What to expect
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 role 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 that they’ll never forget!
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 rehearsals, 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.
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 you 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, and setting up spontaneous concerts on the street all while proclaiming the Good News of Jesus.
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 rehearsal. 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