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901 E. Alosta Ave.

Azusa, CA 91702

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The Worship Arts Lab at APU exists to equip the next generation of leaders in worship and the arts, understanding that the youth of today will play a powerful role in shaping the worship of tomorrow.

The Worship Arts Lab is a specialized weekend workshop for high school youth, youth leaders, and worship pastors who help plan and lead worship at their local church. High school students can sign up by themselves, or worship pastors and youth leaders can bring their entire youth worship teams to connect with professionals in the field, APU faculty, and advanced APU students. This experience is designed to help high school students think theologically about worship, while also helping them develop very practical skills.


WHY WORSHIP ARTS LAB?

More than a camp. The Worship Arts Lab is a holistic experience designed to foster growth in future worship leaders. We aren’t just here to have fun (although we will) - we are here for specific purposes: (1) to learn to worship God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength and (2) to hone our skills and abilities for the sake of serving others, and 3) to go forth and lead others in worship through deep biblical understanding and theological reflection.

Practical training for individuals and teams. Students will receive hands-on skills, designed to enhance and improve abilities in worship leadership and craftsmanship.

Theological reflection. Time will be spent studying biblical and theological principles for worship. Worship Arts faculty will facilitate discussion and reflection in these areas.

A chance to experiment and grow. Time will be devoted to mentoring and development throughout the lab experience, designed to foster growth for each person attending.


FAQs

Can I come by myself?

Yes. High school students can come individually or as a group.

We encourage youth pastors and leaders to join their students but they are not required to attend. Adult youth pastors and leaders cannot come on their own.

Age Requirements:

Students must be in high school (incoming freshmen okay).

Featured Speakers:

Speakers will include current professionals in the field of Worship Leadership, along with APU faculty and students.

What kind of classes and activities?

The Lab will consist of intensive worship workshops (Lab Sessions), skills development workshops (Craftsmanship), and Small Group sessions. Each individual will either work in the small group they came with, or be assigned to a group. APU students and faculty will help guide discussions, critical thinking, and development of artistic skills throughout each of the sessions and workshops.

Meals and Lodging:

Lodging at one of APU's dormitories.

Students will be given meal cards to eat on APU’s campus.

What should I bring?

Your instrument! Also, if you are involved in the cinematography track, you will want to bring the camera you are most familiar with using and any computer/software you are accustomed to.

Sleeping bag, pillow, towel, toiletries, etc.

What can’t I bring?

Drugs, alcohol, weapons, too many bouncy balls, a time machine, the works…

Transportation:

You will need to provide your own transportation to APU. All activities will take place on or near campus during the Worship Arts Lab.


Sample Schedule:

WEDNESDAY

10-12pm REGISTRATION

12pm LUNCH

1:30-2:30pm GATHERING

2:45-3:45pm LAB

4:00-5:00pm BREAKOUT

VOCALS

KEYS

GUITAR

BASS & DRUMS

ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS

5-6:30pm DINNER WITH SMALL GROUPS

6:30PM GATHERING

8:30pm JAM SESSION

THURSDAY

8-9am BREAKFAST

9:15-10:30am GATHERING

10:45-12pm LAB

12:00-1:30pm LUNCH

1:30-2:30pm BREAKOUT

VOCALS

KEYS & GUITAR

BASS & DRUM

2:30-3:00pm SNACK BREAK

3-4pm BREAKOUT SESSION

SONGWRITING 101

TECHNOLOGY FOR THE WORSHIP SPACE

CREATING ART FOR WORSHIP 101

4pm OPTIONAL BREAKOUT SESSION

MUSIC THEORY & SONGWRITING 201

FREE TIME

5-6:30pm DINNER WITH SMALL GROUPS

6:30-8:00pm GATHERING

8-10pm SONGWRITER'S SHOWCASE & JAM SESSION

FRIDAY

8-9am BREAKFAST

9:15-10:30am WORSHIP GATHERING IN MUNSON COURTYARD

10:45-12:00pm LAB

12:00-1:30pm LUNCH

1:30-2:30pm HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR BAND

2:30-3:00pm SNACK BREAK

3:00pm SHOWCASE REHEARSALS

5-6:30pm DINNER

6:30-8:30pm WAL SHOWCASE

8:30pm FUN & GAMES

SATURDAY

8-9am BREAKFAST

9:30am GATHERING

10:15-11:00 INTERVIEWS & SELFIES

11:00 COMMISSIONING - MUNSON COURTYARD

11:30am GROUP PHOTO

12:00-1pm LUNCH

1:00-2:30pm CHECKOUT


Arts focused on:

Music, cinematography and physical arts. Students involved in music will spend time on skills training in their specific area. The same is true for cinematography.

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