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Worship Leadership Concentration, 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.
Apply today & start the Worship Leadership degree at Grace Theological Seminary. Prepare on campus for careers in worship leadership ministry

Career Opportunities

Vocational ministry looks different depending on various contexts all of which are enhanced when they are grounded in and founded upon formal theological study.

The Master of Arts program in Christian Ministry is designed to provide a strong theological foundation for vocational ministries.

  • Music Tech Director
  • Worship Leader or Pastor
  • College or University Chapel Music Director
  • Touring Musician
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Curriculum Examples

PM 5180 Technology & Media in Ministry
PM 6110: History of Christian Worship
PM 6240 Developing Tech Talent
PM 6100: Worship Planning & Administration
PM 7001: Music Lab: Performance/Lessons
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Course Overview

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.

Entry Requirements

In order to be considered for enrollment in the Master of Arts program at Grace Theological Seminary, you must fulfill certain admissions requirements:
  • A four-year bachelor‘s degree or its equivalent (for international students) from a recognized institution of higher learning. Graduates of Bible colleges, liberal arts colleges, and state colleges and universities are encouraged to apply.
  • A student who received his or her pre-seminary education at an institution that is not accredited or who achieved less than a 2.5 GPA in pre-seminary education may be admitted on academic restriction.
  • Applicants without a bachelor’s degree who have completed some or no college may be admitted if they meet certain ministry and research/writing requirements. Please contact seminary admissions for more information; email: gtsrec@grace.edu or phone: 877.607.0012.

Admission Requirements

Grace Theological Seminary welcomes applications from all individuals who have a testimony of personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior

To be admitted as a Grace Theological Seminary student, you’re asked to provide:

  • Official transcripts from the school where you obtained your degree. (If you are currently working on your degree, you can submit an unofficial transcript for admission until term completion, at which time an official transcript is required. Transcripts should be sent to admissions@grace.edu.

  • A spiritual life reference

  • International applicant must provide a copy of TESOL test scores, and provide a financial certificate indicating sufficient funding for the program of study.

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