Learn to play guitar, sing, and understand music theory and study to become a great musician so you can lead worship well.
Propel Worship Certification
Take a guided journey to becoming a confident musician and an effective worship leader! Learn guitar, vocals, theory, tech, leadership, band building, and mechanical skills to build a strong successful career as a worship leader and become a Certified Worship Leader through Church Answers.
Meet your Certification Mentors
Church Answers has partnered with Worship The King/Propel Worship to provide this resource
After a radical conversion to Christ as a teenager, Eric Roberts began learning to lead worship in his local youth group. After earning a Bachelor of Music Education, he continued serving for many years as a staff worship pastor.
Together, Eric and his wife Emily have led worship, trained teams, published books, and taught seminars to help the local church build strong worship ministries. With more than 800 video tutorials and over 18,000 YouTube subscribers, they have spent 2 decades teaching people to learn fast, play well, and worship always.
Get Certified in Worship Leadership
Learn how to choose songs, lead rehearsals, and lead worship with confidence.
Implement proven systems to help you build your best band, develop new musicians in your church, and set yourself up for continued success as a worship leader.
Certification Topics Covered
- Musicianship and Theory
- Building a Personal Vision
- Exploring Team Models
- Building Your Team
- Training an Army
- Your Top 50
- Creating Successful Song Sets
- Planning and Calendars
- Service and Play Sheets
11 Courses on a Proven Learning Path
Get Personal Mentorship + Community
We had the best mentors when we started and now our team is coming alongside you in your journey. Through course modules and the new social experience, we’ll help you on your journey through a unique personalized online worship leader mentorship.
We have built an amazing social learning platform where you can connect with us and others during the mentorship. Ask questions, leave your comments, and even upload your own pictures and videos to the community. Get new content every week including livestreams and webinar playbacks.
What you can expect to learn
How to play guitar and sing with confidence so you can feel comfortable leading worship every week
How to create and implement a vision for your church and become a strong leader
How to build a strong team of rotating musicians and build multiple bands
Navigate the complexities of a growing and changing worship ministry
Reduce stress by using optimized systems for scheduling, rotating, and growing your team
How to select songs, run rehearsals, and lead effective worship every week with low stress
Witnessing first hand the methodology applied by Eric Roberts… I saw skill sets developed on various instruments including electric, acoustic, and bass guitars, piano, keyboards, drums and percussion. His approach successfully developed three worship teams made up of musicians with various musical genre backgrounds, coalescing them into team units that functioned together as one… resulting in well trained bands and tech teams being able to rotate on a monthly or weekly basis.
How can I improve on guitar?
We want you to experience the amazing feeling of being able to grab a guitar and lead people into worship around a campfire or at a small group meeting. Just knowing 4 of the right chords and a simple strumming pattern will allow you to play hundreds of popular worship songs and will strengthen your ability to lead your team and your church in worship. We’ll show you how to play and introduce you to our simple Play and Sing worship songbooks to help you start leading worship from guitar.
How can I improve my vocals?
Singing is one of the most powerful things we do as worshipers. Joining the worship team and leading with your voice takes skill, talent, and practice. We help you learn the most important things including how to warm up, how to sing in the right keys, and how to be a part of the worship team so you can have success as a worship vocalist and use your gifts for God.
Will I learn music theory?
Don’t be shaking in your boots the next time you have to transpose a song before rehearsal. Understanding music theory is the first step in gaining confidence as a musician. Once we show you key patterns and memory points, you will become a competent and confident musician.
Can you help me develop a personal vision?
We begin by exploring and discussing your vision for the future growth and success of your worship ministry. This is the most important place to start. Where there is no vision, the people perish (Proverbs 29:18). We introduce the God inspired circle and help you learn how to continually get to the next level as you strengthen and reach your goals.
Will I learn to build a team?
You will learn how to start small and build a band no matter how small or big your ministry team is right now. We also decide what model will work best for your ministry (rotating full bands or rotating members within one main band). Using the Worship the King core skill sheet and the skill batching technique, we will show you how to start building teams.
Will this help me develop my team(s)?
Continual and intentional training is the key to creating success in your worship ministry. It’s not hard to implement but you need the right training materials. We will help you get a plan together that will allow you to train more volunteers for your worship and tech ministry.
Where do I start with song selection?
Every week you have to pick songs to lead your congregation into worship. First, your top 50 song list is key to creating success in your bands and for leading your congregation to worship each week. We will start forming your top 50 and we will provide you with the templates to create a successful top 50 list for your ministry. Second, we will help you with all aspects of selecting set lists that work well and inspire people to follow you into worship each week.
Will you help me with planning?
When you have a system that works well and you plan 2-4 months in advance, your job as the worship leader will become exponentially easier. At least it will feel much easier. You will also accomplish more and be able to focus on leading worship well. We’ll show you how structure your teams in a way that will allow you to batch your planning into a just a 2 hour block each month. This powerful workflow technique will free up your time to focus on other important factors of being a successful worship leader.
Is there a good method for running a worship service?
Writing great service sheets is the key to a smooth and stress-free Sunday morning worship service. We give you our templates and even our shorthand one-sheet service method to help you with all the key memory points. Not only will you feel successful and confident, your musicians and tech team will run smoothly and feel the power of being on a well-organized team.
Success is within reach for you and your worship teams!
This certification is packed with value and can take you and your worship teams to the next level in ministry. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity for growth!