A GREAT GOD
God’s desire is for authentic worshippers and our faith is fuelled in an atmosphere of worship. Faith creates an atmosphere of expectancy where miracles can happen. As worshippers on the platform, our gifts and abilities can entertain people, but anointed gifts inner-change people. Our character is what determines who our gifts glorify. God’s desire is for us to pursue Him, rather than the talents He has given us.
What is Engage Conference?
Engage Conference is a worship conference. A time for us to come together and unite in powerful worship, experience dynamic teaching, and grow in our abilities. We are excited to offer breakout sessions designed to give you answers and practical advice on the topics that matter to you. Even if you're not on a worship team, there will be general breakout sessions that will offer relevant teaching on topics like leadership and serving.
Who is Engage Conference For?
Anyone who is passionate about engaging in worship; who has a heart of worship. Whether you’re a worship pastor, worship leader, musician, creative, on a production team, or a worshipper - we'd love for you to join us at Engage Worship Conference.
Sion + Shannon Alford
Dr. Sion Alford serves as a Campus Pastor at Gateway Church in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex. Sion has over 30 years of worship leadership experience and has served at Gateway Church as an Executive Worship Pastor for 10 years overseeing a staff of over 15 worship leaders. As a worship leader, musician, teacher, author, songwriter, administrator and pastor, Sion offers a unique perspective to worship pastors and leaders through his informative and practical teaching. Sion’s recent book, “Divine Detours,” has been met with phenomenal response as Sion has traveled around the world ministering to congregations and church leadership who desire an intimacy with God that goes beyond the music to a place of continual relationship with the Father. Sion is passionately in love with his best friend and wife of 26 years, Shannon, and their full quiver of 8 children.
Shannon Alford serves on the Gateway Worship team as a vocal director and vocalist. She and her husband, Sion, have written songs for the worship CDs released nationally. She has taught on numerous occasions encouraging others how to become a lead worshipper. Shannon graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Clothing, Textiles and Merchandising. She also earned a Bachelor of Theology degree from Christian Life School of Theology in Macon, Georgia. Shannon released her first book called “8 Is Enough” worldwide in November of 2012. She and her husband, Sion, have been married for 26 years and are blessed to have eight children.
Engage Worship is a collective of worshippers led by Pastor JP Smits from Koinonia Christian Fellowship in Bloomingdale, Ontario. We believe that as worshippers on the platform, our gifts and abilities can entertain people, but anointed gifts interchange people. Our character is what determines who our gifts glorify. God’s desire is for us to pursue Him, rather than the talents He has given us.
We’re excited to offer a variety of workshops that are centred around practical teaching and discussion.