Worship Leader Training


Image of people worshipping in front of a sign that says 'Jesus'

Worship Leading Course - September 2021 start

A focussed 14 session on-line (via Zoom) course for those leading some worship in their church, or those interested in doing so. Facilitated by Stephen Hardy and Rosemary Walters with guest speakers including Ronni Lamont, Max Kramer, Lorraine Apps-Huggins

Learn more about:

  • How worship has developed from Bible days
  • What makes a 'good'act of worship
  • Creating and delivering various styles of worship
  • Engaging with people's different personalities
  • Including children and young people
  • Increasing creativity
  • Resources available for use
  • and more

Each session will be preceded by a short preparatory task and / or background reading to complete.  Students will also have the opportunity to lead each session's short act of opening worship. This course will use Moodle to supplement the course with handouts, additional materials, forums and any preparatory materials.

Course Dates and Times

All sessions will be held on zoom from 7.30pm-9.15pm

  • 14, 21 September 2021
  • 5, 19 October 2021
  • 2, 16, 30 November 2021
  • 14 December 2021
  • 11, 25 January 2022
  • 8, 22 February 2022
  • 8, 22, 29 March 2022

Training incumbents are expected to attend the first (14 September 2021) and final session (29 March 2022).

Course Requisites

  • Support and agreement of incumbent and PCC - with the intention of being allowed to excercise agreed worship leading ministry inthe parish / benefice*
  • A valid DBS with Barring (child workforce) obtained through the parish*
  • Succesful completion of the awareness and foundation levls of safeguarding training* 

How to apply

  • Have a chat with your incumbent regading supporting hte application
  • Download the application form

For queries please contact Sarah Lucas in the first instance.

* if your parish is in interegnum - seek the advice of your Area Dean / anotther local minister.  Advice can also be obtained from Nigel Collins at Diocesan House.

** to be in place / completed prior to course commencement on 14 September 2021.