Writing Modern Worship Songs Masterclass with Craig Adams from LifeWay Worship

What is “it” that the most popular modern worship songs of our time have in common? Is it just one thing, or are there multiple factors that go into writing a song like What A Beautiful Name (Ben Fielding, Brooke Ligertwood) that makes it an instant global hit for millions of worshipers? Is there a magic formula that Chris Tomlin and Ed Cash know that lets them crank out hit after hit, or are they just in the right place at the right time? Is there any hope for your worship songwriting?

Of course there is! And we want to help you get it!

Join us Saturday, June 2nd, for an inspiring masterclass with one of Nashville’s most prominent music publishers of modern worship music, Craig Adams, of LifeWay Worship. Craig is a five-time Dove Award-winning producer/arranger, and  currently serves as Creative Director/Publisher for LifeWay Worship. He also serves a part-time Worship Pastor for Clements Baptist Church in Athens, AL.

You’ll learn:

  • What the Top 25 CCLI Songs have in common
  • What is on the horizon in current worship songwriting styles
  • How to consider your worship band when writing your worship songs
  • The importance of congregational vocal ranges and how the Top 25 position melodies
  • Why winning melodies always “stick”
  • How to win with uptempo worship songs
  • … and much more!

Details you need to know:

June 2nd 10 – 11:30 am CDT via Zoom Webinar Link (received upon registration)

Free for NCS Members – not a member? Join HERE for only $16.99 per month!

Downloadable PDF Outline for attendees


Craig Adams 

Craig Adams is LifeWay Worship’s Creative/Publishing Director. And, YOU CAN collection Writer/Arranger. And Worship Pastor of Clements Baptist Church. In other words, if you can’t find him, you should probably look in the Studio or at Church. He’s blessed with a crazy amount of creative talent, has a heart filled with passion for the Lord, and loves to sing praises to God with his angelic voice. He’s also a Disney fanatic and major Cincinnati Red’s fan – thank goodness his wife, Deanna, and kids, Maddie and Hayden, love these things, too.

Craig is LifeWay Worship’s very won Worship Imagineer.
Follow Craig on Twitter @CraigAdams_LWW.



John Chisum

John Chisum is the former VP of Publishing for Star Song Media and former Director of Song Development and Copyright for Integrity Media.

John has written and recorded over 400 of his own compositions and helped dozens of songwriters write and publish songs that have impacted nations.

Currently Managing Partner for NCS, John is bringing his 30+ year writing and publishing expertise to help aspiring songwriters worldwide fulfill their own calling to write and see the glory of God grow brighter through excellence and powerful song coaching and resources.

John and his wife, Donna, have one daughter, Aly, and two miniature long-haired Dachshunds, Lucy and Emma.


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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Bruce Cokeroft

    Great stuff, my friends!

  2. Matt Aston

    Will this webinar be posted here for those of us who couldn’t make it?

  3. Teresa Ross

    I listened to this workshop and took four pages of notes. Lots of good information.

  4. amyjfrazier

    Is there a way to download this podcast? Would love to hear more!!

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