YWAM Nashville

School of Worship

Seeking Worshipers

“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship him. God is Spirit and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” - Jesus according to John 4

The Father is seeking worshipers. He is seeking those who will welcome his Spirit of Truth into their spirit as they perceive and connect with his glory.

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At each YWAM campus, a School of Worship is developed differently according to the calling and direction of the base at which the school runs. At YWAM Nashville, God is directing us to run this school with a focus on the power & presence of God.

The School of Worship is a 5 month, encounter-driven training course that is set on knowing the Spirit of Truth so that we can worship Him in spirit and truth. As we come to encounter Him in a real and intimate way, both corporately and individually, we behold His glory(his ultimate beauty and magnificence) and therefore are transformed from one glorious state to another. We also learn from the biblical history of worship to get the foundations and then work with the Lord for new revelation on how to use those foundations in todays church, and world.

Jesus said in Matthew 22 that the greatest commandment is to “first, love God with all your heart, soul, and mind; and the second is to love your neighbor as yourself.” We see worship and missions as the marriage of the first and second commandment to obey the greatest commandment Jesus gave us. We also recognize that He had an order to that commandment and that loving God comes first with love-driven ministry following.

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Core Values and Lecture Topics:

-Cultivating Intimacy with God
-The Work of Holy Spirit in Worship
-Pursuing Personal Freedom
-Character Development of a Worshipper
-Understanding the Biblical & Historical context & Basis of Worship
-The Marriage of Worship and Intercession
-The Prophetic Nature and Role of the Worship Ministry
-Musicianship and Song-writing
-Developing Leadership & Team Dynamics
-The Grace of Worship in Spiritual Warfare
-The Role of Worship in Reaching the Nations
-The Role of the Supernatural in Worship

This school is built so that you will be equipped to be supernatural ministers of the Father. We believe that God wants to see the supernatural be natural to us. As a student, you will be trained in music theory, instruments and vocals, as well as learning why music plays an important role in worshiping God. You will be trained in how to minister with and lead a team or a band. You will be trained in the understanding of the biblical concept and mandate of worship and how to teach and impart those truths. You will be transformed by God.


“Missions exists because worship doesn’t.” - John Piper

In this school as you are trained to minister to the Lord and love Him with all you have, you will be filled with His Spirit and sent by Him to your neighbors in spiritual and practical ways. We will minister on outreach every week in Nashville after lectures to give away these truths in power to a lost and blind world. We also engage on an 8 week foreign outreach after the 12 week lecture phase to take the life we receive from worship and bring healing and restoration to the nations. (Rev. 22:1-2)

Lecture: September 28, 2014 - December 19, 2014

Outreach: TBA

Lecture: $3,290.00 (Covers tuition, housing and meals)

Outreach: Cost varies with location

Successful completion of a Discipleship Training School (DTS)

A Glimpse into the Classroom

Check out this video for just a little sample of one of our worship times during class.

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School Leaders

Michael and Annie McClannahan have a heart after the Lord and a passion for worship. They also have a desire to raise up worshipers and to impart what true worship is.