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What Kind Of Training Do Worship Leaders Need?

Chris Denning asks whether seminary is a necessary step for those that lead worship in the church:

We talk here a lot about things we can do as Worship Leaders to grow in our knowledge, craft, and leadership. However, there may be a cap on how much self improvement and development we can do on our own. There is a lot to be said for a great mentor or even online courses, but what about the traditional option: Seminary.

I personally decided to go to seminary, but we’ll get to my story in a bit. It feels like I talk to Worship Leaders almost weekly about whether seminary is the right option for them or not. Especially heading into a new year, this has been a hot topic of conversation recently.

Since this has been on my radar, I wanted to take some time to speak directly to Worship Leaders about whether seminary is the right option for them and maybe what might be the right next step for you!

It’s an interesting question. Personally, I never went to seminary or really had any formal training. Then again, my day job is in software development and I never had any training for that, either.

I’m curious: what kind of training did you have to become a worship leader?

Check out his full post here.

PS: In a follow-up post, Chris identifies three alternatives to seminary.

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