Worship Central Ireland Conference March 2019


For years we have seen a growing momentum across Ireland as God calls His church to seek His face in prayer and worship. We believe God is wanting to grab hold of our attention, to speak to us, equip and empower us to see an unleashed creativity, bringing about radical change.



The conference is at CFC Belfast, where we’ll be together with amazing contributors such as Nick Herbert, Jonny Bird and many more. We’re expecting teams and leaders from all across Ireland to join us on this day, so book on today! Can’t wait to see you there.


10:00 - Worship w/ Michael Shannon, Stephen Mayes, Jude Frame

10:45 - Session 1 - ‘ALIVE’  w/ Nick Herbert 

11:30 - Coffee/Tea & Transition Time

11:45 - Session 2 - ’The Worship Team’  w/ Jonny Bird, Nick Herbert, Thomas Camblin, Jude Frame

13:00 - Lunch 

14:00 - Breakout Sessions 

          Option 1 - The Song Process w/ Nick Herbert, Nathan Jess 
          Option 2 - The Social Artists w/ Michael Shannon, Victoria McMurray 
          Option 3 - What's Your Tone?  w/ Jonny Bird, Leah McFall 

15:30 - Coffee/Tea & Transition Time 

16:00 Session 3 - ‘The Spheres’ w/ Robin Mark, Ruth Rowntree

17:00 - Dinner 

18:30 - Worship Night w/ Ryan Griffith, Ruth Rowntree

20:30 - Close 


16th March 2019


Ends: 8:30pm


CFC Belfast

10 Belmont Road, BT4 2AN Belfast 

Ryan Griffith
Ryan is the worship pastor of Christian Fellowship Church in Belfast and coordinates Worship Central in Ireland & N. Ireland. He is passionate about songwriting and seeing people find freedom through worship. He is married to Erin and they have two children, Reuben and Eva.
Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon is a worship leader and songwriter based on the North Coast of Ireland. He is passionate about kingdom expectation and creating environments where hearts can be free. Michael spent five years at Causeway Coast Vineyard leading the creative team and served as the worship pastor. He continues to lead in the wider church.
Jonny Bird
For the past 7 years, session musician Jonny Bird has played guitar with Martin Smith, Matt Redman, Worship Central, Darlene Zchech, Phil Wickham and many more. He now produces and mixes music from his Brighton based studio working with some of the freshest Christian artists in the UK and worldwide. He is married to Sarah and has 2 little girls Juno and Ramona.
Nick Herbert
Nick is a songwriter with Capitol CMG publishing, a worship leader and the prayer pastor at Gas Street church in Birmingham. He is married to Ali and they have two children Gracie and Josiah.
Nathan Jess
Based in Northern Ireland, Nathan Jess is quickly becoming a songwriter and worship leader renowned for his diligence and fervour in waiting on God and creating space during his songs and his leading for those present to encounter God. Nathan has toured alongside artists such as Rend Collective, Phil Wickham and Martin Smith and has written with artists such as Matt Redman, Chris McClarney and Worship Central. He continues to reach a growing audience with his heart to communicate the love of God and a passion to draw worshippers into a deeper encounter with their Heavenly Father.
Robin Mark
Robin Mark lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland with wife Jacqueline and their family. He combines an international praise and worship ministry with leading occasionally at his home church, CFC Belfast. Robin lectures at Queen's University Belfast in acoustics, lighting and daylighting. Songwriter of 'Not by might', 'Days of Elijah' and many other modern hymns, Robins overall music sales have now reached over 3 million albums throughout the world. Robin continues to write and recorded and is now signed with Incite Media from Nashville TN.
David Dickinson
Dave is Joy’s husband and Elle’s dad and leads the team at Central Belfast – a church in the heart of Belfast committed to joining with God & Others in the transformation of the city as Disciples who make Disciples. Formerly a Worship pastor, he is passionate about the local church, Belfast and creativity. In his time off he spends his time cycling, playing football, drinking coffee and has a small obsession with guitar pedals and the bigsby.
Stephen Mayes
Stephen is a worship leader, song writer and creative. He facilitates an atmosphere in worship that encourages joy, teaches intimacy and empowers freedom. Stephen carries a prophetic voice and a deep desire to lead people into the wonder of God's presence. Stephen is husband to Abby, dad to Luke, and they live in Belfast where they are part of the core team at Re:Hope Belfast.
Jude Frame
Jude has been involved in leading worship for a number of years in a variety of different contexts and loves joining in with what God is doing throughout Ireland. She is married to Andrew and they have two daughters, Lucie and Niamh. They are part of Kings Church in Bangor, where Jude is one of the worship leaders. In her spare time Jude is a music teacher in a primary school.
Ruth Rowntree
Ruth is a worship leader from St.Marks Church, Dublin. For the last few years she has lead CHAPEL BAND and now loves to see new worship leaders raised up to take the helm. Ruth and her husband currently lead CHAPEL, the young adult community at their church. Their heart is to encounter more of the presence of God.
Leah McFall
After Leah McFall came runner up on will.i.am's team on The Voice 2013, Belfast's independent R&B artist has since released iTunes chart-topping 'INK' up and sold out her 5 cities UK Tour. Prior to this release she joined both Jessie J and will.i.am on their UK and Europe arena shows following a performance at the Grammys in honour of songwriter Carol King. Now back with artistic dance drove videos and single releases from her new mini album 'White X' the singer has just announced her 3 date unmissable UK tour which will commence in April 2019.
Victoria McMurray
Victoria has been the Media & Communications Coordinator at CFC for 2 years. She is responsible for all social media, photography, videography and print. She has a passion to harness the power of social media to fulfil CFC’s mission of helping people find and follow Jesus and bring His Kingdom to earth.
Thomas Camblin
Thomas is a full time creative, session musician and on/off producer based in Belfast. Having spent over 10 years in the music industry, he has worked with artists like Blue Americans, Leah McFall, Ciaran Lavery, Nathan Jess, JC Stewart and many more. He is part of the CFC Music team and recently produced & drummed on their ’Faith To Favour’ live record. Thomas is passionate about releasing creativity both inside and out of the church and seeing God speak prophetically through creatives in their day-to-day lives.


The Worship Team
How do you move forward in your weekend worship beyond just tone and technique? In this session we’ll hear from a panel on what has been key over the years in leading worship together as a band.
What does worship and creativity look like beyond the church walls? Hear inspiring stories of local legends who over their years of experience have practical steps that will help you impact and empower in every sphere of life.
What's Your Tone?
We've all heard how important tone is, but beyond replicating your favourite musician or singer how much do you know? In this workshop we'll pursue what good tone is and how to adjust for different environments, such as venue sizes, for recording and weekend worship.
The Song Process
This workshop will help you take your voice memos to finished demos and explores all aspects of the song process. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned writer this workshop will challenge and empower you for your next song.
The Social Artists
Have you posted on Social media today? If so, you're one of the over 11 million messages that filled the internet in the past hour. Beyond that, there's many people and teams who are stressed about what to post, when, how, what works and sometimes wonder whether any of this really matters!