The Possibilities, Practicals & Pitfalls of Co-Writing! (Upcoming Webinar)
Ever had the dream of walking in to a room with your guitar, a notebook and a Starbucks, shaking hands with a total stranger and then spending the next three hours composing the most beautiful piece of worshipful art you’ve ever come across?Inspired by people who can sit down beside you with a blank piece of paper and find rhymes for words like essence, Bethlehem and hermeneutic that actually seem to work in a song? Too afraid to actually begin to explore the idea of co-writing because you just have no idea what’s supposed to happen?
Have we got a webinar for you!
Chris Vacher & Joshua Seller are no co-writing experts but they have written songs together and with others. These songs have come out of old friendships, new introductions and life experiences in general. Some of these songs are now being sung in churches all over – but that’s not the point.
In this webinar, we’ll talk through some of the things we’ve learned through writing songs with other people. We’ll talk about some of the great possibilities, some of the real practical things that can help you as well as some of the pitfalls that may come along the way.
Chris Vacher's Bio
Chris began his role as the Director of Worship at Orangeville Baptist Church near Toronto in 2005. In2009 he began spearheading WorshipRises, a movement of Canadian worship leaders committed to developing worship resources for & from the Canadian church. He is married to Sonya and the abundantly proud dad of four kids.
Joshua Seller's Bio
In a time when the lines between church music and mainstream music have been hazed and blurred, Christian artists rooted in humility and focused on exalting Christ are hard to find.
That’s where Joshua Seller comes in.
Based out of Harvest Bible Chapel in Oakville, ON, Songwriter / Worship leader Joshua Seller represents a breath of fresh air in both Canadian church-culture and the larger Christian music industry too. Seller is passionate about his art but also determined and mindful to eliminate ego from the equation. No rock star attitudes here.
But don’t let his modesty fool you. Having opened for Casting Crowns on their 2009 Canadian tour, garnered mega-exposure for his song “Song of the Angels” through CCLI, won “Scriptural Song of the Year” at the 2009 Covenant Awards and, last but definitely not least, finished in the Top 10 in the 2002 season of Canadian Idol, Seller has definitely been a busy man.
“Through the Canadian Idol experience, God showed me a brief season of fame,” Seller explains. “The whole time I thought I could serve both God and the World. But I was wrong.” It was through releasing and touring a secular album that God revealed that no fame could buy happiness for Seller. “I remember getting to the point where I had to choose between Christ and the world. I chose Christ because He revealed His love and grace to me in such a way I could do nothing but choose Him.”
Following these life changes, Seller found himself at Harvest Bible Chapel, a church where he would soon put down roots with his family. Serving there now as a full-time vocational worship leader, Seller’s number one focus is writing songs for the church and leading services there.
His progressive sound is built around songs that move and build – from soft and intimate to big and exciting. Drawing inspiration from worship leaders such as Chris Tomlin, Bob Kauflin, and Kristian Stanfill, Joshua Seller is excited about being used as a Psalmist for our generation: Writing songs that God would allow the world to sing to Him.
Seller is passionate about the church, plain and simple. “The heart of why I write & sing is to make Jesus known and lead people into His presence.” Whether with local congregations in Ontario or on larger stages through out North America, Joshua Seller’s passionate songs and servant-heart will continue to inspire and draw people in closer and closer to where God is leading.
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