The Worship Exchange Program is an ongoing effort to provide resources for our faculty, staff, and students to engage and explore topics related to adolescent worship practices, intergenerational worship, and the creative use of the arts in worship.

Upcoming Events:

Worship Leadership Network Ministry Fair

Wednesday, Sept. 7,  2022

The Center for Worship and the Arts will hold its annual Worship Leadership Network Ministry Fair  Sept. 7 on Samford's campus. Samford students and area worship leaders are invited to meet and explore the possibilities of new ministry partnerships during the fair.

This event provides a positive starting point for successful ministry partnerships and ongoing mentor/mentee relationships with area worship leaders and students. Through these partnerships, students gain valuable work experience while also contributing to the life of the local church during their time in college. We hope to limit this event to ministry opportunities within a 60 mile radius from Samford's campus. Selected community partners will have access to approximately 3 feet of display space to use as desired during the event.

More details and registration information to come later this summer. Here is a video from last year'e event.

The Beauty of God in Preaching, Worship and the Arts Conference

Above artwork by Joe Cory, MFA. Professor Cory, of Samford, is an accomplished artist and educator who will also be a presenter at the conference.
October 24-25, 2022
This Fall the Robert Smith Jr. Preaching Institute will co-sponsor a conference with the Center for Worship and the Arts faculty and staff of the Samford University School of the Arts: The Beauty of God in Preaching, Worship and the Arts.

Pastors, worship leaders, visual artists and musicians are invited to join in learning from and interacting with a diverse group of experienced practitioners and speakers who will focus attention on the beauty of the Triune God whom Christian people gather to worship and adore. Worship, informative talks, breakout sessions, meals and informal conversations will provide opportunities to deepen your understanding on how the beauty of God's love is manifested through the ministries of preaching, worship and the arts.

Conference speakers include Matt Papa, Kevin Twit, John Witvliet, Cliff Duren, Debra Dean Murphy and Robert Smith Jr.

Registration now open.  Get tickets

Community Partners Directory 

Church leaders are invited to share information about jobs, internships, and other ministry needs. Each week during the academic year, the CWA compiles the listings into a directory which is accessible to students via email and QR code. Through these partnerships, students gain valuable work experience while also contributing to the life of the local church during their time in college. There is often financial compensation associated with these positions.
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