Intro to Worship Ministry from a Christian Perspective

A series of key and interesting lessons in worship ministry from both a biblical and practical context.
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Published 9/2016 English

Course Description

Course Description

Learn step by step how to become an 'all-rounded' worship leader.

This course will teach you everything you need to know about worship leading.  This course takes you through the basics of what worship is all about, the key principles of worship and also being able to identify your calling for worship ministry and much more.

This course has been designed for all roles of worship ministry i.e. musicians, audio-visual teams, vocalists and sound engineers etc.  Simply put, there is none like it!  Whether you are looking to become a worship leader, whether you are a pastor, or whether you are already a worship leader,  this course will not only give you effective tools for worship ministry, but it will enable you to:

  1. Train others.
  2. Reflect on your own ministry.
  3. Develop your relationship with God.

This course is designed in a simple format, covering 11 key topics with video lessons to enable you to start and stop at anytime.  The course content is approx 1 hour 5 minutes of video lessons. We aim to ensure that all learners understand each topic, and therefore at the end of each section, activities have been created to help you reflect on what you have learnt.

Why take this course?

I have been blessed to be able to shared my knowledge with you, and this course has been written and designed through a heart of prayer and seeking God.

  1. I am a qualified teacher and believe in Continuous Development.
  2. I have studied Worship as part of my Theology Degree.
  3. I have been leading worship and have led choirs for approximately 20 years.
  4. I have led worship for local, regional and national events.
  5. I believe this is the heart of God and I must share this with you.

What are the requirements?

  • A bible or an e-bible may be required.
  • A note book and pen will be required, to enable you to make notes throughout each lesson.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Grow in your relationship with God.
  • You will grow in your understanding of Worship Ministry.
  • You will be able to apply biblical and practical concepts of worship to your own ministry.

Who is the target audience?

  • All Christians who wish to learn more about Worship Ministry.
  • Those who want to become a worship leader or those who are just starting out as a worship leader.
  • Those who already lead worship, but want to increase their skill level.
  • For the pastor who wants to help ramp up the quality of their worship team.
  • For churches looking for a discipleship programme in worship ministry.
  • Anyone with a passion for worship and a passion for the Lord.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: 1: Introduction to Worship

This lesson will help you to:

  1. Know what worship ministry is all about.
  2. Identify primary elements of worship.
  3. Know what worship is not.

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to teach others about what worship is all about and what worship is not. You will also gain knowledge and understanding on the theory of William Sloane Coffin and what he says about worship.  This lesson will also develop your faith and relationship in God. 


By completing the reflection questions from Lesson 1, you will be able to apply different ways to offer worship onto God. You will also be able to consider what worship is not and apply this to your own relationship with God.

Section 2: Section 2: Key Principles of Praise and Worship

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  1. Know what is praise and worship.
  2. Reflect on what or who do you worship.
  3. Apply the 'worship' acronym to your own ministry.
  4. Teach others on the principles of praise and worship.

By completing the reflection questions from lesson 2, you will be able to apply the theory of The Key Principles of Praise and Worship to your own personal life and develop your walk and relationship with God.

Section 3: Section 3: Exploring the call for Worship Ministry

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  1. Teach others on how to identify their call for worship ministry.
  2. Understand the importance of 'the anointing' in worship ministry.

By completing the reflection questions from lesson 3, you will be able to summarise your calling for worship ministry.

For those of you who are not currently serving in worship ministry, you will be able to summarise any experiences of the calling for worship ministry you recognised within your personal life.

Section 4: 4: Worship Ministry within a congregation

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  1. Identify what is meant by corporate worship.
  2. Understand why worship ministry is important within a congregation.
  3. Teach others on the concepts of worship ministry within a congregation.
  4. Develop your own personal ministry in the area of worship.

A very brief, multiple-choice test about this section.

Section 5: 5: Personal Qualifications for Worship Ministry

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  1. Know the qualifications required for worship leading.
  2. Teach others on the key qualifications required for worship leading.
  3. Apply qualifications to your own ministry.
  4. Develop a deeper relationship with God.

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  1. Create a timeline of your call to Worship Ministry. 
  2. Explain how you know you are called to Worship Ministry.
  3. Teach others in identifying the call to Worship Ministry.

Section 6: 6: Managing Emotions

This lesson will help you to understand how to manage your emotions within ministry.  At the end of this lesson you will be able to:

  1. Identify different type of emotions (Anger and Fear) that can impact on your role within worship.
  2. Explain the reasons why fear may set in.
  3. Apply biblical concepts to manage your emotions.
  4. Develop a deeper relationship with God.
Lesson 6 Managing Emotions - Part 2

A brief, multiple-choice test about this section.

Section 7: Section 7: Preparation of the Heart

This lesson will help you to know how to prepare your heart for worship.  You will be able to:

  1. Identify reasons to prepare your heart as a worship leader.


A reflective question about this section.  You will be required to write a short written response.

Section 8: Section 8: The Role of Team Members

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the role and responsibilities of members of a worship team.
  2. Plan your rehearsals based on the role of members of a worship team.
  3. Teach others the different role of members of a worship team.

A very brief, multiple choice test about this section.

Section 9: Section 9 - Planning

This lesson will enable you to plan a worship rehearsal, giving key considerations to:

  • Greeting and Connecting.
  • Set List.
  • Sound Check.
  • Rehearsing songs and making changes.
  • Learning new songs.
  • Topping, Tailing and reinforcing weak spots.
  • Prayer.

You will then be able to teach others on how to plan a worship rehearsal.


Matching Statements about this section.  You will be required to match each statement to the correct heading. 


At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  1. plan a worship set.
  2. Apply key principles of planning a worship set to your own practice.
  3. Teach others on how to plan a worship set.

A very brief, multiple choice test about this section.

Section 10: Section 10 - Worship Team Tips

This lesson aims to give you 5 additional tips as a worship leader.  This will develop your ministry in worship (practically and spiritually), as well as enabling you to teach others.  


You will be able to:

  1. Match each statement with the correct heading about this section.
  2. Reflect and identify your own worship team tips that you currently use (Worship leaders).
  3. Reflect and identify worship team tips that could be used (Non-worship leaders).
  4. Teach others key Worship Team Tips that can be applied within your own team.

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Instructor Biography

I’m Carol Clarke, Qualified Teacher in Secondary, Further and Higher Education. I am an anointed Worship Director for The Church of God of Prophecy UK. I have been in Christian Ministry for approximately 20 years and have shared God's word to people of various faiths and backgrounds in the United Kingdom.

My passion for worship and prayer has enabled me to have lead worship and prayer events locally, regionally and nationally for a number of conferences and events, such as Local church services, National Prayer Conferences and Pastors Conferences.  Equally, I have led my local choir on a mission trip ministering in Nevis.

My experience has given me the opportunity to lead music and vocal sessions, for The MAC Theatre Birmingham for 3 years.

I am also the visionary of 'Spiritual Formation Worship' (SFW), which is a yearly worship event aimed at raising awareness on the biblical and practical principles of Worship Ministry.

I currently hold a Masters Degree in Education, a Degree in Business (Honors), Qualified Teacher Status and am currently studying for a Degree in Theology.

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