We feel strongly that there is no better place to grow as a musician and worshipper than Nashville, Tennessee... Music City! Whether it’s the pursuit of worship pastoring, leading or writing worship music, or serving on a production or tech team, Rolling Hills Worship Institute faculty will help prepare students for a career in Worship Arts.

We have designed this program to equip students to be job-ready. It will provide education and practical hands-on training that will help prepare students for service in church ministry. We believe every church community has a God-given voice, and our instructors, who are active worship pastors and leaders, songwriters, producers, technicians, and industry professionals, will coach and mentor students to help them discover their contribution to church ministry.

If you have any questions please contact our Creative Project Manager, Kyndal Kearns

Rolling Hills Worship Institute is now accepting applications for the following tracks:

1. Spring Semester*

Spring Term: January 9, 2023-May 1, 2023

2. Fall Semester

2023: August 14, 2023 - December 11, 2023

*In consideration of the current economic situation in our country, we are waiving tuition costs for the Spring Term of 2023.
There is a non-refundable application fee of $25 and a non-refundable resources fee of $40.

Ministry Areas

If you are exploring a calling to ministry or looking for a place to serve and develop your leadership and gifting, there are a variety of Ministry Tracks for you to consider. 

  1. Leadership - Learning to lead in worship. Leaders lead. 
  2. Discipleship - Being a worship-leading disciple. Worship leaders teach what they sing – what are we teaching?
  3. Leading Authentic & Passionate Worship - The nuts and bolts of designing and executing a worship service week after week.
  4. Tech in the Church - Using modern technology in church.
  5. Worship Songwriting - Learning to write songs your church will sing. Inspiring your congregation with new songs. Supporting your teaching pastor’s sermons with music to help communicate the weekly message in unity.
  6. Survey of Christian Music Business 101 - A broad-brush stroke of creating IPs, songwriting copyright, artist management, digital marketing, and more.

These tracks will work in tandem with lab exercises. The tracks will follow the Leadership Pipeline intern schedule – 10-15 hours for summer interns or 15-20 hours for spring interns.


Who is this course designed for?

While the focus is primarily for college students, this course is for anyone that is considering a vocation in the vast field of Worship Arts.

When does this course begin?

Spring Term:

January 9, 2023 - May 1, 2023

Fall Term:

August 15, 2023 - December 12, 2023

How much does the course cost? 

In consideration of the current economic situation in our country, we are waiving tuition costs for the Spring Term of 2023. There is a non-refundable application fee of $25 and a non-refundable resources fee of $40.

Is this course offered online?

No, this course has been intentionally designed as in-person learning.

What classes do you offer?

Classes include leadership, discipleship, worship leading, songwriting intensive, DAW (ProTools, Ableton, Logic), and music industry survey.

How do the song intensives work?

Students will be coached by industry professionals in practical application of what it takes to be a “working” songwriter. There will be a focus on collaboration, project writing, writing for the congregation, working with deadlines, and other various dynamics of professional songwriting.

Will there be practical, hands-on learning opportunities?

Yes, every week. We feel it’s important in preparation for ministry in Worship Arts to have hands-on training in various technical skills and the general nuts and bolts of the day-to-day functionality of worship ministry.

What tools and equipment will I need for this class?

We provide workstations for each student which includes computers, software, and interface. Some instruments will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

How many hours a week will the program require?

Classes and practicum will require approximately 18-20 hours per week.

Is the program accredited in any way?

At this time the program is accredited only and specifically through the internship program at the college or university you currently attend.

Does it come with a certification at the end?

There will be a Graduation Certificate given to each student who completes the course.

Do you still have questions?

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