Renewed School of Worship

RENEWED School of Worship takes students deeper into a life of integrity, passion, and Bible studying through worship. We strive to open up students’ eyes to the awesome opportunity we have as believers to worship our Savior “in spirit and truth.” We see in John 4:23 that this is the type of worshiper the Father seeks, but what does it mean? How do we walk this out in our own lives? The School of Worship endeavors to help reveal the answers to these questions as well as to encourage different expressions, gifts of worship, and to know that this is a gift for us to share to those who don’t know Christ.

We endeavor to raise up students in three different areas: HeartMind & Hands. We want to give them tools to develop both the physical and the spiritual aspects of worship.  This is done through exploring a wide variety of topics regarding worship, our Identity as worshipers, leadership, team dynamics, heart issues, and personal discovery. Biblical foundation for worship in the lives of our students is very important, wanting them to fully understand the history behind it and how that applies to us today.

School of Worship will also facilitate team worship leading, musical skill-development workshops, individual song-writing, arts creativity, reading and discussing 2-3 books related to worship, weekly journals, small groups, intercession, and the study of the Psalms.

Our main goals in this school are to: 

  • Train, Equip and Develop those who are involved in worship ministry to be the most effective they can be in their area of influence.
  • To provide hands-on training to worship leaders, in which we develop the worship leader’s understanding of how to lead a band through skillful musicianship; lead the congregation into worship; and lead by example in integrity and character.
  • Help give understanding of what worship is from a biblical point of view.
  • Provide a place to go deeper with God; to ignite and fan into flame our Passion for Jesus.
  • Help students to live a fully integrated life that reflects Jesus in every way. The person they are on stage or whatever area they are involved in needs to be consistent with the person they are in every day life.
  • Create a culture of creativity where students feel free to express their love for God in many different ways. Let’s worship together with what we do! We want to help them discover their creative side and learn to use it for God’s glory.

The School of Worship (SOW) is a five-month course that includes a three-month lecture phase and a two-month outreach (optional). It is a second level school, so it is required to complete a successful DTS prior to this school.

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Upcoming Schools

  • Fall 2020

    • Start Date:09/15/20
    • End Date:12/12/20
    • Total Cost:USD 3,100
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The two-month outreach provides opportunities for students to lead, teach & express corporate worship in settings beyond the classroom. The ultimate goal is to apply what was learned during the lecture phase, but this can look different depending on the location and what is available to us. We try to be actively involved in various ministries to give the students a broad experience of local church ministry and worship ministry in Missions.

We seek to lead worship as much as possible so that students can continue to gain experience and grow in their skills. This often happens in a corporate setting; church, or youth group, as a tool to preach the Gospel and in our team. We set up preaching and teaching opportunities to meet a need in churches or at other YWAM locations for worship teams or youth so that our students can learn to communicate their heart for worship. We also try to serve in areas of need in the community and evangelize through street outreaches and personal relationships.

Outreach is always a time to draw closer to each other and God in situations and countries where we might be out of our comfort zone. In our experience, it is always a life-giving time and a safe place to be changed by God who is always seeking to define our character and grow our heart for others.

School Leaders

Jorge & Rachel Jimenez

Jorge joined the YWAM Montana family in 1998 with his wife Rachel. He did his SOW in 1996 and has been working with SOWs since that year. He loves to work, pastor, walk with people in the area of loving Jesus through our worship. Over the years, he has helped pioneer the SOW in Costa Rica and other SOWs. Jorge travels teaching about Worship & Missions, he believes that worship is something everyone needs to experience, everyone needs the gospel, everyone needs to experience this great thing we get to do, which is Worshiping Jesus.

Rachel came to YWAM MT in1996 to do DTS and then returned to do SBS later that year. She met Jorge during that time and they were married in 1997. In 1998 they returned to YWAM Montana to work with the School Of Worship for a couple of years in hopes of pioneering one in Costa Rica. Until and during the time they were able to help pioneer the school in Costa Rica, Rachel ran the Accounting Office, served with the SBS, worked as the Administrative Assistant to the Base Director and has served in various administrative roles at YWAM Montana. She has walked through different seasons of live and is loving the one she is currently in! Being a mother to two wonderful teenagers and using her gifts to serve in missions.

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