The book Worship Leading Essentials contains a variety of resource materials in addition to the main ten chapters, and one of the most useful is the general resources section covering websites, courses, conferences, publishers and more.
With a similar goal of equipping the worship leader, this page will gradually expand to include as many useful web links as we can draw together in one place. Please feel free to email in any suggestions for additions, or requests for inclusion.
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alpha.org Originating at Holy Trinity Brompton in London, the Alpha Course has been used by thousands of churches to introduce millions to Jesus.
aslanchristianbooks.com Independent family-owned Christian bookshop website. Based in Westbury in Wiltshire, England.
azlyrics.com secular site, great for all lyrics.
bigchurchdayout.com Thousands gather at Wiston Estate in the south of England for great Christian music from international artists.
bethelmusic.com Influential publisher and promoter of new Christian music around the world. Based in Redding, California.
capitolchristianmusicgroup.com Formerly known as EMI Christian Music Group, Capitol CMG is a major record label and music publisher, and part of the Universal Music Group.
uk.ccli.com CCLI is the place to go for all church copyright licensing issues, including streaming and public showing of film scenes. Songselect also provides lyrics and other song resources and an interesting chart of the most popular worship songs.
clcbookshops.com Webshop plus five actual CLC shops, serving the church in England and Scotland for over 75 years.
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desiringgod.org Especially https://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/when-worship-lyrics-miss-the-mark#god-s-delight-in-us You don’t have to agree with everything John Piper says, but I love his heart for worship songs and for lyrics that give glory to God and Him alone.
dmmusic.com DM Music are based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. DM describe themselves as the UK’s leading installer of Sound and Audio-Visual Systems for churches.
eden.co.uk Christian bookshop website. Based in Chester, England.
elevationworship.com Contemporary worship music band from Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.
engageworship.org Furthering the ministry of Music and Worship Foundation, resourcing local churches for creative and innovative worship.
essentialmusicpublishing.com Unit of Sony Music Entertainment, home of Casting Crowns and Elevation Worship.
essentialworship.com Online tool for worship leaders and musicians.
eauk.org The Evangelical Alliance represents thousands of churches in the UK, and through the World Evangelical Alliance, an estimated one billion evangelical Christians worldwide.
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grahamkendrick.co.uk Graham’s website has links to blogs and webinars, his Youtube channel, and loads more information about hundreds of his songs.
hillsong.com Hillsong is an influential church with several streams of music publishing and major conferences, including Hillsong United and Hillsong Young and Free. Based in Australia but now in 28 countries worldwide.
htb.org Holy Trinity Brompton is the largest Anglican church in the UK. Well-known as the home of the Alpha Course, HTB in central London also promotes City Centre resource churches around the UK.
hymnary.org Hymnary is a comprehensive resource site for hymns and hymnals.
thehymnsociety.org US and Canada ministry whose mission is ‘to encourage, promote, and enliven congregational singing’.
ichthus.org.uk Ichthus Christian Fellowship is a London-based church network with links around the UK and in various other nations. Runs the annual Revive conferences at Ashburnham.
jeremyriddle.com Website for all things related to songwriter and worship leader Jeremy Riddle.
jesusculture.com Jesus Culture is a Sacramento, California-based church and worship music publisher, home of Bryan and Katie Torwalt.
keithjones.co.uk Keith Jones Christian bookshop is one of the largest independent Christian bookshops in the UK. Based in Bournemouth.
keswickministries.org The Keswick Convention has drawn thousands to Cumbria to enjoy great worship and some of the best Bible teachers since 1875.
kingswaytrustdistribution.com Now part of the David C. Cook group, Kingsway have been involved in book publishing and distribution, and run the annual Mission Worship conferences in Eastbourne, UK.
