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, they 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 Worship Central 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, Worship Central runs 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.
Part of the vision to resource the Church is writing and releasing fresh songs of worship, and to date Worship Central have released three live albums; Spirit Break Out, Let It Be Known and Set Apart in addition to the brand new studio album Mercy Road.