Shift115 Worship School aims to provide a well-rounded process for those involved or interested in leading worship. Our goal is to examine and strengthen our HEART through prayer, worship, and spiritual formation, sharpen our HEAD in biblical and technical teaching, and equip our HANDS with practical training and application. We currently offer three processes within Shift115 Worship School: 9-Month Worship Leadership Certification, One-Night Workshops throughout the year, and a Foundations Retreat designed for individual churches.
9-month worship leadership certification
In the 9-Month Worship Leadership Certification, geared toward worship leaders, we cover foundations that are great for beginners as well as continued formation for those who have been serving in worship leadership. There is no specific education requirements, however you must have some experience in music and worship ministry. This process involves weekly group gatherings as well as monthly one-on-one mentorship meetings. The weekly gatherings include prayer, worship, and teaching, with occasional guest teachers for built-in workshops. The curriculum is formed around Cultivating Authentic Worship with topics such as identity, humility, spiritual formation & leadership, biblical foundations & expressions, vocal exercise and technique, music theory, audiovisual technology, curating worship, team dynamics, ancient-future worship, planning and administration, and songwriting. We currently are able to accept a maximum of 12 participants. Students under 18 will be considered, please contact us for more info.
Tuition is $200 per month and does not include books and optional add-ons; resources and lessons. We encourage students to work with their church to help pay for tuition costs. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!
A non-degree certificate in worship leadership is provided in partnership with Sioux Falls Seminary. Students are able to apply this toward a master's degree at Sioux Falls Seminary, and we will work with you and the seminary to meet specific requirements.
We offer a Foundations course & retreat format for anyone involved or interested in worship ministry. We walk through five foundational principles from our Worship School curriculum, Cultivating Authentic Worship, emphasizing biblical foundations and spiritual formation. If you're interested in participating in a class or having us host a one-day retreat at your church for your worship ministry, contact us here.
One-Night Workshops are featured throughout the year, particularly during our 9-Month Worship Leadership Certification. The one-night workshops are open to anyone involved or interested in worship ministry, featuring various topics such as spiritual formation, vocal technique, team dynamics, sound systems, and songwriting. View our events page to view upcoming workshops!