November 5th, 10-2 pm at St. John’s, Saginaw

Worship is a powerful place – a place that transforms and empowers. What we do when we gather is so much more than reciting words set down in an approved collection of liturgies. This is the place where we may find ourselves awakened by God and stretched to reach new depths of faith, new ways of connecting what is going on in the world with how we might faithfully respond. This is the place where we encounter God as we meet our own lives. This is the place where we are challenged to do more than simply sit through a “surface meeting with God”. It is in worship that “we should be lashed to the pews because God just might awake and draw us out to new depths.”

(“Worship as Theology: Foretaste of Glory Divine” by Don Saliers, page 22).

Have you felt the tiny nudging of God to be a part of putting together and officiating at Morning Prayer liturgies which are powerful and transformative?

Have you heard that tiny whispering to learn more about leading worship?

Have you been invited by your church to become a Licensed Lay Worship Leader?

Lay worship leaders are essential to the spiritual life of a congregation. Whether you’ve been licensed before or you’re just jumping in, Worship Leader Training prepares participants for the ministry of leading congregational worship and is required for licensure as a worship leader in Eastern and Western Michigan.

Worship Leader Training I offers a basic introduction to leading worship in your congregation. In order to be eligible for licensure, participants must complete a course exam.

Bring a copy of the Book of Common Prayer that you can write into the session. Before arriving for the course, please flip through the entire book to get a sense of the depth and breadth of what the Book of Common Prayer contains.

Click here to read a recent communication from the bishop concerning the future of lay licensing in Eastern and Western Michigan.

Questions about this event? Please contact our training facilitator, the Rev. Curt Norman, at curt@stjohns-saginaw.org.


St. John’s Episcopal Church
123 N. Michigan Ave
Saginaw, MI 48602



The cost to participate in Worship Leader Training is $25. Please register for November 5th’s Worship Leader Training I by October 31st.

The registration form is also open for other upcoming trainings, Worship Leader Training II in January and an online Worship Leader Training I in June. Specific invitations for those opportunities will be sent as those dates approach.