We believe worship is central in leading God-centred lives, shaping life-giving churches and changing a nation. Our vision is to see worship leaders and pastors raised up and equipped to serve their local churches.
One year, involved in leading worship and being equipped at CFC. You will be trained through Worship Central Academy and will receive theological teaching through Belfast Bible College and Crown Jesus Ministries’ School of Evangelism.
Do you have a heart for God, worship, and the Church? Do you have experience in leading worship? The Worship Year Out in partnership with Worship Central Academy is designed for emerging worship leaders actively involved in leading in their church. If that sounds like you then we would love you to apply!
You will be actively involved involved in the life of CFC Worship Community, serving and leading throughout all our sites. You will help plan and lead our Team Nights and grow as a worship leader and songwriter. We will invest in you through practical workshops, leadership training and theological teaching. You will be assigned a mentor who you will meet on a regular basis for leadership input. It runs on a part-time basis for three and a half days a week: Sunday – Involved in worship across various CFC sites. Monday – Staff development, planning, theological teaching, songwriting hubs and study. Wednesday – Practical workshops and leadership training delivered through termly modules by tutors, worship leaders and musicians. Thursday – Evenings for rehearsals and/or Team Nights.
Weekly Sample Timetable
10:00 – Staff Meeting / Staff Development
10:30 – Staff Prayer
11:00 – Set list preparation & band communication
12:00 – Song Writing Hub (teaching and co-writing)
13:00 – Lunch
14:00 – Belfast Bible College (theological training)
17:00 – Close
09:00 – Devotions (Worship and Thought led by Academy Students)
10:00 – Feedback from Worship Pastor
10:30 – Staff Prayer
11:00 – Session 1: Leading Worship – Robin Mark
13:00 – Lunch
14:00 – Session 2: Vocal Workshop – Leah McFall
16:00 – Close(19:30 – Rehearsal)
Worship Central Academy Training Day in Birmingham OR Team Night – Encounter (CFC Worship Community gather for food, worship and training)
Leading worship with a team at a CFC site, for e.g. CFC East – 10am, 12pm and 7pm services.
Throughout the year, there will be a number of opportunities for students to come together for input from the Worship Central Academy in Birmingham. Each term, Worship Central will host an Academy Training Day and a Retreat where all students involved in the programme across the UK will come together for the day. These times are designed to invest in you, through teaching various topics and issues relevant to your development as worship leaders. The first term will begin with a retreat, setting the tone for the year ahead, and a chance to also meet other Academy students.
You’ll also be placed in monthly online learning hubs, led by a tutor with worship pastor experience. In these groups, you’ll journey through many topics during the year, as well as be set a number of assignments to complete.
Worship Central’s ‘The Week’ (a 5 day intensive retreat for worship leaders and pastors) will be a key part of the year.
You will attend six theological sessions at Belfast Bible College, three sessions in Term 1 and three sessions in Term 2. This is designed to grow you theologically with a focus on song writing.
In Term 3 you will attend a five week course on Apologetics delivered by Zacharias Trust as part of Crown Jesus Ministries’ School of Evangelism on a Monday evening. This is designed to develop you as a thinker and leader.
September 2018 to June 2019.
The total cost is £1600. Here is the break down of what this includes:
£1200 – Worship Central Academy (flights are not included in this cost)
£100 – Belfast Bible College
£40 – Crown Jesus Ministries’ School of Evangelism
£260 – CFC Worship Year Out (In-house training and development)
Term 1: £600
Term 2: £500
Term 3: £500