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Evergreen is: a community of young leaders (18-35 years old)

pursuing a fruitful worship ministry (employed or volunteer)

that is not cut short by a withering emotional or spiritual health.

The role of a worship leader often attracts young musicians in tune with the contemporary worship scene and who are often aspiring artists themselves. These young people who are still growing in character, maturity and resilience then find themselves in significant positions of leadership.

Without support, there is a risk of feeling overwhelmed, job dissatisfaction, declining mental health and even burnout. This is why we've started Evergreen, believing that being a worship leader should not come with an expiry date of a couple of years after which one is either burned out or moving on to “a proper job” which is more respected and supported. Rather, we want to help these young leaders cultivate healthy and sustainable worship ministries.

We need to raise £12,000 to run this ministry in 2023. We have calculated that operating this for a year will cost £13,798 (see below). This will involve:

  • Running 3 day retreats for 30-50 people.
  • 15 people signed up to “Evergreen+”: day retreats plus an additional weekend retreat and being part of the mentoring programme (6 sessions/year).
  • Running an online forum to continue conversations between retreats.

Young worship ministers cannot afford to bear the full cost of this service. It will requires subsidy by people who believe in their potential. We feel we can charge people for these events to the total of £3375 (£15 per day retreat, £180 per “Evergreen+” member). This leaves us with a shortfall of just over £12,000. Could you help make this possible?

Download our PDF appeal brochure for more information here.

If you or someone you know would benefit from this ministry, visit the Evergreen page for retreat details and more information.

Music and Worship Foundation CIO is registered charity no. 1175280. You can give any amount via this page - for other ways to give see details on the appeal flyer. Funds received by Music and Worship Foundation from this appeal will be prioritised for the ministry of Evergreen. Should it become impossible to allocate all money given to Evergreen, the Trustees reserve the right to apply the donations towards the general ministry of Engage Worship.