We have now reached capacity for the 2023 cohort and therefore cannot accept new applications for 2023. If you would like to register interest for the following cohort, please email info@engageworship.org.


Evergreen is a community of young worship leaders pursuing a fruitful worship ministry that is not cut short by withering emotional or spiritual health.

Evergreen+ is our year-long formation programme for worship leaders aged 18-35, building on the foundations and values of this vision.

If you have a regular role of responsibility in worship ministry - whether employed, as part of an internship, or as a volunteer - we would love you to apply to this year.

Those who are accepted onto a cohort will be committing to a year of intentional investment in their personal and spiritual formation.

Evergreen+ is made up of the following 3 elements:

Kick-off residential

Participants of Evergreen+ will begin the year with a kick-off retreat weekend in January. It will be a great chance to get to know other people on the programme, to reset and focus together on the year ahead.

1:1 Mentoring Sessions

You will also have unique access to our mentoring scheme; receiving support, insight and guidance from a mentor with long-term experience in worship ministry. 

There will be six sessions over the course of the year (exact dates to be confirmed with your mentor).

  • Session 1 - Jan
  • Session 2 - Mar
  • Session 3 - May
  • Session 4 - July
  • Session 5 - Sept
  • Session 6 - Nov

Retreat Days

Evergreen+ also includes access to three day-retreats over the course of the year. These day-retreats will give you further opportunity to meet and connect with other worship leaders from around the UK, alongside being refreshed and inspired for your day-to-day ministry. In 2023 these will be held in venues in the South of England.

The day-retreats for 2023 are:

  • Fri 24 March
  • Sat 10 June
  • Fri 6 Oct

What will it cost?

The cost for the whole programme is £220 per person.

We suggest approaching your church to ask if they will pay the fee for your place, in support of your ongoing ministry. Here is a letter you could pass on to your church leader. Places on Evergreen+ are being subsidised by Engage Worship to enable easier access to this vital wellbeing support, the total value of which exceeds £300pp.

(prices accurate as at 01.01.23)

Core Principles

The Evergreen+ formation year is focused around the three key principles of Evergreen: 

Abide: prioritising a personal relationship with God over a professional one

Share: sharing the highs and lows of ministry with others on the same journey

Equip: receiving practical tools on how to remain emotionally & spiritually healthy in the process

Places on Evergreen+ are subject to an informal interview as well as receipt of two references. As places are limited, we will consider the suitability of each application before confirming a place. If your application is not successful any fees paid will be refunded in full.

By applying to take part in Evergreen+ you are committing to retreat dates and participation in six mentoring sessions. You need to be able to travel to the kick-off and the day retreats in the South of England. You will be assigned your mentor by the Engage Worship team and you will be asked to abide by a Code of Conduct.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch! Email us or find us on Instagram.