Prayer, Arts, & Worship

Vision

Our vision is a united community treasuring Christ above all. We provide a welcoming, engaging and thoughtful venue in which every community member has the opportunity to experience the manifest presence of God within the pursuit of his or her vocation. Our worship is an opportunity to center our work and study within the context of devotion to God, through Christ, by the Spirit.

Mission

As a part of Trinity Western University’s Student Ministries department, the mission of Prayer, Arts, & Worship Ministries is to exalt the Triune God through biblical, Christ-centered worship, and to inspire people to pursue a life of worship that glorifies Him in thought, deed, word, and attitude.

Core Values

Five core values drive the chapel program:

  • Adoration: Trinitarian worship shaped by the story of Jesus.
  • Transformation: Disciple-forming encounter shaped by the wisdom of Jesus.
  • Vocation: Space, time and models for listening to God shaped by the Word, Jesus.
  • Participation: Covenant-affirming participation shaped by the Body of Jesus.
  • Incarnation: Creative, relevant communication shaped by the example of Jesus.

Strategy

This mission, vision and set of core values lead us to the following approaches to worship leadership:

  • Companionship: Our planning process is saturated in an experience of spiritual friendship in communion with the Triune God, seeking to listen for God’s whispers in Scripture, in one another's lives and experience, and in our own prayer lives.
  • Story: Believing in the power of narrative and ongoing pilgrimage to form the identity of God’s people, we intentionally immerse our worship around Scripture’s record of God’s interactions with His people, based on a liturgical calendar adapted for our academic year.
  • Collaboration: Our planning process reflects the value we place on the unique and diverse gifts that God brings to our student leadership team, as well as on the collective insights that come from praying and planning together.
  • Mentoring: We see the experience of worship planning and leading as an opportunity to walk alongside emerging leaders to help them identify and embrace the significance of their own story and potential.
  • The Global Church: We are learning to draw from and learn from worship resources - songs, prayers, practices, and the arts - from across Christian traditions, across Christian history, and across the cultures of the world, especially as they are represented at TWU.
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