Evergreen+ is our year-long formation and mentoring programme for worship leaders aged 18-35, and aligns with our vision to see this generation nurtured and sustained in their ministry.

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. Successful applicants will be committing to a year of intentional investment in their personal and spiritual formation - all in the context of a small community of worship leaders.

Evergreen+ is made up of the following 3 elements

Kick-off residential

Participants of Evergreen+ will begin the year with a retreat weekend in January. Dates for 2024 are 19 - 21 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

Participants will also have unique access to our worship mentoring scheme; receiving regular 1:1 support 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 - January
  • Session 2 - March
  • Session 3 - May
  • Session 4 - July
  • Session 5 - September
  • Session 6 - November

Retreat Days

Evergreen+ also includes access to three retreat days over the course of the year. These will provide space to be refreshed and inspired for day-to-day ministry as well as connecting with other worship leaders from around the UK. In 2024 our retreat days will most likely be held in venues in the South of England (Surrey and Greater London).

2024 retreat days will happen on:

  • 15th March
  • 7th June
  • 11th October

Evergreen+ Residential takes place 19 - 21 January 2024.


What will it cost?

The cost for the whole programme is £280 per person (for applications received before 19th October, £310 pp after that).

In order to support their local worship leaders, we suggest that churches pay for any applicant that regularly serves at their church. A sponsoring letter can be found here.

Places on Evergreen+ are being subsidised by Engage Worship to enable easier access to this vital wellbeing support.


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 ministry

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

The smallprint:

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. By applying to take part in Evergreen+ you are committing to attending the retreat dates and participating in six mentoring sessions. You need to be able to travel to the kick-off weekend and the day retreats held in a variety of locations within easy reach of London. You will be assigned your mentor by the Engage Worship team and you will be asked to abide by a Code of Conduct. Every mentor on the programme has been carefully chosen in accordance with our Safer Recruitment policy.