B.A. in Theology
Practical and Spiritual Worship Training for Full Time Ministry
Today’s worship ministry is filled with the complexities of media, technology, and the arts while continuing to grow in the study and understanding of biblical leadership in worship.
The Worship Arts program offers a four-year year degree track that will help you navigate through these ever-changing elements. This program has been carefully designed, in consultation with local church worship leaders, to fully prepare graduates for the demands of today’s worship ministry. Our degree program includes media training, musical study, and advanced biblical training lived out through practical ministry in the local church.
Both programs are designed for those planning to enter various vocational or lay ministry or continuing studies at a graduate level. Areas of ministry could include education-discipleship and missions ministries of the local church or para-church organizations.
The Vanguard worship teams are an integral part of this degree. Focus on leadership is greatly increased. You will be involved in developing musical components for ministry teams, worship teams, and media requirements for chapel services throughout the degree also includes a four hundred hour internship in a local church to put into practice learned skills in a real setting.
With the certificate program as your foundation, you will continue your development with course like aural skills, songwriting, worship philosophy, media, and IT training, leadership skills seminars and private lessons. Regular internship meetings will be planned to debrief about your experiences and receive further mentorship.
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In addition to gaining an understanding of pastoral life and work, the ability to rightly interpret and apply the Word of God and the skills to effectively communicate the gospel message, Worship Arts graduates can look forward to:
- Understanding the complexities of leading and administrating successful music and worship ministry in the local church.
- Gaining a working knowledge necessary to administer an entire church worship program, including the direction of vocal and instrumental ministries, media, and other technologies.
- Developing sensitivity to the direction of the Holy Spirit in worship leadership.
- Developing professional skills.
Our graduates are involved in worship ministry all over the world and continue to be a positive influence on the worship development of their local church. Still, others have gone into full time traveling ministry and have influenced worshippers around the globe.