What if we told you that incorporating the spontaneous into your worship set isn’t as intimidating as you think?
We’ve got some exciting news—we just released a new Spontaneous Worship Course featuring exclusive interviews with the Bethel Music Collective. Learn the Biblical foundation for the spontaneous, grow confident in your ability to sense what God is doing in a room and learn how to make space for a spontaneous moment during a worship set.
We believe that you have what it takes to be led by the Spirit and step out during a worship set to lead a spontaneous moment. So what is spontaneous worship, and why do we do it? Here are some Biblical values that we stand by.
“Be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,” Ephesians 5:18-20
There is a difference between singing a song already written and singing a spiritual song. While there is power in singing and declaring a song already written for our Sunday setlist, God also wants to meet us where we are in a specific moment in time. He wants to speak straight to our hearts, and this can happen when we open up our worship set and allow Him to move.
A spiritual song, as referred to in Ephesians, is a song that comes from your spirit, and your spirit is connected to God’s Spirit. John 4:24 says “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” This is the connection He longs for, to be in communion with us—spirit to spirit.
A spiritual song is something that comes straight from your heart and your history with God—expressing to Him in your own words what He means to you.
These moments come from a heart that is in love, and it captivates God’s heart to hear your voice.
Check out our new Spontaneous Worship Course and learn more about spontaneous and prophetic moments, and how to incorporate them into your worship set!
Besides connection, spontaneous songs can be a prophetic doorway into deeper breakthrough. In the story of Jericho in the Bible, God commissioned Joshua to command the people of Israel to march around the walls of Jericho 7 times, and on the 7th day after they marched, Joshua told them to “shout, for the Lord has given you the city.” At the sound of their shout, the wall around Jericho fell down flat.
This shout from the Israelites was prophetic because they hadn’t yet physically conquered the city, but God promised that He had given to them. So in faith, they shouted aloud before they saw the victory—prophesying that He would give them the city. In the same way, spontaneous moments can become prophetic in nature when God is breathing on them.
Breakthrough will always follow a spontaneous and prophetic act.
Sometimes the songs we have planned to sing on Sunday are prophetic in themselves, but sometimes God wants to interrupt our agendas and speak in a different way. In the end, it’s all about His desire to capture your heart and draw you closer to Him.