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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.

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 a holy experience. At the end of the course you can apply for license as a Worship Leader.

Schedule for Spring 2022: Register using the link below by April 25th
Three Saturdays, 10 am to 4pm: May 7, May 21 and June 25.
Class will be held in-person, and location to be determined by geography of registered participants.
This course will not have a hybrid or online option for Spring of 2022.

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. If you are seeking to renew your training, attendance on May 7th is all that is required. Please email the Rev. Susie Shaefer at to enroll for renewal.

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 10am to 4pm and participants are asked to bring a sack lunch
Course fee: $75. 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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