Nic Payne

Worship Leading, Faith Desconstruction, & Gospel Identity

6-months / Limited to 12

"Let me help you rest, and rediscover the human you were made to be."

$140 / Month


Session Overview

Our success in the journey homewards isn’t a question of being ready. It’s about a willingness. Do you hunger for the journey? During these next 6 months we will challenge ourselves to shift our perspective in areas of our relationship with God and our relationship with ministry. We’re about to cast off from the port and make our way into the open sea—everything is about to change...

1. Dreamscaping – Ministry Without Borders

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Where there is vision, people thrive. When it comes to leading well, I’m convinced casting vision is the single greatest tool in a ministry leader’s tool belt and perhaps the least understood or utilized. It’s certainly one of the least developed and taught skills in our churches. What is vision casting? What if you don’t have a developed vision? We’ll wrestle with a process for developing both vision and buy-in that I’ve seen consistently produce results in volunteer teams.

Visioneering – Andy Stanley

2. Organizational Leadership 101

For those of us in largely volunteer organizations, creating authentic community can be a tricky thing. Together we’ll learn some ways to do it effectively through ministry evaluation and lifecycle analysis.

We’ll also talk through systems for developing/promoting volunteers and a powerful recruiting approach most worship leaders haven’t considered.

Living the Life You Were Meant To Live – Tom Patterson
Lasting Impact – Carey Nieuwhof
Sticky Teams – Larry Osborn

3. Housing an Environment

We all want to be leading genuinely transformational communities, but building culture or shifting the culture we are currently in can seem like a daunting task. Sometimes we believe the lies that change is impossible in our paradigm- we don’t have the resources, or we’d have to put our whole lives on hold to make it happen. The truth is, movement in this area is God’s will for your house and there are some steps you can take right now to jumpstart your culture journey.

Multiply – Francis Chan
Deep Influence – TJ Addington
Organic Discipleship – Dennis McCallum & Jessica Lowery
Culture of Honor – Danny Silk

4. Identity

Spiritual authority trumps positional authority any day of the week, but where does it come from? The fact is many of us aren’t living in the abundance of life we’re meant to. The way I grew up, the Gospel was ‘ok’ news, but it certainly wasn’t ‘too good to be true’ news. If we can find breakthrough together in this area we’ll see our lives both off and on the platform come alive, and our relationships thrive.

The Naked Gospel – Andrew Farley
Two Kinds of Righteousness – E.W. Kenyon
The Pursuit of God – A. W. Tozer

5. Practical Things (and some not so practical)

There’s plenty of ideas and information out there. What many of us need is not more information, but filters for that information. In our time together we’ll talk through some ways to think about building sets, shaping an environment, and some of the ‘why’ behind what we’re really doing in our roles.

Walking on Water – Madeline L’Engle
Facing the Wall – Don Potter

6. The Truth About Worship

When I started this role I had no real understanding of what the function of praise and worship is in the Kingdom, what it’s accomplishing in the supernatural, or what it can do in the natural. Together we’ll distill down our rich history as a singing faith, find out what worship is pleasing to Him, and how to lead people into it.

How To Worship A King – Zach Neese
Getting to the Heart of Worship – Jack Hayford (Article)

About Nic

Nic is a pastor of worship, songwriter, and creative—focusing on discipleship and development in his teams. He has a passion for culture change in ministry and has had the privilege of learning from leaders like Jeremy Riddle, Christy Knockels, Matt Stinton, Kim Walker-Smith and others. 

He has mentored worship leaders and coached churches from across the country and leads Worship Workspace—a development community around songwriting, leadership, team building, and culture formation for worship leaders.

Nic has an online presence in growing Worship Leader forums and communities with 14k + members. His influence has helped thousands of worship leaders influence their church, mobilize their teams, and lead authentically transformation communities.

You can check out Nic's webpage here. 

Who is this for?

  • Worship Leaders

  • Leaders serving in volunteer teams

  • Creative/Production Directors

What do I get?

  • 6 livestream coaching sessions with your small group (monthly), 2 hours of dialogue & Q/A (via Zoom Meeting)

  • 6 customized video teachings. 

  • 1 60-minute coaching call with Nic

  • Private online community (via Slack) to collaborate with Nic and group (12 people max)

  • A monthly 60-min session to collaborate with peers

  • 6 Months of FREE membership to Worship Workspace

  • Access to replay video sessions

What do I invest?

  • $140/month or $750 one-time (USD)

  • Participation on live coaching calls for at least 5 of 6 months

  • Engagement in ‘Slack’ online community, sharing questions, ideas, and goals

  • Read books or articles Nic recommends for the sessions

The Steps

1. Apply, then pay 1st monthly payment (upon acceptance) before the group is full (12 spots). 

2. We set you up in your online group, where you can ask questions and connect (via 

3. Start 1st video call on September 19th, growing with Nic over 6 months and becoming who God wants you to be.


Here is the group session schedule: From 10:30AM-12:30PM CST, on Thursdays: September 19th,  October 17th, November 7th, December 5th, January 16th, February 20th.. If you can't make a session, you will have access to a video recording. 

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