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Spontaneous Worship - Brian & Jenn Johnson

What makes a spontaneous worship moment powerful? How do you lead, follow, and play in a spontaneous worship moment? Join Brian and Jenn Johnson as they share some practicals about spontaneous worship. In this lesson, they'll take you step by step through one of their spontaneous worship moments and explain what they did, how they felt, …

Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Course Overview

Unit 1
Unit 1 - Brian & Jenn Johnson, Jeremy Riddle, Josh Baldwin
Unit 2
Unit 2 - Amanda Cook, Cory Asbury, Kristene DiMarco
Unit 3
Unit 3 - Jonathan Helser, Kalley Heiligenthal, The McClures
Unit 4
Unit 4 - Hunter Thompson, Sean Feucht, Steffany Gretzinger

Biblical Basis for Prophetic Song

  • “Breakthrough followed the prophetic sound: Jericho is an example of that. The spontaneous outburst of the Spirit is what God promises to inhabit.”

  • “It’s easier to find a song when you’re in love.”

  • “Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs,” (Ephesians 5:19) A spiritual song is connecting to God.


Navigating a Spontaneous Moment

  • Brian and Jenn compare fishing to a spontaneous moment. “If you get a really strong impression of ‘this is what God is going to do’ just step out, and start playing until it comes. It’s like fishing, you keep casting out until you catch it.” 

  • They poetically explain the power of a spontaneous moment during worship and its impact on an audience. “A spontaneous moment is like blowing on a fire, and you can feel when they catch it as a room. And the whole atmosphere changes.”

  • “You have to lead in the beginning, but the goal is that the crowd would catch the song and take it somewhere.”

  • “It’s important to go from talking and singing about it to doing it. Don’t just sing about a mighty sound but make a mighty sound.”


Logistics of a Spontaneous Moment

  • “In order for a spontaneous moment to really go somewhere, the leader should hover on a simple chord progression in a steady pattern, being sensitive so the crowd doesn’t get distracted.”

  • “Connection to sound is really important, and the soundman needs to be prophetic as well, instead of being on autopilot.”

  • Jenn says, “If I’m not sure about whether this moment is going too long I find key people who are very Spirit-led in the crowd and kind of see their reaction.”