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Inspiring Music in Worship

Inspiring Music in Worship


Welcome to Inspiring Music in Worship


Inspiring Music in Worship pioneers a new approach for the Royal School of Church Music, for Praxis and for the church. It is a course for everyone, not only musicians. Recognising that worship lies at the heart of Christian discipleship, it aims to inspire and encourage the worship of every local church. Designed to enable leaders of worship (both lay and ordained), musicians and congregations to talk to each other and reflect on worship together, its five guided conversations help to explore differences of tradition and style with honesty and respect. Everyone is invited to begin a process of exploration and discovery that makes the ongoing journey of worship into an exciting adventure. 

The on-line resources listed below will expand and complement the materials found in the book. They contain additional information, Bible commentary, practical examples, musical repertoire and links to other useful websites. 

Further guidance for course facilitators 

Setting up the course beforehand / Setting up the session on the day 

Things to prepare in advance 

Guidance on facilitating the sessions 

Session 1: What does it mean to be a worshipping person? 

Bible commentary 

Preparation for Session 2 – blank timeline 

Preparation for Session 2 – worked example 

Session 2: Discovering skills and releasing gifts 

Bible commentary 

Preparation for Session 3: Explore and research church building and worship 

Session 3: Music and mission 

Bible commentary 

Five Marks of Mission: resources 

Preparation for Session 4: Explore and research conversations 

Session 4: Starting from where we are 

Bible commentary 

Envelope exercise: further suggestions 

Preparation for Session 5: A hymn and song selector list 

Session 5: Setting a new vision for music and worship 

Bible commentary 

When the course has ended 

What next? 

Further reading

Web-links: Organisations * Repertoire resources 

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