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Center for Worship

Worship Arts Ensemble

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.

Academic Offerings

The Center for Worship offers worship courses available for undergraduate and Seminary credit through Seattle Pacific’s School of Theology and Music Department.

Worship Resources

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

SPU’s Center for Worship Comes Under the School of Theology

On July 1, the Center for Worship, previously connected to University Ministries, became part of the School of Theology. Associate Professor of Music Stephen Newby will continue as director of the Center for Worship, as it becomes a vital academic and curricular part of the School of Theology and Seattle Pacific University.

Lectio on the Psalms to Begin September 30

No book of Scripture contains more calls to worship than Psalms, with the words “praise” and “worship” appearing nearly 150 times, not to mention an untold number of calls to sing, shout, or make a joyful noise to the LORD. On September 30, Professor of Old Testament Frank Spina begins a free online 13-week study on Psalms. Read or listen to Lectios, and sign up to receive reminders, at

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Stephen Newby

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.

Stephen Newby
DMA, Director, Center for Worship