Fathers & Mothers
Raising and releasing spiritual mothers and fathers who creatively shape the future of the Church.
For centuries, there have been well-worn roads for senior pastors and other church leaders to be trained for their work in ministry – bible college, seminary, divinity school – but as a worship pastor, where do you go to get trained biblically and artistically, culturally and skillfully?
There are many people teaching worship leaders these days, but very few places you can go to be fathered and mothered to become what God’s gifted and called you to become. 10,000 Fathers & Mothers (10KFAM) is an immersive 18-month journey designed to raise and release spiritual mothers and fathers who creatively shape the future of the church. We nurture worship leaders who lead songs to become worship pastors who lead people.
It’s a move from internship (come meet with me) to discipleship (come follow and share life with me). It’s good to have teachers, to get information, but who is building and transforming you? Who is investing in you and walking with you?
Listen to our discussions
A: Here are some of my favorite openers that I’ve used consistently over the years. I’d love to hear your additions! Awesome is He (Luke & Anna Hellebronth) Creed (Rich Mullins) Make a Way (Jon Egan) Everlasting Joy (Jon Egan) Only King Forever (Elevation) Call Upon the Lord (Elevation) Faithful One (10,000 Fathers) Joyful, Joyful […]
Earlier this May, alumni Andy Graham and his wife Rachel released a new album, Vision in the Wild. A follow up to their 2016 EP Awake, this collection of 10 new and original songs offers the listener a sweeping view of their faith, wh. Learn more about the project, from the Grahams themselves, below.
I didn’t know how much time I would need to spend away from my job and family every week to do the coursework. I didn’t have much of an idea as to what kind of work we would actually be doing. That was all explained well up front and things settled in really well. When […]
At first glance, the modern worship movement seems to be heralded by a select number of singer/songwriters or “arena” acts. Groups like Hillsong, Elevation Worship, Chris Tomlin, and Passion have been dominating the charts and airwaves for decades. Yet, all the while, other sub-genres of worship have been simmering, and it looks like one of […]
QuestionsJosh: Can you weigh out the pros/cons of participating in the on-site intensive versus simply the online experience for an out-of-state student? Cameron: We’ve launched, about two years ago, and online platform. We basically filmed an onsite intensive. All of the teaching, Q and A are on film. You join a coaching huddle, watch these […]
Elevate practices and rehearsals.Much like leading by example, part of your responsibility as a worship leader is to have songs, charts, and setlists organized in advanced. It’s a good practice to communicate with the band even before the first rehearsal to go over what you have in mind to ensure band-wide excitement. Practice the songs, […]
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