Jeremy Riddle Institute Events, Sat. Oct. 25

Just lettin’ all me blog pals know…


We’d like to personally invite you to two impacting events happening on Saturday, Oct. 25th in Saint John, New Brunswick. The Institute Of Contemporary And Emerging Worship Studies ( at St. Stephen’s University, and the Saint John Vineyard are hosting two events with respected worship leader, recording artist and songwriter:

Jeremy Riddle (author of the internationally impacting song, Sweetly Broken,


First, during the day, exclusively for local church worship leaders, musicians and music artists…

1. FACE2FACE Training Event For Worship Leaders, Teams and Music Artists
A unique worship leader training day with Dan Wilt (see bio below) and Jeremy Riddle (see bio below) (register at
Saturday Day, October 25th
St. John Vineyard
204 Carmarthen St.
St. John, NB E2L 2P7
9:30 am – 4:00 pm (day cost includes evening concert (8-10 pm))

FACE2FACE is an intimate, day long interaction with Dan Wilt and special guest artist Jeremy Riddle, specifically and exclusively for worship leaders, musicians and music artists.


THIS IS NOT A GENERAL EVENT OR CONFERENCE. It is a unique, interactive training event designed to equip those active in their local worship communities as musicians (or music artists). Numbers will be limited due to our desire to keep the group smaller for interaction purposes, so apply early. (register at

Host Dan Wilt (Institute Director and recording artist) will lead the morning interacting with artist Jeremy Riddle (Sweetly Broken). Jeremy is a globally respected artist, youth speaker and worship leader. A live video podcast will be created from the event, and attendees will have an opportunity to engage in an intimate Q & A format.

Workshops and practical sessions for worship leaders/teams/musicians/artists will fill the afternoon.

Hosted by The Institute Of Contemporary & Emerging Worship Studies at St. Stephen’s University and the Saint John Vineyard, this in-the-round learning experience is designed to aid the growth of today’s lead worshipper and musician, in an intimate, roundtable setting.

Limited registration. Fee is $100 for this unique “face to face” interaction and concert; lunch and refreshments will be provided. Churches are asked to help sponsor their worship leaders. Contact: Phone: (506) 648-0998, register at

And in the evening…


To top off the day, in the evening of Oct. 25th there will be a concert for the GENERAL PUBLIC at 8 pm, at the Gothic Arches (95 Wentworth St.). The Gothic Arches is one of the premier live music venues in Atlantic Canada, and is an old church built in gothic style.

Jeremy Riddle ( will be the featured worship leader, and Dan Wilt ( will open the evening with an ancient-future themed set, with a special appearance by stellar hammered dulcimer player, Garrett Viggers ( Candlelight, contemporary liturgy, intimate music, and full-out energy will all mingle in this powerful night of passionate worship.

YOUTH GROUPS will love this event. Costs are kept low so all can attend.

Tickets are $15 for Adults, $10 CAD for students (including university), at the door or in your local Christian bookstore; FaceToFace participants are free. Doors open at 7:15.

Any questions, contact:

Saint John Vineyard
204 Carmarthen Street
Saint John , NB E2L 2P7
Phone: (506) 648-0998


We trust that these events will nourish you, and artists/worship leaders/musicians in the Eastern part of North America.

With Friendship,

Dan Wilt and Robin Ellingwood
The Institute and Saint John Vineyard


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