If you are thinking about worship training then chances are that you are serious about leading praise and worship. I believe that leading worship is one of the greatest privileges we can have as musicians and singers, and for that reason worship training is essential to make us the very best we can be at our chosen spiritual vocation!
Why Get Worship Training?
This is an obvious question with an equally obvious answer… to become the best we can be! Some people have told me that they see no need for worship training because the Holy Spirit will lead them into all truth, but I think that this is not only lazy but it is also a slap in the face for the many thousands who have paid good money and set time aside for worship training , to study and improve their worship leading.
Why do Pastors train and why do they go to college? To hone their skills and become the best they can be! Why do counselors study? To improve their skills and abilities. So why should worship leaders seek and undergo proper worship training? For exactly the same reason! Just because you have a natural ability of gift does not mean that you don’t need to strive to improve it!
Worship Training Helps You Train Others
If you set out to obtain worship training, then this is not just for yourself and your church, but it is also for your worship team. As you learn tips, techniques and new ideas, you have the ability to pass these on to those around you and also improve their abilities. So once you are trained, you have the opportunity to train others and thereby improve your entire worship team. This is a great reason to consider worship training even if you are experienced yourself. Not only can you improve yourself but you can also influence others for good as well.
Find the Right Worship Training For You
The most important thing when considering worship training is finding the right type of training for you and your team, and your specific situation. It is not enough to just attend a worship conference or two and say, “I’m trained now!” No, worship training is an ongoing thing which enables you to continue to hone and refine your abilities, no matter what stage you are at!
So if you are considering improving your worship leading abilities, you need to find the best worship training for your situation. If you are unable to attend a conference or course, then why not check out internet based learning. This will enable you to use and apply and sift through the information you receive so you can process it and apply in the best way for your situation and church.
For long term results that can be applied immediately yet will last years, internet based courses are probably the most effective worship training you can get!