Module 1 - LITURGY
Worship services are built on liturgy; songs, prayers and other elements strung together that help us respond to God in worship. In this module you’ll hear from Logan Walter, Marcus Dawes and other worship leaders on crafting a call to worship, thinking intentionally about song selection and how to tie it all together with verbal and musical transitions.
Module 2 - MUSICIANSHIP
The stronger we are as musicians, the freer we are to engage with God and the people he’s called us to lead. The Bible has much to say about musical excellence and the role that it plays in corporate worship. Because of this, we know that continuing to grow in our craft is well worth the effort! Jaleesa McCreary, Kyle Lent, Jarryd Foreman and others discuss some practical ways to help you and your team learn to memorize songs, better prepare for rehearsals and model worship through countenance.
Module 3 - CREATIVITY
As both shepherds and artists, many of us long to find ways to serve the church and bring glory to God through the expression and celebration of the creativity he’s given us. The rub often comes in trying to figure out what it looks like, practically speaking, to close that gap. In this module Brett Land, Brian Lundin and others provide some helpful tools, resources and processes to help get you started in songwriting, finding inspiration and thinking creatively about environments.
Module 4 - LEADERSHIP
God calls us to care for our own souls and to care for the souls of others he’s placed around us. We all desire to do that well and to be a leader worth following but sometimes figuring out what that looks like on the ground can be tricky. This module explores a few ways to think about the task of biblical leadership and how to better love and lead others. Hear from Matt Blackwell, Jimmy McNeal and other leaders about self-feeding from the word, discipleship and handling conflict.
Module 5 - CULTIVATING TEAM
One of the greatest joys and responsibilities we have as worship leaders is to help build, grow and care for our teams. The work God has called us to within our ministry was never meant to be done alone and will require the effort, time and talents of all kinds of people. This means that serving the church well starts with serving our teams well! In this module, Chris Collins, Aaron Ivey, Dietrich Schmidt and others share about casting vision for your team, growing healthy team culture and giving honest feedback that helps spur your team on to greater effectiveness.
Module 6 - PRODUCTION
Whether you’re standing on a stage with an instrument or in the back of the room behind a soundboard, make no mistake, you’re a worship leader. Now, more than ever, there’s a great need for skilled men and women who can use lighting, sound and other production elements to create distraction-free environments that invite the people of God into to worship by using technology to magnify the name of Jesus. That’s what this module is about. You’ll hear from Matthew Moore, James Muturi, Kyle Lent and others about lighting, mixing basics, monitor mixing and the production philosophy behind it.