Get equipped. Be empowered. Engage the church.
COMING SUMMER OF 2020 | Monday – Friday | Date to be determined soon
Hosted by Campbell University | Buies Creek, NC
We are raising up the next generation of true worship leaders by equipping and empowering students to use music, art, and technology to engage the church in Christ-centered worship.
Current and graduating high school students are invited to register along with their chaperones. College students are invited to apply for one of our internships.
Students can choose one of three tracks for the week: music, digital arts, or AV technology.
What to Expect
Theology of Worship
What does it mean to be a worshipper? What is Christ-centered worship? What is the difference between corporate and continuous worship? How does understanding these things transform me as a worship leader? Dr. Joshua Waggener from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary will guide us as we search the Bible for these truths.
How can I get better at serving my church in my role? What do I need to know? In what ways can I practice and improve? What resources are available to me?
You will choose your role and attend these classes where you will receive in-depth, hands-on training from a coach who is experienced in the church context and believes in your potential to be a leader.
Why does God want us to sing? Why are choirs still relevant? How I do blend my voice and sing in harmony with those around me?
Richie Kingsmore, Dove Award-nominated arranger, composer, and orchestrator, will be leading this student choir.
Language of Music
What music theory do I need to know to be effective in modern worship music? How can I communicate with other musicians and speak their language?
Whatever your skill level, in these classes you will listen critically to songs and learn the vocabulary and terminology of music as you also learn how to make it conversational.
What are some things I have always been curious about, but never had a chance to learn? In what ways do I want to dive deeper or hear new ideas?
You will have the chance to customize your schedule with a variety of these topics taught by coaches who want to answer your questions.
What does Christ-centered worship look like? Is it about style and songs? How can I know how God wants to use me?
Each night, our camp pastor will preach and convey the Word of God to us in ways that are convicting, challenging, and central to Christ. We will be able to respond in song, led by various musicians and artists modeling true worship, and in prayer, realizing our need for God in our lives and churches.
How will I get to know other students? How do I make all of these things practical to my own life and church?
After evening worship, you will gather with a small group of students similar to you and reflect on what God is doing in your lives and revealing to you. This discussion will be facilitated by an adult chaperone or coach, who will be your spiritual “parent” for the week.
Community Night of Worship
The last night of the Student Worship Academy will be a Night of Worship to send us out. Churches, families, and friends are invited to join our community and be led by our students and staff as we come together, sing, and experience our God. This celebration is a chance to unite from across our churches, regions, and separations as one church, one community, and one people in Christ.
Dates, Location and Cost
Monday – Friday (date TBD) in Summer 2020
Buies Creek, NC
Cost: $349 per student, $179 per adult chaperone