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Overview

The Worship Ministry Major is designed for students who wish to pursue a full-time professional career in worship leadership with an emphasis on worship theology, congregational ministry, music, and worship-related technology and arts. It is also designed for those students who wish to pursue graduate education in worship studies.

After acceptance to the University, the student will be sent a link to the application for the School of Communication and Creative Arts. Students interested in this program must complete this SCCA application and perform an audition for the faculty of the School of Communication and Creative Arts on their primary instrument. Under no circumstances will a student be admitted to the Worship Ministry degree program without performing a live audition for the faculty. See below for audition information.

During registration, all students (including transfer students) must complete the Music Reading Diagnostic Examination (MRDE) administered by the Communication and Creative Arts faculty.

All students must choose a primary instrument they wish to study while pursuing the B.A. in Worship Ministry. Options are guitar, piano, and voice. Students then choose a secondary instrument of study from the remaining two options. Without exception, students must present a required jury or student recital performance on their primary and secondary instruments at the conclusion of each term of study.

All students pursuing the B.A. in Worship Ministry must earn a total of five or more credits through participation in one or more ensembles.

All students pursuing the Worship Ministry Major must complete an internship during the last year of study. The internship must be a minimum of ten weeks in length and take place in a local church setting.

Worship Ministry majors who have demonstrated exceptional ability on their primary instrument and who wish to continue their training at the graduate level may present a recital during their senior year, with the permission of their Primary Instrument Instructor.

Audition information:

All students who wish to enter this degree program must perform an audition for the faculty of the School of Communication and Creative Arts on their primary instrument.

Students Enrolling Spring Semester, 2020:
Contact Brent Weaver for an appointment.

Students Enrolling Fall Semester, 2020
Friday, Feb. 28 (Preview Day)
Friday, March 13 (Preview Day)
Friday, April 3 (Spring Retreat)
Royal Welcome Days I (June – TBA)
Royal Welcome Days II (July – TBA)

International students or domestic students with circumstances that prevent them from traveling to campus to audition during any of the indicated days must notify the appropriate program director to alert them of the situation. The program director will work with each of these students on an individual basis to schedule an audition.

If you have additional questions, contact Brent Weaver or review the academic catalog.

Brent Weaver
Program Director

Dept Contact

Concentrations

This degree does not include any concentrations.

Curriculum

Courses may include:

  • Theological and Biblical Foundations of Christian Worship
  • Worship Leadership and Ministry
  • Music Theory
  • Voice, Piano, or Guitar

For more details on this program, check out our academic catalog.

Careers

Graduates with this degree often serve as worship ministers or worship leaders in a local church setting. Students may also choose to pursue graduate work in worship studies.

Degree

Overview

The Worship Ministry Major is designed for students who wish to pursue a full-time professional career in worship leadership with an emphasis on worship theology, congregational ministry, music, and worship-related technology and arts. It is also designed for those students who wish to pursue graduate education in worship studies.

After acceptance to the University, the student will be sent a link to the application for the School of Communication and Creative Arts. Students interested in this program must complete this SCCA application and perform an audition for the faculty of the School of Communication and Creative Arts on their primary instrument. Under no circumstances will a student be admitted to the Worship Ministry degree program without performing a live audition for the faculty. See below for audition information.

During registration, all students (including transfer students) must complete the Music Reading Diagnostic Examination (MRDE) administered by the Communication and Creative Arts faculty.

All students must choose a primary instrument they wish to study while pursuing the B.A. in Worship Ministry. Options are piano and voice. Students then choose a secondary instrument of study. Options are voice, piano, and guitar. Without exception, students must present a required jury or student recital performance on their primary and secondary instruments at the conclusion of each term of study.

All students pursuing the B.A. in Worship Ministry must earn a total of five or more credits through participation in one or more ensembles.

All students pursuing the Worship Ministry Major must complete an internship during the last year of study. The internship must be a minimum of ten weeks in length and take place in a local church setting.

Worship Ministry majors who have demonstrated exceptional ability on their primary instrument and who wish to continue their training at the graduate level may present a recital during their senior year, with the permission of their Primary Instrument Instructor.

Audition information:

All students who wish to enter this degree program must perform an audition for the faculty of the School of Communication and Creative Arts on their primary instrument.

2019 fall audition dates: October 11, November 8
2020 spring audition dates: March 13, April 24

International students or domestic students with circumstances that prevent them from traveling to campus to audition during any of the indicated days must notify the appropriate program director to alert them of the situation. The program director will work with each of these students on an individual basis to schedule an audition.

For additional questions, contact Dr. Reyes.

Dr. Ruth Reyes
Program Director

Dept Contact

Concentrations

This degree does not include any concentrations.

Curriculum

Courses may include:

  • Theological and Biblical Foundations of Christian Worship
  • Worship Leadership and Ministry
  • Music Theory
  • Voice, Piano, or Guitar

For more details on this program, check out our academic catalog.

Careers

Graduates with this degree often serve as worship ministers or worship leaders in a local church setting. Students may also choose to pursue graduate work in worship studies.