Category: 2011

location, location, location…

Some people have been asking where the School of Worship will be hosted this year.  I was scowering our site looking for that info and realized that we forgot to put it on here!  HOLY COW.  Just so you know, this years School of Worship will be held at The Venue.  That’s 29930 Hunter Rd. Ste. 103, Murrieta, Ca. 92563.

Hope that helps!


dialing in schedule

Well, things are definitely moving around here.  I think we’ve finalized our schedule for the weekend.  I thought I’d give you a sneak peak of what we’re looking at.  I’m especially excited about Friday night!

Friday Night – 7:00pm
Worship with Ryan Mcculough
Speakers – Eric Beeman & Dave Reynolds (tentative)
Panel Discussion On Team Dynamics

Check out more on the schedule tab!

mike mathis

Mike Mathis is set to lead the Rhythm & Groove Workshops on Saturday (drums & bass).  Mike and I started hosting Worship Schools almost 10 years ago and he was amazing back then!  I can’t wait to see what he brings to our weekend!  His bass tone stands on its own and his smooth, laid-back, butter-like groove will melt your heart for sure.  I’m hoping some of that juju rubbs off on all of our musicians this year!

Just Added Jeremy Blasongame

Stoked to have just added Jeremy Blasongame to the tech portion of our gathering.  Jeremy is an experienced A/V Tech Director.  Check out more about him on his blog  He’s not a wordpress guy, but hey…  nobody’s perfect!

We’re excited to add Rich Kirkpatrick and his daughter Emilie to this years School of Worship. Rich is a coffee fanatic, social media addict and wannabe techie geek as well as a vocational musician. He has served in worship and ministry since college and has grown a readership of creatives and influencers who interact with his blog about faith, culture and ministry leadership. He loves leading worship and desires to see the family of Venture Church enthusiastically celebrate God’s grace together each weekend.  He’s one of the main contributors over at Worship Mythbusters, so head on over and take a look.

His daughter Emilie is currently working on her first professional recording, a three-song EP produced by Ramy Antoun.  You can read more about her journey over at

We’re excited to see how God uses them at this years gathering!

We’re getting excited around here in regards to this years School of Worship.  We’re going straight for the heart of the matter…  Worship.  Make sure you mark the date.

It looks like some of the same speakers as last year plus a couple more.  You’re not going to want to miss this one!

this years school of worship

Hey worshipers!  We’re working hard on this years School of Worship.  We’re going to be doing 2 full days of awesome worship and training this year.  It’s set to happen September 23rd & 24th.

Keep your eyes and ears open for more information on this site.

gwyn sanborn

It’s official…  No really, it is.  Gwyn Sanborn will be sharing with us on Friday night.  Gwyn is a vocal coach, country singer, worship leader, mother and wife…  all at the same time!!!  She’s instrumental in making Country at The Merc, Temecula Live and Gospelfest happen every year.  I’m not sure how she does it, but if you come to the School of Worship she might just tell you!

At the School of Worship she’ll be sharing on vocal technique, stage presence and authenticity.

Don’t miss it!

karl verkade confirmed

Great News!  Karl Verkade has just confirmed that he’ll be joining us for this years School of Worship.  He’s set to speak on everything The Edge & U2, including effects, cables, picks, guitars, amps and more.  For a sneak peak of what he’ll be bringing to the table swing on by his blog “Guitar for Worship“.  You don’t want to miss what he’s bringing!