Practical Worship Leading Skills

A comprehensive course teaching the essential practical skills that every worship leader needs

A new 20 lesson course on practical worship leading presented by veteran worship leader and multi-instrumentalist Tim Martin.

  • We cover an essential range of practical skills every worship leader needs, but probably hasn’t been taught!
  • First we unpack working with songs. How to choose a set list building a balanced and manageable song repertoire for your church. How to pitch songs in singable keys, how to teach new songs.
  • We explore the practical skills involved in leading songs well, plus teach the skills to train your band to play better.
  • Advice on team recruiting and team building.
  • Invaluable music theory to help you transpose songs into playable keys. Learn to alter the chords to reflect different moods and responses.
  • We’ve not found a worship leader who wouldn’t want to write songs, but many don’t know how, so we share ways to you get started.
  • As most worship leaders also sing so we’ve included some vocal warm-ups, exercises. These will help develop your vocal range. We also share tips on how to care for your voice.
  • As well as singing we’ve included ideas on how to engage your congregation in non-musical expressions of worship.
  • We also share some invaluable top worship leading tips born out of the collective years of experience of the Musicademy team.

The course can be worked through as an individual or together as worship team. At the end of each lesson there’s a practical exercise practical exercise to help build the learning into your team’s everyday skill set.

Worship Leader Course Content

20 lessons, each with optional practical exercises, covering the following topics:

SongsPractical Worship Leading Course

  • How to choose the right song key for your congregation
  • Developing a song repertoire
  • Introducing and teaching new songs

Song Leading Skills

  • Beginning and ending songs well
  • Achieving flow
  • Playing and singing with meaning and emotion
  • Introducing spontaneous worship
  • Worship leading top tips

Essential Team Leader Music TheoryTips on how to lead worship well

  • Transposing chord charts into more playable keys
  • Re-harmonizing/Chord substitution

Vocal Care

  • How to look after your voice
  • Vocal warm-ups
  • Developing your vocal range

Beyond Singing

  • Broader creative (non-musical) worship ideas

Song Writing

  • Practical ideas to help you begin writing songs

Band Skills

  • Learn to play rhythmically and build groove
  • Understand and use dynamics
  • Musical communication skills

Team Building

  • Recruiting and evaluating new team members
  • Building an effective team
  • Creating worthwhile and efficient rehearsals

Watch on your own or with the rest of your team. Each session includes a discussion or practical exercise so that the whole worship team can work through the topics covered.