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Worship Leader Licensing

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.

For 2020, during pandemic season, we offer six, 3-hour sessions. 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. At the end of the course you can apply for license as a Worship Leader.

Renewal required every three years for those previously licensed – first two sessions only.

Schedule for Fall, 2020: Six Saturdays, 1pm to 4pm: September 12, 19, 26 and October 3, 10, 17

(Note that we need at least four participants to make the course run, so we will decide on September 9 if it is a “go/no go.” If we go with the class, you will be emailed the handouts in advance.)

**All Worship Leaders are required to complete Track 2 Safe Church Training  and earn Continuing Education Units each year.

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)

Class runs from 1pm to 4pm:  Please email Sister Veronica Mary at to indicate your interest!

Course fee: $150. Scholarships are available. Download the Scholarship Form.
CEU’s: 6

This year’s worship leader faculty:

The Rev. Dr. 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 and of the North American Academy of Liturgy.

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