This course gives framework to the practical component of your ministry involvement in worship leading, and this spans the entire time you are enrolled as a SoWL student. It is designed to establish a good balance between ministry, academics and spiritual formation, covering aspects of supervision practices, goal setting and reflection processes.

Completing the practical ministry hours required by this course includes worship leading, rehearsals, personal practice, ministry meetings, mentor meetings, anything ministry related. Students usually undertake this programme over 1 or 2 years, which requires either 8 hours of ministry a week over 1 year, or 4 hours over 2 years.


  1. Apply Biblical, theological and ministry skills in their worship ministry 
  2. Learn through experience, with guided personal reflection on ministry and spiritual values
  3. Propose and establish mission and goals
  4. Provide culturally and ethically appropriate servant leadership
  5. Develop their songwriting ability to write and record an original worship song

Please Note: this is an internship-based course, meaning that you must have the full support of your church leadership and be actively involved in the worship ministry team at your church to enrol.


Rosie Devery grew up in Auckland as well as spending much of her childhood in India. Growing up in a missionary family with an undeniable sense of the presence of God led to the personal joy of knowing there is nothing better than a life lived with Jesus. She oversees the School of Worship Leading (SoWL) which Pathways launched in 2012. She started worship leading while studying a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance at Auckland University. After a distinct prompting from God during a Sunday morning service she got involved in the leadership of the worship team at her home church, and ended up being a SoWL student herself in 2014. God eventually led her into ministry as a Worship Pastor at Lifezone Church until 2017, and as Tauranga Hub Leader for Worship Central NZ. Rosie is passionate about seeing worship leaders around Aotearoa empowered and inspired to lead God's people in Christ-centred and Spirit-filled worship.


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