Many pastors attend seminary. But what about worship leaders? Where do they get the hands-on experience, intensive discipleship, and worship training? In the past few years, schools and institutions have risen to fill the need. The role of “worship leader” has become an integral part of many church’s leadership teams. The worship leader is usually an individual who helps to lead a congregation in music and worship on Sunday, but also serves as an assistant pastor during the week.
Worship leaders recognize the significance of their role in a church’s worship experience. More and more worship leaders yearn for the kind of solid theological training and fine-arts excellence that their roles require. This is where worship training academies have entered the scene. Most worship training institutions, especially those geared exclusively towards worship, are unlike like traditional schools or seminaries. In other words, most students don’t matriculate for a few years to get a bachelor of fine arts in worship leading.
Instead, these schools provide focused instruction in a certificate or module based format. Many of them are designed for current worship leaders to get the training they need without having to attend daily classes or enroll for long periods of time.
The training is focused, intensive, and ideally suited for those who are worship leaders or those who are called to be worship leaders. The innovative format means that most of these training programs are surprisingly affordable, and most have little to no educational prerequisites. Some of them are completely online. Continue reading “Top Schools of Worship Training Academies” »