Music is an international language.
It penetrates closed hearts. It moves the immovable.
Music is essential to life and echoes the heartbeats of young and old alike.
It expresses our intimacy and reveals our worship.
Music enhances, completes, comforts and challenges us.
All music began in Heaven. The sounds of our various cultures reflect His unique celebration and love for diversity. Whether we sing, play an instrument, or creatively communicate sounds, it is our response and our reflection of the Heavenly Father.
In preparing to share the good news worldwide it is essential to employ music. We offer courses on improving your musical skills for the beginner to intermediate student as well as seminars on how to develop your existing music ministry.
There are frequently opportunities to tour with musical groups – whether contemporary or classical – getting experience on the road in outreach situations. We have training on songwriting, CD production, musical prayer and booking and touring.
Visit the 'Opportunities' section to find your place in God's plan to use music to build his Church and impact the nations.
Easterfest 72 Hours of Worship
Friday, 08 March 2013 01:40
Easterfest is launching a new initiative over the Easter weekend in Toowoomba, Australia this year. Over the weekend 'The Chapel' at the Empire Theatre will play host to 72 hours of non-stop consecutive worship.
“I’m excited about the unity that will be expressed through this venue,” says Drew Vallejos, Easterfest City Coordinator. “It’s a chance to claim back territory and see God’s anointing released in the city centre.”
YWAM Toowoomba will be leading worship a couple of sets and also providing some spiritual oversight at various times over the weekend at the venue.
On Sunday evening at the tail end of the 72 hours, the worship will relocate to the Easterfest Mainstage for a 5 Hour Worship Finale with New World Sun, Lecrae, Ascend the Hill and United Pursuit Band to name just a few.
The decision wasn't an easy one to make for Easterfest director Dave Schenk and the Easterfest team:
“When we started to feel like God was taking us in a different direction, it was really hard to wrap our heads around because we were passionate about the Sunday night service – the way it has been for 12 or 13 years.. It’s been amazing over the years – a great chance to celebrate on Easter Sunday, and it was absolutely God-breathed..
But coming into this year, we felt like God wanted us to bring some change and we are excited about the new journey He has us on. It will be a full five hours of worship, celebration and focussing on Jesus. It’s celebration Sunday, right! We’ve got some international artists and some Aussie artists. But the truth is we want the focus to be less on them and more on Jesus."
New Music Ministry and Music & Worship DTS in Australia
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:28
YWAM Music Toowoomba is passionate about discipling, equipping, empowering and releasing musicians, bands, individuals and teams into their God given callings. Our dream, is unleashing yours..
For years we have carried a vision in our hearts of establishing a community of artists and support staff who are passionate about Jesus and want to use their gifts to bring His Kingdom to all people. While visiting Toowoomba in 2010 to serve with 'Easterfest' - God spoke very clearly that we were to establish a YWAM base in Toowoomba. In the early months of 2011 we were sent out from YWAM Brisbane to pioneer what is now YWAM Australia's youngest base Toowoomba is Australia's second largest inland city. Perched on top of 'The Great Dividing Range', Toowoomba is located 120km west of Brisbane. Known as the 'Garden City' and home to Australia's largest Christian Music festival, 'Easterfest', Toowoomba services a large region stretching from the Lockyer Valley to the rich farm lands of the Darling Downs. It is the Education Hub of the Darling Downs region and blessed with many wonderful Churches who enjoy a strong bond of unity, working together to reach the lost and helping those in need.