Essentials In Worship: The Complete Worship Leader Training Solution For Your Church

Why Thousands Of Worship Leaders Use This Material


Why Essentials In Worship Works
As a worship leader for 20+ years, I’ve been gleaning insights from some of the most impacting worship leaders of our generation.
WLTM GraphicI often wished those insights about worship leading – from the practical skills to the heart behind it – could be captured in a quick, simple, but rich training program that would support a local church’s development of worship leaders.
I had worship leaders to train, and so did my peers – and we all needed a tool that would make it easier.
So I decided to gather up those few decades of insights from so many respected leaders – on the heart and skill of worship leading – and to put them together into the ESSENTIALS IN WORSHIP video training series.
Essentials Video iMacSince that decision, literally thousands of worship leaders and musicians have used the video and written material to up their game. It’s simple to use, accessible, time-saving, and equips worship leaders with key ideas that change the game for them – week after week.
Worship Leaders and Pastors are realizing the huge ROI of investing in training for themselves, and for their worship leaders/teams.
For that reason, the price of ESSENTIALS has always been kept lower than the sending of one person, to one conference this year.
On the right (or below if you’re on your phone) I’ve gathered a few reviews and recommendations from friends like Paul Baloche, Matt Redman, and John Mark MacMillan, as well as from users around the world. Take a few moments to read some of them.
Getting Worship Training
is a complete, turn-key worship leader training program for the training of your local church worship leaders. In fact, many worship teams use to train their entire worship team.
Using only Video and an eBook Study Manual, ESSENTIALS has been used (and tested) successfully by thousands. I designed it to be a complete “short-course” in all the basics needed by every worship leader.
You’re busy, and the rest of your worship leaders are, too. This worship training solution was designed with that in mind – worship leaders need quick bursts of insight, in both written and video formats, to keep them growing as leaders.

is endorsed by many of today’s most respected worship leaders and songwriters (see the right hand column) – as well as by “on-the-ground” worship leaders who are using this every week in their local churches.
6 Essential Areas Of Study
Through the easy-to-use PDF Manual (can be read like a book) and brief teaching videos, this turn-key video training course teaches your worship leaders foundational ideas in:
  • Worship Leading Skills (character, skills, set building, bands)
  • Worship Ministry Leadership Skills (leadership, roles, planning)
  • Worship Songwriting Skills (from idea to song)
  • Worship Values (5 values that guide what we do)
  • Worship Theology (the big biblical idea of worship)
  • Worship History (the ways we worship over time)
Mentor and Train New Worship Leaders
Your download includes:
  • The Worship Leader Training Manual (divided into 6 sections above)
  • 24 sessions of training content
  • 30+ quick study teaching videos
  • Leader’s Guide Sheet (for group training)
Worship Leaders Need Quick
Here is a brief video telling you why ESSENTIALS will benefit your church. In the program, the short video teaching segments are simple, non-flourished (no music in the background to aid concentration on the teaching), and targeted at helping you integrate the brief readings into your worship leadership.
All the videos are designed to be digestible, and to cover important ideas drawn from the wisdom of many of the most effective worship leaders I’ve come across over the last 20 years.
Many churches use ESSENTIALS to train new and current worship leaders in skills, values, theology, and more. They also use sections of it, such as the Worship Values and Worship Theology videos, to train leaders across their worship ministry.

When I founded many years ago (now over 31K members), I did it so that worship leaders could engage with this material. After thousands used it, I saw that it really was the solution for developing both leaders, and teams, in the local church.


ESSENTIALS IN WORSHIP is designed to give you all the tools you need to take your worship leadership, worship leaders you mentor, and your entire worship ministry, to the next level of growth.

I think it will be an investment in your leaders that will impact you and your local church for decades. If you can’t afford the price, I need to personally hear from you (message me on Facebook).

There’s no self-promotion here: my dream is that you succeed in worship ministry, and if my tools can help (which I deeply believe they can), I want to make sure you get them.

I hope that ESSENTIALS IN WORSHIP can be a part of your training success this year.


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14 thoughts on “Essentials In Worship: The Complete Worship Leader Training Solution For Your Church

  1. Hello!

    My name is Shun Doughty. I have been studying your material and found it very encouraging and empowering. I live in Covington, LA and I’ve been supporting the efforts to build and equip worshipers in the Tangipahoa and St. Tammany Parishes. My thought is I could really use the Essentials Course in my training plan.(and I would be honored to be consider for assistance in acquiring the course) However, I want to be honest and say it’s been challenging trying to keep people engaged during the worship training process. A lot of people say they want training in worship but really they want something else…don’t really know what it is yet. I prayed and I found that I need mentoring in this area (worship training leadership). I really see the significance of God centered worship and music. I just want some help and guidance in this area. Thank you for all you have shared with the body of Christ and the world over.

  2. Shun, I completely understand your issue. Increasingly, as this generation gets busier and busier, people have little time for extended training approaches. That’s why bite size tools, and tools that worship leaders and teams can do on their own, are so vital.

  3. Hi there,

    I teach a Worship Leadership program at an independent Christian school in Victoria, BC, Canada, and I was wondering if there was a way to purchase your “Essentials in Worship” program at a discounted price as my funds are limited. My students have been asking for training just like your program describes, and I would love to share this with them. Thank you for putting this tool together, and I look forward to hearing from you.

  4. Hi Dan, great job with the training course. I dare say i haven’t quite seen any like it.
    Apart from online downloads links, do you handle postage/shipping for Int’l orders from West Africa.
    Kindly reply soon with payment instructions and modalities if you do.

  5. Looks like a great package to pursue Dan! I’ll forward it on to our Worship Planning Coordinator.

    On another note – you should remove the comment from ‘Orishirishi’ below!



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  7. Hi!
    My name is Ziphora Malicsi and I am just starting as a worship leader at our church. Our Ministry is growing fast and i was appointed to lead the worship team. I am not new to worship, I grow up in the church and trained in music and joined the Choir under a leadership,(back in my country) but I never expected that one day I will be called to start a worship team. I am so happy that God call me and i responded. At this point I am looking to be mentored by someone who understand the move of the Holy Spirit as a I wish to lead my worship team according to the move of the Holy Spirit. I know God will help me and He is with me no doubt. I know you will understand what i am saying, as a worship leader and who will train future leaders i need to be equipt with knowledge. I admit i feel like like i am still lacking. I came across this material and i read the Worship Leader Training Manual and actually this is exactly what’s in my heart. So i wish you can help me and I want to be trained. I dont know where to start at this point that is why I am looking for materials and a person who will train me and guide me.