The Academy gives you the opportunity to encounter God on a deeper level and to grow as a follower of Christ, as an individual as well as in community.

Who is it for?

Do you have a heart for God, worship, and the local church?

Do you have experience in leading worship?

The Academy is designed for emerging worship leaders actively involved in leading in their church, with a heart and calling to serve as a worship pastor.

Academies run in a number of different locations (though you can only apply to one) across the world. 


Theological study, worship teaching and practical masterclasses will equip you both spiritually and practically as a worship pastor.


Through leadership training and serving as part of a local church community you will be empowered to be a leader.

London // UK

The Academy in London has been running since 2011 and is located at HTB Church in South Kensington. It is run by Ben Cantelon and Daniela Hogger with input from the Global Worship Central Team. Students also train with St Mellitus Theological College as part of the programme.

Sheffield // UK

The Academy in Sheffield based at St Thomas Crookes launched in September 2014, headed up by Nick Law, and is run in partnership with St Thomas Crookes College as one of their streams. Students will benefit from a mix of theological input, spiritual formation and leadership training.

KUALA LUMPUR // Malaysia

The Academy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia launched it’s first year in January 2015 located at HTBB Church and Alpha Asia Pacific Hub in KL. It is run by Stew McIlrath with input from the Global Worship Central and Alpha Team.
Applications are now OPEN for our 2016 in-take! 

Portland // USA

The Academy in Portland, Oregon launches in September 2015 with Evan Wickham leading it. It is run in partnership with Westside School of Mission, Theology, & Worship as the Worship Stream. Students will learn through classes, mentoring, and real world experience, both at the school and on a two month practicum around the world.