If you participate in worship as a liturgist, scripture reader, or intercessory prayer leader, or if you are interested in leading in this way in the future, please join us for a time of training and equipping on September 13 and 14 from 7:00 PM-9:10 PM in room 4 (BES worship space). Leaders of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Day 1 is a general session for all leaders, and Day 2 will be for intercessory prayer leaders only. If you are an intercessory prayer leader and cannot attend both days, please attend as you are able. If you are not able to attend this time, a duplicate training will be available in the winter.

To help us plan for this training session, please use THIS LINK to RSVP or use the paper signup sheets on the café counter.

Here is an outline of the material that will be covered and the names of the presenters who have graciously offered their time to lead these sessions.

Both days will include live practice sessions.


General Session – Len Vander Zee
Overview and construction of the liturgy
The role of the worship leader
Worship leadership and spiritual preparation
Metaphor and worship

Speaking techniques for public worship – Len Vander Zee

Principles and Techniques for Liturgists and Scripture Readers – Ron Rienstra


Principles and techniques for intercessory prayer leader – Ron Rienstra, Deb Rienstra, and Chris Klein
The purpose of intercessory prayer
Composing the prayer
Delivering the prayer