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What is VIVID?

VIVID is a one day worship, technology and creative arts conference experience.

Our main objective is to build you and your team into a network of effective communicators. Whether you volunteer at a church, are on staff, or are a pastor, we want to equip you with the knowledge and skills that will help take your ministry to the next level.

Radiant Church is located right outside of Kalamazoo and is a quick and easy drive into town. We've listed some information below that should help you in your travel plans.


FairField Inn (9.3 miles)

Clarion (9.6 miles)

Candlewood Suites (9.8 miles)

Holiday Inn Express (9.4 miles)


Local Favorites

North11 (American | 4.6 miles)

Bangkok Flavor (Thai | 4.8 miles)

Mi Pueblo (Mexican | 5.7 miles)

Martini's Pizza (Italian | 9.9 miles)

RESTAURANTS (Within 5 Miles)

Applebee's / Bennigans / Pizza Hut / Panera Bread / McDonalds / Culvers / Taco Bell / Wendy's / Burger King / Biggby / Cabina's Fine Coffees / Qdoba


Kalamazoo/Battle Creek (AZO | 12 miles)

Gerald R. Ford (GRR | 50 miles)

If you need further assistance, or suggestions from the VIVID staffContact us.


Squeezing this much content into a one day conference isn't easy,

But for you, its worth it.

View the Schedule

Friday, November 8

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Doors open

With coffee to drink and vendors to see, why wouldn't you be here as they open?

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Main Session #1 - Pastor Lee

10:15AM - 11:15AM

Breakout Session (A)

11:15AM - 12:15AM

Group Time

Regardless of the stage that your church or organization is at, we can always benefit from the stories of others. Group time is about connecting with people who are in step with you.

12:15PM - 1:45PM

Sponsored Lunch

parkwayelectric.com has most generously offered to host a lunch for you. This deliciousness is free with a first come first served registration.

(Limited Space Available)

12:15PM - 1:45PM

Lunch Break

Go out into the world and buy yourself some substance. We'd recommend Gull Rd as a first stop.

1:45PM - 2:45PM

Main Sessions #2 - David V. Wenzel

3:00PM - 4:00PM

Breakout Sessions (B)

4:15PM - 5:15PM

Breakout Sessions (C)

5:30PM - 7:00PM


Did you enjoy your lunch? Take the time to try something new for dinner.

7:00PM - 8:30PM

Main Session #3 (Night Of Worship)

8:30PM - 9:30PM


If you haven't had the chance yet, get to know the building that houses Radiant Church.


End of Conference

Friends were made, minds were blow, it's sad to see everyone go. But, we'll see you next year.


David Wenzel

I live and work in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The first creative moment I remember is choreographing sword fights while watching 1953's Knights of the Round Table. In hindsight, I'm starting to realize moments like this probably had a long term effect on my personality.

I am an Eagle Scout but remember next to nothing about the entire experience. I was a lifeguard for three summers at a ritzy-roo country club and never, not once, got a chance to save someone. In 2009 I was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer. After co-founding and enjoying 4 years of working with great friends at Dot&Cross, I started a new company focused on creative ideation and content development called RobinHood Ink.

Nearly two years ago I switched from coffee to tea and the only times I regret that decision is at Cracker Barrel and my mother-in-law's house.

Lee Cummings

I am a husband, father and Christ follower who is also blessed to do what I love. I have been a Pastor for almost twenty years. Sixteen years ago my wife and I took the leap and planted a church. Even though it's been a difficult journey at times, it has also been very rewarding and life-changing one to the be the Lead Pastor of Radiant Church in Richland Mi. Since then we've had the opportunity to plant other churches and help lead a movement of churches called RLCI- Resurrection Life Churches International. I also recently had the opportunity to publish my first book, Be Radiant.

I love the fact that I get to travel around the world and see first hand what God is up to in the context of other cultures. I have an insatiable appetite to read and learn. Every good book deserves an even better cup of coffee and every great cup of coffee deserves a second tasting.


More detailed descriptions of breakout classes & teachers are coming soon! Until then, browse the current list of planned classes. Classes and teachers are subject to change.

Worship Track

A Philosophy of Worship Ministry

Cultivating Confidence

Ableton Live In Worship

Dialing in Your Sound - Electric Guitar Workshop

Loops, Tracks & Stems in Worship

Philosophy on Worship Ministry

Software & Your Keyboard

Song Writing

Vocal Class

Creative Arts Track

Communication & Processes

Stage Design

The Ins & Outs of DSLR

Forming A Message Series

Giving people a reason to buy in

Technology Track

Inexpensive & Professional Upgrades

Value Based Social Networking

Video Streaming

Let's Talk Electric Guitar

Cloud Based Technology

Lighting Design Basics

Using Main Stage in Worship

Stage Input Structure

The Channel Strip (Dynamics/Gain)

Film Shoot Tips

Leadership Track

Leading a Volunteer Team

Navigating the Relationship of a Creative Team & Lead Pastor

Navigating the Relationship of Creative & Sr. Pastor

Planning Center Online


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