Words for Worship-Prayers from the Heart of the Church of England
Worship 4 Today is a three-part course specially designed to train and equip all who lead worship in the local church - those with prior experience or none, musicians and the non-musical, ordained or lay, those who lead the prayers, operate the technology, employ the creative arts, or participate in any other way.
Developed and tested in the Diocese of Sheffield over the last five years, Worship 4 Today is now recognised as a national training resource and its publication is fully supported by the Liturgical Commission of the Church of England. The course:
- Nurtures a foundation of personal worship, developing new expertise and skills
- Provides a rich Biblical and historical background
- Builds understanding of different worship styles across the church
Part 1 explores the basic ingredients of worship, our understanding of God, worship in the Old Testament, and basic leadership skills. It blends theology, history and practice in a dynamic, transformative programme.
Part 2 focuses on developing key skills. It explores the role of music in worship using the Psalms, different worship patterns in the Church of England, and how to build a worship team in your local church.
Part 3 focuses on practical worship skills, worship in the New Testament, the challenge of all-age worship and worship in a mission context.