Well-Formed Worship Leader

Worship leadership is a holy calling before God. Through this Well-Formed Worship Leader course, you’ll learn to see your work in a deeper way than ever before.

Takes approximately 21 hours to complete.


Training more than one person?


Art & Creativity, Calling & Vocation, Church, Faith & Everyday Life, Ministry Leadership, Spiritual Practices, Thinking Theologically, Work, and Worship

Course Description

Worship leadership is a holy calling before God. Through this Well-Formed Worship Leader course, you’ll learn to see your work in a deeper way than ever before. You’ll grow in addressing the emotional and psychological wounds of the people you serve. You’ll improve your ability to plan worship structures that lead people through spiritual transformation. You’ll stretch your ability to be sensitive to the particularities and diverse backgrounds that make up your congregation’s life. You’ll ground your efforts in deep theological thinking and the rich traditions that define your denomination. And finally, you’ll strengthen the musical skill that allows you to speak well to the worshiping community.


Meet Your Instructors

Ed Willmington

Dr. Edwin (“Ed”) M. Willmington is the director of Brehm Music: A Fred Bock Initiative, which is one of four initiatives within the Brehm Center at Fuller Seminary. Dr. Willmington’s professional career has included serving as pastor of worship and arts at Scottsdale Bible Church (AZ) for 22 years, professor of music at Point Loma University in San Diego, worship pastor at College Avenue Baptist Church in San Diego, and editor/writer at Good Life Publications. As a publisher, he is the founder and editor of Jubal House Publications (<a href=”http://www.jubalhouse.com/”>www.JubalHouse.com</a>), an imprint of the Fred Bock Music Group (<a href=”http://www.fredbock.com/”>www.FredBock.com</a>). As a composer, Dr. Willmington has composed/arranged more than 100 published works and has been the recipient of several ASCAP awards. His passion is to provide creative corporate worship services that bring people into God’s presence on a weekly basis, and to create opportunities for other music ministry staff and lay persons to live out their giftedness in that end as well. He has a BA in Church Music and Conducting from Bethel College (Bethel University, MN), and a MM and DMA in Composition/Theory from the University of Arizona.

What is a FULLER Equip course?

The FULLER Equip courses are designed with the goal of providing a comprehensive education in the study of Scripture and its practical applications to life, work, and the advancement of God's kingdom.

These courses are specifically tailored to meet the needs of learners around the world, offering a global perspective on the study of Scripture and its relevance to everyday life.

Whether you are looking to deepen your personal understanding of Scripture, or seeking to apply its principles to your professional life or ministry, FULLER Equip courses offer a wide range of resources and tools to help you achieve your goals.

From online lectures and interactive discussions to practical assignments and case studies, these courses are designed to engage learners at all levels and equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. So whether you are a beginner or an experienced student of Scripture, FULLER Equip courses have something to offer everyone.

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About FULLER Equip

FULLER Equip is an extension of Fuller Theological Seminary. It offers non-degree courses, professional certificate programs, training services, and research to help individuals and organizations advance the kingdom of God. FULLER Equip provides courses covering theology, leadership, counseling, and more. Professional certificate programs offer specialized study. Equip also offers training services such as customized workshops and coaching. Lastly, Equip conducts research and engages in strategic partnerships to innovate Christian ministry and service.

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