A six-part online course for church musicians

We have partnered with Emu Music to present an online course aimed to equip Malaysian music ministry teams with the key theological and practical skills. The concepts and principles in each unit can be applied to music teams both large and small, of any style or context.

Having grown out of their conference ministry, this is a great resource to work through with your music team or to help train new recruits. Whether you’ve been leading music in church for years or just starting out, we all need a solid Biblical and practical foundation to serve our churches faithfully and effectively.

What is it?

This course is brought to you by EMU Music in partnership with Equip Gospel Ministries. The course provides essential theological and practical training for anyone involved in church music ministry. It consists of 6 units:

  1. Introduction to Biblical music ministry
  2. Engaging the mind and heart
  3. True worshippers
  4. You are a song leader!
  5. Leading from your instrument: vocals, piano, guitar, bass, drums, melody instruments
  6. What songs should we sing?

Who is it for?

Word In Song Online is designed to prepare everyone for music ministry, from the lead pastor, to the song leader, to the tech team. It teaches concepts and principles that can be applied to music teams of any size, skill or context, and is useful for both seasoned and beginner church musicians.

How does it work?

The course material is presented in a combination of written text, interview & tutorial videos and printable worksheets, making it easy to work through with your church’s music team or on your own. Each unit takes approximately 1 hour to complete. The course is RM 60 per individual user (no expiry date).

What’s in a session?

The course was written by Alanna Glover & Philip Percival. 

The course features contributions from experienced church musicians and pastors from Australia, the UK and the USA, including Bob Kauflin, Mark Dever, Mike Cosper, Vaughan Roberts, Kevin Twit, Rob Smith, Nathan Tasker, Nicky Chiswell & Greg Cooper.

Philip Percival

Philip Percival

EMU Music - Executive and Ministry Director

Philip heads up our day to day operations in Australia and the UK. Having been Music Director at St Ebbe’s Oxford for 14 years, Philip loves helping Church musicians grow in their gifts to serve their church, and teaches the Bible and practical skills at conferences and seminars around the world. He is the author of Then Sings My Soul, a book about Biblical music ministry for every Christian. He also writes songs, and is perhaps best known for the music for Consider Christ and Never Alone. Philip studied music at Sydney University, theology at Moore Theological College, Sydney, has a Masters degree from Oxford University and has recently finished a PhD in the biblical theology of worship.

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Alanna Glover

Alanna Glover

EMU Music - Creative Director

Alanna has been a part of the Emu family for many years, most notably as a singer on many of our albums. She was a church music director in Sydney and member of the band Garage Hymnal before moving to Oxford, where she worked as part of Emu’s UK team. She now lives in Sydney where she splits her time between working for Emu, being a mum and completing her Masters of Theology through Birmingham University. She has a Bachelor of Theology from Sydney Missionary Bible College and a BA Music Degree from Sydney University. Alanna has developed our Word In Song online course as well as being a songwriter, song leader, graphic designer, trainer and lecturer. 

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