I’m still planning on writing a blog about encouragement at some point, but I’m struggling to find the time! Instead, I wanted to talk a little bit about Kerith Worship Academy.
I really want to encourage anyone reading this to consider taking part in one of the six Kerith Worship Academy courses that start in September 2011:
Level 1 (Beginner – years 5 to 8)
Keyboards in Worship
Drums in Worship
Electric Guitar in Worship
Level 2 (Intermediate/Advanced – years 7 to 11)
Vocals in Worship
Drums in Worship
So what’s the difference between Level 1 and Level 2?
Level 1 takes beginners and puts them into a position where they have all the skills to get through a basic worship set, as well as looking at the theology behind the songs that they are singing and provoking questions about their faith.
Level 2 is aimed at people who would already be at our youth band (Revolution) standard. This course teaches advanced skills and techniques that not only seeks to get them through a worship set comfortably, but also looks to give them the skills to improvise, write and arrange their own parts to any songs. There is also a much greater emphasis on theology – students from all disciplines come together for the final half hour, looking at what it means to be a Christian in the 21st century. In term 1, this is in the form of the Youth Alpha Course, which we will use as a foundation for development in terms 2 and 3.
We have already seen fantastic technical and spiritual growth in our youth band due in no small part to participants of the Kerith Worship Academy courses – my prayer is that within a few years, Kerith Worship Academy will have had a noticeable impact on our worship teams, not just at Kerith Community Church, but also in other churches around the area. For more information, why not have a look at the following links:
Don’t forget to also watch our promotional video too:
I’m really looking forward to seeing what God does in the next few years!