SOW Teaching Topics Include :

  • Biblical Basis for Worship
  • Character Week : Heart of Worship
  • Worship & Spiritual Warfare
  • Worship & Culture
  • Worship & Holy Spirit
  • Theory & Musicianship
  • Singing & Songwriting
  • Study of the Psalms
  • Worship Leading & Teams
  • Worship & Missions
  • Church Music History
  • Jesus Week
  • Throne Room of God
  • Production 101
  • …and more!

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The Refining Worship School  takes students deeper into a life of integrity, passion and surrender through encountering God’s presence. We strive to open students’ eyes to the awesome opportunity we have as believers to worship our Savior “in spirit and truth.” We see in John 4:23 that this is the type of worshiper the Father seeks, but what does it mean? How do we walk this out in our own lives? The Refining Worship School endeavors to help reveal the answers to these questions as well as to encourage different expressions, cultures & gifts of worship.


We aim to develop students in three different areas: Head, Heart & Hands. We want to give them tools to develop both the physical and the spiritual aspects of worship. This is done through exploring a wide variety of topics regarding worship (our Identity as Worshipers, Leadership, Team Dynamics, Heart Issues, The Role of Worship in Missions…). Biblical foundation for worship is also incredibly important and our desire is to educate students to fully understand the history behind it and how specific principles apply to us today.

The Refining Worship School in Richmond will emphasize and facilitate : worship-leading, spiritual disciplines, artistic expression and skill development, reading & discussing 2 books related to worship, serving the local church, weekly journals, small groups, intercession and a meditative study of the Psalms.


OUR MAIN GOALS in this school are :

  • To mature those who are involved in worship ministry to be the most effective they can be in their area of influence.
  • To provide 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.
  • To help give understanding of what worship is from a biblical point of view.
  • To provide a place to go deeper with God; to ignite and fan into flame our passion for Jesus.
  • To help students to live a fully-integrated life that reflects Jesus in every way. The person they are on stage, or whatever ministry they are involved in needs to be consistent with the person they are in everyday life.
  • To create a culture of creativity where students feel free to express their love for God in many different ways.
  • After the Lecture Phase, we invite students to consider an overseas internship where they get to take God’s love for the nations and passion for His glory to the mission field in whatever capacity we can (with or without music).



September 14th – December 23rd, 2022
[Lecture Phase]

January 2nd – February 24th
[SOW Internship]



Full-Tuition Lecture $3,500

Intern Fees $2,000 + airfare

*Scholarships available*