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BA, Worship Ministry

The Worship Ministry degree provides college-level training for service in local churches and other Christian ministries through programs of music and worship. The degree provides increased understanding and skill in the interpretation of Scripture, theological reflection, and local church worship ministry in addition to strenuous musical training. Graduates will be equipped to serve as worship leaders, as well as in local church ministry, international missions, denominational service, and subsequent graduate study.

BA Degree Objectives

The objectives for students graduating with the Bachelor of Arts degree are as follows:

  1. Demonstrate an increased understanding of the Christian worldview in relation to the natural and social world
  2. Demonstrate an increased understanding of the theological foundations of Christian ministry
  3. Demonstrate increased competence in practical skills of Christian ministry such as information management, strategic decision-making, and communication
  4. Demonstrate an enhanced foundation for subsequent formal and informal education.

Worship Ministry Major Objectives

Students graduating with the Worship Ministry major will be able to do the following:

  1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of music theory, music history, and conducting
  2. Demonstrate improved musical practice and performance skills
  3. Demonstrate a basic orientation to local church music ministry.

Catalog

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE (42 HOURS)
BN170Introduction to Business and Finance
CM110Basic Communication
GE101English Composition I
GE102English Composition II
GE135Quantitative Reasoning
GE185Introduction to Physical Science
GE205World Geography
GE240Survey of World Literature
GS181Integrative Seminar I, Leadership
GS382Integrative Seminar II, Assessment
GS483Integrative Seminar III, Capstone
HT210American History
HT411World Religions
MS201Global Missions
PY100 Introduction to Psychology

BIBLICAL CORE (30 HOURS)
BS115 Old Testament Survey I
BS116 Old Testament Survey II
BS117 New Testament Survey I
BS118 New Testament Survey II
BS204 Introduction to Hermeneutics
HT200 Introduction to Ethics
HT350 Christian Doctrine I
HT351 Christian Doctrine II
HT450 The Church
MN201 Personal Evangelism and Discipleship

WORSHIP MINISTRY major (30 HOURS)
MU101 Music Theory I
MU103 Music Theory II
MU201 Music Theory III
MU102 Aural Skills I
MU104 Aural Skills II
MU202 Aural Skills III
MU233 History of Music for Worship I
MU234 History of Music for Worship II
MU302 Introduction to Church Music and Worship Leadership
MU341 Introduction to Conducting
MU361 Integrative Seminar in Worship Ministry
MUXXX Primary Applied Concentration (8 hours – 1 each semester)
MUXXX Secondary Applied Concentration (4 hours)
MUXXX Ensemble (6 hours – 1 each semester)
MUXXX Music Electives (6)

ELECTIVES (9 HOURS)