BS Christian Ministry: Worship Ministry

Our graduates of the Worship Ministry program have developed vocal skills for worship leading, and are trained to work with musicians in multiple instruments. They are experienced in worship ministry, and are able to plan and lead corporate worship with confidence, balance and sensitivity. Each one also has a broad base of practical ministry skills, and is prepared to be an integral member of a ministry team. 120 hours.


  • Demonstrate a developed natural vocal skill for worship leadership. WM1.1d
  • Demonstrate at least one developed instrumental musical skill for worship leadership. WM1.2c


  • Demonstrate an ability to serve that is based on a desire for ministry in music and worship. WM2.1a
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive framework of biblical philosophy for music and worship ministry. WM2.2b
  • Serve in practical ministry, having a broad base of ministry skills. WM2.4


  • Design corporate worship experiences that grow out of a clear sense of historical and current influences on worship WM3.1
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead in corporate worship with confidence and sensitivity. WM3.2
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform music in a worship context, using both instrument and voice. WM3.5


  • Contribute to the overall ministry of the church as an integral member of a ministry team WM5.1 0

Biblical & Theological Studies Core (30 hrs)

History & Literature of Israel (3hrs)
Jesus & The Church (3hrs)
Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (3hrs)
Modern Ethical Problems (2hrs)
Basic Bible Doctrines (4hrs)
Philosophy of Religion (3hrs)
Introduction to Evangelism (3hrs)
Seminar on the Bible & Culture (3hrs)
Theology of Worship (3 hrs)
Psalms Hymns & Spiritual Songs (3 hrs)

Arts & Sciences Core (39 hrs)

College English 1 (3 hrs)
College English 2 (3 hrs)
Literature Elective (3 hrs)
History of Christianity (3 hrs)
History of the Restoration Movement (3 hrs)
Public Speaking (3 hrs)
Mathematics Elective MATH 100s or 200s (3 hrs)
Natural Science Electives NSCI 200s (3 hrs)
Technology Arts Electives MUTC 200s (3 hrs)
Introductory Psychology (3hrs)
Human Development & Learning (3 hrs)
Worship and the Arts (3 hrs)
Music in World Cultures (3 hrs)

Professional Studies in Music & Worship (51 hrs)

Music Theory 1 (3 hrs)
Musicianship 1 (1 hr)
Music Theory 2 (3 hrs)
Musicianship 2 (1 hr)
Writing & Arranging for Worship (2 hrs)
Conducting (2 hrs)
Worship Studio Practicum (0 hrs, 6 semesters)
Worship Leadership (2 hrs)
Music & Worship Electives MU__ (4 hrs)
Performing Ensembles (1 hrs, 4 semesters)
Non-Credit Ensembles (0 hrs, 2 semesters)
Vocal Techniques (1 hr)
Applied Worship Primary Area (1 hr, 3 semesters)
Applied Worship Primary Proficiency (0 hrs)
Applied Worship Second Area (1 hr, 2 semesters)
Applied Worship Second Proficiency (0 hrs)
Applied Worship Third Area (1 hr)
Applied Worship Elective (1 hr)
Introduction to Ministry (3 hrs)
Leadership (3 hrs)
Ministry Electives (3 hrs)
Music Ministry in the Church (3 hrs)
Supervised Field Experience (0 hrs, 2 semesters)
Music & Worship Internship/Residency (9 hrs)*

*The internship/residency may be taken for 3 hours’ credit, with 6 hours of course substitutions in ministry.