Worship Leader Apprenticeships

What is a Worship Leader Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is a career pathway where you can minister and learn at the same time! It includes:


Earn a scholarship to help offset the costs of your education

Work Experience

Gain valuable hands-on career experience from day one

Earn a Worship Leadership Diploma

Earn a diploma with transferable credits

Limited Spots Available!

We have limited spot available in our Worship Leader Apprenticeship program. We will be filling these positions on a first come, first served basis. Apply now to save your spot!

Currently all apprenticeships are being held at Lakeside Church in St. Clair Shores, MI. In order to qualify as an apprentice you will need to be able to attend Lakeside and serve in their worship ministry. We do not provide housing.

Why Become a Worship Leader Apprentice?

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


You will receive a work study scholarship to help offset the costs of attending the classes.

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

Jerry Wyrick

Your Mentor

Hello! My name is Dr. Jerry Wyrick and I will be your primary advisor and mentor during your apprenticeship. 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 Composition from Michigan State University
  • 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 look forward to guiding you as you follow God's leading in ministry!

How can I become an apprentice?

The process is simple:

  1. Apply to be a student - fill out our student application form.
  2. Audition - demonstrate your musical skills
  3. Get placed in a church and start serving while you learn!

Currently all apprentices must live in the Detroit Metro area and attend Lakeside Church in St. Clair Shores, MI. Housing is not provided.

Fill out the form below and we will guide you through the process.

Imagine Yourself as a Full Time Worship Leader

Begin your career as a worship leader today.

Join Worship Arts Conservatory's Worship Leader Apprenticeship Program.

We'd love to help you become a skilled and confident worship leader. Let us know a little about yourself and we will get back to you soon. If there are any other details you would like us to know, please put them in the message.