Don Chapman’s passion is for the Church, music and technology, and he blends all three into resource websites devoted to contemporary worship: hymncharts.com and worshipflow.com. He’s the editor of the weekly worshipideas.com newsletter that’s read by over 30,000 worship leaders across the world (signup for free here.) A prolific arranger and songwriter, Don has had songs published by Word, Integrity Music, G3worship and Worship Today, and has orchestrated music for Christian artists Chris Sligh and Jeremy Camp. He’s been featured on the 700 Club, has been quoted in USAToday and is a guest lecturer at Liberty University.
The first worshipideas email newsletter went out to about 400 people on February 11, 2002 (in the heyday, right before the blog explosion, the newsletter amassed over 100,000 subscribers. These days it hovers around 30,000.) Worshipideas was born out of Don’s own desire to share what he was learning as a first-time worship leader at a church plant. Back in 2002 contemporary worship was still fairly new and the worshipideas newsletter and website helped worship leaders across the world figure out this new form of worship.
The very first worshipideas article was “Jumpstart Your Worship Planning Creativity” and you can read it here!
Don Chapman teaching at Liberty University.
This video from 2006 is a story the 700 Club did on Don, his website hymncharts.com and Christian artist Chris Sligh.