Youth and Worship

Youth and Worship

Intensive course at London School of Theology

4 – 5th November 2022
10 – 11th February 2023

Are you

  • Passionate about young people and worship?
  • Excited about releasing teenagers to grow and lead?
  • Wanting to go deeper in your understanding and practice of faith development in young people?

Then this is the course for you!

Led by: Sam Hargreaves (LST, Engage Worship), plus guest leaders TBC

Join LST Music & Worship students as we explore together the creativity, challenges and rich potential of inviting young people to worship God. Be inspired to encourage them in leading worship themselves, in diverse forms of music and prayer.

The course blends theory and biblical input with lots of practical discussions, usable examples, and opportunities to try things out together.

Case studies from prominent youth worship movements (such as Soul Survivor, Prayer Spaces in Schools, Taize etc) help ground different approaches in reality.

I haven’t stopped talking about it to friends, colleagues and volunteers since I got back.  What I have learnt from the course has definitely enriched my thinking and will influence the way I do and advise on youth ministry.

Feedback from previous course

Ideal for

  • Youth workers (paid, interns and volunteer)
  • Worship leaders
  • People considering further study in youth ministry

Topics include

Music and young people

Generation Z and contemporary culture

Youth and adult church

Contemplative spirituality in youth ministry

Stages of faith development

Developing young worship leaders

Teaching and learning

Pre-reading will be sent to all students prior to the intensive as PDFs, to help you ground your learning in current material. Classes will mix up-front teaching with discussions, examples, and opportunities to work in groups.  If you wish to take the written assessment then you can pay an extra fee for it to be marked.

Dates and venue

The course will run as an ‘intensive’ over the following dates:

  • Friday 4th to Saturday 5th November 2022
  • Friday 10th to Saturday 11th February 2023

Venue: London School of Theology, Green Lane, Northwood, HA6 2UW


  • £300 without assessment (£275 early bird rate, if booked by 1st September)
  • £500 with assessment (£475 early bird rate, if booked by 1st September)
  • These costs include dinner on both Friday evenings and lunch on both Saturdays
  • Accommodation is not included, but can be booked separately at an additional cost, subject to availability
  • Any additional meals required can be booked and paid for separately

Main Lecturer

Sam Hargreaves has taught Youth and Worship at LST since 2010, and is a regular guest lecturer. He also runs Engage Worship with his wife Sara, and they have extensive experience leading training for youth groups and churches, creating innovative resources and leading worship at events like Youthwork Summit, New Wine youth venues, Spring Harvest and Greenbelt. They have written a monthly column in Youthwork magazine, and have authored books, online resources and a series of creative journals. He has an MA in Contemporary Worship from Kings’ College.


Friday 4th November 2022
4.10-5.55pm Sessions 1-2
6.00-7.00pm Dinner
7.30-9.15pm Special guest, Sessions 3-4
Saturday 5th November 2022
9.30am-12.20pm Sessions 5-7
12.25-1.15pm Lunch
2.00-5.00pm Sessions 8-10
Friday 11th February 2023
2.05-5.55pm Sessions 11-14
6.00-7.00pm Dinner
7.30-9.15pm Worship experience, Sessions 15-16
Saturday 12th February 2023
9.30am-12.20pm Sessions 17-19
12.25-1.15pm Lunch
2.00-5.00pm Sessions 20-22
Please Note

You can choose to undertake the course with or without assessment. Despite being one of our regular undergraduate modules, only our current students who are already registered with Middlesex University, our validating body, can be awarded academic credits for completing the course.

In registering to attend the course we ask you to accept the following terms and conditions:

  1. I wish to undertake the course for Personal Development reasons only.
  2. I accept that I will receive no academic credits, either from London School of Theology or Middlesex University, if I successfully complete the module (with or without assessment).
  3. If I successfully complete the course with assessment, this may potentially be considered for APEL purposes (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning), but most institutions including LST will consider this in the context of other broader experience also being available.