How do you, as a worship leader or team, know when you’re hitting the “mark” when it comes to worship in your church? If the songs go well, did we succeed? If we completely fell apart, was it a complete failure? If the pastor says it was good, is that the ultimate sign of success?
Worship in the church today can be a complicated blend of many factors. We measure success by many different standards, but the ultimate success, eternal impact, and supernatural power of worship is seen when we start with the original intention and design given to us in scripture. God gave us specific instructions for how to worship throughout the bible, and when we understand his plan, we experience his blessings.
The Online TFH Worship intensive is specifically designed to empower you - as a worship leader or worship team member - with a biblical understanding of worship. Your personal worship will go to a new level so that you can lead your church to a new place in worship as well.
The Father’s House has been known as a house of worship for 25 years. Our lead Pastor Dave Patterson had it in his heart to build a church for the presence and glory of God and in a way that is attractive to those far from him. The uniqueness of what’s happening at TFH is that there is a tangible, marked presence of god in our services, but we work hard to make it easy for those who are far from God to walk in the doors and experience Him. In short, if you’re looking to experience - and reproduce in your local-church - an atmosphere where there’s a high value on people encountering God in a way that welcomes both seasoned believers and those seeking him, then the TFH Worship Intensives are for you.
Joseph and Tosha Zwanziger are the Worship Pastors and Vacaville Campus Pastors at The Father’s House. Joseph and Tosha oversee the community of musicians, writers, and creatives and have a passion to build healthy worship communities within the local church. Joseph and Tosha have written songs, produced, and released many albums with TFH Worship, most recent being “Pursuit”. Joseph has co-authored the book “Lessons for the Worship Team” and “A Life of Worship” with Lead Pastor, Dave Patterson, and most recent, collaborated for the 3rd Edition of “Exploring Worship” with author Bob Sorge. Joseph and Tosha have two sons, Cohen and Iver.
Dave and Donna Patterson are the Lead and Founding Pastors of The Father’s House in Northern California where the church community started with 8 people in a living room, and is currently 7,500 people in 9 locations. Pastors Dave and Donna have over 30 years experience in leading worship, teaching, and pastoring. They also lead The Father’s House Network (related Churches), serve on the lead team of ARC (the Association of Related Churches) and speak at conferences nationally and internationally. Their passion is to see people encounter the reality of God and the Body of Christ to experience new levels of God’s presence through worship.
Rich Harris is the Associate Worship Pastor at The Father’s House and has been a part of TFH Worship for over 13 years. Rich is also one of the primary songwriters at TFH, with songs featured on several projects; most recent being “Pursuit”, recorded live at TFH. Rich also serves as TFH Leadership College Pastor, where he focuses on developing Kingdom-focused leaders who affect culture both inside and outside the Church. Rich and his wife Hilary have three beautiful girls: Jane, Haven, and Millie.