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Worship4Today is a course for worship leaders and musicians, successfully tried and tested in the Diocese of Sheffield over several years - and now being made available nationally by Church House Publishing, with the support of the Liturgical Commission's Transforming Worship initiative.
Compiled by Helen Bent and Liz Tipple, Worship4Today: Part 1: Laying a Firm Foundation tackles the priorities identified in the Liturgical Commission's Consultation of Evangelical Anglicans: a need for theological training for songwriters and worship leaders in local churches, and for musical training and effective formation in worship leading for ordinands. Trialed in 100 churches, it has already been the catalyst for new church services, a new congregation and two new children's choirs, and provided an essential boost for many flagging choirs and music groups.
The Revd Christopher Woods, the National Worship Adviser, said: "The Church needs an energising and enlivening course to enable God's people to be led in sensitive and transformative worship. The success of Worship 4 Today as a local, diocesan resource has already been proven in many places, and so the benefit of having it available as widely as possible in a published form cannot be overstated."
Watch the video - featuring some of the creators and early graduates of the course - to find out more about how this exciting resource has helped transform worship - and worshippers - in Sheffield Diocese.