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Author(s): Helen Bent, Liz Tipple
Worship 4 Today is a three-part course specially designed to train and equip all who lead worship in the local church - those with prior experience or none, musicians and the non-musical, ordained or lay, those who lead the prayers, operate the technology, employ the creative arts, or participate in any other way.
Developed and tested in the Diocese of Sheffield over the last five years, Worship 4 Today is now recognised as a national training resource and its publication is fully supported by the Liturgical Commission of the Church of England. The course:
Part 1 explores the basic ingredients of worship, our understanding of God, worship in the Old Testament, and basic leadership skills. It blends theology, history and practice in a dynamic, transformative programme.
Helen Bent is a parish priest and Bishop’s Adviser in Music and Worship for the Diocese of Sheffield. Helen is a gifted educator with degrees in both Music and Theology. She has a good understanding of worship across the Anglican traditions and styles as both a musician and a priest as well as many years experience in teaching and training. Helen is involved locally with the RSCM and at national level with Praxis, GROW, the Group for Renewal of Worship and Leading Your Church into Growth. She regularly writes creative liturgy resources and contributes to church newspapers and magazines.
Liz Tipple is a worship leader, teacher and professional violinist, playing periodically with the All Souls Orchestra. She is an external examiner in GCSE music. Having trained at The Royal Academy of Music and Birmingham University, she later studied Spirituality, Music and Worship at Cliff College. Liz has worked for many years in the area of Christian music and worship leading, leading seminars, workshops and other musical events throughout the region. She is an active and experienced practitioner, rooted in the local church, working with often limited resources to create uplifting and inspiring worship.
Worship 4 Today is a vital resource to train and equip leaders of worship in a mission-shaped church. I have seen at first hand the effect it has had in transforming the worship of individuals and congregations. - Bishop Steven Croft