Worship Leader Training – Lent and Holy Week

Further training for licensed lay worship leaders

Our whole series invitation to 2024 Worship Leader Trainings was published in November 2023.

The next session in our 2024 Worship Leader Training series takes place on Zoom on Saturday, February 3rd, beginning at 10am and lasting no longer than 2pm. This session focuses on preparing for and leading worship around Lent and Holy Week.

Participants will receive specific instruction around this special holy season to build confidence, knowledge of the liturgies, and to lead the congregation well through any lay-led services. It is expected that participants in this session are either already licensed or have recently completed the introductory worship leading course and are pending licensure.

Participants should have a copy of the Book of Common Prayer that you can write in with you as you participate in the session.

Worship Leaders are laity who regularly lead public worship in the absence of clergy. Training for this license takes place at the diocesan level or in another setting pre-approved by the Canon for Adult Formation. Individuals seeking renewal (EM – Advent 2026, WM – Advent 2027) are expected to participate in continuing education.

Please read below for additional dates and registration.

Questions about this event? Please contact our trainer, the Rev. Paul Brunell (Christ Church, Owosso) at pbrunell_grayling@hotmail.com or at 989-723-2495.



  • Saturday, February 3, 2024 via Zoom – Lent and Holy Week*
    (Registration deadline: January 28)
  • Saturday, May 4, 2024 at St. Andrew’s, Gaylord – Basic Worship Leader Training (incl. lunch)
    (Registration deadline: April 28)
  • Saturday, September 14, 2024 via Zoom – Funeral Preparation*
    (Registration deadline: September 8)

* Continuing education sessions require participants to have already completed their license to serve as a Worship Leader.


The cost to participate is $25 per session, which helps to cover trainer time, materials, and other associated expenses.

If the cost to attend is a barrier to your participation and you are unable to recieve financial support from your congregation, please contact Canon Little at tlittle@eastmich.org or tlittle@edwm.org.

Please read the list of dates above for registration deadlines.