Summer of Worship
1 Peter 2:9 “For you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.”
Summer Of Worship is a 5 week program focused on discipling, training and releasing young musicians to influence culture, and impact lives for God’s kingdom through Worship.
Along with daily topical bible study, students will spend the 3 week lecture phase developing leadership and musicianship skills, rehearsing in bands, exploring music theory, songwriting, leading worship services, and studying the powerful roll worship plays in our lives.
This is followed by a 2 week outreach tour where students will travel and see God move as they lead worship, serve people, spread the gospel, and create a summer they’ll never forget!
Who? Students aged 15-19
When? June 15 – July 20 2019
Where? 3 weeks in Boise, Idaho + 2 weeks on a stateside outreach
What To Expect
Discipleship & Transformation
Join a community of like-minded young people gathered to seek God together. Watch God take you from where you are now and grow you into more of who you are meant to be.
Develop your instrumental/vocal craft through daily workshops, learn how to play in a band, daily rehersals, song-writing workshops, lead worship in the local church and more!
Impact lives through worship
Through personal skill development, band dynamics, song writing, recording and more, you will learn more about the calling on your life to carry the presence of God into the world.
Upon acceptance into our Summer of Worship program, students will be sent a Welcome Packet with further instructions about the course, a packing list, arrival information and more. Part of the application will include a short video rehersal. Once you finish your written application, an email will be sent to you with instructions on how to send in your video. In addition, we do ask that students:
- Bring their own instrument (we will have drums and a keyboard on sight)
- Know how to use their instrument (although there will be skill development time)
- Come with an attitude to learn and to serve
- Come with an open heart for what God wants to teach you
Summer of Worship
The Training Phase is the first 3 weeks of the SOW. During this time you will be living in our community housing with the other students and staff. You will share meals together and make amazing new friends. During the Training Phase you will be challenged to grow in your faith as well as in your musical abilities. The training phase consists of equal parts of discipleship training in the mornings and musical development in the afternoon. Students will also join YWAM staff in work duties at the base each week. Evenings and weekends will be spent performing at local coffee shops, leading worship, team building and having a blast!
The Outreach Phase will begin during the last week of the Training Phase. We will move our classroom from Boise up to the mountains at our camp near Warm Lake. Here will lead worship for YWAM’s Mission Adventure program as we wrap up our training. The last 2 weeks you and your team will embark on a tour of the West Coast, partnering with the local church, joining prayer house worship sets, setting up spontaneous concerts on the street all while proclaiming the Good News of Jesus.
Staff the Summer of Worship!
We’re looking for people in love with Jesus who could help staff the Summer of Worship. If you’re at least 20 years old and want to be a part of a life-giving community as you serve and equip others, let us know!
Summer of Worship Leaders Chris & April
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much will the school cost and what is included?
The SOW costs $999. This includes your training, housing, food, ministry expenses and outreach. This does not include spending money or travel to/from Boise from your home.
What Does housing look like?
All students will stay at our YWAM housing during the Training Phase. Guys and girls are separate with staff living in house. On outreach, housing will mostly be local churches and hosts.
What will my week look like?
Worship is so much more than playing music. It is a beautiful place where HEART and SKILL come together in love and honor of our Heavenly Father. The training phase consists of equal parts of discipleship training in the mornings and musical development in the afternoon. Students will also join YWAM staff in work duties at the base each week. Evenings and weekends will be spent performing at local coffee shops, leading worship, team building and having a blast!
What will my outreach look like?
We will kick off our outreach leading worship for YWAM’s Mission Adventures at our beautiful camp in the mountains near Warm Lake. The last 2 weeks we will embark on a multi-stop tour where students will lead worship, perform at various destinations, share the Gospel and serve people all while building memories you’ll never forget!
What topics are covered during a Training Phase?
*Identity *Hearing Godʼs Voice *What is worship *Godʼs Word *Spiritual Warfare *Music and Worldview *Kingdom Influencers
*Daily Instrument workshops for Guitar, drums, bass, keys (other instruments will be considered based on instructor availability). *Daily vocal clinics-Increase range, strengthen breathing, develop technique.*Stage presence *How to play/sing in a band *Planning a worship set *Live Sound (Set up/ tear down) *Electives (Tour management, sound production, basic recording, merchandise, worship leading, etc).
*Record a live album of student originals *And more!!!
How many students will there be?
A minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 20 will be accepted for the summer program.