What is a Methodist Local Preacher?
Local preachers are those who have been accredited to preach God’s word and lead His people in worship. Originally, the term local preacher showed the difference between those who stayed in a local area and those who moved around the country as ministers (presbyters).
What is a Worship Leader?
A Worship Leader leads or helps to lead worship in a specific church. They will read the scriptures, lead in prayer, lead the music and do a childrens address and help with practical things during worship. Unlike the Local Preacher they will not preach a sermon.
For more information about Local Preachers or Worship Leaders contact Hilary Henderson.
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