Songs2Serve helps people from different cultures to worship God together in unity, while expressing their variety in race and tongue so that people can meet Jesus in the language and music of their hearts.
We do that by resourcing, inspiring and training intercultural churches and networks.
Resourcing – our song collection
Inspiration – the Songs2Serve band (or partners)
Training – Online and offline
We’re steadily building up a collection of songs that we are translating from the different cultures.
Together with a team we call our co-creators, existing of musicians, song writers, worship leaders, and pastors we are compiling a database of songs to help intercultural churches. We translate, compose and arrange music from different cultures so that it is fitting for our churches. We love it when the origin of these songs is diverse.
We also offer some backing tracks, especially useful to smaller church plants, and we hope to gather more. Under Resources you can find a list of songs that are now well-known and that are being translated into another language or arranged in another cultural style in the backing track
Training at location
We have developed online and offline training about intercultural worship that we can offer in a tailor made format.
We have trained many churches by now, in many different ways. From one hour or one day to a journey of several moments during some months, with one church.
We could also combine it with a Sunday worship, to inspire the whole church.
We recommend a day of training together with the worship teams and the leadership of the church, to get the intercultural worship journey started. Contact us for more information!
Here is a teaser of one of our training video’s!
Songs2Serve Training day
Locally Songs2Serve organizes its training day, (or ‘training the trainers’ day) in a local network. We want to inspire and equip people to use intercultural worship and grow in the ability to take other people along with them.
On this day, worship leaders, musicians, and church leaders come together. Experienced musicians are invited, to train the participants in small groups.
Topics covered could be vision building, playing intercultural songs, band coaching, vocal coaching, and more.
Go to the event page to learn about coming training days.
The Songs2Serve team
Cindy de Kroon
Cindy started with Songs2Serve in the summer of 2022. She is passionate about Jesus and being His follower. As a musician, singer and music teacher she has a rich experience in training other people. Next to that she loves to help build the organization by strategic planning and people management. Her desire is that her work may bless the impact that Songs2Serve has in intercultural churches and ultimately in the glory that they bring to Jesus.
Ann is part of the Songs2Serve team since 2020. She studied music teaching and worked in Asia for some time to help churches find or write music that fits their situation. In Songs2Serve she is working at the website and is also one of our trainers.
Rieneke started Songs2Serve in 2014. Working together with her husband Theo Visser in church planting, she saw the need of serving intercultural churches in their worship journey. Her passion is to see churches find their own authentic sound, in reflecting the variety of the church and its neighborhood.