The School of Worship trains worship leaders, musicians, singers and producers who are fueled with an uncompromising passion for Jesus as the first priority in their lives, and who are not motivated by popularity or financial reward. We desire to raise up a generation who prioritize a lifestyle centered on God’s presence in worship and intercession as the basis for reaching the lost. We aim to train and release these gifted worshipers to be firstly, lovers of Jesus, then grounded in the Word of God, and skilled in the craft of music, songwriting, music production and worship leading.

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  • Arrival Day: September 29, 2022
  • Departure Day: December 21, 2022


Arrival Day: September 30th, 2021






A YWAM / UofN Discipleship Training School is the only pre-requisite for the SOW.

In accordance with State Law, all students and student children must present proof of age appropriate vaccinations in order to attend any program at the University of the Nations—YWAM Kona. Please click here for the vaccination requirements.


This is the time to put to practice what you have learned in a variety of cross-cultural contexts. You will travel with your team, equip and disciple others with what you learned during the Lecture Phase. There will also be opportunities to lead ministry times, workshops, lead Worship, Intercession times, and performing in various settings such on the stage and in the streets. Outreach will be 12 weeks (12 credits) starting the first week of January. Contact us for more information on possible locations.


The School of Worship imparts foundational values and principles to those intending to serve in worship ministry among the nations. Topics include character and lifestyle of a worshiper, understanding the work of the Holy Spirit in worship, applying worship principles within a cross-cultural context, the biblical and historical aspects of worship, leadership and teamwork, the dynamics of worship and intercession, prophetic ministry, spiritual warfare, creativity and musicianship, and worship in missions and evangelism.

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Chris McCall

Chris, first and foremost, desires to live his life in this way: To “Love the Lord his God with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his mind…and to love his neighbor as himself.” He is passionate about music and God’s glory. Chris has been married to Lizzi for 9 years and they have four beautiful children; Malakai, Laila, Rhema, and Moses. They have traveled all over the world in Pastoral and Missional ministry engaging cross-culturally and inter-denominationally. Chris loves to create a place where people can encounter God in worship and also use his songwriting to preach the Gospel. As theology, worship, intercession, and creativity intermingle more and more Chris believes that we will see a powerful strengthening of missions through music. Music truly is a key into every nation that we can use in partnership with God to bring heaven to earth.

Manuel Meier

From the gorgeous Swiss Alps, he has surrendered his life to serve the nations including Kona. He has traveled to 22 nations and it is undeniable, the impact, worship has and the need for equipped worship leaders to go out.

He has lead youth ministry, served the Swiss army, for 12 years he was responsible and managed a team in the business world and from early age he leads worship in his local church. Manuel sees God in the practical as he studied Logistics-Management. He did his DTS in Mexico where realized he thrives in discipleship, comes alive in foreign places and was made to play the drums. He believes the sound of drums breaks walls down and brings breakthrough. He loves to equip and develop young musicians into leaders, and champion them to be who God created them to be.

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