Apprenticeship Is Mentorship

Why Become a Worship Leader Apprentice?

Apprenticeship programs are distinguished from other types of training and education models by several factors:

Free Training

Your courses are paid for by our generous donors and the apprenticeship church

Worship Leader Diploma

Receive a Worship Leadership Diploma recognized by the State of Michigan

Jumpstart Your Career

Ease your transition from school to ministry by working and learning at the same time


Gain worship leadership skills through college-level courses and on-the-job learning

Degree Potential

Get academic credit towards a college degree while avoiding student debt


Connect with worship mentors who can help you advance your ministry

For this post, I want to focus on the mentorship aspect of our Apprenticeships. Because our Worship Leader Apprenticeships are limited in the number of students, I am able to give guidance and oversight to each apprentice. In fact, we ask that every apprentice spend their first year serving under me in ministry so that I can give close attention to their practical training. So, who am I and what are my qualification?

Jerry Wyrick

Your Mentor

My name is Dr. Jerry Wyrick. I am president of the Worship Arts Conservatory and the Worship Pastor at Lakeside Community Church in St. Clair Shores.

I have a very unique mix of education and experience that I believe makes me an ideal mentor as you prepare for a career in worship.

  • Ph.D. in Music from Michigan State University. (That means I studied music for 9 years in a college setting.)
  • Over 30 years experience as a worship leader.
  • Led worship concerts and services ranging in style from classical sacred music to traditional worship to contemporary worship.
  • Comfortable leading worship on keyboard as well as guitar.
  • Ordained pastor.

It is my passion to help you become the best worship leader that you can be and I look forward to guiding you as you follow God's leading in ministry!

Interested? Apply Now!

Since there are only 3-5 spots available, I encourage you to apply now! Click the button below to learn more about our Worship Leader Apprenticeship Program and sign up to be one of our apprentices.

Posted in General Worship.