An Introduction to the Homesteading Worship Leader

Jason is a native Californian who made it to Texas in 2007 after a 6-year taste of the Midwest.

He is the Director of Worship & the Arts for Oikos Church, Houston, TX, which he helped plant in Fall 2013. He is husband to Ashley, and father to Isabella, Iliana, and Porter. Both Jason and Ashley are spiritual parents to the Homebrewed Missional Community whose mission is to strengthen families shoulder-to-shoulder.

Together, they lead the charge at Oikos in developing a worshiping culture where God’s sons and daughters seek to imitate the words, works, and ways of Jesus as they live life on the missional frontier. A culture whose worship is transformational, authentic, and passionate when gathered together at the temple, yet goes beyond the temple walls and into neighborhoods and homes.

Leading worship since the turn of the century, he has seen and experienced many facets of this calling; yet one in particular has truly grabbed his attention and his heart: the missionary [or homesteading] worship leader. For many, leading worship begins and ends with the stage, but what if worship leaders embraced something more? Perhaps even something more significant than a Sunday-only experience? What if worship leaders became significant warriors on the front-lines of disciple-making and kingdom-building? Worship leaders possess a musical craft that many do not, so what if we leveraged it for mission and discipleship?

Join Jason as he seeks to explore a new kind of worship leader; a leader who is passionate for the Father, who is radical about community, and who is zealous for reaching the lost. A “homesteading” worship leader taking new ground for the kingdom of God in both the temple and the home.