We believe the local church is God’s "Plan A" to change the world. Our passion is to create environments and tools that encourage the church in this mission.

We value...

We believe the church is God's Plan A to change the world. It is our conviction that while the challenges churches face are substantial, the power of God, the truth of the Gospel, and the provision of the Holy Spirit are everything we need.

We believe there is incredible wisdom and insight as church leaders learn from one another. Often the most important fruit of our ministry is the connections that volunteers and church leaders make with peers serving the same God in a different faith community.

Our heart is that of Paul in Ephesians 4:11, “to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” Ministry workers, and especially lay leaders, are desperate for practical, affordable, biblical training from people who understand their context. This is critical to our mission.

We believe local churches are a million points of light transforming our region.  Greenhouse fans the flames of awakening and celebrates the work of God in the greater New England area.

We never set out to start a conference...

A small church in Massachusetts asked us to come help train their team early in 2012. We decided to open the one-day event to other churches. 125 worship leaders from dozens of churches attended. The response was overwhelming and the need was clear.

Simply Worship was birthed, an affordable, biblical, practical event for volunteers who help lead worship lead tech teams at their churches.

We've seen incredible growth since our first event in 2012...

  • 2012 — 125 in attendance
  • 2013 — 450 in attendance
  • 2014 — 700 in attendance

We are honored to be a resource to encourage and equip the local church!

To learn more about the upcoming Simply Worship event, check out our website!

An Entirely Different Event for Teen Girls!

This is the perfect experience to equip girls with TRUTH. It’s time to throw away the false definitions from culture, trends, and other people’s opinions and redefine our heart with Truth, straight from God’s Word! The Truth that God promises will set us free! It’s time to live in the FREEDOM of grace and mercy and go out ready to be the girls God has called us to be!

We want to you leave this conference not on a “mountain top high” but EQUIPPED! We want you to be VICTORIOUS in a world that will try to drag you down at every turn, as we arm you with truth, grace and mercy!

For more information about the Simply Beautiful Conference, visit our website!

Our Team:

Founder & Director – Andy Needham

Andy is a devoted champion for the local church and the visionary behind Greenhouse. Email him at andy@andyneedham.com

Simply Beautiful Creative Director – Bethany Needham

Bethany is the visionary behind our event for teen girls, Simply Beautiful. She is a gifted communicator and often emcees our other events. Her primary ministry is as Director of Student Ministries at Chapel of the Cross in Westborough, MA.

Guest Services Director & Executive Assistant – Alyssa Bell

Alyssa has been a part of our team since Simply Worship 2013. She organizes our registration process and helps ensure our guests have a great experience at our event. She also provided administrative support as needed. Her primary ministry is as part of the full time staff at Pine Brook Camp in Shutesbury, MA.

Our Board of Directors:

A Board of Directors oversees the ministry of Greenhouse.

President — Michael Cassidy

Vice President — Barry Brits

Treasurer — Matt Beattie