called to create
"In the beginning God created..." (Genesis 1:1)
So we open the Bible and the first lesson we learn about God is that he is infinitely creative. Shortly after, we learn that we are made in the image of Creator God. This biblical truth validates our desire to be creative - to go out and use our abilities to honour and praise the living God and reflect who He is to the world. When Jesus commissioned the 12 to go out and preach the good news, He announced a calling on all of us to use our God-given gifts and abilities to help fulfil that calling.
Are you Called to Create? Do you have creative abilities that can help your Church impact your community? If so, this conference is for you. We want to affirm you and further equip you in your creative capacity. Create Conference is for people who are involved in visual media in their church, whether paid, voluntarily, novice or pro - you'll be made most welcome!
Teaching designed to equip and inspire the collective Church to use their creative abilities to impact communities.
A choice of 6 practical hands-on workshops
including: Photography, Videography, Graphic Design, Live Streaming, Web/Social Media and Audio Production.
There will be plenty of tea and coffee...and cakes on the day but you will also receive a cracking lunch from our amazing
2 x creative Worship
sessions will be led by
our in-house worship leader, Alan Campbell and Band.
Opportunity to network
afterwards with other
creators and to join our online ‘Create Community’
There will be a Q&A
segment during the day where you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you have.
We welcomed over 110 delegates to this year's Create Conference. Keynote speaker Stephen McQuoid delivered 2 challenging and inspiring talks affirming our desire to be creative in our outreach for the kingdom.
There was lots of practical, hands-on workshops covering Videography, Photography, Audio Production, Live Streaming, Making Graphics and Blogging & Vlogging. Below you can download the powerpoint documents to some of them.
Frequently asked questions
Who is Create Conference for?
Create Conference is for anyone who wishes to advance their creative abilities connected with a Church. Novice or Pro, you are welcome and will find plenty that will inspire you.
How much are tickets?
Tickets are priced at £15 per person. For this awesome price you will be met with industry professionals (some the top in Scotland!) who will give you practical tips and tricks to use at your own church. You will also get your lunch and tons of Tea/Coffee and cake!
Should I bring anything?
Although it's not essential, bringing whatever gear you may have like a camera and/or laptop will help for some of the hands-on workshops.
Do I need to be a Pro to attend?
In a word, no. You don't need to be a pro but it will be helpful that you have some sort of interest or expereience in visual media. The conference is for everyone and we're confident that you will leave with some practical tips to use in your own setting.
How do I find the venue?
Fullarton ConneXions is a 30 minute drive from Glasgow and a 3 minute walk from Irvine train station. It sits right on the roundabout across from North Ayrshire Council buildings and has a large car park at the rear of the building.
Who's running the conference?
Create Conference is run by Stuart Forsyth, creative director of LimelightMedia.co.uk and employee of Fullarton ConneXIons along with a dedicated team part of ConneXIons. The conference is generously supported by Irvine and Kilmarnock Presbytery.
Is this conference denomination specific?
No, we would like to welcome people from every denomination that would feel this conference would help them in their creative outreach.
MEET THE TEAM
Stuart is the Creative Director of Limelight Media (LimelightMedia.co.uk) He is a multimedia enthusiast who specialises in Graphic Design, Videography and Web Design.
Phil is the owner of Ginger Square Media (GingerSquare.Media) and has a vast amount of experience in helping businesses, churches and charities build stunning and functional websites. Additionally Phil is a talented filmmaker and editor.
Graeme Hewitson (L.M.P.A / L.B.I.P.P ) is the owner of Monument Photos www.MonumentPhotos.co.uk Graeme is an award winning Master Photographer and published digital artist as well as a graphic designer.
Alaistair runs ToastyAudio.com, who provide a range of audio services, installations, live sound, studio and equipment servicing and boutique effects and amps. Alaistair looks after AV services at KirkieBaptist.com.
Gordon is a film-maker from Kilmarnock in Scotland and works full time for GLO Europe based in Motherwell. Gordon is a talented film-maker whose repertoire of experience covers everything from wedding videography to corporate events. www.gamcleod.co.uk
Jordan is involved in Media, Tech and Music within Fullarton ConneXions. He has a vast knowledge of multiple software platforms as well as entrepreneurial experience. Jordan is a talented multi-instrumentalist who has been involved in leading worship as well as playing for a busy wedding band across the country.
Anthony Chalmers is an independent filmmaker based in Ayrshire, Scotland. After completing his first three short films, he created a youth filmmaking programme which he runs with a local youth project. He is one of the organisers of the Glasgow Film Crew, a grassroots network for independent filmmakers to meet and produce films. He regularly hosts workshops/events, and produces video content for local businesses and community groups. CharmingPotpourri.com
Michelle is a talented Christian song-writer, multi-instrumentalist and graphic designer. She is responsible for creating stunning graphics for organisations such as Aglow International and PrayForScotland. Michelle’s goal is to equip others to excel with the tools they have and be bold to explore!
Rev. Neil Urquhart has been minister of Fullarton Parish Church for 30 years. He is well known for his eclectic methods of communicating the gospel including community films, bad-dad-dancing, blogging and community radio. Neil has a talent for using visual media to aid in his Sunday sermons, helping capture peoples' attention every week.
Alan will be leading our worship sessions at Create 2019. He is a talented musician and is sensitive to the Spirit amidst worship sessions.
Joan is married to Alan and has been looking after our administration at Create. She is incredibly organised and has a desire to see the collective Church use media and communications in a way that promotes the name of Jesus.
Lindsey is married to Stuart and makes sure he does everything he's supposed to! Lindsey is Youth & Community Development Worker at Fullarton ConneXions and, along with Joan, is ensuring all admin is as it should be.