Want to join Writing Cluster?

We are about to kick off the 2nd year of Writing Cluster, and we are very excited about it.

Writing Cluster started last year, and the things God did in and through the group are amazing! It’s crazy to think that last September, Writing Cluster was just an idea in our heads, and now we hold in our hands an EP of 5 original COS songs that we get to worship to at camps, on the weekend services, and in our own personal time with Jesus. With how last year went, we’re eager to see God blow our minds this next year as we come together again to write songs for His glory.

Writing Cluster is open to JHM and HSM students who are passionate about music, who have a desire to grow in their songwriting abilities.

Writing Cluster will be meeting once a month on Saturday mornings, and will go on 2 weekend retreats & 1 overnight retreat. (The weekend retreats will be for HSM students only). Those wanting to be in Writing Cluster need to make these dates a priority; those who miss a meeting without letting the COS staff know a week in advance will be asked to step down. Commitment to this group is highly important!

If you have a heart to write songs that will make God’s name known, and you want to join the COS songwriting group, please fill out an application by Thursday, Sept. 3rd: WRITING CLUSTER APPLICATION

We will look over your applications and get back to you by Tuesday, Sept. 8. Mark your calendars – the first meeting will be on Saturday, September 12 from 9am-12pm in the Refinery.

Email emilya@saddleback.com if you have any questions about Writing Cluster!



On Tuesday, September 1 from 4:00-5:30pm in the Refinery, we will be holding COS auditions. These are open to people entering COS for the first time as well as Growing Cluster students or current COS vocalists wanting to audition to sing on mic.

Those wanting to audition (who are not already in COS) please fill out this audition form. (Please put “N/A” where it asks for an audition video.)

Come prepared with “Made Alive” by Citizens & Saints and “Fortress” by COS (which you can find on iTunes). Email taffy@saddleback.com if you have any questions.

Come prepared to sing “Fortress” by COS. (Verse 2, Chorus, Bridge)
Girls: Also know “Pursue” by Hillsong Young & Free (Verse 2, Chorus, Bridge) and the harmonies (alto or soprano) for the verse & chorus of “Holy Spirit” by Jesus Culture. Have the songs memorized! We want to see that you can practice ahead of time and memorize song lyrics. Email emilya@saddleback.com if you have any questions.

Click here to access the Fortress chord chart.