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. 


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, the home of Worship Central. It is run by Tim Hughes, Daniela Hogger and Tom Read with input from the Worship Central Team. Students also train with St Mellitus Theological College as part of the programme.

Applications are now open for the 2015/16 academic year! Read all the detail about what the London Academy involves HERE before hitting apply.

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.

Cheltenham // UK

The Academy in Cheltenham launched in September 2014, hosted by Neil Bennetts, the leader of NewWineWorship and part of the leadership of Trinity Cheltenham, a key church in the New Wine Movement. Academy Students will participate in live streamed theology from St Mellitus Theological College and locally delivered leadership training as part of the New Wine Discipleship Year programme.

KUALA LUMPUR // Malaysia

The Academy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia launches it’s first year in January 2015 located at HTBB Church and Alpha Asia Pacific Hub in KL. It is run by Stew McIlrath, Luke and Anna Hellebronth with input from the wider Worship Central and Alpha Team.
Applications are now closed but will be open later in the year for 2015/16.