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    Leadworship Workshop Feedback

    Posted on July 11, 2013 by Paul | 3 Comments | Jump to Comments Box Below

    This spring we hosted several Leadworship Workshops. Thousands of worship leaders and team members have joined us for these 24-hour “up close and personal” worship intensives. Allow me to share some of their comments with you:

    Just a note of thanks for all that you and the team did for our church. Everyone was really stoked afterward and ready to go back and “Infect” the church at home with the energy they received. I attended the Leading Worship workshop and the Electric Guitar workshop. Both were excellent. I told Ben Gowell that his workshop was perfect for where I am right now with the guitar. The workshop lengths were perfect. We had free flowing Q&A and enough time to be exposed to way more than we could assimilate. The registration fee was very reasonable. It was low enough for our whole team to attend. God bless you and the team of presenters and workers and their families”.

    We are so grateful on many levels. The workshop was fantastic and the worship was so refreshing. As a worship team we don’t get the opportunity to be on the other side of the fence very often. There are so many ways the conference influenced our group and we were immediately able to implement some of them….our worship the following Sunday morning was GREAT!!”.

    We also really appreciate you for making your music available to the church. What a blessing to be able to get your music and other helpful videos and tips easily and with no charge. Thank you also for the reminder of how important it is to be in prayer and the Word“.

    “The conference was amazing! Our worship team learned so much and honestly it was refreshing to be the ones in the congregation being filled and ministered to. Our team already picked up things that we used the next Sunday morning and could see a difference in! Thank you for following Gods desires and I can’t wait to attend next year!”


     

    “I’m a pastor of a small church of 80 and my small team would never have been able to go to most worship conferences. Thank you so much for doing something so helpful. Your format and cost was perfect for what we needed. The leadworship.com workshop was amazing and please do it again!”

     

     

    “I came to the first Leadworship Workshop a few years ago and took so much away that I didn’t think it could get better, wrong! I took so many notes on my phone that my battery went dead. God is so amazing how He moves and my worship team was so amazed that Paul is so “normal”. We were so taken away by the concert and then the information that was given out, wow! My drummer and soundman couldn’t stop talking about all the things they learned. I had one talking in one ear and one in the other and that was all worth it, just in that :-) . I was so encouraged to see them so excited to get to church Sunday morning so they could use what they learned.

    Our church was blessed enough to plant a seed in another worship team in town and bring one of it’s members. He never had been to anything like this and was writing notes the entire time. I know he will bless his praise team and church with what you all brought.

    You all do so much for worship that a few paragraphs could not contain the gratitude I feel. Paul said that he was trying to cram 20 years into a little over an hour but he did GREAT! Sure, I would have loved to pick his brain more but what he gave was so fitting to what my team and I needed.

    I could go on and on but to sum it up, thank you so much for allowing God to use you and lives are changed because of your obedience. Looking forward to next year.”

    Read this blog entry about the conference from Kenny Innes from Houston.

    3 Comments
    Doug Schweitzer 24/09/13

    I totally agree with the comments given on the blog about the Worship Conference.
    For anyone who has never attended they are missing not only a great opportunity to
    learn but the unique experience of worshipping with hundreds of other worship leaders.
    Thank you for your faithfulness to the ministry that God has called you to. I’ve been to seven
    and will go again given the opportunity.

    Steve Barton 04/11/14

    Paul, I thank God for you and your God-given talent to lead worship the way you do. I am 58 years old and only a year or so ago I was strictly a traditional worship person and I attended a traditional church. Some of the younger adults in our church who were musicians decided they would take some youth and teach them guitars, keyboards and drums and start a praise band. They worked hard for 3 months and then were ready to sing for the church. When they started to play and I heard contemporary music I suddenly found myself with a real, deeply-felt sense of anger.

    I have 3 daughters. 21,17 and 13. When the band started to play I was looking at my 21 yr old who was 20 at that time and I witnessed something I had never seen. She raised her hands and closed her eyes and worshiped. My anger subsided and I was able to think. I realized that because of my hard-fisted way of dealing with contemporary music I was robbing someone else of a worship experience.

    So I prayed and was lead by God to play my guitar. See I used to play but for one reason or another I lost the joy of playing music. I went Online and found some contemporary songs by several musicians some of them being yours. They were great! And now I study your songs and try to play them as closely as I can to how you do them. My joy for music came back and I now spend hours researching and finding music to learn.Thank you so much for your work and also the way you freely make your music available for us. God Bless you.

    Patty 15/02/15

    Dear Paul and team,

    Our entire worship team attended your amazing conference Friday and Saturday Valentines day.
    We are comprised of many small core groups that lead main service at church as well as many small groups that minister all over California and mission trips. My husband Jesse and I lead at various fellowships and events as well as jail ministry.
    When my husband and I left Saturday, we both were in awe of what God had done. It was so fun, so full of life, the fresh life only the Holy Spirit can give. It was literally the best Valentines day we have ever had. As my husband and I write worship songs together in our daily “Kitchen Sessions”, we felt this over whelming sense of unity that we had not experienced before, I am usually the one that works out lyrics and my husband works out the melody and instrumentation. During the song writing portion of the conference, so many concepts, questions and paths were mapped out right before our eyes, it was as if every thing my husband and I discuss on a daily basis were answered on this Valentines day. All I can say is, this was a destined event for us.
    When we left, we both felt like we had been on a week long retreat, and had met God on the mountain top. Thank you!

    Sincerely

    Patty

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