Worship Online is an awesome tool for the worship leader who wants to better grow in his craft and help his team grow in theirs. We like the following to help better communicate who they are and what they provide.
Up until this point, the only thing you may know about Worship Online is that we have great tutorial videos. For many of us, that may be all we ever need or want to know, and I totally understand! I personally use worship online, and our tutorial videos are gold for my team and I!
However, let’s take a deeper look. What is Worship Online, and even more, what are we NOT? Let’s start with a question that I was recently asked in an interview:
Question: Can you tell us a little bit about how Worship Online started?
“Gladly! I can’t really talk about how Worship Online started without at least touching on “why” it started. Which is something I am extremely passionate about and could talk about for days, but I’ll keep it short. We do what we do to change the status quo of how worship teams prepare and rehearse. We’re on a mission to change the culture and impact worship teams all over the world. When you impact the leaders (the band), that overflows to the masses (the congregation). As a result, more people experience Jesus. Even way back before Worship Online had even it’s first chord on it’s first chord chart, I knew this is what I was going to do. …I just had no idea how.
One day I got this crazy idea to actually create accurate guitar tutorials. Which doesn’t seem like a “crazy” idea, but is actually something that didn’t exist until Worship Online. It came to me as I was learning songs for a service I was playing the next day. I literally just thought to myself “man, it would be great to have a library of these songs that I could come back to each week,” and it hit me! That’s how I was going to impact worship teams all over the world!
This isn’t something that’s talked about a lot, but if it wasn’t for my “why,” driving me every day, I would have given up creating Worship Online before it ever launched. Whenever you try to do anything big, you’re going to be hit with tons of adversity and roadblocks. I worked 16 hour days for 9 months straight and went into some serious debt. I had to make a lot of sacrifices, and people told me I was crazy. None of that is worth it to anyone who’s “creating a guitar tutorial website,” but I wasn’t creating a guitar tutorial website. I knew I was changing the world, and to me, that’s worth it.”
1. We Built Worship Online With One Thing In Mind
We didn’t have any big business investors decide that this was a great money making opportunity. Worship Online was 100% funded out of our own pockets for one reason and one reason only: To serve worship teams and musicians. That is on the forefront of everything we do! This also goes into the “why” we do what we do that I mentioned earlier in the interview question. The “how” we do what we do will always change and evolve, but “why” we do it will never change.
“We’re on a mission to empower worship teams/musicians and change the status quo of how we prepare and play! We just so happen to make great tutorials.”
Before we set out to create or do anything, we ask ourselves, “Is this going to better serve worship teams?”
In doing this, we don’t waste any time on things that don’t accomplish that goal. This is probably a great place to go ahead and ask. How can we serve you better? This isn’t something we would just love to know, it’s the question that we built and continue to build Worship Online on.
It’s our passion to serve! You can always let us know whenever and however is best for you. Whether we’re responding to questions on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or email; we’re always looking to serve!
I believe that sticking to that vision is actually what makes our tutorials the best. This is because we’re not just making tutorials to make tutorials, we’re making them to impact and serve worship teams. Every single video, blog post, tutorial, lesson, or whatever we do now or in the future, must do that one thing!
2. We Have The Same Problems And Experiences As You
The problems that we solve with Worship Online are the same problems that we have battled, and battle, everyday in our own personal ministries. We have built Worship Online from our own personal experiences, along with the conversations we’ve had with hundreds of other worship leaders and musicians about their own struggles.
We have built something in which we are our number one customers, and I’ve got to tell you what a blast it’s been creating something we are so passionate about!
3. Worship Online is a community!
Leading and playing in Worship is a journey that you should never take alone! Do you have questions? Our community has answers! Do you have answers? Our community has questions! We are a place to connect with others in the worship community!
We have plenty of ways to do that! Leave a comment down below here, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube! We monitor these channels very closely! Or you can always send us an Email.
4. We Are Not a Beginner Website
The BEST way for a beginner to learn anything is to jump in head first and learn the songs how they actually go. That’s why we aren’t geared towards beginners. We aren’t geared towards any skill level. We are simply geared towards teaching the songs how the artists play them.
Marketers are probably screaming at us saying that we are cutting ourselves short by saying “we aren’t a beginner website.” However, that’s just simply not what our vision is. There are too many beginner websites and there was no place for skilled (or beginner) musicians to simply learn the parts just like the artists play them.
I will also say this: There was such a need for those of us that are ALREADY out there on the front lines every Sunday! That is what WorshipOnline is! No dumbed down, baby-stepped, inaccurate, hybrid parts. We give you the tools to show up to rehearsal prepared, be in perfect sync with the other musicians, and sound incredible doing it!
If you are a beginner, this is the best way to learn!
In fact, it’s exactly how I learned. If you start slow, you will learn slow. That’s why they say the best way to learn Spanish is to go to Mexico. Learning songs like this will increase your learning speed exponentially, help you develop good habits, and most importantly, ensure you are having fun by learning the songs you love!
For more info please visit our friends at Worship Online