIO //
    THE CALL TO SERVE
  • LUNCH
  • SERVICE PROJECT
  • SERVICE PROJECT
  • FREE TIME
  • DINNER
  • DEPART FOR WORSHIP
  • WORSHIP
  • SMALL GROUP
FRIDAY
"IT’S ALL GOOD"
  • BREAKFAST
  • MUSIC AND PRAYER
  • THE STUDIO //
    THE CALL TO TRANSFORM
  • SMALL GROUP
  • CLOSING WORSHIP

Animate Cost

Individual Registration
Team Registration
(6 or More)
Returning 2014 Teams
Individuals $199/Person
Team Registration (6 or More) $179/Person
Early Bird Registration Fees//Before May 1
Individuals $299/Person
Team Registration (6 or More) $279/Person
Regular Registration//
After May 1
Individuals $349/Person
Team Registration (6 or More) $329/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 service projects or 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 //
- A $75 deposit is required for each participant at the time of initial registration.
- Initial registration and deposit must be made online.
- Deposits will be refunded through May 1.  After May 1, deposits are non-refundable.
- The full registration packet with final check payment is to be completed, submitted by mail along with a check for the remaining balance, and postmarked by Monday, June 1, 2015.