Master of Divinity
Concentration in Worship Leadership
The Master of Divinity with a concentration in Worship Leadership is a professional degree involving selected disciplines in the Billy Graham School and other theological disciplines. Included in the degree program are biblical studies, biblical language studies, theological and historical studies, discipleship as well as courses in communication, and counseling. The Master of Divinity with a concentration in Worship Leadership is designed for persons who wish to prepare for worship and church music ministry positions but who desire a more extensive biblical, historical, and theological focus. This degree is designed to prepare persons for leading worship ministry in churches as well as careers in denominational or institutional work.
- Students will be able to demonstrate a growing, Christlike character and a sense of God’s calling to ministry.
- Students will be able to understand the Christian worldview and have a global vision for fulfilling the Great Commission.
- Students will be able to demonstrate significant knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.
- Students will be able to integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
- Students will be able to display a biblical vision for ministry and lead with humble authority.
- Students will be able to preach/teach Scripture clearly and passionately so as to engage the mind and move the heart.
- Students will be able to demonstrate competent leadership in local church leadership.
|31980||Written Communication (if required)||(2)|
|Scripture and Interpretation (21 hours)|
|20200||Introduction to the Old Testament I||3|
|20220||Introduction to the Old Testament II||3|
|20440||Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis||3|
|22200||Introduction to the New Testament I||3|
|22220||Introduction to the New Testament II||3|
|22440||Greek Syntax and Exegesis||3|
|Theology and Tradition (15 hours)|
|25100||Introduction to Church History I||3|
|25120||Introduction to Church History II||3|
|27060||Systematic Theology I||3|
|27070||Systematic Theology II||3|
|27080||Systematic Theology III||3|
|Ministry and Proclamation (8 hours)|
|34300||Introduction to Biblical Counseling||3|
|40150||Personal Spiritual Disciplines||2|
|Worldview and Culture (3 hours)|
|29250||Survey of Christian Ethics||3|
|Missions, Evangelism, and Ministry (9 hours)|
|35040||Leadership and Family Ministry||3|
|Worship Leadership (30 hours)|
|40200||The Worshiping Church||3|
|40605||Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs||2|
|40610||Discipling Music Ministry I||2|
|40615||Discipling Music Ministry II||2|
|40620||Worship Leadership and Design||2|
|40625||Vocal Ensemble Leadership||2|
|40630||Worship Band Techniques||2|
|40635||Technology for Music and Worship Ministry||2|
|40670||Song Writing for Worship Leaders||2|
|40680||Worship Band Lab: Guitar3||1/2|
|40681||Worship Band Lab: Keyboard3||1/2|
|40682||Worship Band Lab: Bass Guitar3||1/2|
|40683||Worship Band Lab: Drum Set3||1/2|
|41016||Integrative Seminar in Church Music & Worship||1|
|Applied Concentration (two semesters/project)||4|
|Ensembles (4 semesters)4||0|
|Worship Leadership Field Education (2 hours)|
|40693||Worship Leadership Field Education: Leadership||1|
|40694||Worship Leadership Field Education: Current Trends||1|
|Worship Leadership/Field Education||32|
|Elementary Hebrew (if required)||3|
|Elementary Greek (if required)||3|
|Written Communication (if required)||2|
1Christian Preaching (30000) is reserved for men. Women will substitute Christian Teaching (45400).
2Pastoral Leadership (40080) is reserved for men. Women will substitute any Women’s Ministry Course (48xxx).
3Students who demonstrate proficiency may substitute a level II Worship Band Lab course (40684-40687).
4Students will take Southern Chorale (50740) two of the four required semesters.