Making the Shift from Songwriter to Movement Writer

by | Jun 2, 2017 | 0 comments

If you’ve been struggling with songwriters block it may be time to make a shift from being a songwriter to becoming a movement writer.

You’re called to burn like a star but you feel more like a candle. The fire of the current worship movement is slowly losing its heat and you’re searching for something new.

Psalm 45:1  (NKJV)
My heart is overflowing with a good theme;
I recite my composition concerning the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Maybe you need a new position to write from. Maybe you need a to perspective to write from. Maybe God is calling you out like a star because your flame needs a whole new source with a new kind of fuel. The fuel of a movement writer.

2 Samuel 23:2 (NKJV)
“The Spirit of the Lord spoke by me,
And His word was on my tongue.

Movement Writers write songs that cause the church to move forward. Movement Writers quicken  the spirit within the believers causing new life, new breath, and awaken us to where the church is going.

We move forward as individuals and as a corporate body. The church in each nation and the church globally.

Some of you have felt conflicted and you have not found your home. You haven’t heard the home sound yet. Once you hear it you will feel at home. Once you write it you will feel resolved.

Movement Writers hear the conflict between what is and what is to be. They are prophetic and write toward the future. They seek the sound of home. They write to resolve the conflict and fulfill the expectation of faith.

Characteristics of a Movement Writer

“You’re called to burn like a star but you feel more like a candle. The fire of the current worship movement is slowly losing its heat and you’re searching for something new.”
  1. They are awakened by new revelation. When prophets and apostles preach new messages of revelation something awakens within the songwriter and they want to put that message to music.
  2. They carry the spirit of the revelation, not just write it. As movement writers we don’t just put that message to music, it is something that we have revelation of and the authentic authority rings true in the sound of the song.
  3. They write for more revelation. There’s something incredible that happens when we write. It seems to release more revelation (Ps 49.4).
  4. They write toward the future, generations ahead. David demonstrated new covenant worship for future generations. His songs prophesied about Jesus. This is why Acts 15:16 declared God was restoring the Tabernacle of David.
  5. They burn with a musical fire to prophesy. They prophesy on the instruments. They prophesy through songwriting. They prophesy according to the order of the King. The very words of their songs bring life through the voice of the Lord (2 Chron. 25 1-3).
  6. They are compelled to cause change. David wrote his way to a new day. In the midst of a cave and hiding from Saul song of change and breakthrough (Ps 57:8).
  7. They Understand the connection between sound and movement. Sound is movement and movement cause sound. When God stirs and move, he releases new sound to go with that movement.

The Sound of the Third Reformation

Within the third global apostolic reformation movement is a worship reformation movement. That worship reformation is transitioning us from the Tabernacle of David to the Tabernacle of God.

This is where the new perspective and positioning is found. The Tabernacle of God from Rev. 21.3 is the seed for writing the next movement songs.

As Acts 15:16 was key to the discovery of David’s tabernacle, Rev. 21.3 is the seed to discovering God’s tabernacle.

God is calling forth a new generation of songwriting movement writers. They are not content to write songs that only comfort they are burning to write songs that awaken the worshipers and move the church forward.

This is your next awakening. This is your next reformation. This is your next movement. Join the movement, write the movement!

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Dean Mitchum


Dean Mitchum is a renowned worship leader, songwriter, and teacher with a passion for prophetic worship.
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