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loopcommunity.com Loop provides worship leaders with backing tracks, hardware and software, and training.
maranathamusic.com Begun in California almost 50 years ago, Maranatha Music is a Christian music publisher, distributing through EMI/CMG.
themarchforjesus.org This is the website of the American March for Jesus. You can also find a brief history of MFJ in Les Moir’s excellent book Missing Jewel, and at http://marchforjesus.homestead.com.
mattredman.com Website for all things related to popular songwriter and worship leader Matt Redman.
michaelcard.com Website for all things related to popular songwriter and Bible teacher Michael card.
ministryofmusic.co.uk Valuable resource ministry which provides Christian singers and musicians to a wide variety of events across the UK.
missionworship.com Originally called Worship Together, Mission Worship describes itself as more of a family reunion than a managed event. Works across denominations and worship styles to equip the whole church.
multitracks.com Multitracks provides backing tracks from original recording stems to give flexible musical support to churches of all sizes.
musicademy.com Contemporary worship training for church-based praise and worship musicians.
music-ministry.org Worship training ministry serving the local church through conferences, training courses and online resources.
newdaygeneration.org Started by Newfrontiers, New Day has offered young people in the UK the camping and worship festival experience since 2004.
newfrontierstogether.org With roots in the charismatic renewal movements of the 1970s, and originally known as Coastlands and then as New Frontiers, Newfrontiers is a loose association of apostolic ministries, extending to over 800 churches in 70 nations.
new-wine.org New Wine is known for the United and Luminosity summer festivals, with a focus on word, works and worship, for the benefit and building up of the church.
noelrichards.com Popular songwriter and worship leader since the 1970s, Noel Richards is known for outdoor praise events such as Champion of the World.
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oasisromsey.co.uk Oasis Christian Centre serves Romsey and Southampton with Christian books, Bibles, etc. Always a friendly welcome!
uk.om.org Operation Mobilisation is a mission organisation sending around 5000 people at any one time to encourage evangelism and church planting in the most needy areas of the world.
philwickham.com Website of popular composer and worship leader Phil Wickham, with chord charts, tour dates, and links to his albums and songs.
pioneer.org.uk Pioneer is a relational network that connects, inspires and equips churches in the UK and globally.
premierchristianity.com The UK’s leading Christian magazine. Primary focus is the evangelical charismatic church, but engages with the breadth of the Christian world.
prsformusic.com Website of the PRS and MCPS, who collect and distribute royalties for composers and performers when their music is broadcast or performed, or sold in physical forms such as CDs or DVDs.
songsolutions.org Experts in music copyright, Song Solutions is a publisher and copyright administrator specialising in Christian and Gospel music. Part of Essential Christian.
soulsurvivor.com Popular Christian festival focused on young people and teenagers which ran from 1993 to 2019, with 32,000 attending in the final year. Also a church in Watford, England, where Mike Pilavachi and the team are passionate about resourcing the wider church.
soulsurvivorwatford.co.uk Co-led by Mike Pilavachi and Andy Croft, ministries of Soul Survivor Church in Watford include worship conferences and other resourcing events.
sovereigngracemusic.org Kentucky-based ministry producing Christ-exalting songs and training for local churches.
springharvest.org Part of Essential Christian, Spring Harvest runs annual conferences with a strong emphasis on Bible teaching and contemporary worship. CDs and songbooks are also available each year featuring many new songs.
belfrey.org/music-worship With a mixture of traditional and contemporary music, St Michael le Belfrey Church in York is ‘passionate about breaking new ground in worship’, and serves churches across the north of England.
stuarttownend.co.uk Website of the composer and modern hymn writer Stuart Townend, author of In Christ Alone and How Deep the Father’s Love.
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theworshipzone.com Resource website for backing tracks, lyric videos and chord charts. See also isingworship.org.
vineyardworship.com Worship music and training from Vineyard, which as a movement has always valued intimate worship from hearts hungry for God.
weareworship.com Global song resource site for worship leaders.
worshipcentral.org Training and resources website. Worship Central is dedicated to training worship leaders, running various courses including The Week and the year-long Academy.
worshiplyricvideos.com Lyric video site, part of The Worship Zone.
worshipmatters.com Resources for music and worship from Bob Kauflin of Sovereign Grace Music.
worshipministrytraining.com Founded by Alex Enfiedjian, this podcast, website and mentoring ministry brings you practical wisdom from top worship leaders from around the world.
worshiptogether.com Free lyric and chord charts for thousands of songs, with new material released every week.
ywam.org YWAM is a massive worldwide mission and youth focused organisation with a healthy emphasis on worship, training and evangelism.
zachicks.com Author website for Zac Hicks, writer of the excellent book The Worship Pastor (Zondervan, 2016). Zac is a songwriter and producer, and serves as Canon for Worship and Liturgy at Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, Alabama.
zionlyrics.com Contemporary Christian lyrics site with an emphasis on country and reggae music.