Welcome to Inspiring Music in Worship
Inspiring Music in Worship pioneers a new approach for the Royal School of Church Music, for Praxis and for the church. It is a course for everyone, not only musicians. Recognising that worship lies at the heart of Christian discipleship, it aims to inspire and encourage the worship of every local church. Designed to enable leaders of worship (both lay and ordained), musicians and congregations to talk to each other and reflect on worship together, its five guided conversations help to explore differences of tradition and style with honesty and respect. Everyone is invited to begin a process of exploration and discovery that makes the ongoing journey of worship into an exciting adventure.
The on-line resources listed below will expand and complement the materials found in the book. They contain additional information, Bible commentary, practical examples, musical repertoire and links to other useful websites.
*NEW FOR JANUARY 2021*
Inspiring Music in Worship online for course facilitators
Over five Monday evenings in January and February, IMiW‘s author, Revd Helen Bent, will be leading an online course for for potential group facilitators to become familiar with the IMiW material and how to use it with their own church in our present situation. It could then provide an imaginative alternative course for Lent to share with the choir, the music group, or the whole congregation.
For more details, please visit the event page.
Further guidance for course facilitators
Session 1: What does it mean to be a worshipping person?
Session 2: Discovering skills and releasing gifts
Session 3: Music and mission
Session 4: Starting from where we are
Session 5: Setting a new vision for music and worship
When the course has ended