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Creative Arts Ministry Core Classes
Spiritual Formation for Ministry OR Spiritual Formation & Creativity
Spiritual Formation for Ministry
This course provides students with biblical, historical, and practical perspectives on how God works in believers through his Holy Spirit to conform them to the image of Christ and empower them for ministry. It gives special attention to using personal and interpersonal discipleship strategies to help individuals grow spiritually.
Spiritual Formation & Creativity
Students are equipped with a biblical perspective on creativity, communication, and arts, and engage in the process of creativity from a Great Commission perspective. Students learn how to integrate and articulate the biblical foundations underlying creative endeavors, demonstrate the process of creativity, and develop the means to sustain creativity.
Conflict and Communication
This course equips students with the self-understanding and skills necessary for effective and transformative communication in individual, group, and congregational/organizational settings.
Pastoral Care in Ministry
This course equips students with the skills necessary to carry out common pastoral tasks in ministry leadership. It gives special attention to using basic counseling skills in ministry settings.
Introduction to Video Production
This course examines the components of audio, video, and still images for the purpose of media production. Students explore the equipment used to produce content.
Society & Media
Students are introduced to mass communication and explore its culture-shaping power, contemporary issues, and media’s impact on society. Students evaluate media economics, forms, history, ethics, careers, legal issues, societal issues, and religious issues.
Creative Arts Internship
Under the supervision of a qualified professional, interns gain real-world experience in a media work environment.
Communication Integrated Project
Students demonstrate a culmination of skills developed during their Communication studies. Students produce a final communication project, using a variety of skills and media equipment, which showcases practical communication skills and an understanding of legal, ethical, and moral issues in communication studies.
Live Production I
Students analyze the use and advancement of audio and visual technology in today’s church and gain hands-on experience in live production. They learn mix theory and styles, the proper use of analog and digital consoles, microphones, signal processing, effects, amplifiers, loudspeakers, systems design, maintenance and repair, and stage monitor systems for sound reinforcement. Students also explore staging, set design and construction, lighting equipment, lighting design and techniques, projection systems, presentation software, switchers, camera operation, image magnification, simulcast, and recording.
Theological & Biblical Foundation of Christian Worship
This course explores biblical-theological foundations of Christian worship. It seeks to develop a theology of worship based on the concepts and practices of worship modeled in Scripture and applies that theology in contemporary worshipping contexts.
History of Christian Worship
This course surveys the development of Christian worship from the close of the New Testament era to the present day. Attention is given to the worship practices of the Stone-Campbell Movement. The course aids the student to develop his or her own practical approach to worship.
A course introducing students to techniques and deployment of prevalent creative teaching and worship styles in the contemporary evangelical church. Principles of planning, dynamics, creative presentation, audience engagement, response, and evaluation will be presented. Guest lectures from creative professionals, working worship leaders, and recording artists will supplement the principal lectures.
Worship Design & Leadership
This course introduces basic worship leadership skills as well as core biblical, theological, historical, philosophical, and pastoral considerations for gathered worship. Attention is given to (1) form and patterns of worship; (2) crafting the actions and elements of worship; (3) designing and planning worship; (4) executing the actions of worship; (5) leadership skills; and (6) time and the narrative of Christian worship. Students actively demonstrate learning of course principles through several service learning experiences in class, on campus, or in a local ministry setting.
The Arts in Christian Worship
This course will aid the student in developing a philosophy of the use of arts in worship. This course explores how the content, form, and styles of worship are enlivened through the expression of the arts. With attention given particularly to visual and performing arts, the course covers the history of the use of the arts in worship and the application of arts in ministry today.
Creative Arts Skills Elective
Choose two additional production/arts skills courses with prefix COMM, MART, MUTC, or WORS.