The major in Worship Arts is for those who are called to plan and lead worship as well as empower other servants of worship, especially in the areas of communication and the arts. This is an interdisciplinary major with courses from Religion, Theatre, Music, English and Art.
This major prepares students for entry-level positions in local churches or para-church organizations or for continuing the study of worship at graduate school. By the conclusion of this major, students are equipped to articulate a biblical theology of worship, plan and lead a season of worship services, and organize a team of fellow servant artists.
Worship arts leaders are called to be well-rounded visionaries, and Northwestern’s superb Integrated General Education program is a vital part of the preparation of our future leaders for the church. The Worship Arts major’s specific course is built on courses in biblical theology, Christian history, worship theory, and artistic tasks specifically related to leading worship within the twenty-first century evangelical church. Students will invest in the theory and practice of leading and teaching others who help the church’s worship. In addition, students will choose electives to encourage their particular giftedness and introduce them to areas for new growth.