‘Preparing to lead’ is a new initiative designed to make the task of leading worship and planning services that little bit easier!
Created by Stuart & Joseph Townend, each package is a complete ‘worship time’ of songs/hymns, prayers, readings and quotes around a specific theme; some will link specifically to the church calendar, while others will be on more general aspects of the Christian faith.
Some (but not all!) of the suggested songs will be Stuart’s own songs, with direct links to the lyrics, audio and sheet music. Others are readily available from other publishers’ websites.
We’ve started with a series of worship times for the seven Sundays in Lent, exploring the Lenten themes of temptation, confession, forgiveness, and community. The series culminates by reflecting on the death and resurrection of Christ.
Please use these resources as flexibly as you like - completely ‘off the shelf’, or as a starting place for your own bespoke combination of elements.
We hope that you will find ‘Preparing to lead’ both inspirational and practical. Please feed back to us how we could make this resource more useful to you.