the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Christian Worship

The D.Min. or D.Ed.Min. in Christian Worship is designed for the worship pastor/leader in the local church who desires greater knowledge and understanding in the field of Christian worship and who eagerly seeks to further develop his ability to plan and lead Christian worship.

Check out this video from Dr. Joe Crider, Director of The Institute for Biblical Worship for more information.

32 Hour D.Min.*

  • Foundational Seminars (16 hours)
    • Theology and History of Christian Worship
    • Planning and Leading Christian Worship
    • Arts, Culture, and Trends in Christian Worship
    • Leadership Dynamics in Worship Ministry
  • Contextualized Writing Seminar (8 hours)
  • Research Project and Methodology (8 hours)

*D.Ed.Min. in Christian Worship students follow the program outlined on the D.Ed.Min. program overview page. The four foundational seminars above are taken as Ministry Concentration seminars for the D.Ed.Min. program.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate an advanced understanding and integration of ministry into various theological disciplines.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate applied knowledge & skills pertinent to his/her vocational ministry.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use standard research tools and methods in the chosen field of study.
  4. Students will be able to research, plan, and implement a project relevant to his/her vocational ministry and to communicate the plan and its results effectively.
  5. Students will be able to contribute to the understanding and practice of ministry through the completion of a written project report suitable for inclusion in the seminary library.
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.