Worship

King’s believes that worship shapes us as a community. By gathering to celebrate God, 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 the 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 transcultural, (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), and cross-cultural (it welcomes the gifts of different cultures and denominational traditions).

Chapel services
Students are invited to celebrate God in worship every Wednesday at 11:00am in the Atrium (unless otherwise indicated). Join faculty, staff, and students for a 50-minute service which we hope will encourage and challenge you as you live out your faith.

Get involved
Each week, a variety of different 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 upfront person. Students can commit for the entire year or just help out for 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 would like to help with chapel or join the worship formation team, contact the campus minster.

Worship 857
Worship 857 is a student led worship service that takes place on Wednesdays in the Level Coffeehouse. All students are invited to worship and to deepen their faith in the company of their peers.

Worship teams
Participating on a worship team is perfect for students hoping to sharpen their worship leading skills while helping the gathered community to worship God.

Teams lead worship at both weekly chapel (Wednesdays at 11:00 am) and at Worship 857 (Wednesdays at 8:57 pm). Worship teams can expect to lead worship two to three times a month.

Each team has a leader who helps to plan worship, schedules, leads rehearsals, and mentors team members. The student Worship Assistants and the Campus Minister are also available to help the team in anyway possible 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, and 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 course of 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.