Now with several event, online and hybrid options
Our primary training for worship leaders is through one of the Worship Leader Boot Camp experiences. We now offer a variety of possibilities depending upon how deep you want to go and how much time you can allot the learning experience.
Here is an overview of the Worship Leader Boot Camp:
- What is the biblical basis of worship?
- What does it mean to worship God with all our being?
- What role should personal preferences play in worship?
- How should culture impact corporate worship?
- How should a missionary mindset impact corporate worship?
- How is worship and discipleship intertwined?
- Is unified worship the best way to go?
- What style of worship is appropriate for my church?
- If a church does sense God’s leadership to change, how can that be done in a healthy, God-honoring, people-loving manner with biblical and musical excellence?
In addition the Worship Leader Boot Camp adds intensive training for the worship leadership of a church in these areas:
- Leadership issues to help each person grow in their leadership and understand how to be sensitive in their work.
- How to select (and where to find) new songs for worship, putting them through the proper filters for text and music.
- Mechanics of worship-learning how to put together a set list, looking at key relationships and textual relationships as well as flow in worship and planning a worship service. Participants will learn how to publish a worship plan/guide for the musicians that will aid in implementing the worship service.
- Corporate worship in practice, looking at common pitfalls, rehearsal basics, and how to have ongoing evaluation to improve your worship team’s leadership.
All Worship Leader Boot Camps include the 114-page Worship Leader Handbook.
Thousands internationally have taken this course.
Worship Leader Boot Camp BASIC
This option is great for everyone on the worship team to come and catch the vision for renewed worship in your church. This Boot Camp covers the material in an 8-hour conference on a Saturday. Corporate worship times are led with virtual worship bands and tracks rather than a full band experience.
Dates: June 30 (WEST – Hickory, NC), November 17 (EAST)
Cost: $25-35 depending upon time of registration
Worship Leader Boot Camp PLUS
This option covers the same core material, plus there is a full band to lead more extended times of corporate worship. Due to the added worship times, this one begins on a Friday night and runs through Saturday morning and afternoon. Provides a great experience for your entire team.
Dates: April 20-21
Cost: $30-40 depending upon time of registration
Worship Leader Boot Camp EXTREME
As our Worship Leader Boot Camp covers a great amount of material, many have expressed a desire to go deeper in making direct application to their lives and ministries. Worship Leader Boot Camp EXTREME begins with the Worship Leader Boot Camp material, combines strong elements of a new training, A Week in the Life of a Worship Leader, and then focuses on practically working through the concepts. This is a retreat context beginning Thursday noon and running through mid-afternoon on Saturday. This year’s retreat will be held at Caraway Conference Center.
Dates: March 1-3, June 7-9, August 16-18
Cost: including 2 nights single-occupancy room and 7 meals, is $235.
Due to the limited number of people that can participate, we must limit registrants to one or two per church. Pastors are encouraged to come with their church’s worship leader.
For more information and to make a reservation, go to www.BootCampEXTREME.org
Worship Leader Boot Camp ONLINE
A self-paced, fully online version of the Worship Leader Boot Camp is now live. This course includes 29 videos with 6.5 hours of instruction recorded at a recent Boot Camp. One should expect to spend a minimum of 10 hours with this class. While this lacks the excitement and inspiration of gathering with people in a live event, it does cover the material thoroughly on your timetable. You can take time to digest the material in a slower fashion than the live event. There is no contact with the instructor in this course.
Cost: $30 (discounts available to our NC Baptist churches)
Worship Leader Boot Camp BEYOND EXTREME
This takes all the material described above for the Worship Leader Boot Camp EXTREME and expands it to a 12-week online class with weekly video class meetings. A small group selected to participate in these classes will work through online video teaching, resources, projects, forums, etc. to learn the material thoroughly. The group will meet each week with the instructor in a video conference to discuss the material. Additionally, there is much interaction online with the instructor and classmates. Two weeks are devoted to completing a final project for the class. Participants must be committed to the entire 12 weeks. This class is limited to NC Baptists unless openings are available a few days before the class begins.
If you are interested in this class, please fill out this form and you will be contacted.
