Center for Worship
Are you interested in engaging the culture and changing the world through vital music ministry? Do you desire to lead others to worship Jesus Christ in spirit and in truth, with unity of purpose, and in the beauty of holiness? Whether you are an undergraduate or a Seminary student, the Center for Worship in the School of Theology at Seattle Pacific University can equip you with the tools you need to follow your calling and realize your full potential in music ministry.
The Center for Worship offers worship courses available for undergraduate and Seminary credit through Seattle Pacific’s School of Theology and Music Department.
Browse a list of resources that can help you facilitate your worship ministry through critical, interdisciplinary reflection, and renewed creativity and perseverance.
The Center for Worship and the Worship Arts Ensemble produce recordings of worship hymns, prayers, and praise songs that are available for purchase.
News and Events
Dr. Stephen Newby will speak at the Kainos 2015: A New Normal, April 22-23 in Memphis, TN on “How to Design a Multi-Ethnic Worship Service” and “Worship Arts and the Reconciliation of God’s People.” The purpose of the Kainos 2015 is to gather leaders who either seek to start multi-ethnic ministries or churches, or who aspire to transition their current homogenous ministries into a multi-ethnic trajectory.
Tuesday, May 18th at 7:30pm, the SPU Gospel Choir will present excerpts from "Hosea," an oratorio composed and conducted by Dr. Stephen Newby, Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Center for Worship. The concert will be held at First Free Methodist Church, Seattle.
Excerpts from Hosea in the context of a liturgy designed by Dr. Bo Lim and Dr. Newby will also be presented. The liturgy will feature Scripture Readings, Litanies, Prayers and of course THE MUSIC.
If the body of Christ truly wants this present generation to flourish and lift up the cross of Jesus Christ, It must carefully examine its ways of engaging the culture, ways of living out its worship unto God, and making disciples of Jesus Christ — all these entities are forms of worship as unto our Lord.
DMA, Director, Center for Worship