When I was first getting started as a worship leader, Tim Hughes was one of the guys I looked up to.
Tim is one of the best worship songwriters I know. Having written Here I Am to Worship, Happy Day, Let it Be Known, and many others, his songs have theological depth and incredibly catchy hooks.
In this interview, Tim and I talk all things Worship Central, prophetic worship, songwriting, embarrassing moments (it’s a good one!), and much more.
Don’t miss it!
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- Worship leading is taking your private cry and making it public (Tweet that).
- It’s hard to take people on a journey we haven’t been ourselves (Tweet that).
- Live your worship. Sunday is an overflow of a lived life (Tweet that).
- Theology fuels worship. (Tweet that).
- If you want to fall more in love with God, throw yourself deeper into who he is (Tweet that).
What You’ll Learn in this Episode
- The story behind Tim’s most embarrassing moment where someone tried to disrobe during worship
- How to know the right time to sing a prophetic song
- What is present for Tim as he grows as a worshiper
- Practical tips for how musicians can prepare themselves for spontaneous worship
- How to write songs with deep theological content and strong melodic hooks
- Why great songs capture emotion, not just state a belief.
- The 4 Stages of Songwriting (Exploration, Expression, Experimentation, Evaluation)
- How to stay fresh and inspired as a worshiper and worship leader
- Tim’s songwriting process
- What Worship Central is all about
- A new solo Tim Hughes album? You may hear it here first 🙂
- How the Worship Central crew pushes creative boundaries
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- Website: Worship Central
- Website: Worship Central Course
- Music: Worship Central’s Set Apart
- Music: Worship Central’s Let it Be Known
- Book: The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson
- Book: Surprised By Hope by NT Wright
- Book: The Knowledge of the Holy by AW Tozer
- Book: Desiring the Kingdom by James K.A. Smith
- Book. Seeing Beauty & Saying Beautifully by John Piper
- Music: Avicii
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