Worship Team Masterclass
- Grammy and Dove Award nominated songwriter & record producer, 4 #1 Hits, 10 top 10 Hits
- Former live band director for Matthew West, Sonicflood, Denver and the Mile High Orchestra, among others. Played over 1000 shows during his touring career
- 6th most played song on radio during 2017, “Never Been A Moment”, recorded by Micah Tyler
- Currently signed to Capitol Christian Music Publishing (7 years), formerly signed to Simpleville Music Publishing owned by MercyMe (4 years)
- Songs recorded by Jesus Culture, Chris McClarney, Kim Walker-Smith, Travis Cottrell, Urban Rescue, Meredith Andrews, Francesca Battistelli, Mandisa, Zach Williams, Danny Gokey, Micah Tyler, Jasmine Murray, Citizen Way, Stars Go Dim, Ryan Stevenson, Tauren Wells, Austin French, Jonny Diaz, Brandon Heath, Josh Wilson, Kutless, Lady Antebellum, Danielle Bradbery, Hillary Scott, Lonestar, Madeline Merlo, and Ben Rector, among others
- Worship leader/director at Midtown Fellowship, East Nashville, TN. Was also part of the core group that helped launch this new plant as well
WHAT: A one or two day, creative workshop aimed at encouraging, equipping, challenging, and growing worship teams of all styles and sizes. If desired, this can include a portion of the workshop being focused on songwriting - how local church-made music can integrate into a worship ministry. Part of the songwriting focus of the workshop includes listening and giving feedback on songs written by members of the worship team, and teaching on how we can all grow and write better songs, together.
WHY: We have a high and weighty calling as “lead worshippers” to help our congregations sing a new song to the Lord, week in and week out. Yet - most church worship leaders and worship teams, regardless of congregation size, are under-served when it comes to both feedback and development of their worship teams from an educated, but outside, perspective. The reality is, often times as leaders and as creative people, we get “tunnel vision.” We create ways of thinking and doing that feel good and effective…yet often, we forget to ask “WHY do we do this//is this the BEST way to do this,” and outside perspective can be incredibly valuable here.
In the same way that the Lord is sanctifying us over time and slowly turning us into the people he made us to be, the same process should be happening with our worship endeavours - whether that be song selection, song creation, band arrangements, stage setup, sound, and even overall worship philosophy.