Hello! I’m Zach.
Are you a worship ministry leader who’s finding it difficult to reinvigorate worship in your rapidly changing church?
I help with that!
Worship is life. I live and breathe it. You could call me a church nerd and be spot on! I really care about the church and its livelihood. Bringing a faith community closer to God through deep and meaningful worship is something that I’m intensely passionate about.
The church isn’t the same as it used to be. It’s easy to see the decline of the church and jump into “panic mode” or some random church-growth strategy that works for the church down the street. Hope for the future of the church does exist. But before you leap into the unknown, take a breath and read a little further.
Because worship is the heartbeat of the church, our gatherings themselves warrant attention.
That’s where I can help.
There’s no silver bullet that works for every church. But, there’s nothing to fear – except for continuing to do the same thing that isn’t working, week after week.
Every church has its own identity and calling in the Kingdom of God. Over the last 25 years, I’ve learned to lead engaging worship by embracing my own fusions of:
musician & minister
liturgy & improvisation
traditional & contemporary
creativity & practicality
participation & contemplation
emotion & formation
technology & simplicity
leader & worshiper
We will work together to reinvigorate your church’s worship life. Worship that works in your context – in your neighborhood. Worship that brings glory to God and spiritual transformation to the worshipers.
Based on his world of experience he has asked excellent questions and is helping it evolve into an expression of Christian faith that is making a real difference in people’s lives.
Pastor John Snider READ MORE
I will help you:
- Define your theology of worship that honors your larger church’s heritage and theology
- Inspire creativity in your worship planning
- Design worship that is engaging and transformational
- Identify the kind of worship leader that is the best match for your church
Ready to take the next step?
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You’re not the only one.
I regularly talk to pastors, worship leaders, and musicians from all over the country who are struggling to know what to do. They see their churches declining. They want to stop it, but don’t know how. They feel like they need to do something different, but don’t know what to do. They want to grow their churches, but don’t know how to connect their parishes with the larger community around them. They want to be creative, but they’re too burned out to come up with ideas. And even if they do, are they going to lose their members if they try something new?
Even if you feel unprepared for it, I am confident that you can design worship that is missional and meaningful to your worshipers. I am confident that the Holy Spirit will breathe new life into your faith community through this process. I am confident that I can meet you where you are and help you press on to be the future worshiping community you desire.
I’ll help you understand the nuances of different worship styles and how they can effectively draw worshipers in. I’ll help you discover your church’s worship-DNA so you can authentically move forward. I’ll help you generate enthusiasm and eliminate worries around the unknown. I’ll help you hire and coach the kind of worship leader/musician you need. I’ll even help you educate your church leaders on the logistics and benefits of new worship opportunities.
You don’t have to do this alone!
Let’s put my experience to work for you!
Zach has the fervor of a successful corporate executive,
the creativity of a virtuoso, combined with the heart of a caring pastor.
He is capable of taking you from any place in your worship journey and guiding you on the next best steps to take, seeing that vision to completion. Mike Lamson READ MORE
When I was 13, I started playing organ in my home church. Over the years, I have gained experience as a worship designer, band-leader and music producer. I’ve also served as:
- Worship Music Leader in Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian and Episcopal faith communities.
- Worship & Music Education Specialist at Augsburg Fortress/sparkhouse Publishers
- Church Music Consultant & Clinician at Westfield Organ Company
- Event Organizer & Presenter at The Art of Curating Worship Conferences
- Co-Sponsor & Speaker at Mt. Hermon Songwriters Conference
- Publisher of worship resources at WorshipCurrent.com
- Presenter at Augsburg Fortress Music Clinics
- Songwriter/Composer at Greater Plan Publishing
- Worship Leader for Group Mission Trips
- Board member of DEMO (Diverse Emerging Musicians Organization)
Currently, I serve as Director of Worship Arts at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Let’s work together.
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Still not ready?
That’s ok. It’s a lot to take in. Maybe we should just talk first.
I’m sincere in saying that I’d love to connect with you! Send me an email HERE.
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