When is the Worship Leader Institute?

The Worship Leader Institute is a full week long course in Nashville, Tennessee that happens once a year.  The dates are June 16-23, 2017. You can expect lectures, breakout exercises, homework each evening, a peer reviewed final, devotionals and some shared fellowship meals. 

How do I apply?

You must apply and be accepted to attend the Worship Leader Institute.  As a part of your application package you must pass a music knowledge test and be recommended by an elder or minister from your home congregation.  The application and music knowledge test are available as downloads from the bottom of this page.

Where do I send the application?

Send your application, completed music test, and a letter of recommendation from your home congregation elder or minister to: 

Acappella Ministries
Worship Leader Institute
900 N. Dixieland Rd.
Rogers, AR  72756 

Or you can scan and email the required documents to bill@acappella.com

If you are accepted, you will receive notification via mail, along with suggested hotel accommodations and other pertinent information.

What next after accepted?

Before you arrive at the Institute you will need to complete a few tasks.  You will need to memorize and learn the scriptures and songs that are provided to you via download at the bottom of the the page, as well as complete a personality test which will cost a minimal five dollars. (link also below.) 

What is the Tuition Price?

The tuition for the 2016 Worship Leader Institute is $2795.  A deposit of $695 is required  to hold your place and needs to be paid soon as you are approved to come. This deposit is non-refundable on and after April 1st. Full payment is required by May 1, 2016.

Is it helpful for multiple song leaders to attend from the same church?

Absolutely!  Since many churches utilize multiple song leaders, the impact is greatly multiplied when more than one song leader attends, and the investment in the future of the congregation enhanced. For congregations sending more than one person to WLI, contact Bill Brunkhardt for multi-leader discounts.


Dates: June 16-23, 2017

Location: Nashville, TN

Early Bird Registration:  Any student enrolling prior to March 1, 2017, will be afforded the following discount tuition if paid in full:  $2,295

Regular Registration:  March 1, 2017, tuition will be $2795

Full Payment Deadline:  May 1, 2017 

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2017

Cost of Registration Includes: Tuition, refreshment breaks, notebook and materials, instructors, some lunches, admission into the WLI FB group and orientation.

Cost of Registration Does NOT Include: Hotel, travel, any meals not provided by event, rental car, or any unexpected expenses.

Early Bonus: Students paying registration fees prior to December 31, 2015 will not only receive the discounted rate, but will receive one choice album's set of Praise & Harmony worship slides.

Group Discount: Three students from the same church receive a $100 discount off each tuition.  Four or more students from the same church will receive a $200 discount each. 

Refund Policy:  Any student withdrawing before April 1, 2016 will receive a full refund.  On and after April 1st your $695.00 deposit will be forfeited.      ALL CANCELLATIONS MUST BE IN WRITING.

Deposit: You may reserve a place at WLI (if available and approved) by paying a $695 deposit at any time prior to May 1, 2016. The balance of the tuition is due by the registration deadline.

Wait List: When the WLI reservations are full, students may be added to a waiting list by submitting a deposit and will be prioritized on a first come, first served basis. The deposit is intended to hold your place only. It will be refunded should there not be availability.

For more information, contact:

Bill Brunkhardt
cell (615) 681-7105
email: Bill@Acappella.com


APPLY TODAY- Downloads below. 


Worship Leader Institute Music Test

Worship Leader Institute Application

Worship Leader Institute Prerequisites