Seminaries have trained pastors for generations. Mission agencies prepare missionaries to go across cultures. Bible colleges equip youth pastors with tools for effective student ministry. Incredibly, most worship leaders have never been trained in these ways.
We Can Help
Many leaders – even ones with years of experience – still feel insufficiently prepared for what they’re facing in their leadership and real-life contexts.
Unsurprisingly, they burn out, give up, or stagnate in discouragement. We’ve received scores of such anointed men and women who are selflessly leading their communities and churches towards faithfully worshiping and following Jesus for the sake of the world–but have had little, if any, actual training, purposeful coaching, or spiritual mentoring. It’s good to have teachers to get information, but who is building and transforming you? Who is investing in you and walking with you?
At 10KFAM, we love to come alongside Worship Leaders and provide space for deep community and belonging with others who know exactly the kinds of challenges you’re facing in life and ministry. Whether you’re a volunteer in your worship ministry, hoping to become a full time Worship Leader, or have been on staff at a church for decades, we want to see you flourish in your calling and learn to invest in those around you so they can do the same. And thanks to our incredible team and coaches, we have a long track record of doing it well. Just ask any of our nearly 500 alumni around the world who lead worship for ~250,000 people each week!
10KFAM Worship School in Colorado Springs is the preeminent training opportunity for worship leaders, songwriters, and pastors to come together for an 18-month season of purposeful investment, practical instruction, and profound life change. Our program counts as Bachelor’s and Master’s level credit with our partnering schools (Visible Music College and Northern Seminary). When students graduate with us, they have completed 1/3 of a Master of Arts in Worship degree from these schools.
How It Works
The Worship School is designed to be completed in three, six-month Tracks. Each Track begins with an onsite Intensive and is followed by six months of once-a-week online coaching that happens in Huddles. During the onsite Intensives, we spend five days together in an immersive experience where we focus on what we’ll be working through for the next six months via the online Huddle. We have designed our Intensives to give you great teaching, great community and great food. Hospitality is an essential aspect of life and living out worship. So, we invite you into our homes and our hearts for this journey. We begin each Intensive by having dinner on the first day, and we finish before lunch on the last.
We do offer a fully online version of Worship School! For more information on that, scroll to the bottom of this page.
Note: No relocation is necessary for the Worship School, and the workload is designed to be realistic for someone with a full time job and family commitments. We do currently have a minimum age requirement of 20 years old in order to apply for Worship School.
Track 1 focuses primarily on character, Track 2 on competence, and Track 3 brings it all together by giving practical discipleship training so students are fully equipped to begin building culture by discipling leaders in their own context. Tuition for each Track is $3,000. This covers lodging, meals, and activities at the Intensive as well as the six months of weekly online Huddles that follow once students return home.
Classes range in size, with as few as 8, and as many as 30 people. Your coaching Huddle will be approximately 5-9 people. We intentionally keep classes small so that each student gets as much time as possible with our team.
April 15-19, 2024
Our Intensives are held approximately every 6 months – once in the spring, once in the fall. Tracks 1, 2, and 3 are all held during the same week so students have the opportunity to interact with those in other Tracks between sessions and at meals.
$9,000 over 18 months
Payment plans are available. A $750 non-refundable deposit is required before the Intensive to confirm your spot. The remaining tuition balance can either be paid in full or spread out monthly over the 6-month Track. Each student is responsible for their own travel expenses to Colorado, but tuition covers lodging, meals, and transportation throughout the week!
Colorado Springs, CO
The Intensive weeks are held onsite in Colorado Springs, CO and followed by six months of weekly coaching in online Huddles once students return home.
Our commitment to the well-rounded training and education of Worship Pastors in particular has led to the formation of unique partnerships with Visible Music College and Northern Seminary. Students’ time at 10,000 Fathers & Mothers Worship School counts towards both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree credits at Visible and Northern. Visit our Degree Programs page for more information.
A more in-depth look at our curriculum can be found here:
Travel & Accommodations: Students are responsible for travel to and from the Intensive. We will provide local ground transportation, accommodations, and meals throughout the Intensive week.
Note: We can no longer accept applications from students under the age of 20.
Learn more about our online option