Posted by Aaron Keyes on 26 October 2017

Ten Thousand Fathers - discovering, inspiring and cultivating a new generation of European worshippers

 
So much of what God’s done in worship around the world was born in Europe.
 
I think about the Reformers who reimagined worship in Geneva, Germany, Czechoslovakia.
I’ve treasured the Timeless sacred hymns from Sweden, England, Ireland.
I remember the Timeless sacred art from France, Italy, & Spain.
 
Europe has ushered in Renewal movements that have blended an ancient faith with renewed expectancy, reliance, and dependency on the Holy Spirit… 
 
My formative years in worship were shaped by leaders like Stuart Townend, Robin Mark, Kathryn Scott and Paul Oakley. The last ten years of my life has been enriched by leaders like Godfrey Birtill, Marc James, & Tim Hughes.
 
My experience is limited but I’m so inspired by what God is doing in Scotland, Denmark, Norway, and throughout the UK.
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10,000 Fathers feels a deep resonance with what God is doing in worship throughout Europe. Last year we started our first European worship school class. We spent 5 rich days together, and have been journeying together ever since through weekly videoconference and coaching calls. 
 
This November we will be starting our second European class of worship school. We are looking for worship leaders who have a gifting from God, feel a calling from God, but also feel their need for training and community to fully realize what God has put in their heart. 
 
We have about a dozen worship leaders who are students and graduates from Europe, and we’re looking for about a dozen more to begin their journey this November.
 
We feel indebted to what God has done in our country through your continent. So we are asking God to show us the Matt Redmans & Lou Fellinghams in the next generation. We’re looking for men and women who want to push further in their calling of not just leading songs, but leading their communities in spirit-led, scripture fed worship of Jesus. 
 
We hope you’ll join us.
 
What is Ten Thousand Fathers?
 
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What to expect: We would love for you to join us for an 18-month discipleship journey! We will begin the journey by spending four days together in Brighton, UK. We will stay together in a home, share meals, and learn together. After these four days, we will spend 18 months meeting weekly online. For more details, please visit worship.school/europe
 
Cost:  £215/month for 18 months. Food & accommodation are included. Books & travel are not included.
 
Location: Brighton, UK & Online
 
Dates: November 26-29, 2017
 
What to expect for the full 18 months:
The first six months (Track 1): We will begin with an on-site intensive from November 26-29, 2017. The focus will be on the character of a worship pastor. During these four days, we will stay in homes in Brighton, share meals, and learn together. This 4 day intensive will be followed by six months of weekly online coaching with our team, in small groups called "huddles".
The second six months (Track 2): Track 2 will be held online in weekly "huddles", from June 2018-November 2018. The content will be delivered via video lectures and huddles over this six- month period.  The focus will be on the competency of a worship pastor. 
The third six months (Track 3): Track 3 will be held online in weekly "huddles", from January 2019-June 2019, culminating in an online graduation celebration! 
Life Long Learning: Students may choose to continue on towards earning a Master of Arts in Worship through Northern’s three-year online MAW program (in addition to the 18-month 10,000 Father’s journey).

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