This course will help you understand the purpose and context of worship, including the role of music in Christian worship. We take a look at Biblical worship and how that translates into our church context today. The goal is to apply the lessons of history and look forward to how we can encourage worship in our church setting. Through this course, different approaches to leadership, arranging and rehearsing also will be discussed and applied.
COURSE INTRO VIDEO
LECTURER | ROSIE DEVERY
Rosie Devery grew up in Auckland as well as spending much of her childhood in India. Growing up in a missionary family with an undeniable sense of the presence of God led to the personal joy of knowing there is nothing better than a life lived with Jesus! She oversees the School of Worship Leading (SOWL) which Pathways launched in 2012. She started worship leading while studying a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance at Auckland University. After a distinct prompting from God during a Sunday morning service she got involved in the leadership of the worship team at her home church, and ended up being a SOWL student herself in 2014. God eventually led her into ministry as a Worship Pastor at Lifezone Church until 2017, and as Tauranga Hub Leader for Worship Central NZ. SOWL takes worship leaders on an incredible journey of growth as they wrestle with what worship is, what worship leading is, and what that means for the Church today. Rosie is passionate about seeing worship leaders around Aotearoa empowered and inspired to lead God's people in true, Spirit-filled worship.