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.
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 Series Weekend
The notes for each session, a reading list and resources
Keeping the person on track with the different projects and programme material they have been given throughout the Academy.
Somebody to listen, guide and pray with the student throughout the course.
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!
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!
January 2021 - June 2021
Two Thursday evenings each month.
One Hope Project Worship Series Weekend 16th-18th July. Location TBC.
£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
#6: Building a Team
#7: Creativity & Beauty
#8: "Off Set List"
#9: Playing Well Together
OHP WORSHIP SCHOOL
#10: The Authentic Leader
#12: Bonus Session with Panel
THE WORSHIP SERIES WEEKEND
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 Series weekend will be taught by external worship leaders, preachers and teachers from all over the UK.
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.
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 Series 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 16th-18th July 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.