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the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Christian Worship

Do you see a need for biblically and theologically rich worship in your ministry context? Are you a worship leader who desires greater knowledge and understanding in the field of Christian worship and who eagerly seeks to further develop your ability to plan and lead Christian worship? The Doctor of Ministry/Doctor of Educational Ministry in Christian Worship has been designed to train worship leaders to think biblically and theologically, as well as plan worship with a biblical, theological and historical perspective. Students will gain an increased capacity to lead in and through their worship ministry. Additionally, students will gain a greater ability to biblically and theologically analyze the impact of the arts, culture and media on current worship practices.

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

32 Hour D.Min.

  • Four 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
  • Doctoral Writing Seminars (2 hours)
  • Contextualized Writing Seminar (8 hours)
  • Research Project (6 hours)

46 Hour D.Ed.Min.

  • Four 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
  • Two Educational Seminars (12 hours)
    • Applied Empirical Research
    • Foundations of Teaching
  • Doctoral Writing Seminars (2 hours)
  • Contextualized Writing Seminar (8 hours)
  • Research Project (8 hours)

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.