Christian Ministry Program –
Worship Ministry Major

Program Objectives

The worship ministry major is designed to help you accomplish several goals:

  1. You will be familiar with your chosen instrument and be competent enough to use it in worship settings.
  2. You will be able to use your understanding of music theory and music history to effectively communicate with other musicians.
  3. You will be able to lead rehearsals consisting of a variety of different types of musicians with varying musical skill.
  4. You will be able to cultivate an environment for personal worship and to also lead others in worship.
  5. You will grasp how to utilize and operate the various tools currently available for enhancing the quality of the worship service.
  6. You will have the core leadership skills necessary to run a congregation's music or worship program.

Description

The Worship Ministry major is combined with the General Education core and the Bible major to complete the program requirements of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. The major is made up of five components:

  1. Christian Ministries Core, a series of courses which give you exposure to a broad range of ministry fields and develop your ministry skills and outlook in a systematic way.
  2. Worship Ministry Core, a series of courses designed to teach essential skills for anyone working in the field of worship ministry.
  3. Guided Electives, a “menu” of courses, any of which would prove valuable in the field of worship ministry, from which you can choose based on your personal goals and interests.
  4. Ministry Electives, an opportunity for you to diversify your curriculum by taking courses in a ministry field other than worship ministry or to augment your worship ministry degree by taking additional courses in that field.
  5. Internship, an opportunity for you to learn worship ministry through practical field experience.

General Education Core (40 credits)

See pages 40-41 for program descriptions.

The following course is required to fulfill the Guided Electives requirement (see pages 40-41) in the Worship Ministry major:

MUSI 3110

Music History and Appreciation

+

Bible Major (45 credits)

See pages 40-41 for program descriptions.

The following course is required to fulfill the Bible/Theology requirement (see pages 40-41) in the Worship Ministry Major. In B.A. programs, due to the lack of elective hours, it is substituted for BBOT 3010 History of Israel.

BBTH 2210

Biblical Theology of Worship

+

Worship Ministry Major (43 credits)

Christian Ministries Core (17 credits)

CEDU 1010

Introduction to Christian Education

2

ICST 1010

Foundations for Mission

OR

ICST 1020

Contemporary Missions Survey

2

MINS 1010

Christian Life

1

WSHP 1010

Planning and Designing Worship

2

MINS 2010

Sophomore Seminar

1

MINS 2110

Personal Evangelism

2

MINS 2210

Communicating Biblical Truth

OR

PRCH 2210

Introduction to Preaching (men)

OR

MINS 2220

Women’s Ministry (women)

3

MINS 2310

History of the Restoration Movement

3

MINS 4010

Senior Capstone

1

Worship Ministry Core (17 credits)

Each course in the Worship Ministry core requires concurrent enrollment in Chapel Worship Team as a lab.

MUSI 1210

Skills for Musicians I

3

MUSI 2210

Skills for Musicians II

3

MUSI 2220

Skills for Musicians III

3

WSHP 2210

Dynamics of Rehearsal I

3

WSHP 2310

Music Technology and Production

2

WSHP 3210

Dynamics of Rehearsal II

3

Applied Music Electives (3 credits)

With guidance from your academic advisor, choose 3 credits from this list which fit your career goals and personal preferences.

MUSI 1310

Voice Class

1

MUSI 1510

Concert Choir

max 1

MUSI 163_

Guitar Class

max 2

MUSI 2420

Keyboard for Worship

max 2

MUSI 26__

Private Music Lessons

max 2

WSHP 3510

Song Writing

1

Guided Electives (2 credits)

With guidance from your academic advisor, choose 2 credits from this list which fit your career goals and personal preferences.

PM 176

Drama Ministry

2

LD 246

Managing Volunteer Organizations

2

PM 251

Small Group Ministry

2

PM 325

Life in Ministry

2

Internship (4 credits)

MU 401

Worship Ministry Practicum

1

MU 4__

Internship

3

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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministry

(Worship Ministry Major)