Northwestern is a great place to develop your faith and figure out if God is calling you to the ministry. Students interested in the pastorate or other worship leadership roles can participate in the college’s chapel services, Sunday Night Praise & Worship, or join a traveling worship team.
Students can apply/audition for one of 5 worship teams: 3 participate in campus worship and 2 travel and lead worship in area churches:
- Worship interns help plan chapel services. Chapel involves the whole campus community and meets 4 times each week.
- 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 (2) travel to help lead worship for area congregations approximately twice each month.
Students interested in worship leadership can also apply for a paid summer internship with a church. A grant from the Lilly Endowment enables NWC to pay select religion and Christian education majors to spend the summer working full-time at churches. Students have served churches in Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, the Virgin Islands and elsewhere.