“Worship Design & Leadership”
The first course of the Leadership Training Academy will be “Worship Design & Leadership,” taught by Mary Schecher.
Meeting Saturdays 8:30-12:30 = January 13, 27 & February 10
Hybrid: Both in person at First Baptist West Allis (1576 S. 78th St., West Allis) and on Zoom
Worship Design & Leadership – A perfect opportunity to understand better the structure and purpose of worship. We’ll examine WHAT worship is, WHY we do what we do, and HOW to organize worship in a way that blesses people and glorifies God. This class is aimed at lay leaders and lay pastors who may have a role in leading worship. We want to provide you with the resources to help make worship planning and leadership life-giving not only for the congregation but also for you, the leaders.
The course will follow the general template of WHAT – WHY – HOW.
WHAT? What is worship? What are we doing when we worship? Take a step back and ask the basic question of what is happening when we worship. The course will begin with a clear examination of worship.
WHY? Why do we worship? Why do we do certain things and not others? We’ll get further into worship, examining the reasoning behind the various elements of worship.
HOW? How do we carry out the basic action of worship? How do we structure our worship services and our worship plan for the year? Receive practical tips for helping plan and lead worship.
Instructor – Dr. Mary Schecher, BM, MM, MLIS, DWS. Mary is the Director of Music Ministry at First Baptist Church-West Allis. She earned a Doctorate in Worship Studies. Her background includes time serving in churches of various denominations, providing a broad exposure to different worship traditions and styles. She has presented workshops and trainings for professional organizations and has served as a worship leader for American Baptist gatherings at the state and national level. She is presently teaching at Central Baptist Seminary in the areas of creativity and worship leadership.