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 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.

UK Academy

The Academy has been running in the UK since 2011, and is run in partnership with a number of local churches in different locations. Students take part in internships at the church they have applied to, whilst being a part of the wider Academy programme and receiving regular expert input and training. To find out more, see which churches are taking part and to apply, click the Apply button below.

KUALA LUMPUR // Malaysia

The Worship Central Academy Intensives are four days packed full of training and exploring all things worship-leading, based at HTBB Church and Alpha Asia Pacific Hub in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. It is run by Stew Mcilrath from Worship Central alongside the wider team there. We want to see worship leaders from all around Asia, encounter God, be equipped and empower their local churches. 

Vancouver // Canada

The Worship Central Youth Academy desires to raise up a new generation of young worshippers who will serve the local church through music. We aim to set a solid theological foundation for the students as well as equipping them with practical tools to worship through music in a contemporary setting. The Youth Academy will run out of The Tapestry Richmond bi-weekly on Monday nights from 6:30-9pm in conjunction with the academic school calendar, where students will get equipped through devotional times, dedicated individual instrument workshops, and training within a full-band setting.