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Worship Arts Major

The Worship Arts major curriculum is designed for those seeking greater leadership in the area of musical worship in a Christian or non-Christian setting, that can provide career opportunities as a worship pastor, musician, music teacher, sound engineer and/or AV tech.

Certificate in Worship Arts

The Certificate Program is designed for individuals with strong musical skills who are seeking the biblical foundation needed to minister well to the LORD and to the other individuals in their spheres of influence or on their worship teams.

Program Completion Plan
Certificate in Christian Ministry: Worship Arts

30 Credits
Completion Time: 2 Semesters

Christian Core Courses
CS 101 Foundations of Faith
BS 101 Old Testament Survey
BS 102 Old Testament Survey
CS 102 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 103 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 201 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 202: The Great Commission: Discipleship

Major Courses
1 Worship Arts course

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship
FIA 201 Case Studies in Ministry
FIA 250 Apprenticeship in Action

Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry with a major in Worship Arts

An Associate’s Degree with a major in Worship Arts will provide students with: general education credits needed towards a Bachelor’s Degree (e.g. mathematics, science, humanities, etc.); a strong biblical worldview; and beginning level musical and leadership skills for leading worship in a Christian setting.

Program Completion Plan
Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry: Worship Arts

60 Credits
Completion Time: 4-5 Semesters

Christian Core Courses
CS 101 Foundations of Faith
BS 101 Old Testament Survey
BS 102 Old Testament Survey
CS 102 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 103 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 201 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 202: The Great Commission: Discipleship

General Education Requirements
EN 101 English 101
1 Foreign Language or 1 Biblical Language course
1 Mathematics course
1 Science course
1 Humanities course (e.g. Literature, Music, Art, Social Sciences, etc.)

Major
CS 351 Spiritual Warfare & Victory in Christ
WA 375 Biblical Foundations of Worship
WA 301 Music Theory I
WA 350 Vocal Performance or WA 351 Instrumental Performance
1 additional Worship Arts course

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship
FIA 201 Case Studies in Ministry
FIA 250 Apprenticeship in Action

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry with a major in Worship Arts

Students who major in Worship Arts at the Bachelor’s level will develop strong biblical, leadership, and musical skills. They will gain understanding and experience with the integration of visual media into worship. Their programs will include a significant apprenticeship experience with leading worship and they may qualify for ordination in many denominations.

Program Completion Plan
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry: Worship Arts

120 Credits
Completion Time: 8-9 Semesters

Christian Core Courses (21 credits)
CS 101 Foundations of Faith
BS 101 Old Testament Survey
BS 102 Old Testament Survey
CS 102 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 103 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 201 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 202: The Great Commission: Discipleship

General Education Requirements (30 credits)
EN 101 English Composition
2 Foreign Language or Biblical Languages
1 Mathematics course
1 Science course
1 Humanities course (e.g. Literature, Music, Art, Social Sciences, etc.)
4 General Education elective courses

Major (36 credits)
BS 351 Inductive Bible Study
CC 352 God’s Design for Sexual Wholeness
CS 351 Spiritual Warfare & Victory in Christ
LS 312 The Dynamics of Leadership
WA 375 Biblical Foundations of Worship
WA 301 Music Theory I
WA 350 Vocal Performance I
WA 351 Instrumental Performance I
WA 460 Media & Technology
3 additional Worship Arts Courses

Electives (18 credits)
6 elective courses in the Worship Arts area

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship (15 credits)
FIA 201 Case Studies in Ministry
12 additional FIA credits

Master's Certificate in Worship Arts

The Master’s Certificate is a perfect way to help those already gifted musically with a strong biblical and leadership foundation for leading worship teams. The MCCM can also serve to deepen the worship leader’s personal walk with the LORD and learn how to effectively disciple the teams entrusted to them.

Program Completion Plan
Master’s Certificate in Christian Ministry: Worship Arts

15 Credits
Completion Time: 2 Semesters

Courses
CS 603 Personal Spiritual Formation
LS 512 The Dynamics of Leadership
WA 575 Biblical Foundations of Worship
2 additional Worship Arts courses

Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry with a major in Worship Arts

Master of Divinity with a major in Worship Arts will:
-prepare students with a strong theological foundation for the pragmatic aspects of leadership in the church or other types of ministry settings;
-provide students for effective leadership across a broad range of ministry areas;
-equip students with a solid specialization in the area of Worship Arts;
-qualify students for admission to doctorate-level studies such as a DMin or Ph.D.; and
-make students eligible for ordination in most denominations.

Program Completion Plan
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry: Worship Arts

60 Credits
Completion Time: 4-5 Semesters

Christian Core Courses
BS 501 Old Testament Survey
BS 502 New Testament Survey
CS 502 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 503 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 504 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 505: The Great Commission: Discipleship

Major
BS 551 Inductive Bible Study
CS 551 Spiritual Warfare & Victory in Christ
LS 512 The Dynamics of Leadership
WA 575 Biblical Foundations of Worship
WA 650 Advanced Vocal Performance
WA 651 Advanced Instrumental Performance
2 additional Worship Arts courses

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship
FIA 501 Case Studies in Ministry
6 credits Apprenticeship in Action

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CoA programs are designed and integrated with building students’ relationships at the core—relationships with God, with the school community, and within the context of Christian service opportunities.