Worship Leading

Description

124 Credit Hours
School of Worship Arts
David Collins, Director

The intent of the Worship arts: Worship Leading degree is to equip the student to demonstrate a balance and ability in functional music skills, spiritual and administrative leadership and the ability to lead worship in a variety of different situations. Worship leading is a primary need in the church, para-church ministries, missions outreaches and many other venues. The worship leader should have the following skills:

  • Practical application of written and aural theory;
  • Basic conducting;
  • Keyboard proficiency;
  • Guitar proficiency;
  • Use of media equipment and software;
  • Songwriting.

Effective leaders need skills in the area of administration and ministry as follows:

  • Organization & time management;
  • Communication;
  • Delegation;
  • Public and Staff Relations;
  • Budget;
  • Servant-leadership.

A graduate with a degree in Worship Leading must successfully complete the General Education Core, the Biblical Studies Core. In addition, all Worship Leading majors must complete their Music Core and 21 electives which could be a supporting program or any combination of classes which would support their occupational/ministry goals. Total credit hours to complete the Worship Leading major must equal at least 124 credit hours.

Courses

Part 1. General Education Core
Part 2. Biblical Studies Core
Part 3. Worship Leading Core
2 credits*
*Students must enroll in MUS 146 Worship Arts Practicum: Recording Arts each semester beginning with the second semester of their first year.
MUSL Applied Music Lessons: Major Instrument (8)
MUSL Applied Music Lessons: Minor Instrument (4)
Ensemble Requirement (4)
Part 4. General Electives - Including Bachelor of Arts Degree/Supporting Program/Minor Options
13 Credits