1. Does the school provide housing?
The New Life School of Worship does not provide housing for students. The NLSW provides a student roommate list to all enrolled students. The majority of students arrange to room together in apartment complexes in the area. We also have a small number of families that rent out space in their homes to our students. For more information on that list, please contact the NLSW offices AFTER enrollment.
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2. Is there financial aid available?
We are not an educational instuition that receives federal funds so you cannot request a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to pay for your tuition. In addition, we don't offer any scholarships but we do have a very limited amount of work-study that we award to students who are in extreme financial situations. We evaluate each individual's situation on a case-to-case basis.
We encourage students to plan ahead and save enough money to pay in full when they arrive. Students should also work hard to save enough money to pay for living expenses so that they do not have to work a part-time job.
For more information on the work-study scholarship please contact our offices directly at 719.268.8201.
3. How many hours a week does the school require?
As a full-time student, approximately 20 hours a week will be spent in classes and private lessons, and another 10 hours in worship ministry commitments, such as leading worship at the World Prayer Center, weekly connect groups and participating in the weekend services. View the weekly schedule for a glance at what a full-time schedule will look like.
4. Can I take classes without being enrolled as a full-time student?
Yes! Anyone can take any amount of classes at a per-class fee rate. These students are considered "Part-time". Visit our "Dates and Tuition" page under Full-Time Program for more details.
5. What worship opportunities are available through the school?
Students will lead worship throughout the year in the Furnace Prayer Room (located in the World Prayer Center). Students will also be scheduled to lead worship once or twice throughout the year in the weekly students chapel service. Beginning in Module 2, students will have the opportunity to lead worship in other ministries that are in relationship with New Life Church.
6. What will I learn in the classes?
Classes are designed to be an integrated, interactive learning experience. There are four classes in each of the three class modules. Each class module runs ten weeks long. Classes focus on three primary areas of study: theological and Biblical foundations, practical ministry leadership, and musical and technical skills.
7. Can I take private lessons in any instrument?
Private lessons provided through the New Life School of Worship are designed to help students grow vocally and in their primary instrument. As such, students are required to take lessons in voice and one primary instrument of choice: piano or guitar.
8. Is college credit available?
Through a strategic partnership with Jack Hayford's The King's University and Seminary, students can obtain college credit for their work here. If a student chooses to pursue credit through The King's University, they will need to complete an additional application for their respective program on orientation day. Additional tuition fees for The King's will also apply. Please contact Kelly Tate for further information at email@example.com.
9. What will I receive upon completing the program?
All full-time students who complete the entire program and finish in good standing will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the year. Students who finish the year with a C-average or better in classes, private lessons, and ministry commitments will be invited to post their resumes on our website and receive an endorsement from the staff. Churches and ministries who contact us looking for worship leaders will be directed to our website.
10. How old are students?
We draw a variety of ages to the NLSW. It is not uncommon to have students right out of high school. On average, the largest age range falls in the early-to-mid 20's, with a smaller group of mid 30's to mid 50's also represented. Many are college graduates. We usually have a fairly equal ratio of female to male students.
11. Can I visit to check things out for myself?
We'd love to have you visit the New Life Church campus! Specifically, we have an event every spring catered to prospective students called "Preview Week". We'll give you a tour of the campus, let you sit in on classes, introduce our leadership, chat with current students about their experience, and answer any questions you may have. We believe the school speaks for itself and would love to give you a firsthand look.
Note: Preview Weekend Dates for 2013 have yet to be scheduled. Please check periodically for updates on this and other events after the new school year has begun!
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