When is the Worship Leader Institute?

The Worship Leader Institute is a full week long course in Madison, Tennessee that happens once a year.  The dates are June 29 - July 5, 2019. You can expect lectures, breakout exercises, homework each evening, a peer reviewed final, devotionals, voice coaching 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 take a self-evaluation music test and be recommended by an elder or minister from your home congregation.  The application and music knowledge self-evalutaion test are available as downloads from the bottom of this page.  Mastery of music theory is not required, but all students are encouraged to begin increasing their knowledge.

Where do I send the application?

Send your application 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. (link also below.) 

What is the Tuition Price?

The tuition for the 2019 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 attend. This deposit is non-refundable on and after March 1st. Full payment is required by May 1, 2018.

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 29 - July 5, 2018  (Saturday morning through a Friday evening)

Location: Madison, TN

Early Bird Registration:  Any student enrolling prior to March 1, 2019, will be afforded the following discount tuition if paid in full:  $2,295

Regular Registration Price:  March 1, 2098, tuition will be $2795

Full Payment Deadline:  Jun 27, 2019 

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2019

Cost of Registration Includes: Tuition, refreshment breaks, notebook and materials, professional coaching, several lunches, admission into the WLI FB group, private voice session, formal banquet, orientation.

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

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 March 1, 2019 will receive a full refund, excluding those who took advantage of the Early Bonus (all P&H slides).  On and after March 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 June 1, 2019. The balance of the tuition is due by the registration deadline (June 27, 2019).

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