Growing in Grace Getaway Workshop 2018

First Baptist Church

106 Bluegrass Commons Blvd, Hendersonville, TN 37075, USA


Ticket Price Quantity
Early Bird Participant

Details of Early Bird Participant

Early Bird pricing available through April 30, 2018


Event Description


Join the entire Growing in Grace Creative Team in Music City for two days of exciting sessions exploring topics specific to children's music ministry with tools and tips every leader should know. Unpack the abundant materials included in our newest curriculum theme, "Fruit of the Spirit," and enjoy a first look at the all-new resources coming from Growing in Grace! As an added bonus, guest clinician Artie Almeida will lead large-group sessions packed with engaging singing games, musical enrichment activities, and more!

Bring your children's music ministry team for a weekend of learning, fun, and fellowship!



Early Bird Registration is $119 per person through May 15, 2018.
Regular Workshop Registration is $139 per person through July 19, 2018.

Registration Fees include Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, and snack breaks throughout the event.

Participants are responsible for their own hotel arrangements.  See the HOTEL INFORMATION section for special rates and additional lodging details.



Registration Opens
 3:00     Welcome to the Getaway!
 3:30     Breakout Session I
 4:40     Relax and Refuel
 5:00     Breakout Session II
 6:15     Dinner
 7:15     Group Session with Guest Clinician, Artie Almeida
 8:30     Get some rest!  


  8:30     Grab a Cup of Joe
  9:00     Get-Up-and-Go-Energizer
  9:20     Breakout Session III
10:30    Relax and Refuel
10:50    Breakout Session IV
12:00   Lunch 
  1:00    Group Session with Guest Clinician, Artie Almeida
  2:15    Getaway Giveaways & Goodbye Hugs


More information coming soon!


All hotel reservations should be made prior to June 15, 2018 to receive special group rates.  After June 15, 2018, hotels may release room blocks and special rates may not be available.  

615 E. Main Street
Hendersonville, TN 37075

$119 (plus tax) per night for Double Queen room, breakfast included.  
Mention "Growing in Grace" when making reservations.  
Book online:  Holiday Inn Express Online Reservations

111 Saundersville Road
Hendersonville, TN 37075

(plus tax) per night for Double Queen room, breakfast included.
Mention "Growing in Grace" when making reservations.
Book online:  Hampton Inn & Suites Online Reservations

Payment of room, tax, and incidentals will be the sole responsibility of the individual securing the reservation and will be established at the point of reservation.  The individual credit card and/or form of payment when securing reservation will be responsible for any individual no-shows and or cancellation charges.



Terry Taylor became Managing Editor of Growing in Grace in January 2013.  In his more than 40 year career, Terry has extensive experience writing children's choir curriculum for LifeWay Christian Resources, composing an array of children's music for Chorister's Guild, and serving as Minister of Music to churches in Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia, and Oklahoma.  Currently, he serves as the bi-vocational Minister of Music at Tusculum Hills Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee, in addition to his role at Growing in Grace. Read more about Terry...


James Barnard joined our team in 2016 as Music Editor and brings a wide skill set to Growing in Grace.  For eight years, James was Church Choral Editor for Shawnee Press, a division of Hal Leonard Corporation, managing and producing choral and keyboard publications.  James has served as Minister of Music for churches in Georgia, Tennessee, and Wisconsin, and currently serves at Community Baptist Church in Spring Hill, Tennessee.  Read more about James...


Design Editor for Growing in Grace, Paula Farrar joined our team in August 2013, and brings more than 35 years experience in Preschool and Children's Music to the position.  Prior to coming to Growing in Grace, Paula was a literary and music editor for Preschool and Children's Music curriculum products during her 25-year tenure at LifeWay Christian Resources.  Read more about Paula...


Carol Dickerson is the Preschool and Younger Children Design Editor at Growing in Grace, a position she began in Fall 2014.  Prior to joining the Growing in Grace team, Carol served as the Junior Kindergarten through Second Grade Music Teacher at St. Paul Christian Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, and as the Music Director at the Woodmont Baptist Weekday Preschool.  Read more about Carol...


Dr. Artie Almeida retired after 37 years as the music specialist at Bear Lake Elementary School in Apopka, Florida.  Artie was chosen as Florida Music Educator of the Year and was also selected as an International Educator in 2006 by the Cambridge England Biographical Society.  Artie is the author of 36 internationally acclaimed teaching resources, including KidSTix, Mallet Madness, and Parachutes, Ribbons and Scarves, Oh My!  Artie is an adjunct professor at The University of Central Florida, teaches applied saxophone lessons, and performs on historical winds with two renaissance ensembles.


Is there an Early Bird Registration rate?
Yes!  $119 per person through May 15, 2018.  After May 15, 2018 the rate is $139 per person.

What is the last day to register?
The last day to register is July 19, 2018.

Who can attend the workshop?
Anyone can attend the workshop!  Whether you are a coordinator, teacher, or volunteer, you will find fun and informative sessions that apply to your position.

What meals are included in the registration price?
Friday dinner and Saturday lunch are included in the registration price, as well as snack breaks throughout the event.  

If you have questions or concerns about the menu, please contact the Event Coordinator.  Please keep in mind that meals are served by the church's food service, and as they are not full-time caterers, they will do their best to accommodate special needs, but it is always best to come prepared, especially in the case of a food allergy.

I'm from out of town.  Where can I stay?
Please see the HOTEL INFORMATION section above for hotels and rates.

What do I need to bring with me to check-in to the event?
You need only bring yourself and your enthusiasm to learn and have fun!

What is the refund policy?
Full refunds will be issued through July 6, 2018.  After July 6, 2018, no refunds will be issued due to catering orders.

The name on the registration doesn't match the attendee.  Is that okay?
If you need to change a name or registration information, please contact the Event Coordinator.  We use registration information for all personalized items, including name tags, so please make sure your information is correct before registration closes on July 19, 2018.

Can I register my entire team, or do they need to register separately?
When you begin your registration, select the number of tickets you would like to purchase, which will allow you to register a group of people.  Individual registration is also permitted.

Can I pay for my registration by check?
Check payment is permitted, but registration with check payment must be done by the Event Coordinator, Tiffany Hitchcock, by calling 877-550-7707 x 7021.  If you are registering a group, please provide a list of attendees when registering. 

Are handicapped accommodations available at the church?
The church is accessible via ramps and elevators.  Handicapped restrooms are also available.  

If you have questions or concerns about accessibility, please contact the Event Coordinator, Tiffany Hitchcock, at 877-550-7707 x 7021.  

Will child care be available during the workshop?
Child care will not be available.  Please make arrangements for your children outside of the workshop.

Can I purchase my Growing in Grace curriculum at the workshop?
We will have the "Fruit of the Spirit" curriculum available for purchase, as well as past curriculum to supplement your library.  

Do I need to bring my curriculum or any other materials to participate in the workshop?
All materials needed for workshop sessions will be provided for you. If you have not purchased your curriculum prior to the event, you can purchase curriculum CDs while at the workshop.

How do I contact the Event Coordinator for additional questions?
Contact Tiffany Hitchcock, Event Coordinator, at 877-550-7707 x 7021 for any additional questions you may have.
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