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Quit Leading, Start Pastoring!

Quit Leading, Start Pastoring!

By Wisdom Moon on March 18, 2014

We're super excited about the All About Worship Conference that we'll be hosting in Leawood, Kansas, May 7 - 10! Here is one of the many workshops that we'll be offering at the conference:

Quit Leading, Start Pastoring!
The majority of us would probably refer to ourselves as worship pastors…but it's easy to forget how significant that role is. The reality is our songs, our team, and our relationships with our leaders start looking very different when we start walking as pastors…Let's get to it.

This workshop will be led by Michael Farren. Michael has spent 16 years as the lead vocalist of the worship band Pocket Full of Rocks, leading worship at venues nationwide. Pocket Full of Rocks released three albums with Word Records (Song to the KingManifesto, and More Than Noise), garnering three Dove award nominations; Worship Album of the Year, for both Song to the King and Manifesto, and New Artist of The Year.

As a songwriter, Michael's work has been recorded by artists such as Michael W Smith, Jaci Velasquez, Big Daddy Weave, and Phillips Craig and Dean. With hits such as "Let It Rain" (Michael W. Smith) and "Let the Worshipers Arise" (Phillips Craig and Dean), Michael's art has found a place in congregations worldwide. With "Every Time I Breathe", co-written with Mike Weaver of Big Daddy Weave, Michael enjoyed his first #1 single on Christian radio.

Michael's accomplishments have also made their way to the big screen with the song "It's About Love," recorded by Wynonna Judd for the VeggieTales movie "Lord Of The Beans." He also appears as an ear of corn singing his song "Rock On Larry Boy" in the Veggie Tales movie "Larry Boy And The Bad Apple." No joke.

Michael and his wife of 19 years, Alisa, live just south of Nashville, TN with their two daughters. Michael works as a producer and staff writer, while also serving as a worship pastor for Gateway Church in Franklin, TN.


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Wisdom Moon

Wisdom is a husband, father, worship leader, songwriter, and Founder/CEO of All About Worship. He was born in South Korea, but spent most of his life in Silicon Valley (California), and currently resides in Nashville, TN with his wife and three kids. Wisdom has been involved in worship ministry for over 20 years. For more about Wisdom, visit WisdomMoon.com