Q: How many people are currently enrolled in the School?
A: Over the last six years, we've had over 120 worship leaders come through Track 1, and over half of them are still engaged in regular coaching.
You'll run into worship leaders from our school anywhere from Sweden to South Africa, from Denmark to Delaware, from Florida to Seattle and many other places as well.
Q: How many people are in each class?
A: Classes range in size, from anywhere as small as 6 up to 18. We try to keep classes between 6 and 12 people at a time.
Q: What should I bring to Track 1?
A: You'll be staying in a team leader's home. Bring a Bible, some athletic clothes fitting for the season, and your uber-cool hipster worship leader clothes. If you want to bring an instrument, feel free. If you've got crazy dietary peculiarities, bring snacks.
Q: How much does the School cost?
Q: I want to start my own Worship School. Can you help me do that?
A: That's the entire heartbeat behind what we do: Multiplication. We do what we do so you can do it too! We've already helped several leaders start their own versions of a worship school, and would love to see more and more! But we're more interested in quality than quantity; you'll only be as committed a leader as you are submitted as a follower. The course we've designed, we believe, will prepare you for this exactly.
Q: I can't make it to any of the intensives. Can I still participate in the School?
A: Yes! We have officially launched our Online Experience, which captures all of the teaching, and is coupled with 18 months of weekly coaching via video chat.
There are plenty of places you can go online to find information about worship leading.
We are not that.
This is not about information—this is about discipleship. Please be careful not to confuse the two. The cost is greater, the demand is deeper, and the rewards are infinitely richer.
Q: Do you have any books that you'd recommend to young worship leaders?
A: If finding someone to disciple you isn't an option right now, then books may be a good second choice. I'd start with the Bible—you'll only ever be as deep in your worship as you are deep in the Word.
After that, try:
Each of these is different than the other, but each have enriched my life in different ways.
Q: I don't play an instrument. Can I still participate in the School?
A: Several of the best worship leaders & songwriters that have come through our school don't have proficiency on an instrument. It's not a deal breaker, but we'll want to work aggressively on developing your competency in this area.
Q: Are you a non-profit ministry?
A: Yes! We are an official 501(c)3 in the state of Georgia.
Q: Can I give a donation to support this ministry?
A: Yes! We very much depend on support; from operations to scholarships, we only survive by the sacrificial generosity of our leadership team and others. All gifts are tax-deductible.
If you'd like to support us, simply send your support to 10,000 Fathers, 1977 Miramar Way, Snellville GA 30078. We'll get you a tax receipt at the end of the month!
Q: Are you affiliated with a seminary?
A: Yes. We believe deeply in our pedagogy (as opposed to conventional classroom/lecture systems), and we've been patiently praying about prospective partnerships.
We're excited to announce a new partnership with Northern Seminary, starting in January 2016. Worship school students that have completed Tracks 1-3 will be accredited with the Association of Theological Schools for up to half of a Masters Degree in Worship!
Q: Will you help me find a job (or help my church find a new worship pastor)?
A: We have connected several great churches to men and women we've discipled. If you'd like to speak to any of these pastors who've hired leaders from our school, we'll gladly put you in touch with them.
If you'll be faithful to the training in our school, it will be very, very easy to find places looking to hire someone like you. We love helping in this way, and unlike head-hunting firms, we don't charge for this service. Rather, we ask for a donation towards scholarship funds for future worship leaders to be able to attend the school.