School of Worship

Our vision as the School of Worship is to equip worshippers as singers and musicians with the knowledge and understanding of God, and excellence in skill. We provide a Biblical framework of worship in the Kingdom of God with a balance of engaging the heart, mind, soul and skill.

This Fall, we are excited to announce that we are offering an 8-Week Intensive Course on Worship! Our heart is that you would be equipped with the tools to grow in your faith and journey in Christ as a worshipper and singer/musician.

Dates: (Saturdays) October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 10, 17, 24, December 1
Time: 1:00 – 3:30PM
Venue: ICA Main Auditorium (483 King’s Road, North Point)
Cost: $800 (*Does not include any additional materials)

Registration closed!

Course Overview

You can find the full course details and the descriptions of each session below:

Course Sessions

Week 1

October 6

Session 1: The Worship Team
We'll speak on the vision behind the Worship Team, and the importance of each role and team ministry.

Session 2: Team Dynamics
Understanding and relating to our Worship Team members is key in team ministry. We'll learn the importance of humility in more practical ways.

Week 2

October 13

Session 1: Pursuing the Presence of God
We look into the Ark of the Covenant and what it means to minister to the Lord as a kingdom of priests.

Session 2: Basic Music Theory I
Introduction to basic music theory and its application in our Worship Team context.

Week 3

October 20

Session 1: Pursuing Glory I
What does it mean to Worship God? We explore what true, Biblical worship means - being in spirit and in truth.

Session 2: Basic Music Theory II
The Nashville Number System is one of the most common tools in modern worship. In this class, we'll learn the theory, the principles, and its application.

Week 4

October 27  

Session 1: The Response to Revelation
We look at worship as a response to salvation and as Jesus reveals Himself.

Session 2: Song Analysis
Regarded as one of the most helpful tools in preparing for our next worship set, we learn how to break down a song and train our ears in the process.

Week 5

November 10

Session 1: The Response of Our Lives
"Worship is a lifestyle" is a well-known, well-worn phrase, but what does it truly mean biblically to do so? This week aims to explore and break down Romans 12.

Session 2: Spontaneous Worship
We look at the power of singing the Word of God and spontaneous singing in the Bible and how to further apply it in our sets.

Week 6

November 17        

Session 1: Power & Purpose
With reference to 2 Chronicles, we look at what happens when we choose to set our eyes on God as our response.

Session 2: Instrument Workshops
Every musician and singer will be divided into their respective instruments for more focused learning.

Week 7

November 24         

Session 1: Pursuing Glory II
We'll look into the point and significance of congregational worship, and its differences from devotional worship.

Session 2: Instrument Workshops
Every musician and singer will be divided into their respective instruments for more focused learning.

Week 8

December 1        

Session 1: The Role of Media & The Basics of Sound
We'll be talking about how Media fits into the Worship Team as a whole, and learn sound basics and its application.

Session 2: Instrument Workshops
Every musician and singer will be divided into their respective instruments for more focused learning.

Typical Schedule

1:00 - 1:30PM Worship
1:30 - 2:20PM Topic Lesson 1
Break
2:30 - 3:30PM Topic Lesson 2

Homework

  • session homework
  • required reading (see below) & book summary with reflection
  • weekly practice

Required Reading : Envy - Bob Sorge

sow reading bob sorgeEnvy has the potential, single-handedly, to quench the flow of God's blessings -both in our own lives and in the lives of those around us. Let us learn how to recognize envy and move past it to true biblical love for one another.

Bob calls envy “the most common problem that nobody has” (because we don’t usually perceive it as our own personal problem). Envy is a terrible evil that hinders the progress of God’s kingdom in subtle ways, eroding the unity of the body of Christ. And no one is exempt from its tentacles.  

As we receive the tender and compelling warnings of this book, we become candidates for the release of the power and glory of God in this generation.

 

Application Process

1. Complete the pdfApplication Form with a recent photo of yourself.
2. Have your pastor fill in an additional Pastor’s Recommendation Form.
    *If your pastor is your parent or spouse, ask another member of the church’s pastoral staff to complete the form, and then have them directly send it to us in a timely manner.
3. Audition & Interview. After we receive your application, we’ll provide you with date and time options to come in for a 30-minute interview and audition. This is simply so that we get to know you better, and where you’re at as a musician/singer.
    *If you don’t play an instrument or sing at all, there will be a 10-15-minute interview.

 

Application Deadline

Extended to September 30, 2018

 

Acceptance

You will receive an Application Letter from us upon successful application.

 

Graduation Requirements

The ICA Academy Graduation is an annual event, and in order to graduate, the requirements are as follows:

  • Attendance: 6 out of 8 classes must be attended.
    *If there is a foreseeable absence, please let us know beforehand, and we may bring it to consideration.
  • Homework Submission: At least 60% of the session homework must be completed in order to pass.
  • Required Reading (Book Summary & Reflection): At least 50% must be completed in order to pass.

 

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