A collective of pastors, musicians, leaders & songwriters who train & equip the Church in worship.
Worship Central is a movement of worshippers who want to see the worship of Jesus Christ made central throughout our communities, local churches and the world. The vision is for people to encounter God, for worshippers to be equipped and the Church empowered. Based in Birmingham, UK, we have trained, resourced and inspired worshippers all around the world since launching in 2006, with hundreds of thousands attending training events internationally and engaging with all the resources they have created.
In 2011 we launched the Worship Central Course. This 7 session course provides material that allows local worship leaders in churches around the world to train their worship teams in theology of worship; develop their musicianship and songwriting abilities; and explore key leadership values.
In addition, we run an Academy for worship leaders. This provides a unique opportunity for a group of students to invest a year in the local church, with additional input from the Worship Central team and friends. Designed to develop and sharpen students’ skills, the Academy offers a structured programme of world-class theological training and practical coaching. The Academy runs alongside local partner churches to invest in the next generation of worship leaders as part of Worship Central’s vision to empower the local church.
What Others Say
“Worship Central is a wonderful resource for anyone looking to develop the worship life of their local church.” — Nicky Gumbel, Vicar of HTB and pioneer of ‘The Alpha Course’
“Worship Central is an important and much needed training ground for today’s leaders. When it comes to leading the church, we need each other, and Worship Central is a wonderful place to connect.” — Chris Tomlin, Worship Leader & Songwriter ‘How Great Is Our God’
“Worship Central continues to equip us with life lessons to strengthen our hearts, and practical tools of the craft which I personally trust to continue to inspire truthful worship and authentic worshippers as we bring the finest we can bring.” — Darlene Zschech, Worship Leader & Songwriter ‘Shout To The Lord’
“God can anoint us but only we can do the hard graft of learning and growing. Worship Central is the place to be if you want to learn more about the craft of songwriting and worship leading.” — Martin Smith, Worship Leader & Songwriter ‘Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble’