In the current worship culture that has shifted so heavily to performance, there is a clarion call for us to remember that we as worship leaders, are so much more than facilitators of a set list and leaders of team management…we are first and foremost called to be Pastors. Our work as songwriters and worshipers require us to be receptive to something much bigger than ourselves…the anointing of God. Worship without the anointing is simply music and a good show. We must always remember, our role as worship leader and songwriter is an honor. It does not position us for fame, but instead, conduits for God to receive his due glory.
About the speakers
Michael Farren is a GRAMMY Award nominated and ASCAP and Dove Award winning songwriter, producer and recording artist. His songs include “Trust In You” (Lauren Daigle), “Every Time I Breathe” (Big Daddy Weave), “Let It Rain” (Michael W. Smith), “Let The Worshipers Arise” (Phillips Craig & Dean) and “I Am Blessed” (Karen Peck & New River). Michael’s songs also have been recorded by Natalie Grant, Aaron Shust, Jaci Velasquez, Brian Free & Assurance and Finding Favor. Michael is based in Franklin, Tennessee, where he serves as worship pastor for Gateway Church.