Pathways' School of Worship Leading is back and open for enrolments for 2019!
CCCNZ Communications Manager caught up with new School of Worship Leading Coordinator Rosie Devery to ask her about the re-launch.
What’s different about Pathways’ School of Worship Leading now that it’s back?
It’s the same great content and focus on worship leading, but with increased flexibility and access. We realised that many worship leaders from around New Zealand were really keen to do the course, but were unable to take time out from busy lives and jobs for intensive study. So our new course offers more flexible options for completing the course requirement.
Who is SOWL for and what’s the focus of the course?
Sunday worship is something unique and special, something that unites us in our response to God. We recognise that worship is much more than just singing—there’s often spiritual and physical leadership involved.
The course is for anyone who wants to think through the why and how of corporate worship. The course covers theology, biblical interpretation and understanding, leading, practical tools, and the application of these in a church environment.
Does the course only focus on one sort of style of church worship?
Our aim is to show how worship can be expressed in a range of contexts, with the same goal: Worship to the glory of God. The course is not prescriptive but aims to start a conversation and encourage people towards whole-hearted worship that is more than leading songs.
You were a student in the course, how has this helped you?
I studied with SOWL in 2014 and found it had an incredible impact on my own ministry role and understanding. I’ve also seen others grow through the course and witnessed the change it makes
when people have the opportunity to spend time thinking through the 'why' behind the 'what' of worship and what it looks like to put that into action.
Interested in knowing more? Click here for more info on the course.