Spend a few hours up close with one of the churches most trusted songwriters. Paul Baloche has written hundreds of worship songs for the local church that have had a global impact like “Open the Eyes of my Heart”, “Above All”, “Hosanna”, and “Your Name”. Get inside the heart and mind of a worship pastor of twenty years who sees songwriting as a service to the church at large. Glean key biblical concepts and songwriting principles that separate an ordinary chorus from an inspired, effective worship song - songs that inspire people to give glory to God.
In this insightful teaching, Paul discusses and demonstrates the intricate process that goes into crafting every song; always a mysterious mixture of a strong lyric idea, infectious melody, appropriate harmony, repetition, and many other nuances. Paul
covers essential concepts like:
· capturing the moment
· singing your prayers
· cultivating your ideas
· singing sound theology
· co-writing dynamics
· vowels, consonants, and rhyming patterns
· the flow of words
· images we can see, feel, and hear
· the mystery of melody
The practical ideas in this teaching will inspire the songwriter in you and challenge your heart and skills to explore new approaches to the songwriting process. “I will sing a new song to you O God...” Psalm 144:9
For this modern hymn writer, mentor and teacher who once aspired to be a priest, ministry is not a sprint, but a marathon, a long series of obedient steps in the same direction. A path where every aspect of life is forged in fires of passion for Jesus and His Church, and the result is almost always an honest prayer for the Church to sing.