The Sound of a Generation

As God illuminates the earth with His presence, what if your part of the story is to release sounds that would set the heart of your generation ablaze? What if your role is to craft anthems, melodies, and oracles that reflect the worth of Christ and release the power of God? What if that time is now?

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  • I grew exponentially in my skills as a worship leader and received tools to grow musically for years to come. More importantly, I am experiencing the Lord and have clarity about what it means to be a prophetic musician and how to use my musical gifting for the Lord.

    Zachary Simms

    FSW alumnus

    Kansas City, MO

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Singing theologians & prophetic musicians

Many singers and musicians love Jesus, yet lack knowledge of the Scriptures or the revelation of God’s power. In this hour, Jesus is placing prophetic music at the forefront of His plan to reveal His heart, release His power, and establish His justice. Students of our worship school learn to combine excellent musicianship, biblical depth, and intimacy with Jesus in the classroom, on a worship team, and in the place of prayer.

Worship School Distinctives

Music Theory Instrument Training Worship Teams
Learning the language of music and training your ear to identify patterns and sounds Gain proficiency in your choice of Keys, Guitar, Bass, Drums, or another instrument. Grow in your ability to thrive in hosting LIVE worship by joining others on a team.

Concentrations

FSW is a full-time worship school, offering a one or two-year certificate and a four-year diploma. Our curriculum incorporates theological training and the study of music for the worship movement. Aside from extensive training on worship teams offered on all our programs, our four year students can access our different concentrations that are relevant in the worship movement. Learn more about our eight concentrations below.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

What to Expect

At the Worship School, you can expect to pay around $4200 per semester depending on your specific course selection. Aside from the $1900 baseline cost for being a worship school student, lecture courses are $375 and skill based courses are $695. Aside from the Founder’s course, Prayer and Ministry Practicum, and IHOPU Foundations, you will typically be taking 2 lecture courses and 2 skill-based courses per semester.

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Student Schedule

A Day in the Life of Student

We take your calling seriously and it will be reflected on your schedule. Though rigorous, our program still allows for motivated students to hold a flexible part-time job. FSW students have classes 5 days a week, with skill-based courses on MWF, and lecture courses on Tue/Thu. Students can expect to spend around 33 hours a week in our learning environments not including practice, homework, and social engagements.

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Access Options

Program Lengths

  • 7-month certificate
  • 2-year certificate
  • 4-year degree

Languages

English, Korean, Chinese, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Russian

Access

  • Kansas City Campus
  • Online
  • Nightwatch
  • Educational Partnerships

Frequently asked questions

  • Your schedule at IHOPU may be quite busy but some of our students have been able to find time to work a part-time job during their time at IHOPU. We don’t recommend this simply because your IHOPU experience will likely be far more rewarding without having to maintain both schoolwork and work simultaneously. (Advice only applies to prospective Domestic students, international students are not permitted to work in the USA.)

  • Absolutely! Our curriculum is created to be accessible from the beginning musician to the more advanced. Our assessment process helps us place our students in the level/course that will be more helpful for their previous experience and current skill level. 

  • Throughout IHOPU’s history, we’ve had students of every caliber come to Kansas City for a season of growth and learning in a variety of skill sets. If you have almost zero musical experience – we have classes for you! If you are farther along your musical journey, we have classes for you as well.

  • Once you begin the admissions process, you will be contacted with information regarding your assessments and what to expect. We highly encourage musicians to continue learning before and during the enrollment process. Your assessments are wholly based on getting an accurate understanding of your current grasp on your instrument and music as a whole. Don’t feel pressure to perform or impress us – we’re already impressed with you!

  • We recommend students to buy a personal instrument so they can practice as often as they like. IHOPU has practice spaces provided with pianos, drums, and amplifiers for various guitars. We also recommend students purchase their own set of in-ear monitors which will be vital to their experience on their worship team and elsewhere.

  • Our worship teams are based around growing in skill, a prophetic spirit, and a heart burning and connected to prayer. We use the tool of the Harp and Bowl Model as a means to facilitate corporate worship and prayer as a worship team.

  • As part of how we flow with the Harp and Bowl Model on our worship teams, we require our worship leaders to lead from an instrument. This helps with communication and flow with the worship team. Typically electric/acoustic guitar  or piano.

  • Microphones, basses, keyboards, and drums are provided. Equipment not provided includes Mic puffs(singers/worship leaders), acoustic guitars, electric guitars, pedalboards, keys software/laptops, drums sticks. Equipment that is strongly recommended includes drum cymbals and snare, in ear monitors, and laptops (for keys software).

  • $4040 per semester. 

    Q:Can a student add additional classes? 

    Yes, depending on skill placement the student could take an additional skills based or lecture course/mentorship. Skills base course is $695. Lecture course/mentorship is $375.

  • Yes, freshman year students are required to dorm on-campus at Herrnhut Apartments. Learn more here.

  • Weekly practice time varies depending on which combination of classes you are taking but expect to be practicing around 4-8 hours a week.

  • To lead on the GPR stage as a worship leader, singer, or musician, you must go through an approval process facilitated by GPR musicians and worship leaders. Once approved, there are ample opportunities to substitute for current worship team members when they are absent and engage with the different teams in the Global Prayer Room.

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