NewSpring Worship exists to Fish and Feed: engage outsiders and empower believers in every worship gathering and studio recording.

What We've Learned

At NewSpring, all of our musicians are paid. Sometimes they are staff members and sometimes they are Owners at our church with musical talent that we contract out. Because they are paid, a level of excellence is expected as well as a commitment to play every one of our gatherings on a Sunday. Band members are paid for coming to rehearsal, showing up early on Sunday morning to play in run through again, and then finally playing at each of the gatherings on a Sunday.

We plan set lists a series at a time with the topic of the series in mind. The process begins with a brainstorm that includes all of our worship leaders. During that meeting, we decide on a bank of songs for that series that we call “the top 20.” Each campus chooses songs from that list to fit the content of the day, the strengths of their team, and the needs of their campus.

We believe corporate singing is a time to focus on God. When it comes to song selection, we approach that process considering what will bless God and benefit His people. The songs we pick are the result of simply listening to God and doing what He says. Occasionally, we use cover songs to illustrate a sermon or provide a teaching moment. But every song we play, we play with the hope that it will lead to salvation and repentance. 

Our auditions are online. We have a form on the NewSpring website that an applicant fills out and attaches a link to a youtube video of them singing or playing. The information that we ask for gives us a little insight on who they are, along with their story and musical experience. The song(s) that they play or sing have been predetermined by our Central Worship team.

We always want to use our best musicians, but have a heart to raise up musicians as well. We do have A-list musicians on our roster at every campus, but the door is always open for new, capable musicians to be part of our teams. We do feel that no one’s first time playing on a Sunday should be their very first time onstage. As part of the audition process, potential players/singers experience a "first look" where they shadow a rehearsal with the band.

  • Worship Matters by Bob Kauflin
  • Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem
  • The Treasury of David by Charles Spurgeon
  • The War of Art by Stephen Pressfield
  • Practicing His Presence by Frank Laubach and Brother Lawrence
  • Clinging by Emilie Griffin
  • The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer
  • The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon
  • Battling Unbelief by John Piper
  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

At NewSpring, we believe that you practice at home and rehearse together. Our rehearsals are either on Monday or Tuesday, depending on the campus. Our call time for rehearsal is 6pm. At 6:15pm, we have a pre-rehearsal meeting, led by that week's music director, to talk over any potential speed bumps, answer any other questions and pray for the week. When that meeting is over, we hit the stage to sound check by 6:30pm. We'll rehearse each song until it's Sunday ready and then record it for playback purposes.

On Sundays, our call time is 6:45am with sound check at 7:00am. We run through all the songs as a quick refresher for the band before Production Meeting at 7:45am. In this meeting, we walk through all the ins and outs before having our Full Production Run Through. This run through is where all of our production and video volunteers get a gathering under their belts without practicing on our people. If there are no changes out of run through, we'll then eat breakfast together and have a devotion before the first gathering starts!  

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