Courses OLD


Instrument Classes

Acoustic guitar • Bass guitar • electric guitar • drums • keyboard

Goal: To train musicians how to play on a praise band.

A big emphasis will be placed on how to adjust your playing style to fit the praise band context. You will also learn how listen to a song and break it down into its various parts for your instrument. You will also learn useful techniques particular to your instrument, including things like Mainstage, underscoring, voicings, inversions, riffs, intermediate groove patterns, intermediate strumming patterns, and more.

Prerequisites: see here

photoshop / publications (15 hrs)

The goal of this course is to become familiar with the fundamental techniques in Photoshop. We will learn basic tools and common shortcuts, as well as explore the principles of good design and its application in common church publications.

Prerequisites: none


Recording and basic editing for music production

Prerequisites: laptop with Adobe Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) subscription


Learn the basics of photography, how to be a photographer for a ministry purposes, basic photo editing, and the process of uploading photos.

Students will be able to film, and leverage lighting and audio in any environment. Learn videography best practices, get familiar with equipment, and engage in hands-on filming experience for a variety of projects including interviews, testimonies, and recaps.

Prerequisites: DSLR or mirrorless camera

lighting (15 hrs)

Learn concepts and skills necessary to interpret and set up a standard light schematic. At the end of the course, the student will be able to set up and run lights for general events such as bible studies and Sunday worship services, as well as perform basic troubleshooting.

Prerequisites: none

SWS TECH: A/V SETUP (15 hrs)

If you don't know anything, that's OK. Come and learn what exactly are all the things that go into sound and basic video, how to set them up and get them to work, and get to use expensive equipment. At the end, you'll be able to set up for a prayer meeting, and even a Sunday Worship Service!

Prerequisites: none


Learn to mix sound for praise and TFN. In this class you will learn how to train your ear to listen, balance your sound, and become familiar with eq, compress, and gate.

Prerequisites: know basic A/V setup (for TFN)


An introductory-level video editing course for those with no to little experience. You will learn the basics of of the video editing process through DaVinci Resolve. You'll learn to ingest clips, edit a multi-track timeline, export, use filters, transitions, linked and unlinked clips, etc. By the end of the course, you'll be equipped to create recaps, trailers, testimonies, and other common videos for your ministry needs.

Prerequisites: DaVinci Resolve 15 (free version) installed on computer

Minimum specs for computer: 8GB RAM

Recommended: 16GB RAM, 2015 Macbook Pro or newer (or Windows equivalent), Discrete Graphics Card


You've made some videos. But now you want to take it to the next level in your audio and color correction, including audio EQing and more advanced color correction. You'll learn to fly through the editing process with 3-point and 4-point editing. The class may also briefly cover DaVinci Fusion.

Prerequisites: DaVinci Resolve 15 (free version) installed on computer

Minimum specs for computer: 8GB RAM

Recommended: 16GB RAM, 2015 Macbook Pro or newer (or Windows equivalent), Discrete Graphics Card

Submit one video you worked on for which you were the main editor


A crash course on sketchnotes and how to translate messages into visuals. You'll learn the basics and put them into practice during in-class exercises. By the end of the class, you will be able to turn any message into an easy-to-read visual.

Prerequisites: comfortable with drawing; good reading/listening/message comprehension; legible handwriting; bring your own pens/markers or tablet/pen

Script Writing & Directing (8 hrs)

There are many instances when a good script and a good director is needed - of course in doing skits like Race of a Lifetime, but even in cases like a video or voice-coaching for a narration. Learn the basic concepts and skills for effective scriptwriting and directing that would make a "meh" performance into a convincing one.

Prerequisites: none

10 Basic Cooking Skills To Master Before You Graduate From College

Campus meal plans are great but you can't invite your friends or underclassmen to dinner at the DC or DH. Learn some basic cooking skills, tips & shortcuts to food prep, and take away easy recipes that will help you host a dinner party like a pro.

Prerequisites: none

Transitions Will Kill You

At any event (from small group to NSWN), people are waiting for cues and guidance, and the way that is delivered (or not) matters to the overall experience. The MC must shift people's attentions and emotions to help accomplish the overall goals of the event. Learn and Practice developing skills in all aspects of MC'ing from leading ice breakers, controlling the room, overall presence, managing chaos, making announcements, and transitions.

Prerequisites: none

Building Resume & Interviewing Skills

Need help on how to write a relevant resume for the job market you are looking for? Need guidance on how to not just interview, but interview well with answers that your interviewer is looking for? Look no further, this course will walk you through how to build your resume in a way that captures your recruiter’s attention as well as help you gain insight to what recruiters actually deem important. This course will also provide guidance and frameworks that you can use to improve your interview skills for effective communication.

Prerequisites: none

Car maintenance and power tools 101

Want to prolong the integrity of your car? Want to learn how to wield a jigsaw, impact driver, and chop saw? Get some practical tips and hands-on experience. By the end, you'll have a personal prayer bench to show for it.

Prerequisites: none

Getting Things Done & Reducing Stress

Life is full of many little tasks, curveballs, and stressful situations. Learn some best practices on how to get things done, turn the feeling of being overwhelmed to doable steps, and invite stress as an opportunity to grow.

Prerequisites: none

Bible Book Study




We will navigate through the Gospel of Mark, not only hearing and understanding the insights, but also being trained up to teach others through those verses in a small group setting.

1 corinthians

2 corinthians

course 101

This is certification training will delve deeply into each chapter of Course 101. You will not just become familiar with the content of the course, but also become confident in tackling the possible follow-up questions that arise from the material.


College Revival

Christian History: Reformation

Spiritual Conversations

Effects of Living in the Internet Age

Crucial Conversations


Growing in Prayer




Critical Thinking | Christian Life Paradoxes, Unpacking Hidden Assumptions

Emotional Thinking | Untangling Confusing Thoughts