Leading worship requires much more from us than an ability to read and understand the directions in the Book of Common Prayer. The Worship Leader class is designed to prepare you to craft and lead non-Eucharistic services of worship, especially Morning Prayer. Over the course of three 6-hour sessions, on a calendar set by the class at its first meeting, you will learn all the basics of planning worship according to the Church canons and the rubrics set out in the Book of Common Prayer.
More importantly, you will learn about the preparation, wisdom, and confidence needed to lovingly lead God’s people in prayer. You will be required to lead worship in the time between class sessions.
Dates: September 23, 2017.
Please bring the following to the first class:
- a copy of the Book of Common Prayer (preferably one you are willing to make notes in)
- Hymnal (not necessary, but helpful)
- Pencil for making notes
- Calendar so we can set the other two meetings
- a bag lunch
Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 200 W. St. Paul St., Brighton, MI 48116
Course fee: $150. Scholarships are available. Download the Scholarship Form.
This year’s worship leader faculty:
Dick Hamlin is the former Rector of St. Michael’s, Lansing. In addition to serving the diocese on many councils and committees, Dick has taught extensively for Whitaker Institute in areas such as church history, liturgy, stewardship, and scripture and served for 13 years as a mentor for Education for Ministry (EfM). He is a member of the Board of Bexley-Seabury seminary.