Worship: Foundations

Training resources for those starting out as Worship Leaders or Local Preachers or anyone considering whether God is calling them to be more involved in the worship life of the church.  This material is also ideal for use as continuing development in Local Preachers’ Meetings or as discussion material for class meetings and small groups.

 

An Introduction to Preparing and Leading Worship

Worship is at the heart of all we do as Christians.  Whether as a worship leader or local preacher, or as a church steward responsible for a local arrangement in your church, we seek to do the best we can as we lead the people of God in worship.  This booklet offers a framework to help you, particularly if you’re just starting out leading worship.

Worship: Foundations - an introduction to preparing and leading worship in the Methodist Church (Pdf)

Also available is a Worship Planning sheet, which you can use to collect your ideas for planning worship, based on the framework described in the booklet. 

Worship planning sheet (Word)

 


Jesus – the videos

Jesus is at the heart of our faith and life as Christian people, yet many of us struggle to explain to others why he is so important, indeed why we worship him as our Lord and Saviour.  In these four short videos, Revd Dr Calvin Samuel explores who Jesus was, and his relevance for our life and mission today. 

Each video is accompanied by a Worksheet, summarising the video and providing some ideas for personal reflection or discussion.  You can download this and print it as you need to.

A transcript of the video is also available for download and printing.

Click here for Jesus - the videos


Moodle for Beginners

The Worship: Leading and Preaching course makes use of an online learning tool called Moodle, which is widely used in education.  However, if you are not familiar with Moodle, studying online, or indeed with using computers, Moodle may seem difficult to master. 

These two videos provide a simple introduction to using Moodle on your computer, taking you through the enrolment process, logging in and finding your way round the course.

You can watch these videos, and pause and replay them as many times as you like while you learn the ropes.

Click here for Moodle for Beginners

 


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