Worship Leadership, Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry with a concentration in Worship Leadership is designed to prepare students who feel called to lead musical worship in the local church.
The Worship Leadership degree will provide the biblical and practical skills to think theologically about worship, to shepherd a congregation as a music pastor, and to have the ability to effectively lead others in worship ministry.
There are those interested in or involved in vocational ministry who want to pursue postgraduate study, but pursuing a 75-hour M.Div. is impractical or undesirable. The 48-hour Master of Arts in Christian Ministry is a wonderful alternative! It includes theology and hermeneutics, spiritual formation and prayer, and a variety of practical ministry courses in this master of ministry degree.
The following types of students are encouraged to consider this program:
- Those already having had several years of vocational ministry experience who desire further theological study in order to be better prepared for a Christian church role.
- Students desiring additional theological study for their particular field of ministry, including pastoral and non-pastoral vocations.
Vocational ministry looks different depending on various contexts all of which are enhanced when they are grounded in and founded upon formal theological study.
Music Tech Director
Worship Leader or Pastor
College or University Chapel Music Director
This course identifies the ever changing and complex landscape of media technology in a mediacentric society and how ministries can use modern media effectively to communicate the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.
Biblical Theology of Worship Arts surveys the theological foundations and practice of worship in the Old and New Testaments. Special emphases include investigating the relationship between personal spirituality and corporate worship.
An overview of the biblical importance of equipping and its relationship to ministry teams in the local church. Special attention given to identifying, cultivating, training, and deploying skilled teams of tech leaders for ministry.
Students will study and implement strategies for successful planning in a Worship Arts ministry. Emphasis will be given to the theological implications of service planning, as well as the business and relational aspects of administration.
Performance Lab development encompasses a wide variety of practice and performance experiences including co-curricular opportunities such as ensembles and worship teams. A weekly, one-hour music lab allows students the opportunity to perform for their peers and receive constructive remarks regarding technique, interpretation, and general performance procedures by the faculty.