Course Description

The Redeeming a Sound course written and taught by Dan McCollam covers theological foundations for redeeming sounds, musical styles and instruments in nations.

We can often think of certain styles and sounds as 'demonic'. This thought has led many to lay down their Indigenous instruments or their own authentic sound to copy what is popular or what is more acceptable in Western Culture. But what if God created those instruments, songs and sounds? Instead of silencing the sound of the people, what if He wants to redeem it? What if He wants to put His song in the sound of the people? Instead of copying someone else’s sound, what if God is trying to use the heartfelt art of a nation to win the heart of the nation back to Himself?

This is a great course for musicians who have a calling for missions or want to redeem the music in their own community back to God. 

In this course you will: 

  • Learn foundational truths for redeeming cultural sounds

  • Identify what is the new song of the Lord and why it is needed

  • Understand the importance of reconciliation

  • Learn how to worship bigger than the room

  • Understand frequency, resonance and entrainment and how it relates to worship

  • Obtain tools to help develop relationships with others of the same heart

  • Understand The Function and Authority of the New Song in the Three Heavens

  • Principles can be applied to Indigenous and local church context

Sounds of the Nations founder

Dan McCollam

Dan McCollam is the founding director of Sounds of the Nations, a mission organisation training thousands around the world to write and record praise and worship songs in their own culture, language, and ethnic sound. As a dynamic itinerant minister, Dan loves partnering with leaders, trainers, and local churches in the areas of worship, the prophetic, leadership structures and strategies, embracing the glories of the cross, and unlocking dreams of the heart. He serves on the faculty of Bethel School of Supernatural Worship,, Bethel School of the Prophets, and is a cofounder of Prophetic Company training others in the prophetic ministry. Dan and his wife Regina are based out of Austin, TX, USA.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome from Roma Waterman

    • How to do this course

    • Where to send your assignments

    • Introduction from Dan McCollam

  • 2

    Week 1: God Is Calling For A New Song

    • God is calling for a new song

    • Redeeming A Sound Week 1 Reflections

    • Quiz 1

    • The Wrong Side of the Cross by Dan McCollam

  • 3

    Week 2: The Battle For Atmospheres

    • The Battle For Atmospheres

    • Geographic & Demographic Authority

    • Ethnomusicology

    • Authority & Authenticity

    • Summary

    • Redeeming A Sound Week 2 Reflections

    • Quiz 2

    • Getting on the Right Side of the Cross by Dan McCollam

  • 4

    Week 3: The Ministry of Reconciliation

    • Can music be "of the devil?"

    • Is it our job to judge evil?

    • 4 Types of Musical Instruments

    • Should certain instruments be allowed in the church?

    • Redeeming A Sound Week 3 Reflections

    • Quiz 3

    • Dealing with Sin and Temptation by Dan McCollam

  • 5

    Week 4: The Power Of Language

    • Introduction

    • Different Language = Different Power

    • Mining the Treasures of Language

    • Language and Revelation

    • Conclusion

    • Redeeming A Sound Week 4 Reflections

    • Quiz 4

    • The Ascended Lifestyle by Dan McCollam

  • 6

    Week 5: The Power of Sound

    • The Power of Sound

    • Three Scientific Terms

    • Sounds Impact On Humans

    • Redeeming Sounds- Transforming People

    • Redeeming A Sound Week 5 Reflections

    • Quiz 5

    • Accessing the Ascended Lifestyle by Dan McCollam

  • 7

    Week 6: Worship Bigger Than The Room

    • Putting The Pieces Together

    • Focus and Intention

    • 5 Tips To Worship Bigger Than The Room

    • Redeeming A Sound Week 6 Reflections

    • New Creation Realities by Dan McCollam

  • 8

    Week 7: Research

    • Ancient Music

    • Geographic And Demographic Authority

    • Music of the Church

    • Cultural Research

    • Redeeming A Sound Week 7 Reflections

    • Quiz 7

  • 9

    Week 8: Relationships

    • Character Before Gifting

    • Spirituality

    • Relational

    • How To Find These People

    • Quiz 8

    • Redeeming A Sound Week 8 Reflections

  • 10

    Week 9: Circles of Relationships

    • The 5 Circles of Relationships

    • Inductive and Deductive Circles

    • Types of Resource Events

    • Quiz 9

    • Redeeming A Sound Week 9 Reflections

  • 11

    Week 10: The Function and Authority of the New Song in the Three Heavens

    • What Are The 3 Heavens?

    • Biblical Basis for Understanding The 3 Heavens

    • Understanding and Authority of the 2 Heavens

    • Our Role

    • Quiz 10

    • Redeeming A Sound Week 10 Reflections

  • 12


    • Redeeming a Sound Conclusion

    • Redeeming A Sound ebook by Dan McCollam

    • Assessment 1- Redeeming A Sound

    • Assignment 2- Redeeming A Sound

    • Assignment 3- Redeeming A Sound