One objective is to equip leaders so that they can return to their places of ministry better able to encourage culturally appropriate worship. Another key objective is to mentor facilitators who can conduct this seminar in years to come without our presence.

Heart Sounds International (HSI) is a ministry of OM Arts that focuses on encouraging indigenous worship around the world. As an HSI team, participants will partner with those in country to facilitate an  ethnodoxology  workshop, training leaders in how to encourage local people to work in indigenous styles.

Singles welcome
Married couples welcome
Sorry, no families
Sorry, no groups
Sun 17 Mar 2019 to Fri 29 Mar 2019
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825.00 USD
21 - 78
Ministry details

“Ethnodoxologists  study how peoples around the world worship God and encourage them to create in response to God’s work in their lives” (quote by  ethnodoxologist  Robin Harris). Attendees of this  ethnodoxology  seminar will be from all over this Asian country and will include a variety of ethnic backgrounds. They are leaders in their churches and have already completed a fifteen-day discipleship course. 

In 2017, HSI conducted a similar course. Attendees from this past course will now partner with the HSI team to co-teach this year’s course. Topics will include worship and culture, contextualized worship, worship and missions, ethnomusicology, and theology of worship.

The course will include songwriting sessions. The team will need to make basic, demo-level recordings of these new songs for distribution among the seminar participants.

Participant profile

All applicants must be flexible and able to adapt. Relationships are critical in the host culture, requiring team members to engage relationally with little time alone during the trip. In addition, we are looking for those qualified for several specific roles:
Leader-in-training: Applicant will be mentored under the team leader.
Ethnodoxologist: Applicant will oversee the course. He or she should have academic training in ethnomusicology or ethnoarts, experience leading songwriting workshops, and be able to train others. Those without experience may apply as an assistant.
Recording engineer: Applicant will need to bring his/her own equipment and have adequate skills to create demo-level recordings, able to adapt to any setting. Those without experience may apply as an assistant.
Intercessor: Applicant should have a passion for prayer.


Hotel near airport upon arrival, guesthouse once at the seminar


Meals will be at local restaurants or provided by the host. Please advise of dietary restrictions.


You will meet your team at the arrival airport, stay in lodging the first night, and then travel by train together to the seminar location. For departure, flights must be scheduled no earlier than the evening of March 29.


Please advise of any health concerns. Overall good health is necessary for this trip.


Although a visa upon arrival is available for citizens of many countries, we require that you obtain your visa prior to departure. Please check with your local visa office for application guidelines.


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