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Where can I find information about recruiting/auditioning worship team members?
There are times when we feel that we need to be selective in our worship team member list, when we want to present only the very best that we can to the Lord. It can be difficult if you're the one having to approve/reject people who are interested in joining the worship team. Kim Anthony Gentes (the benefactor of this site) has compiled some information about auditions. Read his comments about what the situation can be like and how to handle worship auditions; hopefully, you can find some of it useful.

How do I train up other worship leaders?
There is no "right way" to train up worship leaders; everyone has their own methods. One commonly accepted method is the "mentoring" stream, as it partners an experienced worship leader with a rookie. The concept is to have both playing together on the worship team with the senior leader in charge. During some part of the worship service, the senior leader will step back and allow the junior leader to lead a song. If problems arise, the senior leader is right there to step back in and help out. Over time, as the junior leader becomes more experienced and more comfortable, the senior leader can hand over more and more of the worship time to the junior leader until the day when it is decided that the junior leader is now capable of leading solo. (Note: this works well with other positions, including sound system operators)

Where can I find careers in Worship?
Below is a list of some places where you might be able to find worship leading opportunities Also check out the webpages listed in our Links section for possible websites.

  • Career Opportunities section (paid) - Worship Resource Center
  • Ministry Opportunities section (volunteer) - Worship Resource Center
  • The Sounding Board - bulletin board service (positions available & wanted)
  • Ministry Search - ad listing of Christian ministry job positions
  • Church Staffing - large site of positions available and wanted
  • WillowNet Exchange - Willowcreek sponsored position/staff connection network
  • ChristiaNet Jobs - lists of different church positions, including music

Where can I find sample job descriptions for worship team members?
Kim Anthony Gentes (the benefactor of this site) has provided a list of job descriptions from his church. Check them out and perhaps you will find some useful ideas for your own church and situation.

Where can I find sample worship team guidelines?
Many churches find it important to create and follow a set of guidelines for all people who want to participate in their worship teams. This often helps the individuals to understand what's expected of them and can often help church staff in evaluating the heart of those who express interest in participating. Everyone has their own idea of what the guidelines should be. Please use the following sample guidelines as merely that, sample ideas; you may find some useful ideas for your own church and situation. These sample guidelines have been shared by members of the [Worship] email discussion group and, to the best of our knowledge, have been approved for public sharing.

What University or College Programs in worship exist?
Here is a list that we know about and think are currently operating:

What "Schools of Worship" exist?
Here is a list that we know about and think are currently operating:

What Regular Seminars & Conferences are out there?
Here is a list that we know about and think are currently operating (check also the Events section):



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