Course Description

Do you feel stuck in certain patterns of the worship in your church? Are you longing for your church to experience more of the Holy Spirit´s guidance in your worship? This course is for you.

This course is for worship leaders, worship teams, and even pastors who desire to take their church congregation to a deeper level of connection with God in worship. You may have wondered,  "How do we take our traditional church to be more open and connected to the movement of God´s spirit in worship?"  

I want to be clear that this course is not a debate between traditional and contemporary worship. Traditional can look different in many ways. You can be in a charismatic church with contemporary worship yet stuck in certain traditions and be traditional. You can also be in a more traditional style church yet be led by the Spirit. Our goal for this course is to help you take your church congregation to become true worshipers, to worship being led by God´s spirit and to worship in truth.

What can you expect to gain from this course?
- Learn what worship actually looks like in the Bible and what it means to worship in spirit and in truth
- Evaluate where your church is at with their biblical & cultural expression of worship.
- Understand how to honour the good traditions and what to do with the dead traditions
- Identify your authority and what you can actually do in the current position you are in.
- Implement practical steps to disciple your church congregation, your worship teams, and others in being led by the Spirit in worship.

This course is made up of four modules with videos, pdfs, quizzes, and additional optional resources for further study. There are also reflection points and activation assignments to apply the teachings right away to your life. This course can be completed at your own pace.

This is a great follow up course to "Worshipers Rising" or "Ekte og Ærlig Tilbedelse" to take your church to the next level in worship. You will find Module 1 of this course repeating  some of the things we cover in "Worshipers Rising" & "Ekte og Ærlig Tilbedelse."  Yet this course is also a stand alone course and does not require to take the other courses beforehand.

Disciples of Worship Founder

Mary Elizabeth Kolsrud

Mary Elizabeth Kolsrud is a songwriter, worship pastor, trainer, best-selling author and founder of Disciples of Worship. Author of books: Ekte og Ærlig Tilbedelse & Worshipers Rising. Leader of different worship schools in Norway: Bergen Lovsangsskole, Lovsangsskole Øst og Lovsangsskole Nord. Scandinavian regional director for Sounds of the Nations. Mary Elizabeth has a bachelor degree of Worship Ministry and serves as the music director at her local church, Norkirken Sandefjord. She is an American & Norwegian woman and is married to a Norwegian, Ole Martin, and together have three children. Mary Elizabeth is passionate about training worshipers in the nations to see them rise up in their unique sound and identity in worship. She loves to collaborate & build networks between churches and worshipers around the world.

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Module 1: What is worship, really?

    • Welcome to Module 1!

    • Module 1 Outline

    • Worshippers the Father seeks

    • Reflection Point 1

    • Worshipping in Truth

    • Reflection Point 2

    • Worshipping in Spirit

    • Reflection Point 3

    • Biblical Worship Expressions

    • Reflection Point 4

    • Cultural Worship Expressions

    • Reflection Point 5

    • Module 1 Conclusion

    • Hebrew Word Expressions of Praise

    • Module 1 QUIZ: What is worship, really?

  • 3

    Module 2: Honouring Traditions

    • Welome to Module 2!

    • Module 2 outline

    • Understanding why things are in place

    • Reflection Point

    • Breathing on good traditions

    • Church Service Structure example

    • Activation

    • Identifying the dead traditions

    • Module 2 Conclusion

    • Module 2 Quiz: Honouring Traditions

  • 4

    Module 3: Working with your leadership

    • Welcome to Module 3!

    • Module 3 outline

    • Knowing your authority

    • What you can do as a worship leader

    • What you can do as a pastor

    • What you can do as a worship participant

    • Module 3 Conclusion and Journal

    • Module 3 Quiz: Working with your leadership

  • 5

    Module 4: Discipling your church in worship

    • Welcome to Module 4!

    • Module 4 outline

    • Starting with your worship team

    • Building your worship journey

    • Creating a worship culture

    • Consider your spiritual atmosphere

    • Module 4 Conclusion and action plan

    • Module 4 Quiz: Discipling your church in worship

    • Recommendation

  • 6


    • Staying away from the traps

    • Staying away from the traps outline

    • Closing Blessing

    • Let's stay connected!