'Mentoring and the Worship Leader' Webinar Recording


Joy Engelsman—a mentor, preacher, pianist, event planner, and theologian—presents specific roles of mentoring, especially as they connect to worship and the church. She gives practical examples of mentoring, coaching, and teaching relationships and the need and circumstance for each one.  

Joy invites your feedback, stories, or questions in the comments below or at [email protected]

Helpful books and documents (this list is representative and continues to grow)

  • Connecting: The Mentoring Relationships You Need to Succeed In Life, Stanley and Clinton, NavPress, 1992.
  • Paul and His Team: What the Early Church Can Teach Us About Leadership and Influence, Ryan Lokkesmoe, Moody Publishers, 2017.
  • Shaped by God: Twelve Essentials for Nurturing Faith in Children, Youth and Adults, Ed. Robert Keeley, Faith Alive, 2010.
  • Church Musicians: Apprentices in a Community of Practice, Paul Ryan, 2014.
  • Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Harper, 1954
  • Developing an Effective Worship Ministry, Tom Kraeuter, Emerald Books, 1993

A previous webinar on worship mentoring was done by Joy Engelsman in November of 2018, called The Mentoring Project. It can be found here. Joy is grateful for the interviews granted by the following worship leaders:

  • Bruce Benedict, Hope College, Holland, MI
  • Nicole Ensing, New Life CRC, Guelph, ONT
  • Laura Flanders, Director of Training and Mentoring, Denver Seminary
  • Cindy Gritters, Pella IA
  • Tony Haas, Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, Denver, CO
  • David Norris, Wellspring Anglican Church, Englewood, CO
  • Christy Olsen, Cragmor CRC, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Brandon Washington, The Embassy Church, Denver, CO
  • Chris Walker, Covenant Life Church, Grand Haven, MI

Joy Engelsman is one of ten Endorsed Worship Coaches promoted by the Worship Ministries office. These practitioners are available to assist you in your worship need - check out their bios for their areas of expertise and passion. You may contact them directly or email us at [email protected]

Sponsored by the Worship Ministries Office of the CRC. Check out the Worship Ministries Website.

Mentoring the Worship Leader with Joy Engelsman

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