A Worship Leader is a lay person who regularly leads public worship under the direction of the Member of the Clergy or other leader exercising oversight of the congregation or other community of faith.
The Worship Leader class prepares you and encourages your heart to design, craft and lead with confidence the non-Eucharistic services of worship, particularly Morning Prayer. Part of your course experience is to lead worship during the time between class sessions, offering an experience with which you can learn and share with your classmates. The next Worship Leader Course will be held in 2023.
Lay Preaching with the Rev. Phil Dinwiddie & the Rev. Beth Scriven! This course started Tuesday, January 17th, 2023. There will be 8 sessions, held from 7-9pm at St. Luke’s, Ypsilanti on: January 17 & 31, February 14 & 28, March 14 & 28, April 18 and May 2nd.
A Preacher is a lay person authorized to preach. Persons so authorized shall only preach in congregations under the direction of the Member of the Clergy or other leader exercising oversight of the congregation or other community of faith.
Lay preachers are raised up from within a congregation, and are typically trained in diocesan class which includes workshop time for students to practice delivering sermons and receive feedback. Lay preachers must have some experience in Scripture study and biblical interpretation, such as EFM, regular attendance at Bible Study, or coursework like the Anglican Bible class through CALL at CDSP.
Registration for Lay Preaching is full! Please email the Rev. Susie Shaefer if you’d like to be on a waiting list or explore other options.
Clergy who would like to train members of their own congregation for licensed ministry as worship leaders or preachers should reach out to the Rev. Susie Shaefer, email@example.com directly.