Samford University’s Center for Worship and the Arts will launch its third-annual Online Certificate in Worship Leadership August 2018. Created in partnership with Samford University’s Ministry Training Institute, this certificate offers an introduction to the basic principles and practices of worship leadership. Each course presents vital worship leadership practices as well as the principles.
The program is designed for avocational and bivocational worship leaders. It is best fit for high school students, media personnel, children and youth worship leaders, worship team members, and others who need training or want to refresh their skills in a vibrant, conversant, learning community. Taught by prominent voices using testimonies, stories, and exercises, students will have many opportunities to practice skills and gather valuable resources for planning and leading worship in their congregations. Christy Olsen of Colorado Spring, Colorado completed the Online Certificate in Worship Leadership last May.
“Most of us have a sense of what seems right in worship and we all certainly know what we like. What we really need is the ability to approach worship from a Biblical perspective. Relating the Gospel story to the liturgy of our weekly gatherings is the foundation for creating worship that honors God and renews his people. This program has given me a much better understanding of what that means. I have also been greatly blessed by sharing the experiences of fellow worship leaders. They have been a source of strength and learning. Through this excellent program and the wonderful people I’ve met, I believe I am much better equipped to serve our church.” –Christy Olsen
Registration for the 2018-2019 certificate program will open in July 2018 and classes will run from August 2018 to May 2019. For more information visit samford.edu/go/cwa.
–Kara Young, Public Relations Coordinator
Samford University Center for Worship and the Arts
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