We worship to glorify God and call the Kingdom of Heaven down to Earth; it’s the training ground for the every day. We come with expectancy and honesty, not to lose ourselves or simply find pleasure or comfort, but to be sharpened for mission. We gather in order to go out – to be good news to all creation and bring life to those around us.

New Wine Worship (NWW) seeks to serve, encourage and commission the local church by building local worship communities with shared vision (local churches changing nations) and values (the glory, presence and kingdom of God, the mission of the Church and the character of the believer).


Head of NWW Chris Sayburn is building worship hubs in each region. The aim is meet monthly to invest in seven people in each region. These seven will then invest in another seven in their locality. The dream is that, in time, this continues to multiply on a local level, raising up leaders through relationship. We aim to see more regional gatherings and, more importantly, to build ongoing relationships.

The Worship Foundation

NWW is working in association with The Worship Foundation to develop worship training throughout the UK. The Worship Foundation is a charity run by Neil Bennetts, a previous leader of New Wine Worship, that seeks to serve the church through the teaching, training and coaching of worship leaders and their teams.

This project is all about local churches. The aim is that The Worship Foundation works with local New Wine churches and worship leaders who have the vision and capacity for developing worship training in their area. We want to see that vision for worship training flourish, deepening the worship life of churches and serving local church worship leaders and team find their own voice in worship ministry. A project that has just been launched is the Worship Pastor Coaching Track (WPCT), which will run from September 2019 for 16 months. This will be specifically for worship pastors who have a role overseeing teams, training new worship leaders (for example, in conjunction with church planting) or who may be growing into a more regional role training worship leaders and teams (for example as part of a resource church).

The WPCT will be hosted by The Worship Foundation (Neil Bennetts, Chloe Anderson) and St Aldates Worship (Jamie Thomson, Lauren Harris and Tom Read) in association with NWW (Chris Sayburn), and include additional contributions from Brian Doerksen, Christy Wimber, Simon Ponsonby, Nicola Neal and others. For more details go to theworshipfoundation.org or email neilbennetts@theworshipfoundation.org to register interest and receive an application form.


The regional NWW hub leaders meet annually to worship, pray, share stories and encourage one another. We also gather NWW hubs annually for regional conferences. All worship events will be focussed on building relationships to support the overall vision and serve the local church beyond the event. We will record any future live albums at the regional conferences.

At United we run worship seminars covering the theology of worship, NWW vision and values and key practices in the local church. We also gather leaders to pray, encourage each other and share what God is doing.

We will be limiting the number of ‘guest’ worship leaders at United to give space for our own family to serve, grow and be invested in. This may mean it’s not as ‘polished’, but we’re committed to raising up younger leaders.


As well as regular articles from the NWW family (Go to the archive), we aim to offer resources from other key theologians and worship practitioners. In the future we are aiming to develop an online forum to discuss vision, values and theology, as well as provide space to share songs that are serving the local church from within the NWW family.

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