A PRACTICAL ACADEMY FOR ASPIRING CATHOLIC WORSHIP LEADERS 

Launching in January 2021, The OHP Academy aims to raise up accomplished, Spirit-filled worshippers in parishes around the country. Whether you are a singer or a musician, we want to help you grow and encourage music teams in your context.

 MONTHLY SCHEDULE 

  • Attend two evening sessions per month

  • Get involved with the music at your parish on a Sunday (where possible)

  • Catch-up meeting with your manager

  • Session with your mentor

  • In the final month of The Academy, participants will have a place on the One Hope Project Worship School Weekend

 EVERY PARTICIPANT RECEIVES 

  • A manager and a mentor

  • A programme and a project

  • A place on the One Hope Project Worship School Weekend

  • The notes for each session, a reading list and resources

MANAGER

Keeping the person on track with the different projects and programme material they have been given throughout the Academy.

MENTOR

Somebody to listen, guide and pray with the student throughout the course.

PROGRAMME

The Academy will last for 6 months with 2 programme sessions each month and the final month we will gather for the One Hope Project Worship School weekend. The programme sessions will be delivered online. All the session info is below!

PROJECT

The project will involve developing a worship skill linked to each person's context. For example, instrumentation, team building, leading a worship night for a local group, leading for Mass on a Sunday  - whatever you are passionate about and your parish needs!

 COURSE DATES 

January 2021 - June 2021

Two Thursday evenings each month.

One Hope Project Worship School Weekend 4th-6th June. Location TBC.

 COURSE FEE 

£900 GBP per person

for the programme material, the time given by One Hope Project and the Worship School Weekend. Bursary places are available.

    APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW    

Applications close 13th December. Zoom meetings will be held between the 14th and the 20th December to discuss your application - we’ll be in touch with the date of your meeting.

 THE PROGRAMME SESSIONS 

The hope for the programme sessions is to access people’s:

 HEADS  we want to provide the participants with solid teaching and knowledge.

 HEARTS  we will begin each session with prayer and worship and always prioritise encounter with God as we journey together.

 HANDS  we desire for the sessions to be practical and for candidates to hone their craft across the Academy.

 THE PROGRAMME TOPICS 

#1: Introductory Session

#2: It’s All About Jesus

#3: Start with Why

#4: Leading Worship

#5: Music for Liturgy

EASTER BREAK

#6: Building a Team

#7: Creativity & Beauty

#8: "Off Set List"

#9: Playing Well Together

OHP WORSHIP SCHOOL 

#10: The Authentic Leader 

#11: Songwriting

#12: Bonus Session with Panel

 THE WORSHIP SCHOOL WEEKEND 

A weekend to end the Academy. This will be time to hang out, worship together and go through the material from the Academy in greater depth. There will be teaching tracks exploring different kinds of worship and creativity. The Worship School weekend will be taught by external worship leaders, preachers and teachers from all over the UK.

 PARTNERING WITH 

 DIVINE RENOVATION 

We have teamed up with Divine Renovation to provide three paid for places to the One Hope Project Academy. These spots are available at St Joseph's, Lancaster; St Maximillian Kolbe, Runcorn; and St James and All Souls, Salford. If you are applying for these places you must be prepared to invest in the worship of the parish in these locations, either by living near by or moving to the area to be involved. Following your application, an additional Zoom meeting will be set up between the applicant, OHP and the Parish Priest.

 FAQs 

Can I still apply if I don’t have much experience in leading music in church?
Yes of course! The Academy covers a wide range of topics and practical guidance to take you through all you’d need to know for being involved in the music ministry in your parish.

I don’t play an instrument, but I do sing, is that okay?
Yes, very much okay! If you’ve got experience in singing in choirs, or singing lessons and have a passion for worship and music then the Academy will be a great thing for you.

Will I have time for my day job alongside the Academy?
Yes. The Academy will be an investment of your time, but we’re confident that it will be manageable alongside any full time job and other life commitments.

Is the One Hope Project Worship School Weekend included?

Yes! Your fee includes this event, which will be packed full of more great teaching and lots of times to worship together. This weekend will be 4th-6th June 2021.

Can I pay the fee in instalments?
Yes, you can split the cost into two instalments of £450 payable in January and then in May.

Are there bursary places available?

Yes. We don’t want the cost of the Academy to stop you from applying. Within the application form you can state whether you are applying for a bursary place and we will be in touch with you about this.

Do I have to be over 18?

Yes, for this first year of the OHP Academy we are running it for anyone over the age of 18. We hope to run it again in the coming years so be sure to apply when you hit that age.

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