Practical Experience or Academic Training?

Experience is Essential

Should you get practical experience or academic training?

One of the best ways to become competent at anything is to actually do it. No amount of study - whether reading a book, taking a class or watching YouTube videos - can make up for lack of experience.

Because of this and because of the high cost of college education, many people who are interested in church ministry are choosing to skip the college route. Instead, they are taking an internship at a church and using that as a spring board for ministry.

Education is Essential

The problem is that experience is a poor replacement for education.

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser;
teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. Proverbs 9:9

The wise person realizes that there are a lot of things in life that are learned much quicker and safer by quality education than by simply doing.

For instance, most worship internships are not going to give you in-depth training in music theory, worship theology and Bible Study Methods. In fact, most internships are not even going to give you training in guitar or voice. The internship is simply going to give you experience using what you already know in a church setting.

A good internship will also teach you how one church does ministry, but it wont give you a broad understanding of worship outside of that one church setting.

And not Or

Worship Arts Conservatory can help you gain necessary practical experience and in-depth education through our Worship Internship program. Our internship program combines rigorous academic training with practical hands-on experience in a local church setting.

For more information go to our Worship Internship page.

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