Worship as We GO Songwriting Challenge | Drafts Due October 5, 2018

Purpose: To display and develop the songwriting gifts of Southeastern students as they create songs expressing the mission of Southeastern.

Southeastern Mission Statements:

  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary seeks to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission.
  • The College at Southeastern equips students to give their lives for the cause of Christ, in the Church, among the nations, and in every aspect of society.


  • Songs should be original works with lyrics and music written by Southeastern students.
    • Any “borrowed” material (music or lyrics) must be in public domain (not under copyright)
  • Song lyrics should be in line with the mission and doctrinal commitments of Southeastern Seminary and The College at Southeastern.
  • Songs may be written for congregational singing, but can also be more “singer-songwriter” or soloistic.
  • Songs may be co-written, but at least one of the writers must be a current Southeastern student.

Submission Rules:

  • Song entries must include:
  1. An entry form with name, contact info, and student enrollment status (college, seminary)
  2. The complete lyrics of the song (typed), and
  3. A representation of the music of the song, including one or more of the following:
      • Basic chord chart and demo recording (mp3 preferred)
      • Full lead sheet with chords and notated melody
      • Fully notated musical score
  • Up to 2 entries per person (including co-written songs) are allowed
  • Contact Professor Tricia Strong or Dr. Joshua Waggener with questions

Submissions may be sent to Dr. Joshua Waggener at jwaggener@sebts.edu