The field of lighting in the Worship Track involves learning how to use light effectively to create an atmosphere conducive to worship. Students will gain a deep understanding of different lighting equipment, techniques, and strategies. They'll learn how to use color, intensity, and movement to enhance the worship experience and evoke specific emotions. This field also covers how to operate modern lighting consoles and troubleshoot common lighting issues.
Stage management is all about ensuring that everything on stage runs smoothly during a worship service. This field covers various areas such as stage design, prop management, and backstage operations. Students will learn how to coordinate with different teams, manage transitions efficiently, and ensure that all stage elements contribute to a seamless worship experience.
Sound is a critical element in any worship service. In the sound field, students learn about sound engineering principles, including how to properly set up and manage audio equipment. They'll gain expertise in balancing volumes, managing live sound mixing, and enhancing audio quality for both live and recorded worship services. Students will also learn about the importance of acoustics and how to minimize unwanted noise and feedback.
Songwriting in the Worship Track is focused on writing songs that glorify God and facilitate corporate worship. Students will learn about different song structures, lyric writing techniques, and how to write melodies that are easy to sing along with. They'll also explore how to incorporate biblical truths and themes into their songs. The goal is to equip students with the skills to write impactful, theologically sound worship songs.
Leading worship is more than just singing songs; it's about guiding people into the presence of God. This field focuses on developing leadership skills, understanding the heart of worship, and learning how to engage with the congregation effectively. Students will learn how to choose appropriate songs, prepare spiritually for leading worship, and respond to the Holy Spirit's leading during a worship service.