You're going to develop more than your onstage skill - even though that will grow by leaps and bounds - because working in a worship ministry requires so much more than that. You have to have a solid theological foundation for worship, be a capable music director, be able to build a team, train volunteers, navigate a church staff, and so much more. That’s what we’re going to train you to do.

Your experience in the Worship Concentration is designed to help you go beyond developing your skills, to building your future employability by dramatically widening your area of expertise. This means that you'll get a broad set of production skills on top of your musical development.


"This truly is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Getting to work alongside a talented and passionate team that is always willing to help is truly a blessing. I’ve been given opportunities I had only dreamed of. I absolutely love where I am right now in life, and that’s because of Thrive."

Teddy Salmon, Worship Major, Class of 2017

The Worship Major has a huge focus on hands-on learning. That's because the same people who actually find and hire new Worship staff at Bayside Church designed the program - so we know that experience is what really counts on a resume. And you'll be working alongside an amazing team. From our staff worship leaders and musicians to the programming and production teams that make services happen, your instructors and leaders are actually doing the things they teach, in real ministry, every day.