Effective date: November 01, 2023
1. Enrollment and Eligibility:
To enroll in Ava Worship Academy participants must meet the prerequisites and eligibility criteria as specified by the academy..
1.1 To participate in the academy, all participants must be members of the church and have the consent of the pastor of the local church.
1.3 Students should be aware of the goals and dreams of Ava Worship Academy and believe and adhere to them.
1.4 At least two years of the applicant's faith have passed and he has read the entire Bible at least once.
1.5 The applicant must be serving in the church or have passion and calling for this particular service.
1.6 The applicant must have the necessary ability to work with a computer and the Internet and to send emails and type.
1.7 Participants under the age of 18 must have parental or legal guardian consent to participate in the academy.
2- Vision of Ava Worship Academy
Equipping: Equip Persian worshippers with academic courses and necessary skills for standard worship ministries.
Contextualizing: Assisting worship leaders in nurturing contextualized worship akin to their own cultural styles while also learning valuable lessons from Western practices.
Developing: Helping churches grow, inspire, and strengthen their worship ministry through short-term seminars
tailor-made for talented worship leaders.
Multiplying: Dynamic worship music has the potential to draw numerous individuals to the gospel, resulting in multiplication. Evangelistic worship nights are a contemporary means of spreading the gospel and are widely popular in Western churches as well.
3. Code of Conduct:
3.1 Participants are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful and considerate manner towards instructors, staff, and fellow participants.
3.2 Any form of harassment, discrimination, or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated and may result in immediate dismissal from the
academy without a refund.
4. Attendance and Classes:
4.1 Regular attendance is mandatory for all participants.
4.2 Student's discipline and commitment to classes and doing homework has credit and points in the educational system.
4.3 Every student is required to attend all classes of each semester. In case of having more than 3 unexcused absences per semester. It may affect the participant's eligibility for certification or course completion.
4.4 Justified absence includes absence due to acute illness and unfortunate and unexpected events, and the participants are obliged to inform the academy of the absence and the reason in advance.
5. Intellectual Property:
5.1 All materials, curriculum, and resources provided by the academy are the intellectual property of َAva Worship Academy and may not be reproduced, distributed, or shared without written permission.
5.2 Participants retain the right to use the knowledge and skills acquired during the academy just for personal and non-commercial purposes.
6.1 Participants who successfully complete the academy requirements will be awarded a certificate of completion.
6.2 The academy reserves the right to withhold certification in cases of academic dishonesty or violation of the code of conduct.
7.1 Participants may have access to confidential information during the course of the academy. They are obligated to maintain the confidentiality of such information.
8. Modifications and Cancellations:
8.1 The academy reserves the right to modify the schedule, curriculum, or any aspect of the program.
9.1 Ava Worship Academy is not liable for any personal injury, loss, or damage to personal property that may occur during the face-to-face conferences.
9.2 Participants are advised to obtain their own insurance coverage for any unforeseen circumstances in conferences.
9.3 Participants must disclose any medical conditions or allergies that may affect their participation in the conferences.
10. Governing Law:
10.1 Student shall defend and indemnify EACT and hold it harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, damages, losses, costs, and expenses, including attorneys’ fees that may be asserted by persons or entities performing any of the Work or other services in connection with this Agreement, and for any breach of this Agreement by Student.
10.2 By enrolling in Ava Worship Academy, participants acknowledge that they have read, understood, and agreed to abide by these terms and conditions.
11. Technology and Equipment:
11.1 Participants are responsible for ensuring they have access to the necessary technology and equipment like instruments as specified by the academy for online or in-person sessions.
11.2 The academy is not liable for any technical issues or disruptions that may occur during virtual sessions.
12.1 The academy will communicate important information, updates, and announcements via email or other designated channels.
12.2 Participants are responsible for regularly checking their provided email and staying informed about any changes or updates.
13. Termination of Enrollment:
13.1 The academy reserves the right to terminate the enrollment of any participant for academic or behavioral reasons.
13.2 Termination may occur after appropriate warnings and opportunities for improvement have been provided.
14. Social Media and Publicity:
14.1 Participants may be featured in promotional materials, social media posts, or other publicity efforts by the academy.
14.2 Participants who do not wish to be featured in such materials must inform the academy in writing.
15. Students Network:
15.1 Participants may have access to the academy's student network for networking and professional development and the academy may provide participant contact information to facilitate networking, unless participants explicitly opt out in writing or be among the students who participate inside Iran.
16. Academic Integrity:
16.1 Participants are expected to uphold the highest standards of academic integrity.
16.2 It is noteworthy that students will take two theological courses with Pars Theology School. Pars Faculty of Theology is our service partner and will help us in theological courses in this special service. Therefore, in the first semester of Ava Worship Academy, to take the "Overview of Christian Teachings" course, you must also register at Pars Theology Faculty.
