Leadership Development

MIWC's primary focus is on music; however, other important components of MIWC's work include leadership and teacher training, cultural analysis, strategic planning, and the development of music literacy and other educational programs. MIWC works closely with local musicians, teachers, and leaders in each location, as part of its strategy to equip nationals to assume the primary leadership and training role within their own culture.

MIWC’s leadership development activities include numerous seminars and workshops for pastors, worship leaders, musicians and educators. Our associates provide intensive, bible-based sessions that focus on the Biblical truths surrounding worship and means to navigate the challenges of a diverse musical society. We are able to work in multiple formats including:

  • One-day intensive sessions
  • Special adult education electives on a weekly basis (such as Sunday morning or Wednesday evening church education hours).
  • Week-long intensive courses at colleges or universities
  • Single sessions at missions or ministry conferences

While we work frequently with the professional pastoral staff, we also believe it is essential to train volunteer church staff, musicians, and laity not involved with music, in topics such as:

  • Biblical Principles of Worship
  • Theology of Worship
  • Music and Missions
  • The Role of Music in Worship, Discipleship, and Evangelism

Our sessions include hands-on worship planning, for everyone, and result in a deeper understanding of the truths about what God desires in worship.

Past locations have included:

Alliance Covenant Church (Idaho Falls, ID)
Bethel University (St. Paul, MN)
Bethlehem Baptist Church (Minneapolis, MN)
Christ Community Churchy (Excelsior, MN)
Christian Music Academy (Kyiv, UKRAINE)
Christian Music Academy (Tallinn, ESTONIA)
Christian Music Academy (Jelgava, LATVIA)
Christian Performing Artists Fellowship (Winona Lake, IN)
Colonial Church of Edina (Edina, MN)
Columbia International University (Columbia, SC)
Crown College (St. Bonifacius, MN)
Global Consultation on Music and Missions 2006 (St. Paul, MN)
Grace Church (Roseville, MN)
International Christian Music Academy (Kyiv, UKRAINE)
Irpin Bible Seminary (Irpin, Ukraine)
Lakewood Congregational Church
Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA)
Master’s College (Santa Clara, CA)
Milacca Evangelical Free Church (Milacca, MN)
New Life Church (Woodbury, MN)
Northwestern College (St. Paul, MN)
Odessa Theological Seminary (Odessa, UKRAINE)
Perinton Community Church (Fairport, NY)
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (Various locations nation-wide)
Prairie Bible College (Three Hills, Alberta, CANADA)
Trinity Baptist Church (St. Paul, MN)
Urbana Convention (Urbana-Champaign, IL)
Wayzata Evangelical Free Church (Wayzata, MN)
Westwood Community Church (Excelsior, MN)
Wooddale Church (Eden Prairie, MN)

See our events page for a list of upcoming events.
If you’d like to host a seminar at your church or college, please contact us.