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Are you a CRC worship leader, pastor, planner, or team member who would like to study worship at a deeper level but don't have time or resources for a full degree program? Samford University offers 2 online certificate programs.  

#1- Worship Leadership: This course offers a foundation for Biblically and theologically sound worship leadership.

#2- Music Fundamentals for Worship: Provides training for those who are specifically interested in music.

Each course is 4 quarters/courses. Thrive Worship is offering each certificate at a significantly reduced price of $500 per person for 10 CRC participants. Additional scholarships may also be available. We encourage CRC churches and Classes to support their worship leaders/planners by providing the funding for this study. 

If you are interested, please apply now using this form by August 11. To obtain the reduced price you must register through the Worship Ministries office by completing the above form and using the special discount code.

Any questions? Email ([email protected]) or call us (877.272.6202); we are happy to help. More information on this course is available at:

Testimonies from CRC participants:

I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to grow their worship leadership skills, from those new to the role to those who've been involved for years. It's both practical and challenging to your spiritual growth, equipping you with many great tools for worship planning and leadership.  - Corrine Scholman, Ottawa, ON

The Worship Leadership Certificate is for worship leaders/pastors from all levels of experience. If you'd like to grow even a little bit in your ability to lead your church or your team, give it a try! - Michael Adams -  Philadelphia, PA

I had been considering taking this course for a couple years, and I'm so glad that I decided to take it. It has given me a deeper understanding of the "whys" and "hows" of worship, and has especially affirmed what I was already doing in my worship planning. It has given me the language to explain to my congregation and church leadership why we do what we do. - Becky VandenAkker, Whitinsville, MA

Taking this course completely changed my understanding of worship and corporate church practices, giving me a deeper connection to my congregation and to Christ. Developing this new knowledge and learning how to best utilize my gifts as a worship leader was an amazing opportunity that everyone involved in worship planning, leading and performing should consider! - Ann Elizabeth Smit, Milford, NS

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