On Friday April 17th, 2015, Nextgen Worship held it's first songwriter collective. The purpose of our event was to create a space and an atmosphere for creativity to flourish within the hearts that were in attendance. Eighteen musicians and songwriters collaborated together to create new sounds of heaven on earth.

Also joining us was Integrity Music Worship Leader, Artist, and Songwriter, Dustin Smith. Dustin spoke to the group giving some real life examples and practical tips on how to collaborate with others when songwriting. Several complete songs were penned and other great songs were started, but more importantly, a spark of creativity was lit that will continue to burn in our hearts.

So often, we look at ourselves as insignificant in the kingdom. We compare ourselves to others who are doing great things and say and dismiss our dreams because we don't feel qualified. The truth is, almost everyone starts out as a single voice at their kitchen table dreaming of ways they can change the world.

No one else can take responsibility for your city, for your region but you. No one owns that ground like you do. Take ownership, begin to produce and create for the kingdom and watch God fill your voice with His presence...and when God speaks, darkness is shaken.

The voice of the LORD is powerful, The voice of the LORD is majestic. The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; Yes, the LORD breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon. He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, And Sirion like a young wild ox.…

Psalm 29:4-6

Let's initiate a creative rennaissance that changes culture with the culture that God has created inside of us. Let's be the catalyst for amazing things to take place in peoples lives through the presence of God that is released in everything that we create with Him.