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, 6-Week Foundations Course, and Bootcamps.
Learn more below about our 9-month certification and foundations course, and stay connected with us via social media and our email list to hear about upcoming Bootcamps and other community worship and equipping events!
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 at the Bootcamps. 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.
In the 6-week Foundations Course, 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. Learn more about our next Foundations class HERE.
Bootcamps are one-night workshops built into the schedule of our 9-month process, 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 Bootcamps!