We are so glad to welcome Martin and Bekah Neil among us in a few weeks time. Martin is perhaps best known as the long standing drummer for prophetic worship pioneer, Kevin Prosch, and were with Kevin when he visited us in Durham a few years ago. Martin was also here last year with Austin Biel.
Martin is an amazing drummer, I mean … genuinely world class!! but what makes his ministry so special is the heart that he and Bekah carry, to see the sounds of the nations redeemed for King Jesus. They travel extensively into many cultures, building relationship and sharing the heartbeat and rhythms of different people groups at source; and then bringing those sounds as part of the well of worship rising up in the church, as David's fallen tent is being restored. Their charity Voices from the Nations also puts hands and feet to that, by assisting with grassroots developmental work in the communities they have been welcomed into.
So having them with us for a whole day is an incredible privilege and opportunity and we really want to make the most of it. We’re going to split it into three parts.
10:00 - 12:00 Kit drum workshop - A focused time for drum specialists, especially for kit drummers. Martin will encourage, inspire and equip out of his massive experience and anointing. So if you are a drummer… don’t miss it :)
13:30 - 16:30 Drum circle workshop - Drum circles can be great as community worship times, which can work for all levels of ability so don’t rule yourself out :) Martin and Bekah are going to stir us up to break out of our boxes and see God moving among us through Holy Spirit led drumming. As well as some practical technique and inspiration, they are going to share what they have been been exploring (e.g with Native American christians) about drums and intercession.
19:30 - later Worship and Prayer night.. We’re going to seek the Lord 😃 with no fixed agenda… but it will be something fresh and amazing, more drum and vocal led than ’normal. And we’ll hear wonderful stories of God at work among the nations.
We’re leaving lots of room for the Lord to steer us through the day, so there will be a lot of flexibility during these times. But this is going to be epic… really hope you can join us for some or all of it.
If you are coming to the kit drum workshop it would be great if you could let us know in advance and give us an idea of your experience level.
If you are coming to the Drum Circle workshop and you have any hand drums PLEASE BRING THEM. We will have some spare instruments which we will share around… but if you bring your own you can use it all the way through 😃 and if you have any spare to share.. awesome!
Tea and coffee will be provided during the day.
We will be taking up a freewill offering at each session to support Martin and Bekah in their travelling.