Each student preparing for ministry through the Center for Worship Arts at Trevecca Nazarene University will have the opportunity to take part in at least two semesters of internship in a local church or other related site. Through the internship experience, students in the Center for Worship Arts will integrate what they are learning in the classroom with real life experience in ministry.
In the first semester of internship, the student is given the opportunity to observe and experience the role and responsibilities of a worship arts pastor in a local church. In the second semester of internship, students will be more deeply involved with carrying out the worship arts ministries in the local church, and will participate in the worship leadership of their internship site. As a part of the internship assignment, students will create a Senior Project that will be carried out within the context of worship in their ministry assignment. The Senior Project will be tailored to fit a student’s area of interest and preparation.
This experience will allow students time and space to reflect theologically upon their understanding of ministry within their internship setting. Students will also sharpen their practical ministry skills, and grow personally in their understanding of what it means to be a minister of the gospel through the worship arts. During each semester of internship, students will be involved with on-campus guided small groups that are designed for reflection, mentoring and spiritual formation.
For students currently involved in an internship, or planning to be a part of an internship program, important documents can be found below: