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Music for Mission and Ministry:

Music for Mission and Ministry (online)


**Places on this course are limited. Please email education@ to enquire about availability.**


Music for Mission and Ministry offers training for leaders of worship, both lay and ordained, and church musicians, now available as an online course. The course uses a ‘blended learning’ approach over three days, combining tutor-led sessions, supporting online media and pdf handouts.

Music is a gift to the church. It adds an extra dimension to worship. It enhances words and makes them more meaningful. Music is a language in its own right, which embodies beauty and connects with emotions as well as intellect. It can reach depths of the human soul that words alone don’t reach.

The course aims

  • to inspire your worship in fresh ways
  • to deepen your knowledge and understanding
  • to equip you for the future
  • to introduce you to new resources

The programme of eight sessions will cover

  • The role of music in Christian worship
  • Heritage from Judaism
  • The horns of several dilemmas, including challenges posed by Covid-19
  • A musical timeline from biblical times to present
  • Wise choices of resources
  • Parish management – how to cope with or without musicians
  • The shape of the new normal
  • Publications and copyright

The course is held in an attitude of worship and prayer, showcasing different styles and genres of music throughout the programme. We will worship together online but also signpost participants to examples of worship in a breadth of traditions and styles to prompt reflection and discussion.

The course starts at 11.00 on Tuesday 29 September, with morning, afternoon and evening sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday. The course finishes at 13.00 on Thursday 1 October.


Start Date: 29/09/2020
End Date: 01/10/2020
Start Time: 11:00:00
Finish Time: 13:00:00
Event Director: Revd Helen Bent (RSCM Head of Ministerial Training) with Jonathan Robinson (RSCM Education Officer and Tutor for Music for Mission and Ministry)
Venue: Zoom
Entry Fee: £75 RSCM Member; £90 Non-member
Option 1: RSCM Member
Option 1 Cost: £75
Option 1 Valid Until: 29/09/2020
Option 2: Non-member
Option 2 Cost: £90
Option 2 Valid Until: 29/09/2020
Age Restriction: over 18
Contact Name: RSCM Education
Contact Tel: 01722 424843
Contact Email:
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Terms and Conditions

Q.  Terms and Conditions

A.  Terms & Conditions: • All fees are payable in pounds sterling. • Fees are subject to change only in the event of circumstances beyond the control of the RSCM, including changes in taxation and exceptional surcharges imposed by suppliers. • Fees are non-refundable (except in the event of the course being cancelled by the RSCM), and cover administration costs. • In the case of cancellation by the RSCM, fees paid will be refunded in full. • The RSCM cannot take responsibility for other costs incurred when the place is cancelled whether by the applicant or by the RSCM. • The RSCM reserves the right at any stage to refuse an application without stating the reason. • If a tutor or lecturer is absent, the RSCM will provide a suitable replacement. • The RSCM reserves the right to alter other features of the course. • You must notify the RSCM of any special access requirements when you first book to attend if these will affect your ability to participate fully. The RSCM will endeavour to help where possible. • All adults on courses with under 18s will need to comply with the RSCM’s Safeguarding policy and procedures. • Any dependent adult student must be assisted by a carer.