Certificate in Worship Leadership 2019-20


Worship Ministries is pleased to promote this learning opportunity. The Certificate in Worship Leadership is an in depth, online worship course. The good news is that this is a great learning opportunity that you can participate in and benefit from without leaving home! 

This one-year (four quarters) online course through Samford University is available to any CRC worship leader, pastor, planner, or team member who would like to study worship at a deeper level but doesn’t have the time or resources for a degree. The Worship Ministries office is offering a significantly reduced price to CRC applicants. Additional scholarships may also be available. We encourage CRC churches to support their worship leaders/planners by providing the funding for this study. 

Email ([email protected]) or call us (877.272.6202) with any questions. We would like to have your intent to participate in the class by July 29, 2019. To obtain the reduced price you must register through the Worship Ministries office. We have a limited number of spots in this class to offer at the reduced rate so please contact us soon if you are interested. 

Testimonies from CRC participants:

  • I loved this course. It was so helpful in clarifying a foundation for theology, philosophy, history, and practice in worship. The combination of the four classes was a great balance of concepts, and the year-long time frame allowed the information to soak into my framework (and ultimately my worship planning) rather than drinking from a fire hose at a short conference. Thank you for this great resource! It has absolutely impacted my vision for worship. - Tim Vande Griend, Chino, CA
  • I think this is something I would recommend for anyone looking to grow as a worship leader.  Whether you are new to this calling or have been serving for a while, there is something new to learn in each class.  The community of students taking the courses together is a nice way to dialogue with people in similar (or different) situations and be able to bounce ideas off of and share the joys and stumbling blocks of worship ministry together. - Lynn Stob, Cascade, MI
  • I totally recommend the Worship Leadership classes. Personally I will never be the same after taking these classes. My insight into the "whys" and "hows" of worship has deepened. I was able to apply knowledge into my planning of the services. I have acquired not only informational knowledge, but also spiritual knowledge to be able to use my God-given gifts to bless others (including myself). These classes do not take a whole lot of your time, are very doable, and you will be better for it! - Analu Riegstad, Pella, IA
  • I recommend this program with much excitement. My ideas of what worship was were challenged as well as my understanding of what worship is has become more concrete and is now eagerly expressed. The purpose of worship has become more directly focused on God and I can recognize the work of the Spirit as we prepare and lead our services! I lead with confidence as I spent the year building up my knowledge of worship. I have a clearer understanding of how our worship impacts our church as we give all the glory to Christ in the story that we tell through our services. He is Lord! - Ashley Renkema, Edmonton, AB
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