16.3 Plagiarism or any form of cheating may result in disciplinary action, including expulsion from the academy.
17. Academic Excellence Level:
17.1 The long-term worship course adopted teaching model from universities. The course is led by distinguished instructors and professors, all of whom are educated in the fields of theology and music.
17.2 It is noteworthy that the students will take two theological courses with our introduction at Pars Theological Faculty.
17.3 Those who will graduate from this course will have significant musical and theological knowledge to confront and influence the new generation and era.
18. Education Program:
-The training courses for full-time students are one year long.
-Each training course consists of two semesters.
-The total number of credit units for each year is 35.
-Throughout the training course, students will have a mentor/guide.
-Courses are held virtual (Synchronously)
-Each year, several conferences, serving as supplementary and specialized educational events for students, will be held.
-The start of training course for the year 2024 will be in March and the second-semester start from august to November.
19. Duration and Elements:
We designed and developed various components in the fields of theology, music scales, worship performance, and the personality of worshipers. Our initial educational program spans one year for full-time students. However, if students choose to remain with us beyond their first year, their courses and elements will become more advanced in their second year. The ultimate duration of the complete course is two years. Which is equivalent to 70 units of an associate degree. The first year and the semester start in March and the second semester starts in August.
20. Credit distribution:
1- Students must take all biblical foundational courses (12 credits), including worship theology - systematic theology - Christian worldview - worshiper personality, and leadership skills.
2- 4 Music courses (16 credits), Both introductory and advanced theory and solfege - the main instrument (guitar, piano or voice) introductory and advanced
3- 7 credits of practical courses (eg, attend 2 conferences = 3 credits; one year of Mentoring = 2 credits; doing one year of practical service = 2 credits; in total, 7 credits).
21. The number of credits:
Every credit of AWA represents 15 hours of participation in a learning activity.
In the American educational system, each unit is equivalent to 15 hours of study and educational activities each semester. (which is usually followed by the Iranian university system too) It should be noted that one course in the American education system is between 3 and 4 credits, so each course requires 45 to 60 hours of study and educational activities each semester. The total number of credits for the one-year course of Ava Worship Academy is 35 credits. The two-year AWA training courses are equivalent to an Associate Degree.
22. The prerequisite:
To participate in the worship academy there is an entrance requirement:
1- Having intermediate knowledge of music and understanding. which is measured by the Education Management department
2- Commitment to allocate sufficient time about 15 hours per week during semesters to attend classes, complete homework, and engage in practice for approximately 8 months per year.
3- Evaluate and final confirmation by Ava Worship Academy.
-In the hallowed halls of academics training method, where disciplines unfurl their unique tapestries of knowledge, the temporal expanse of each course, coupled with the myriad requisites of erudition—comprising tomes, scholastic apparatus, seminars, mentors, and pedagogical guides—necessitates the imposition of a tuition fee.
-The annual tuition fee for the one-year course is $2,500 per student. We hope that students can cover this cost independently and find sponsors among friends, family, or their local church.
-There are other expenses of $2500 annually for the formation conference, course development, folklore and worship music production, translation, and writing of education resources, equipment, instruments, etc. which you are also welcome to participate in if feasible.
- All participants are required to complete the registration process and pay the specified fees before the commencement of the academy.
-Fees are non-refundable unless otherwise stated in writing by the academy.
-We have scholarships for those who can not afford but unfortunately, our scholarships are limited.
-Ava Worship Academy emphasizes the student's responsibility in providing educational expenses because paying is one of the signs of having a vision and calling. In addition, the financial and spiritual support of the church where the student is a member will indicate the church's support for the student and the future of the Persian church.
- If a student needs a scholarship, he must also complete the application form for a loan or scholarship. The student is expected to gradually repay the loan to the Ava Worship Academy after completing his/her studies and having sufficient income.
-As our admission capacity is limited, we hope that more students will be given the opportunity to study with the support of the church and the sponsors. Therefore, we invite all those who care about the future of the Persian Church to join us and plant seeds in this extraordinary and historic ministry.
25. Entire Agreement:
- These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between the participant and [Worship Academy Name] and supersede any prior agreements, whether written or oral.
- Participants are encouraged to contact the academy for clarification on any terms and conditions they find unclear or require further information about.
26. Amendments to Terms and Conditions:
- The academy reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time.
- Participants will be notified of any changes, and continued participation constitutes acceptance of the amended terms.
Ava Worship Academy is embarking on a journey toward a bright future and the construction of church infrastructure. Discovering new talents, and encouraging and cultivating them is our dream to create a deep and significant transformation in the church and even in our country, Iran.
Ava Worship Academy is a subseries of "Epiphany Art and Culture Foundation"
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Last Updated: [November, 1, 2023]