We all went back to school on January 23rd 2016 as we launched our Hillsong Worship Schools in Düsseldorf, Germany.
It was such a great day, that saw a room packed to overflowing with hundreds of local church leaders and team members with a common commitment to sharpening and growing the creative gifts in our respective churches.
The day included teaching on worship and leadership, as well as some very practical segments on song writing with Reuben and I, worship leading, musicianship (that saw Nigel demonstrate some of his guitar secrets) and even a group vocal warm-up. It was pretty fun.
While it was the first time we have done something in this format, it felt like a natural step forward, to complement the practical training offered at our Hillsong Conferences and Hillsong College. We all loved being able to reach people in their home city. I love being a part of a church that has a heart to empower local churches everywhere, that would send a team to Europe to do just that. Our prayer is that as we continue to run Worship Schools in various cities around the world, that the result would be stronger teams, better equipped to inspire worship, greater unity and cohesion within creative teams and the building of the very thing Jesus Himself said He was building, His Church.