The Worship Arts Conservatory exists to honor the Lord Jesus Christ and to train up Christian artists in a place and environment dedicated to developing worship leadership for tomorrow’s church. The Worship Arts Conservatory seeks to engage, instruct and prepare students in an environment that is God honoring, Christ centered and Spirit filled.
The Worship Arts Conservatory affirms the doctrinal tenets of orthodox, evangelical Christianity as reflected in the following statement of faith and as reflected in the Nicene Creed.
We believe that there is one God, omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent, who is the Creator all things.
We believe that God is eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.
We believe that all are sinners by nature and by choice and unable to save themselves from God’s righteous judgement, except by His mercy.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who through His perfect life, sacrificial death and resurrection from the dead freely justified all who will trust in Him, alone, for salvation.
We believe personal salvation from sin and reconciliation to God comes to mankind by grace through faith in Christ.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit who convicts the world of sin, unites the believer with Christ, is a seal for the day of redemption and by whose indwelling the Christian is empowered to live a godly life.
We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.
We believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, begotten from the Father before all ages, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made; of the same essence as the Father. Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven; he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and was made human. He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried. The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead. His kingdom will never end.
And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life. He proceeds from the Father and the Son, and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified. He spoke through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic (universal) and apostolic church. We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look forward to the resurrection of the dead, and to life in the world to come.
Statement of Doctrinal Neutrality
The Worship Arts Conservatory welcomes all people who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and who take seriously the claims of the inerrant Word of God. We have written our Statement of Faith to be inclusive of many doctrinal and denominational traditions. The Worship Arts Conservatory does not take sides on certain doctrinal matters that often separate groups of believers. Our students are encouraged to be engaged in robust, informal discussions on these matters, but the Conservatory itself is neutral on the doctrinal distinctives which go beyond the points covered in our Statement of Faith and are outside the mission of the Conservatory. We want all students and faculty from this wide community to feel welcomed and encouraged. We particularly want parents to have the assurance that WAC will not seek to undermine the traditions of their family’s faith.