SIGNING UP - Fill out the application below to apply for a spot in WorshipArts. In the first week of August, we will send out an email to let students know if they were placed on a team. Team placements depend on student age, availability, skill and character as well as the date of the submitted application.
COURSE LOAD - We expect students to be working on building their skills throughout the season, on a daily and weekly basis. WorshipArts only works when students are able and willing to make a commitment to invest time into the seeds of talent God has placed inside them. The exact time spent will vary for each student. The expected commitment also includes attending each weekly rehearsal and scheduled ministry night.
TUITION - Each track is a total of four $50 payments. The first payment is due at the Orientation Meeting AUGUST 31ST. The other three payments are due by the first of October, November, and December. There is a $10 late fee for payments. Also, to help with the cost of the facility, there is a $40 building fee per track due at the first meeting.
LOCATION - Rehearsals and meetings will take place at the WorshipArts Building, 2020 Fulford St in Kalamazoo, MI.
APEX - Every single student in every single track participates in our end of the season worship celebration called APEX, DECEMBER 13 & 14. The weekend will be divided into sessions, and a schedule will be sent out so that family and friends can be invited to the appropriate timeframe(s), and will be located at the WorshipArts Building
TRAVELING MINISTRY TEAMS - Dunamis and Seraphim Omega will be required to attend 5-10 ministry events throughout the fall. A certain character and maturity is required to be on these teams as they will be serving local ministries. The skill and age requirements are less flexible than other teams. In most cases, two weeks notice will be given before traveling events. Traveling students will be expected to pay close attention to emails that are sent out.
OTHER EVENTS - All students & at least one parent (for students under 18) must attend the Mandatory Orientation Meeting on AUGUST 31ST, 10 AM - 12 PM in Kalamazoo at the WorshipArts Building. There will be a $20 fee for parents/students who can't attend. On NOVEMBER 2ND there is an all-student photoshoot followed by the Horizon Night of Worship led by all WorshipArts High School students. In addition, there will be a pizza party the Tuesday after APEX: DECEMBER 17TH.
MISSING REHEARSALS - Students cannot miss rehearsals that aren't approved before the season begins. Please think through your conflicts for the entire season and list them when you turn in your application (past conflicts students have shared include: youth group retreats, family vacations, school plays, doctor visits, sports practices/games, church commitments, Great-Grandma's 90th birthday, etc.). We will take all conflicts listed on the application into account. If something comes up after the season has begun (sickness, family emergency, etc.) we will show grace one time. Each team depends heavily on each student's participation. After a number of absences, you could be asked to leave the team without reimbursement of paid tuition.
MORE QUESTIONS - Call (269)569-4174 or email email@example.com