Worship 101

Instructor: Vashawn Mitchell
Tuesdays 7:00PM - 7:45PM
Session 1 - 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31
Session 2 - 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14
Session 3 - 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25

Students will study the theological aspect of worship, learn the history of worship, grow in biblical understanding and knowledge while expanding practical worship skills. Worship 101 will train up men and women to lead worship in their local church by equipping them in character and competency and training them how to make disciples of others.

VaShawn Mitchell

Hailed as Gospel music’s connector, VaShawn Mitchell has spent a career being the

plug for established and emerging artists, the real energetic, creative source for artists

both as a writer, and producer all while charting a path of his own as an exceptional


Combining impassioned lyrics, and stellar musicianship, VaShawn Mitchell has cultivated

a hallmark sound that has always been and continues to be affirming, inspiring and

produces power-filled songs. It’s these attributes that endure on ELEMENTS, Mitchell’s

first full project in three years.

Born in Harvey, Illinois well regarded as the ‘birthplace of Gospel music,’ the imprint of

Chicago is clear throughout Mitchell’s life and music. “God has allowed me to go on a

musical journey from the choir director and teacher, to writing music and writing for

other artists and working behind the scenes,” he said. “That was all training ground for

what I experience today. From the choir to praise and worship, to traveling the world

internationally, it has definitely been a huge journey. I attribute the process to God … He

has allowed me to see everything, experience everything, and grow from everything I’ve

been through to this moment.”

Mitchell’s music has evolved, and it was his career-defining hit, “Nobody Greater,” that

gave him not only his most significant hit but the vision for reach beyond the walls of the

church. It is ELEMENTS that offers a culmination of the full breadth of his 20-year career

with a fusion of pop, rock, gospel, and the signature Chicago gospel sound that has

defined him.

The multiple Grammy, Dove & Stellar Award winner and nominee said, “I was looking

back at the twenty years, and thinking about my start in music, and what I’ve

accomplished. I realize there are specific elements in life and elements of God that

allowed me to get to where I am.” “I purposely want to write music regarding my

personal story, and how God used elements like fire, wind and rain to speak to me at

times in my life that needed to be spoken to.”