Parish Retreat at Kanuga
Join your St. Michael’s family for a Michaelmas Celebration and High Country Weekend at Kanuga, North Carolina.
Kanuga Save the DateSeptmber 5-7, 2014
The theme of the weekend will be worship in your everyday life, including your life group!
Introducing the Rev. John Chisolm as our 2014 Kanuga Parish Weekend Away speaker.
BIO ON THE REV. JOHN CHISOLM
A popular clinician in the area of worship for many years, John has appeared in every major denominational church setting and many non-denominational venues such as Music California, Music Minnesota, Music Florida, Music Texas, Music Colorado, The Florida Southern Baptist Convention, The Gospel Music Association’s Academy of the Christian Music Arts and many more. John has toured with Integrity’s Seminars4Worship and is a core instructor for Integrity’s Worship Institute at The University of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama, and at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. John has also been a regular worship leader at The Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, NC.
John has had over 400 songs published in his career and he has co-written and produced eight children’s and youth musicals in conjunction with Word Music, Integrity Music, and Lifeway Christian Resources. His compositions are in print with every major choral music company including Integrity Music, Word Music, Lillenas Music, Lifeway Christian Resources, and Allegis Music. John has released ten worship recordings of his own material distributed through Warner Brothers, Pamplin Music, Integrity Music, Martingale Music, and Firm Foundation Worship Ministries.
Since 2008, John has served as Pastor of Celebration Arts at Fairhaven Church (Reformed Church in America), Hudsonville, Michigan. John previously served as interim Worship Pastor of Adventure Christian Church in Sacramento, CA, Evangelical Free Church of Naperville, IL (west Chicago), and Worship Pastor at Westside Church in Omaha, NE.
John has a great love for international ministry and has ministered in Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia over the last twenty years. He has been involved overseas with Worship International and with The Protestant Women of the Chapel, a military organization that provides ministry to military families throughout the nations.
An ordained minister, Integrity Music worship artist, music publisher, author, producer and seasoned songwriter, John has used his broad talents to develop a unique catalog of work for Star Song Communications, Integrity Music and for Firm Foundation Worship Ministries. He is the author of dozens of articles in the field of worship leadership published by IntegrityMusic.com, Crosswalk.com, Praisecharts.com, and his own Worship4Life.org.
John studied classical voice at the University of Memphis and holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from The University of South Alabama, and a Masters f Arts in Worship Studies from Liberty University
John is widely known for his songs recorded by Christian artists Ron Kenoly, Steve Green, Larnelle Harris, The Gaither Vocal Band, Truth, First Call, The Cathedrals and many of Integrity’s Hosanna! Music recordings. John has been a long-time music industry professional in music publishing, artist development, songwriter, and producer roles for over 200 projects.
While serving as Vice-President of Publishing and Worship Resources for Star Song Communications in Nashville, John worked with many industry leaders such as Bill & Gloria Gaither. His work as Director of Song Publishing for Integrity Music in Mobile, Alabama, engaged him as concept A&R director and song development director for over 25 Hosanna! Music recordings, 26 Scripture Memory recordings, 25 children’s music recordings, the full roster of Integrity artists and many compilation recordings. At Integrity Music John also managed 18 songwriters and a staff of ten employees in the Song Development and Copyright Management departments.
John has been married to Donna for over 35 years, and they have a lovely daughter, Aly.
4:00 – 6:00pm Registration – Main Lobby
6:00 – 7:00pm Dinner
7:00 – 9:00pm Social Gathering – Fireside Lounge
7:00 – 7:30pm Speaker
8:00 – 9:00pm Campfire, Worship Music, & Smores
8:00 – 8:45am Breakfast
9:00 – 12:30pm Nursery & Children’s Program
9:00 – 12:00pm Children’s Hike & Field games, Scavenger Hunt
9:45 – 11:00am Speaker
11:00 – 11:15am Break
11:15 – 12:30pm Speaker
12:30 – 1:15pm Lunch
1:15 – 6pm Free Time
2:00 – 3:30pm Hiking
3:00 – 6:00pm All Youth Rock Climbing
6:00pm Children say dinner prayer
7:00 – 9:00pm Shagging & Square Dance (all ages)
9:00 – 11:00pm Youth Devotional & prayer
8:00 – 8:45am Breakfast
9:00 – 11:30am Nursery & Children’s Program
9:15am Children sing Chapel song
10:00 – 11:45am Rock Climbing
10:30 – 11:30am Holy Communion Service
11:45am Group Picture
12:00 – 12:45pm Lunch