Worship Leader Training
According to the Canons of the Episcopal Church, a Worship Leader is a lay person who regularly leads public worship. In the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan worship leaders are often charged with more than leading Morning or Evening Prayer. They often plan services as well. Therefore, some exposure to church history, the church year and symbols, church polity, scripture, and music is included in the workshop.
Cost is minimal, covering materials and lunches. Specific dates, time, and sites will be announced 4-6 weeks prior to the offering of the workshop.
At the conclusion of the workshop each participant will be given a copy of the worship leader examination to be completed and sent in. Each person to be licensed is also required by diocesan policy to take the Safeguarding God’s People training offered through the Diocese.
Occasionally, more advanced and specific worship leader trainings will be offered.
Eucharistic Visitor Training
Eucharistic Vistor (EV) is a licensed ministry of the church which serves to extend the Sunday Eucharist to the residence of those who would be in Sunday worship if life circumstances did not prevent it. This training will equip participants with the tools to carry out this ministry as well as to go beyond the mechanics of delivery to examine what it means to be an EV serving in the name of Jesus.
Each person to be licensed is also required by diocesan policy to take the Safeguarding God’s People training offered through the diocese. This can be taken online or in person.