Worship music opportunities

Worship music practicum

Near the end of their program, music ministry students are placed in churches to gain hands-on experience as worship music leaders. They choose and perform worship music, recruit and resource volunteer musicians, and perform other tasks common to church music leaders. Students have interned both near Northwestern as well as in hometown or other churches across the U.S.

Worship teams

About 40 students are involved in Northwestern worship teams; they help others praise God while gaining excellent worship leadership experience. All students can audition for one of 4 worship team opportunities:

  • Chapel worship team members, both vocal and instrumental musicians, lead hymns and praise songs during at least one chapel service each week. 
  • Sunday Night Praise & Worship team members lead one of Orange City’s most popular worship events at 9 p.m. every Sunday in Christ Chapel.
  • Church worship teams travel to participate in worship with area congregations approximately twice each month, leading congregations in traditional, contemporary and world music.