The School of Worship trains worship leaders, musicians, singers, and producers who are fueled by an uncompromising passion for Jesus as the first priority in their lives. And who are not motivated by popularity or financial reward. Is this you?

Our desire is to raise up a generation who prioritize a lifestyle centred 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, secondly grounded in the Word of God, and lastly skilled in the craft of music, songwriting, music production and worship leading.


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.

Head: Knowledge

– Biblical & Historical Basis of Worship

– Worship’s role in prayer & spiritual warfare

– Worship Leadership & Teamwork

Heart: Character

– Knowing God in Worship

– Character of the worshipper

– Work of the Holy Spirit in worship

Hands: Skills

– Worship creativity & musicianship

– Worship in Mission & Evangelism


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.

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  • Arrival Day: April 7, 2022
  • Departure Day: June 30, 2022


  • 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.

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Chris McCall - September

Chris is passionate about music and God’s glory. He has had the opportunity to minister through music in many nations and across the many denominations of the Christian faith. Chris studied music at University and prior to joining YWAM was a Pastor at a church in Costa Mesa, Ca. Additionally, he was also the Worship Director for a private Christian school and has had the privilege of leading worship for apologetics conferences in the US. Chris currently serves as a co-leader for School of Worship in Kona, consultant leadership for YWAM Kona Music, and travels the world leading worship nights and teaching.

Manuel Meier - September

From the gorgeous Swiss Alps, he has surrendered his life to serve the nations including Kona. He has traveled to 22 nations and discovered that it is undeniable, the impact worship has and the need for equipped worship leaders, musicians, and producers to go out.
He did his DTS in Mexico where he realized that he thrives in discipleship, comes alive in foreign places, and was made to play the drums. He loves to equip and develop young musicians into leaders, and champion them to be who God created them to be.
Manuel just got married in 2020 to his wonderful wife Kimberly.

Grace Tarnowski - April

Grace has been serving with YWAM for over four years and has received her AA degree through the UofN in Christian Ministries. She has been serving in worship ministries for the past 11+ years and has a heart for sons and daughters to encounter who God is as their Father through worship, and grow in intimacy with Him. She has a passion to see musicianaries discipled, equipped, and sent out into the harvest field to fulfill the Great Commission.

If you have already done a DTS and are looking at a degree program with the University of the Nations, the School of Worship counts as 12 credits towards your Degree.

Click here to see how many credits you may already have.


THE UNIVERSITY OF THE NATIONS IS NOT ACCREDITED BY AN ACCREDITING AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF EDUCATION.  Admission to the University of the Nations (U of N) and any of its sponsored programs is open to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, and educationally unrelated handicaps. U of N reserves the right to change schedules and course offerings as deemed necessary.

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