Brian Campbell Music is the worshiping community led by worship artist Brian Campbell. We create music, experiences, training seminars, projects, and events that celebrate the exchange of God meeting with and changing His people. Our hope is that you simply meet with Jesus through this journey. 

Hearts Wake | Where We’re Heading 

January 1, 2017 launches Hearts Wake Ministries. The vision is to see individual people encounter God and be forever transformed around the world. Across the earth: hearts waking to the Giver of life. 

I’d like to share with you a bit about where we are going this year. 

There are two key elements to 2017 in terms of activities: gathering the family to make a home and answering the call around the world.

Our ministry is expanding: we’ve moved from 1-2 trips a year internationally to between 3-4 trips a year over the past two years. In 2017, we have invitations for 8-10 international trips that will focus on worship, equipping, and mission. Each of these trips is between 8 and 14 days, meaning there are a lot of logistics to make these possible. Some of these trips will be for key leaders in countries like India, Australia, Germany, and Slovakia. Other trips will focus on worship rising across the earth as God’s people together join with the song of heaven. 

We need an organization to handle the logistics of over 100 days of international ministry each year. 

An integral part of this is the gathering of our global family. For the past few years, I’ve worked with team members across the world to be part of the events that we do. Some in the States, others in countries around the world, have graciously been part of my team and have served with me as we do these events. That global team will continue to operate, but we really felt that 2017 was a year of gathering–I’ve began to ask some of our global team members if they would consider laying it all down to be part of this ministry in a more full-time capacity. What would it look like for us to gather as a community and from that be sent out for the events that we do? 

This has been the key driver behind Hearts Wake: to bring an organizational covering to a missional team that goes out on mission around the world and invites others to do the same. 

We’ve got team members around the world moving to America in this next year so that our team can live in community together, create and learn together, and go out on mission together. Hearts Wake will allow that team to have the spiritual covering to do this as well as to give our team members a sustainable way forward to be part of this team for years to come. 

So what does this look like in 2017? I see a quick summary of our activities as Hearts Wake as something like this:

• Going out on mission internationally for 7-10 trips in 2017

• Gathering our international team together in Akron, OH to live in community so that we can go out together on mission

• Preparing for the founding of a physical hub where our team can prepare together, create, and host and equip other teams to go out and do the same

There are a lot of needs as we move forward in the journey: we need to secure  visas and residences for international team members; travel expenses to go out on mission like this throughout the year is not cheap, each trip costing around a couple thousand dollars per person; we will be launching a campaign to fund the training center as details come together. 

I would ask you to consider pledging your support on a monthly level to Hearts Wake. Your monthly gift will allow us to continue doing what we have done on our own dime for much of the past few years along with the support of those who have believed in this mission. Big or small, one time or on a regular basis, your gift will empower this ministry as we continue forward.

I would also ask you to pray for us. In Matthew 9:37-38 Jesus reminds us:

“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

I believe our team is in part an answer to that prayer. Our team at Hearts Wake is witnessing a global harvest in our time, seeing worship rise and people respond to Jesus. Pray that we do not lose heart, but instead proclaim the goodness of God and his good news with boldness, joy, humility, and power. We’re seeing the Kingdom come as hearts wake to the Giver of life: Jesus. 

I’m including a link below if you’d like to give. If you would pray for us, would you let us know? We’d love to keep you updated on what God is doing through Hearts Wake as we enter this next year.

Thanks for taking time to read this and for your continued support as we walk in this mission God has given us. Lots of love to you and your family, and I pray God’s blessing on you as we head in to this new year!

The very best, 


Founder and President, Hearts Wake Ministries


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How We’ve Got Here | A Summary of 2016 

2016 was an amazing year for us. 

There’s a picture in my mind that has stuck–it started at the end of 2014, even before we found out about the new addition to our family, and it categorized much of the last few years: it was that all of the activities, identities, elements of our life were on a massive dining room table, and we didn’t know what we were going to be able to pick up or when. Artistry, church ministry, mission, music were all on the table top, and all were up for Divine re-ordering as family moved in to a greater level of priority. The posture of this past season was that of listening and waiting, laying down and surrendering. 

During that time, we had the chance to be part of some great churches. There were people in the last few years who allowed us to figure this out as I served their communities, and in turn they allowed us to live in a place where need was never part of the equation. That has been such a gift, and I can’t emphasize how much that has blessed us. At the same time, there was the reality that full-time church staff was not where we were called to be as a family. There was the confirmation of something that has been at the heart of what we’ve been doing for a long time: that I’m called and designed to be a “friend of” or “partner with” churches, but I am not designed to be a staffer. 

I will ruin churches when the relationship is that of a full-time staffer pastoral position. 

There are plenty of things that I can offer a church in properly pursuing calling, and this season has revealed much about that. I feel more certain of what I’m called to in terms of vocation and where we’re heading as a family and a team. 

In August, I was overseas and things began to take shape rather dramatically: there was a remembering of how this whole thing that we do got started–and by this I mean global ministry, training and equipping, and worship events. In 2012, I was on a three-week tour in America and I saw spiritual awakening starting in churches from vastly different backgrounds across the country. This theme of “Hearts Wake To The Giver of Life” came out of this time and became the title of the first full-length that I did that ultimately launched Brian Campbell Music. The time in Australia and New Zealand in August brought me back to this start–God was breathing in new life in to this original vision, and I felt as if it was to be the spiritual heart of this next season.

I think it’s important to note here that Brian Campbell Music is in full swing. We’ve got a new record coming out this next year, our team is assembling in America, and events are increasing around the world. It’s really because of this that I feel that it’s critical for us to have the organizational and team structure in place. As our team does events and goes out on mission, I want our families to thrive. I want not only our musicians, but also their families and networks to be blessed as a result of what we do. I want others to be able to come in and be part of our community for short periods of time and be encouraged and transformed by God’s goodness among us. I want a team of wise and experienced leaders to advise this ministry, to keep me accountable, and to provide the insight as we explore new horizons and growth. 

Because of all of this and more, it’s time. 

It’s time to launch this new adventure we’re calling Hearts Wake Ministries. 

2016 has been very much the year of preparation for launching out in greater fullness in to this vision. Much of what we will do will still be under Brian Campbell Music, and you’ll see worship events all over the place as a result. Hearts Wake will be the spiritual covering for our team as well as the organization allowing us to engage on a greater level in this mission in worship that we do around the world. All of our training and equipping will fall under this umbrella, as well as most of our international events. 

In 2016, we’ve had 3 international trips we’ve been able to be part of. In 2017, that number looks to at least double, and likely triple. 

I can’t tell you how excited and thankful I am for this next chapter and what it holds in terms of kingdom impact around the world. If you read this, would you please consider pledging your prayer and support as we head in to this new year? None of this will be accomplished without much prayer and intimacy with the Lord. I would thank you in advance for praying for our covering, support, freedom, and blessing as we step in to this new adventure. 

This is where we’ve been. Let me tell you more about where we are going!

Great time this weekend in #Germany. It’s been an amazing... 

Great time this weekend in #Germany. It’s been an amazing end to the past 14 days in #europe – I love seeing #heartswake around the world. God is up to something wonderful, underground, majestic, and glorious. Grateful to bear witness to it.

Thanks to all of you who support us in seeing #liveschanged through this ministry. We’ve got some amazing stuff coming for 2017 – a new album, a community assembled, and a #newseason . For now, I’m just #grateful for all that God has done in 2016. #bornagainstory #thechurchcollective #bettertogether2016 #slovakia #perfectlovecastsoutfear (at Charlotte Douglas International Airport)

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