What People Are Saying About the Worship Leader Boot Camp
The Worship Leader Boot Camp combines Kenny Lamm’s real-world experience from the trenches of worship leadership with his deep passion to see churches of every worship “style” experience worship renewal. Kenny has years of experience of effectively leading both traditional and contemporary worship styles, and his insights into how to plan and lead with purpose and excellence are invaluable. Where the Worship Leader Boot Camp really shines, however, is for those churches in need of worship unity. If your church desires corporate worship that purposefully engages the totality of your congregation, regardless of your worshiper’s age, musical preference, or ethnicity, let Kenny Lamm show you how.
One of my favorite sections of Kenny’s Worship Leader Handbook is the chapter on the mechanics of worship. In twenty jam-packed pages, he teaches practical ways to plan engaging worship with a purposeful flow. I’ve read many books on worship leadership through the years, and I’ve never seen these concepts taught in such a practical and concise manner. It took me years to discover what he teaches in only a few short pages. Every worship leader should attend his workshop!
Royce Wilder, First Baptist Corinth, MS
As Senior Pastor of Hopewell Baptist Church, I found myself less than excited when our Minister of Music asked me to attend the Minister of Music Retooling Retreat—a fancy name for a worship conference in January 2011. The daunting responsibilities of leading a thriving church family are a 24/7 job, and, frankly, I was a bit irritated that I had even been asked to accompany our Music Minister—surely he could handle this on his own. So imagine my surprise when I found myself totally enthralled with Kenny Lamm and his leadership throughout the entire experience! Every detail was attended to, questions raised and answered and he has a powerful delivery of a very simple message: “We were created to worship!” I found myself challenged in my preconceived notions of worship and was able to look beyond that to the true purpose of actually leading our congregation to our King!
Dr. Lee Pigg, Hopewell Baptist Church, Monroe
The things I learned at boot camp were exactly what I needed. It has been my desire to be a worship leader rather than a choir director and here I found the resources, tools, guidance and a vision of the direction to lead the church in. I was very impressed with the study of worship in the Bible and all of the practical tips. The demonstrations were also beneficial to see how best to transition from one song to the next. The worship leader guidebook is very informative and an asset to have. At camp I caught a glimpse of what worship can and should be and it fed my soul!
Charla Buchanan, Robbinsville First Baptist
The Worship Summit with Kenny Lamm was one of the most complete and practical discussions on Biblical Worship that I have experienced in many years. As a worship leader, I left equipped with tools, quotes, and scriptures in which I could defend the principles of worship that I have been trying to apply within my own congregation. I think representatives from churches of all sizes and musical styles can use the information gleaned here to make more spiritually-focused decisions regarding worship within their local context.
Chris Bridges, Pastor of Worship & Communications, Southside Baptist Church, Mooresville, NC
I have already spoken and forwarded information to other musicians about the workshop, Excluding the Bible, I think this is the best Worship tool anyone can have in their library. We laughed, we cried and we healed spiritually. I’ll never worship the same again, and I will do it again. It’s about the audience of one, God.
Joel Robertson, South Estatoe Baptist, Micaville
As pastor, I was confirmed in the direction that our worship team and I have been going. Worship is not about contemporary versus traditional, but about engaging our congregation to encounter the Lord. The time spent with my worship team helped in bonding us together in this common purpose.
Bob Ferguson, Archdale First Baptist
The things they don’t teach you in college that you can only learn in an experience &/or mentoring scenario, were what I most remember. It was immensely helpful. I could have stayed eight more hours.
Jennifer Lassiter, Archdale First Baptist
Mostly an appreciation for the fact that there is someone out there helping churches and worship leaders understand the biblical importance of what we do, the need to do it to the best of our ability, and the need to be relevant in relating to our congregations. The section on personal and corporate worship was something everyone who sings or plays in a church should hear.
Chris Jolly, Nags Head Church.
Additional Event Coming in 2018
Renewing Worship EXPO
A brand new training event this year, the Renewing Worship Expo offers a total package of worship ministry training designed for every member of a local church’s worship ministry team.
The expo is a one-stop shop of training for worship leaders, choirs, orchestras, musicians, technicians and others. If you serve in any facet of worship ministry this event is for you!
The event will feature specialized training and equipping through a host of breakout session tracks covering topics that include: vocals, various instruments, audio, lighting, video, worship planning and preparation, children’s and youth choirs, live streaming services and much, much more.
In addition, Mike Harland, director of LifeWay Worship Resources, will provide equipping and encouragement through main sessions for all attendees.
Dates: September 14-15, 2018
Cost: $30-40 depending upon time of registration
More information at www.RenewingWorshipEXPO.org