King’s believes worship shapes us as a community. By gathering to praise God together, we remember who we are and whose we are. As we enact God’s story in worship we are better able to respond to the beauty and brokenness in our world.
We are a diverse community with students, staff, and faculty coming from a variety of cultures and denominations. In our worship, we seek to understand and celebrate those differences.
Worship at King’s embodies the values of the Nairobi Statement on Worship. Worship is:
- Trans-cultural: it cuts across different cultures, uniting us in the One, Triune God
- Contextual: it takes place in specific cultures and should reflect the local values and patterns, insofar as they are consonant with the values of the gospel
- Counter-cultural: it transforms patterns of culture that are not coherent with the gospel
- Cross-cultural: it welcomes the gifts of different cultures and denominational traditions
Students are invited to celebrate God in worship every Wednesday at noon in the Atrium. Join faculty, staff, and students for a 40-minute service to encourage and challenge you as you live out your faith.
Each week, a variety of people help us worship, whether through planning, running PowerPoint, reading scripture, leading worship, speaking, or participating in a drama. There are many ways students can be involved, whether you are a behind-the-scenes type of person or an up-front person. Students can commit for the entire year or one week.
Worship Formation team
The Worship Formation team meets each week to plan chapel. Members of this team include worship team leaders, the student Worship Assistants, the Campus Minister, and anyone else who is interested in planning worship. We value the contributions of musicians, writers, liturgists, speakers, and anyone who loves to worship God.
If you want to help with chapel or join the worship formation team, contact Tim Wood, Campus Pastor.
Discipleship and Resistance
Discipleship and Resistance has been a life-giving time of questioning and encouragement for many students over the last few years. During it, there is a time of worship and a time of discussion that focuses on what it means to be Christians in our time and to faithfully resist the patterns of our world that can be as hard to recognize as they are destructive. The Campus Minister and Ministry Assistants facilitate this time of dialogue and worship. This service takes place on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. in Knoppers Hall. All are invited to this time of refocusing and renewal.
Participating on a worship team is perfect for students hoping to sharpen their worship leading skills while helping the community worship God.
Teams lead worship at both weekly chapel (Wednesdays at noon) and at Discipleship and Resistance (Wednesdays at 8 p.m.). Worship teams can expect to lead worship two to three times a month.
Each team has a leader who helps plan worship, schedules, lead rehearsals, and mentor team members. The student worship assistants and the campus minister are also available to help the team and will sometimes observe rehearsals to offer feedback and assistance.
How to join a worship team
Teams are formed at the beginning of the school year through an application and interview process. When selecting worship team members, we consider:
- A person’s heart
- Desire to learn
- Commitment level
- Musical ability
We would love to give everyone a chance to be on a worship team, but depending on interest levels this is not always possible.
Note: While teams are formed in September, spaces may become available throughout the school year. If you are not placed on a team in September, we will keep your application on file. If you missed the application deadline and interviews in September, you are welcome to apply to be considered if a space becomes available during the year.