"Trevecca’s Worship Arts Program taught me how to be a worship leader within the local church."

-Caitlin Porter '11

The Center for Worship Arts is shaping the next generation of worship leaders, walking alongside students as they develop informed minds, passionate hearts, and engaged hands to fulfill the call of God.

Located on Trevecca’s campus in the heart of Nashville, the Center has access to the great resources of the arts community in Music City.  Each graduate from the Center for Worship arts will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to come into a local church as a worship pastor.  Students will also choose a minor to complement their major which will give further training and expertise in an artistic field of their choosing. Through experiences in the Center, students will be given the opportunity to live out the call that God has place in on their lives to serve the church through the arts.

Worship Arts highlights

  • Worship Arts students are acquiring hands-on experiences and developing relationships with pastor mentors at churches across the country as a part of the Internship experience.
  • The Center for Worship Arts hosted Gungor for an afternoon workshop on Friday, September 24.  Participants learned about worship leadership and songwriting from one of today’s most gifted artists.
  • The Center for Worship Arts is launching an online certificate program for those who are involved in worship leadership and want to deepen their biblical and theological understandings of worship. Classes begin later this fall.
  • Worship Arts students are now able to choose from any minor on campus to complement their major and to delve deeper into their passion for the arts.

What our students say

"In my time as a student, the Trevecca community challenged me, encouraged me, picked me up when I fell, and encouraged me again. I learned how to plan and lead worship from a platform, of course; but even more valuable to me is that I learned how to lead people with the heart of a servant when I wasn’t on the platform. You don’t learn that everywhere, but that principle is in every fiber of every class you take. ​"

Jordan Guthrie '14

"Trevecca’s Worship Arts Program taught me how to be a worship leader within the local church. When I finished the program, I was not simply a good "Sunday morning musician." Instead, I was equipped to serve the local church in ministry in many ways."

Caitlin Porter '11


Contact us

Sam Green
Director, Praise & Worship Certificate Prog., National Praise & Worship Institute
B.S., 1987, Trevecca Nazarene University
M.M.Ed., 1989, Belmont University
Ed.D., 1998, Tennessee State University
Advanced Graduate Certificate of Worship Studies, 2002, Institute for Worship Studies