Worship


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)

Can a band be in Missions?

As i was sitting in the office in Ywam Perth this afternoon and took a little bit of time to see how my good friends from Della Fern are doing. They are a Band that are working with our Ywam Perth ministry Musicians for Missions (M.F.M). Currently they are touring the West Coast of the U.S speaking in High Schools, Universities on Missions and also playing music gigs at different music venues.

Consisting of 5 members Beau (Lead Singer/Guitar), Grace (Lead Singer), Luke (Bassist), Joel (Lead Guitar) and Dean (Drums), They are all passionate musicians that have come through our Music DTS program over the years and have used that passion for music to reach out with a message with funky cool sound and infectious catchy melodies. 

On the recent release of their EP Album I want to encourage you to have a listen to it and also download it for free. 

Go to www.dellafern.com and also like them on Facebook under Della Fern. 

These guys are sold out believers that are full time missionaries that have really chosen to put God in their life and with his anointing they are able reach out people not only with Good music but more importantly through the way they live their lives. I hope this encourages you that God is a God has placed passions with in us and its when we give the glory to him that we are able to steward our gifts submitted to God. 

How to Launch and Maintain a Worship or Arts Ministry at a YWAM Base

INTRODUCTION

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. 

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