Worship Leader Licensure
Is God calling you to lead worship for your faith community? How can you best prepare as a worship leader with reverence, wisdom and confidence? Has it been more than 3 years since your license was granted?
We know that leading worship calls forth from us more than just reading and following directions. 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. In three 6-hour sessions (calendar set by the class at its first meeting), you will gain wisdom and insights for planning worship according to the Church canons and the rubrics set out in the Book of Common Prayer and leading your faith community in for a holy experience.
Renewal required every three years for those previously licensed – first class day, only.
In this course you will learn about the preparation, wisdom, and confidence needed to lovingly lead God’s people in 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.
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
Two course options to choose from:
Option 1: Five Mid-Week Evenings at Holy Cross, Novi from 6pm – 9pm: May 22, May 29, June 12, June 26, and August 7
Option 2: Three Saturdays at St. John’s, Howell 10am – 4pm: May 25, June 22, and July 6th
Course fee: $150. Scholarships are available. Download the Scholarship Form.
This year’s worship leader faculty: