Worship Arts

The worship arts program equips students to serve as worship arts pastors in local churches and para-church ministries. The program challenges students to become competent classical musicians, think philosophically and theologically about worship, and acquire practical tools and methods to minister with excellence. Students learn how to lead with integrity and humility.

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Students and professors share what makes JBU's worship arts program unique.

Experience Great Community

Seven Reasons to Study Worship Arts at JBU

Reason #1

Experience Great Community

Enjoy an honest, creative and fun community that often includes late nights in the music library, jam sessions and dinner at Professor Edwards’ house.

Develop Your Style

Seven Reasons to Study Worship Arts at JBU

Reason #2

Develop Your Style

Explore new musical styles, instrumentation, chordal structure and pastoral methods by leading music sets for top professors and fellow classmates

Lead the Student Body

Seven Reasons to Study Worship Arts at JBU

Reason #3

Lead the Student Body

Worship Arts students apply their coursework to their involvement in Chapel bands that lead each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday chapel.

Tour the U.S.

Seven Reasons to Study Worship Arts at JBU

Reason #4

Tour the U.S.

Audition for the highly-competitive Red Steps worship band that travels with the Admissions department across the U.S. during the academic year.

Explore Denominational Diversity

Seven Reasons to Study Worship Arts at JBU

Reason #5

Explore Denominational Diversity

JBU is an interdenominational school where worship arts students are asked to explore the various styles of musical worship represented on campus.

Enjoy Fantastic Facilities

Seven Reasons to Study Worship Arts at JBU

Reason #6

Enjoy Fantastic Facilities

Students have access to practice rooms and performance areas in the Berry Performing Arts Center, including the computer-MIDI lab, the Yamaha keyboard lab, the JBU recording studio and a music library.

Produce Your Music

Seven Reasons to Study Worship Arts at JBU

Reason #7

Produce Your Music

Notate your music in the Midi lab and record it in JBU’s state-of-the-art recording studio with your fellow students using all the skills and techniques you’ve learned in class.

Jen Edwards

Faculty Profile

Jen Edwards

Assistant Professor of Worship Arts

Thinking with and creating alongside students is one of Jen Edwards’ greatest gifts. She has a passion for people, words, theology and music. She is a songwriter, worship leader, big picture thinker and a storehouse of ideas.

M.A., Denver Seminary
B.S., John Brown University

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