Our vision is to multiply worship to God among the nations. The more we know God, the more our hearts respond to Him with worship.
Expressions of our worship to God are as diverse as the cultures and clans He created to give Him praise. (Isa. 43:21)
The College of Arts and Sports includes worship ministries because of the multifaceted means with which we creatively express our love and worship for our Creator. Worship courses and ministries are also included in the College of Christian Ministries because worship is an essential Christian discipline in the life of every disciple. Each course is cross-listed in both colleges.
The worship courses and seminars that the UofN offers will give you the biblical foundations to equip you to multiply and release worship to God throughout the earth.Grounding our hearts and lives in worship to God will influence every area of society and equip us to serve and lead our people and our nations. When God is worshipped by people of every culture, He will draw the nations to Himself.
After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count,
from every nation, tribe, people and language,
standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb.
They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.
And they cried out in a loud voice:
"Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb."
All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders
and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne
and worshiped God, saying:
"Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength
be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!"
(Rev 7:9-12 NIV)
How to Launch and Maintain a Worship or Arts Ministry at a YWAM Base
Since 1971 I have been part of the contemporary Christian music community. Through the last forty years I have been able to experience and observe the development of worship and concert ministries in the United States and around the world. I have been both a musician seeking to find my place in the church and in YWAM, as well as a YWAM leader seeking to work with the visions of various musicians and artists.
Through my thirty plus years in YWAM I have heard many “words” that God was going to use the arts to “lead the way” in many situations. I’ve heard the term “The arts are the tip of the arrow that will lead us into nations.” If these were truly words from the Lord, we should seek ways to encourage development.
There are many wonderful ways YWAM worship and arts have glorified the Lord and influenced thousands; and yet, I know some of the sad stories of musicians leaving YWAM because they did not feel there was a place for them to fulfill their calling. In some of these cases, YWAM may not have been the best place for them; however, I believe there are too many cases, where they left because the YWAM leader did not understand how to work with artists or how to point them to a base where their worship or arts calling could flourish. That is the main reason I feel the need to write this paper.
If YWAM leaders can better understand some of the dynamics of working with artists or how to direct them to a part of YWAM who has that call, then worship and the arts can be an even more powerful force within our mission to further the Kingdom of God.
New Music Ministry and Music & Worship DTS in Australia
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:28
YWAM Music Toowoomba is passionate about discipling, equipping, empowering and releasing musicians, bands, individuals and teams into their God given callings. Our dream, is unleashing yours..
For years we have carried a vision in our hearts of establishing a community of artists and support staff who are passionate about Jesus and want to use their gifts to bring His Kingdom to all people. While visiting Toowoomba in 2010 to serve with 'Easterfest' - God spoke very clearly that we were to establish a YWAM base in Toowoomba. In the early months of 2011 we were sent out from YWAM Brisbane to pioneer what is now YWAM Australia's youngest base Toowoomba is Australia's second largest inland city. Perched on top of 'The Great Dividing Range', Toowoomba is located 120km west of Brisbane. Known as the 'Garden City' and home to Australia's largest Christian Music festival, 'Easterfest', Toowoomba services a large region stretching from the Lockyer Valley to the rich farm lands of the Darling Downs. It is the Education Hub of the Darling Downs region and blessed with many wonderful Churches who enjoy a strong bond of unity, working together to reach the lost and helping those in need.