Welcome to the Worship Arts Leadership Institute (WALI) website!  We’re encouraged to think that this may be the beginning of something that only we can do together through the God that has brought us together in Christ!


The Worship Arts Leadership Institute exists to connect leaders of worship with one another for empowered learning, common support, and professional inspiration.

WALI is in residence on the campus of Concordia University Irvine, and charged with living out our mission within the Concordia community as well as through serving congregations nationally.  On campus, we come alongside existing academic programs to train and equip next-generation worship arts leaders.  Externally, we connect, support, empower and inspire through various training events throughout the country.

Building healthy, thriving worship arts ministries is not easy and rarely accomplished without an effective support mechanism to provide mentoring, wise counsel, and encouragement.  It is our hope to provide this kind of support through our training events, our website, and especially through connecting worship arts leaders to each other.