One of the most exciting movements we’re seeing right now is WorshipRises; a growing network of writers of worship music. What started with a dream God placed in the hearts of people like Chris Vacher from Orangeville Baptist Church is now spreading across Canada. And it’s making a difference.
Check out this update from Chris following a recent WorshipRises song-writing event.
Posted by Chris From Canada on Nov 6th, 2010
On Monday, October 25 over 80 Canadian worship leaders gathered for a pretty historic event. We met up at one of eight locations across Canada – Moncton, Durham, Barrie, Waterloo, Grimsby, Chatham, Winnipeg and Calgary – as part of our WorshipRises songwriting event.
WorshipRises (facebook|twitter) is all about developing worship resources for & from the Canadian church and we have begun to see this movement spread as a national collective of worship leaders who love God, love the church and love to see worship happen in a way that is authentically Canadian.
When all is said and done, I think we’re going to be looking at between 40-50 songs coming in from that day. We’ll begin the re-writing process from here, getting the writers to finish the songs they started and look at sending some of these to our worship leader network across the country. Hopefully before too long we’ll have a sense if some of these songs are really connecting on a local congregational level and we can begin sharing them more broadly.
Thanks for all of your support and encouragement. The twitter love during our event was pretty overwhelming! If you have a chance, hit up the twitter search site for the #worshiprises hashtag and you’ll be able to catch most of the conversation. You can also see some of the interaction and photos posted on the facebook page.
I’m not totally clear on what’s next for WorshipRises but I am sure of this – God is up to something pretty incredible with the community of worship leaders in Canada. I’m excited about what is to come!
Where else do you see God stirring things up in Canada?