The Best of Worship & Praise

Teachers – Jay Beech & Nate Bergengren
Half-day intensive

Looking for solid music for your praise band or worship team? Jay and Nate will introduce some of the best music from the worship & praise industry. All selections will have been filtered for theological content, musical quality, and congregational accessibility. Helping to select music for the day will be Matt Anderson, an ELCA pastor in California, whose website WorshipInDepth.com is dedicated to compiling lists of quality music of this type. Music will be accompanied by a great band.

Cost – $50
Fulfills one certification elective requirement for Repertoire Studies
Continuing education contact hours – 3

Please bring with you as many people from your worship team or band as you would like. One songbook is included in the registration fee; however, if you would like to purchase additional copies, you can do so at the check out process.


January 21, 2017 – Register
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Prince of Peace Lutheran (map)
7217 W. Broadway
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428


Jay_BeechJay Beech has long been recognized for his creative blending of musical energy and theological substance, and his ability to lift up ancient traditions within a modern context. His published works include hymns, liturgies, camp songs, musicals, and anthems which are sung each week in congregations throughout the United States. Jay is also the owner of BaytoneMusic.com, an online company that provides downloadable music resources for worship. He served on the music staff at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, MN for sixteen years and is a graduate of St. Olaf College. He is the Director of The Center for Worship and Music Studies.


Nate Bergengren
Nate Bergengren is an experienced worship leader and an accomplished guitar player and vocalist. He understands his work as helping communities find their song, and he senses the God-message in all kinds of art. In particular, he has seen the power that pop music has for those who struggle to understand the relevance of church. Having served in a variety of contexts with many different musicians and leaders, Nate has gained a broad perspective of the wide scope of modern expressions of worship. He has a B.A in religion from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, has worked in youth ministry, and is currently Director of Modern Worship Arts & Media at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Brooklyn Park, MN.