Corporate Worship | Creativity | Curiosity | Coaching | Connections
Launching in the summer of 2019, the Student Worship Academy will be a week-long training camp for high school students (completed 9-12 grade) to develop skills which will allow them to use their God-given creativity to better serve the local church.
Students will spend time…
Understanding the true meaning of worship
Studying the language of music
Training in a music (worship band, vocalists or other instruments), creative AV (photography, videography, graphics, design, etc.) or technical AV track (audio, lighting, video, presentation software, stage design, acoustics, etc.)
Singing in a modern worship choir
Exploring a customizable variety of skills in electives
Worshipping together in dynamic evening worship experiences
- Connecting with others in family group discussions
All of this training and coaching will be facilitated by experienced, passionate leaders who serve the church and love to work with students.
Choose One of Three Tracks
Students who love to sing or play an instrument will be placed into classes where they will receive focused training and instruction to explore and enhance their role in worship music. Tracks will include rhythm guitar (acoustic or electric), lead guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, vocals, drum set and orchestral band instruments. Whether you are already a musician or vocalist in your local church or you have some skill and would like to get involved, this track is for you!
Students with a gift for art, design and seeing beauty in the world will have the opportunity to learn how these abilities can be used in the worship ministry of their local church. A variety of expressive skills will be covered, including graphic design, photography, video shooting & editing and stage design. If you are an artistic person with a desire to serve your church, you will love this track!
Students who are fascinated by technology, sound systems, and visual tools will experience hands-on, interactive learning with modern equipment and teachers who use these skills in the church on a regular basis. Topics examined will include sound technology, tracks & loops, mixing & recording, presentation software, acoustics, video & live-streaming, lighting and more!
In addition to these tracks, all students will spend some time each day singing and learning about the role of the choir in modern worship and why God wants us to sing. Students will also be able to fuel their curiosity by taking one-time electives covering any of the skills in the tracks above, or combining those with daily classes in songwriting, worship leadership, drama, sign language and interpretive movement. Every night will be closed out with corporate worship, family groups and fellowship time for students and staff to connect with one another!