School of Worship
Offered at our YWAM Mazatlan, Mazatlan campus
Release your sound. Discover your voice. Worship your Creator.
The School of Worship (SOW) is a 5-month school made up of a 3-month lecture phase and a 2-month (optional but highly recommended) outreach phase.
The SOW calls the musician, songwriter, and worship leader on a journey toward the heart of God as we first explore what it means to be a worshiper, and second, what it looks like to lead from a place of authority, conviction, and humility.
SOW takes students deeper into a life of integrity, passion, and Bible study through worship. We strive to open up our students’ eyes to the opportunity we have as believers to worship our Savior “in spirit and truth.” We desire to develop our students in “ hands, heart & mind” by giving them the necessary tools to develop both the physical and spiritual aspects of worship.
Expect to be given opportunities leading worship, working as a team, and experiences that will challenge and strengthen you, going deeper with Jesus as you set aside these few months to learn more about this part of His heart.
Although auditions are not required, and will not determine your acceptance into the school, we strongly encourage you to record and upload a video audition to your application for the SOW. This will help us determine how to best serve you during the course of the program, whether you are an expert musician or just starting out.
This school is an approved University of the Nations course. Click here to learn more about how you can get a degree with University of the Nations.
Successful completion of a Discipleship Training School is a prerequisite for SOW.
This is a bilingual course offered in English and Spanish.
In the first 3 months the SOW will train, equip and develop those who are involved in the worship ministry to be effective in their area of influence. The school provides hands-on training to worship leaders, in which we develop the worship leader’s understanding of how to lead a band through skillful musicianship, lead the congregation into worship and lead by example in integrity and character.
Band Practice & Development times
Character of a Worshiper
Knowing God in Worship
Worship & Missions
What is Worship
The Psalms (Inductive Bible Study Method)
The last 2 months of outreach will involve art and musical evangelism in a variety of missions and ministry settings, receiving and communicating God's message to others. Some activities may include engaging the community through art, partnership with churches and ministries, leading worship in different places, from churches to the street, prayer and intercession, gospel presentations, or any other kind of service.
You will also have the opportunity to lead creative projects and share responsibilities within the team.
Music has the potential to cross many barriers and is a tool that enables you to connect with others whether they share the same language, nationality, or set of beliefs as you or not. When we sing songs, interact with communities, teach about music in a rehab center, or make a public proclamation concert, it helps us to share God's heart. Outreach seeks to value relationships with people in evangelism, be relevant to the culture, and give sacrificially for the kingdom of God to be established.
Some topics you'll cover in the School of Worship:
Character of the Worshiper
Worship and Missions
Historical and Biblical Basis of Worship
The Psalms (Inductive Bible Study Method)
History of Worship in the Church
Songwriting and Worship Leading
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FAQ's and Resources
How fluent do I need to be in Spanish or English?
We are a completely bilingual campus! Meaning, speaking only Spanish or English will be more than enough. If neither Spanish nor English is your first language, you just need to comprehend and/or speak one. That being said, we’ve had students in the past that weren’t fluent in either of our languages, and they’ve been willing, amazing people that brought amazing life and culture to our base family. Pray about it! We don't want to hold you back if you're called here.