Enrollment is closed for 2017-18 and will open in 2018 for the 2018-19 Worship School year. Sign up to the right if you're interested in receiving updates about Worship School details and future application info.

We are excited to launch the shift115 worship school this Fall! We’ve been developing mentorship over the last few years as a foundation for this school and will continue to offer equipping events to the community that will be beneficial for both those going through the school as well as worship teams in the area.

worship school updates


shift115 worship school aims to encourage and equip those involved or interested in leading worship. Our guide will be “Heart, Head, & Hands” >> 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. The goal is to cover foundations that will be great for beginners as well as continued formation for those who have been serving in worship ministry.


schedule & format

This will be a 9-month process with weekly group gatherings as well as regular one-on-one mentorship meetings. For 2017-18, we will meet September 11 through May 7 with a few weeks off during holidays. We will have a celebration and retreat on May 11-12 (Friday evening overnight through Saturday afternoon). The weekly group gatherings will be on Monday evenings with time for prayer, worship, and teaching, including guest teachers every few weeks. Topics that will be covered in our time include identity, humility, spiritual formation & leadership, biblical foundations & expressions, vocal exercise and technique, music theory, audiovisual technology, curating worship, team dynamics, confidence and competence, ancient-future worship, planning and administration, songwriting, and more. We will accept a maximum of 12 participants each year. Students under 18 will be considered, please contact us for more info.


Sioux Falls Seminary is partnering with Shift115 to offer a non-degree certificate in worship leadership to those who complete our Worship School.


Tuition is $1800, paid either monthly or in full. This includes all resources and registration costs for books, materials, online resources, and community equipping events. 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!