Music Ministry Institute


Music Ministry Institute.

The Music Ministry Institute (MMI) is a secondary-level program designed to equip Christian musicians for a life in music ministry. We do this through our 3 core classes:

Spiritual Development: Deepening our foundations as followers of Jesus, as well as providing a basis for engagement with culture and the arts.

Technology: Providing a broad understanding of various technologies that are needed for a career in the music industry.

Musicianship: Training in music theory, band dynamics & songwriting as well as further development of personal instrument skills.

Whether you feel called to work in the Church or want to represent Jesus in the secular music industry, the heart of the MMI is to prepare you spiritually and technically for a life of fruitful ministry using your music.

MMI is a 5 month program consisting of a 3 month lecture phase and a 2 month outreach phase (both regional & overseas). 


  • Nature & Character of God
  • Spiritual Disciplines
  • Arts & Culture
  • Biblical Sexuality 
  • Church History Overview 
  • Missions & Evangelism 
  • Identity as an Artist”


  • Audio Systems Overview
  • Mixing Principles 
  • EQ & Compression
  • Stage Lighting & Design
  • Developing a Live Set
  • Recording Environments 
  • Digital Audio Certification


  • Music Theory
  • Ear Training
  • Music History & Appreciation
  • Band Dynamics
  • Songwriting & Production
  • Personal Skill Development
  • Performance Evaluation

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Ready to make the jump.

At YWAM Montana-Lakeside, we are all about doing whatever it takes to know God and to make Him known, together! We’d love to help you make that next step in your global missions education. Apply now!

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Join the Music Ministry Institute and get inspired, equiped and ready to go in the beautiful country of Montana Lakeside!

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