The Week // Birmingham, UK June 2017


This is a jam packed few days dedicated to sowing into worship leaders - both who they are and what they do. Come be inspired, challenged, have fun and soak up the culture of Worship Central here in Birmingham, leaving with a fresh passion for your craft and for Jesus.



We have designed The Week’s programme to invest in your passions and callings, with enough space to encounter God and allow him to speak to you. Most days will look like this, with a few variations:

9.00am: Doors - tea & coffee

9.30am: Hubs 1
Journeying through the week together, discussing things around particular questions and topics

10.00am: Morning Session
With worship & space for ministry

11am: Coffee break

11.30am: Masterclasses
Lessons from a pro - we’ll be hearing from various leaders who are experts in their fields

1pm: Lunch (provided)

2.30pm: Streams
Choose one stream to journey through during The Week (more info coming soon):

4.00pm: Coffee break

4.30pm: Recap & Reflection

4.45pm: Hubs 2

5.30pm: Break & Dinner
A chance to go grab some food and explore Birmingham!

7.30pm: Evening Sessions
These will look slightly different each night - including evenings of prophetic worship and socials.

The Sunday will look a little different - we'll kick things off at 5:30pm with a chance to get to know each other before attending the St Luke's Gas Street evening service (Worship Central's church home) and then drinks after the gathering.


The total cost of The Week is £195. This includes all tuition and input, as well as lunch each day. 

Bookings close on the 21st June 2017.


Accomodation is not included. Click here for a list of accomodation in Birmingham. 


For any more info or if you have any questions email: [email protected]


You have a period of 14 calendar days in which you may cancel your booking, starting from the day after the day you receive the email acknowledgement in the case of Event Tickets. Working days means that Saturdays, Sundays or public holidays are not included in this period.


This event is suitable for anyone aged 16+. We ask that anyone attending under the age of 18 comes with an adult responsible for them. If this is not possible, please contact [email protected] Unfortunately we are unable to provide crèche facilities for children or babies.


25th-29th June 2017
Start time: 5.30pm on Sunday 25th June
End time: 12.30pm on Thursday 29th June


St Luke's Gas Street
Gas Street
B1 2JT

Jason Upton
Jason Upton is a singer/songwriter with the heart of a pastor. Whether Jason is leading people in worship through singing or speaking, Jason does his best to carry the heart of our heavenly Father. His songs and his messages reflect a life fully lived in relationship with God, family and friends. Jason and Key of David Ministries have several recordings available that document Jason and his band expressing the heart of God for His people through song, instrumental spontaneity and spoken word. Jason currently lives in Wisconsin with his wife Rachel and their children Samuel, Emma, Lucy and Oliver.
Tim Hughes
Tim Hughes co-founded Worship Central and is now the Vicar of St Luke’s Gas Street Church in Birmingham, UK. With a heart and passion to encourage worship in the local church, he has written many songs, including ‘Here I am to Worship’, ‘Beautiful One’ and ‘Happy Day’. Tim is married to Rachel and they have four children.
Rachel Hughes
Rachel has a background in Television & media and worked for the BBC in London before joining the staff at Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) where she headed up the Creativity & Arts Department. Whilst at HTB, Rachel was involved in teaching and leading as well as pioneering a new ministry for Mums called MOLO with their 4 young children. Rachel has relished leading Gas Street alongside Tim and is passionate about seeing God’s Kingdom come in Birmingham.
Luke Hellebronth
Luke leads Worship Central with Tim and is based at St. Luke’s Gas Street Church in Birmingham. He has written many songs including 'Spirit Break Out', 'Ready for You' and 'Stand Up'. Luke is married to Anna.
Pete Hughes
Pete, along with his wife Bee, lead KXC a church in Central London. Pete and Bee planted the church 7 years ago with the vision to recklessly give themselves away to God each other and the people of Kings Cross and beyond.
Anna Hellebronth
Anna is the worship pastor at St. Luke's Gas Street in Birmingham, as well as being part of the Worship Central team as a songwriter and worship leader. Anna is married to Luke.
Will Van Der Hart
Will is Pastoral Chaplain at Holy Trinity Brompton and a director of The Mind and Soul Foundation. His interest in emotional health is wide ranging, reflecting his broad experience in a variety of pastoral contexts. Will is an integrative and practical bible teacher who speaks at a number of national forums. He is passionate about equipping church leaders to look after their own emotional health as well as empowering them to manage the emotional needs of their congregations and has authored a number of books on the topic.
Josh Gauton
Josh is part of the Worship Central team as a worship leader and the ministry’s Creative Director. He spent the last few years in London leading worship at Holy Trinity Brompton, and is now based in Birmingham as a part of Gas Street Church. Josh released his debut EP, ‘As The Waters Rise’, in 2016.
Nick Herbert
Nick is a songwriter and worship leader whose co-writes include God's Great Dance Floor, Jesus Saves, The Same Power, The Way and Let It Be Known. He is also the Creative Pastor at St Luke's Gas Street in Birmingham. Nick is married to Ali and they have two children; Gracie & Josiah.
Nick Drake
Nick is a theologian, worship leader and songwriter based at St Luke's Gas Street and currently studying for his PhD. He, along with his wife Becky, lead a ministry called Worship for Everyone that aims to write songs that can unite the church across generation borders.


The Worship Pastor Stream
We'll be looking at all things related to the role of a worship leader and pastor. Exploring the Old & New Testament journey of worship leaders, our role in our communities, your relationship with your senior pastor/church leader, spirit led worship, presence vs production, setlists, leading with confidence, our prophetic role in the church, the prayer/worship dynamic, building great team cultures, maximising the potential of your band, working with your production team and pastoring well. Plenty of meat to sink your teeth into!
The Creative Stream
Confidence. Vulnerability. Knowledge. Three vital ingredients to feed the creative heart. Over the course of this stream we’ll be exploring these themes - hearing from experts and professionals in their fields and stretching you with practical (sometimes unorthodox!) exercises. We’ll also be hearing and rating some of your songs, so if you’re a songwriter, work in a creative field or are looking to expand the role of creativity in what you do we’d love you to join us!