Worship Arts Lab
The Worship Arts Lab is a space and time designed for teenage worship leaders and their adult mentors. This summer, in light of COVID-19, we will provide a unique online opportunity with Worship Stay-At-Home Edition in order to pursue creativity and community in a new, engaging way. The event will take place on Zoom, an online video and audio platform, and will follow security guidelines with APU’s minor policy. Learn more about the format of this program by viewing our Frequently Asked Questions.
WAL Stay-At-Home Edition will be an extended 4-week-long program that includes weekly challenges for students to rethink and reimagine worship for such times as these, breakout sessions on musicianship and craftsmanship, a holistic spiritual formation component, and mentoring by leaders and experts within lab groups. Join this year’s Worship Arts Lab for an interactive experience where students can grow together by learning from one another in this creative process of worship design and innovation.
Event Dates: June 22-July 20, 2020
Ages: 13 and up
Worship Stay-At-Home Edition
What Will We Do?
Meet for virtual worship with like-minded individuals who are interested in serving the Church with their artistic gifts, and hear from guest speakers who are leaders and experts in worship ministry.
Hear from leaders and experts in the field. These are wise and gifted individuals who love to share what they have learned along the way. And, they are just fun people to hang out with.
Gain theological tools for reflection and personal formation. The program is full of opportunity for developing artistic imagination, biblical literacy, and meaningful community.
Take an active role in worship leadership by participating in the programs’s concluding event: Worship Showcase. Students design and lead a 15-minute worship gathering, gain valuable feedback, and participate in a special collective showcase in celebration of our time together.
Who Can Attend?
Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to attend. This experience is designed to support and develop young artists who are interested in developing their craft and learning more about worship leadership.
Why the Worship Arts Lab?
Empowering Young Artists
We believe in the tremendous creativity and leadership ability of youth. We also understand that worship can be meaningful and powerful. In light of this, there is a great need for thoughtful, discerning young leaders who are willing to bring imagination and artistic skill to worship.
The Worship Arts Lab is designed to provide the space and time needed to hone artistic abilities and develop theological perspective. Through Worship Arts Lab, youth develop a richer imagination for worship while gaining deeper insights into the nature of God and the worshiping community.
Practical Training for Individuals and Teams
By engaging in thoughtful worship design, participating in various styles of worship, and increasing biblical literacy, teenagers are given new tools that can be taken home to their local churches.
Innovating for the Future of Worship and the Arts
We desire to see the flourishing of young worship artists and those who mentor them. As a result, mentoring young worship leaders and artists lies at the heart of our mission. Join us as we innovate the future of worship and the arts.