If your church and some others in your area would like to join together for a Saturday training day, Do let us know. We would love to help you think through the theological and practical sides of sung worship , and what we can do to best serve our congregations.
Music Ministry led a day’s training for musicians and service leaders for the Norfolk Gospel Partnership. It was fantastic! I am not musical but came away with a far greater understanding of the way music works in church and of a musician’s understanding of their role. The musicians I talked to found the day encouraging, stretching and challenging to them in their ministry. A particular delight was the encouragement to see our weekly gatherings as a space to sing both to encourage one another and to the delight of the Lord. Rich theology on the place singing plays in our worship of God went alongside wise and practical help in planning and leading such singing. When we met as the committee of the Norfolk Gospel Partnership afterwards the enthusiasm for the day was shared by everyone and we began to discuss when to ask Music Ministry to serve us again like this!
As a Pastor of a church with no real understanding of how the music does and could work, but knowing it’s important, this was an outstanding conference. My heart was filled with joy as we sung together, were taught from the word and were encouraged to think afresh about the vital role of sung worship plays in our local church.
A real joy to gather with other Christians from local churches and from across our county, who are involved in leading and serving in music ministry in one way or another. We sang (lots), were encouraged and challenged from what the bible says about worship and singing, and we thought deeply about our responsibility in leading others in responding to God’s grace through sung worship. We left strengthened and joyful, with plenty to keep thinking through as we returned to serving our family.