Thursday, March 25, 2021

Leading Worship and Managing a Worship Team Course

This is an elective course for International Online Bible College, but anyone may use this material free of charge. 

Scope of the Course: In this course, you will plan out worship services and practice both leading worship in a church service and building and managing a worship team.

Grading: Your grade will be based on the written and video assignments below and your completion of the Use Your Gifts final project.


To complete the course...

1. Watch What is Worship?


and God's Pattern for Worship

Assignment: Discuss what worship is and the biblical foundations for worship. What does God command as to how He is to be worshiped? (350 words minimum, 350 points)


2. Watch Reject Worshiptainment


and Worshiptainment: Four Concerning Marks

Assignment: Discuss the most effective way to lead people into worship in your congregation. Does worship need to be emotional? (350 words minimum, 350 points)

3. What Worship Leaders Need to Stop Doing

Assignment: Discuss your plan for avoiding the 7 pitfalls discussed in this video. (350 words minimum, 350 points)


4. Watch Worship is More than Music

Assignment: Discuss what other elements your church might use besides a time of teaching and singing to worship God. Include both traditional and creative elements (500 words minimum, 500 points)


5. Watch the following videos:

Who's Your Audience?


How Much Time Do I Have?


Martha Worthy's 4 Tips


Picking the Right Song in the Right Key


How Often to Introduce New Worship Songs


 How to Evaluate the Effectiveness of a Worship Song

How Prepare for Speaking during a Worship Set


Don't Finish in the Flesh what God Began in the Spirit


How to End/Transition a Time of Worship

Assignment: Draft a plan for selecting music for 4 weeks worth of worship services. Include who your expected audience will be, approximately how much time you will have during each session, the order of service, the theme for the day, what songs you will use, what you might say before or after songs, etc. (500 words minimum, 500 points)

Assignment - Leading Worship #1: Video record yourself leading worship. (10 minutes minimum, 1,000 points)

Assignment - Leading Worship #1: Video record yourself leading worship. (10 minutes minimum, 1,000 points)

Assignment - Leading Worship #1: Video record yourself leading worship. (10 minutes minimum, 1,000 points)

6. Watch the following videos:

How to Build a Worship Team


The Best Way to Recruit Worship Team Volunteers


How to Run Worship Team Auditions

Assignment: Draft a plan for recruiting and choosing worship team members. (250 words minimum, 250 points)


7. Watch Tips for Leading Worship Band Rehearsal

Assignment: Draft a plan for leading worship team practice (150 words, 150 points)


8. Watch How Worship Leaders Should Address Conflicts within the Worship Team

and Why People Quit Your Worship Team

Assignment: Draft a plan for managing difficulties and dissatisfaction among worship team members. Include how you would handle a member acting in a non-Christian manner. (350 words minimum, 350 points)

9. Use Your Gifts (2575 points) 

Choose one topic from this course for your final project. It may be writing a Bible study, recording yourself preaching a sermon, writing a worship song, creating a work of art, writing a research paper on a topic of interest, gathering a list of Bible verses on a certain theme, gathering a list of quotes on a theme, etc. – anything that shows you have engaged with and understood the subject.

Bible Helps may publish your writing assignments and final project as an example to other students and for the edification of our readers. You will be credited as the writer/creator, etc.




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