Christian Worship

The Doctor of Ministry and the 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.

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? Students will gain an increased capacity to lead in and through their worship ministry.

Why choose Christian Worship?

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Students in this program will gain a greater ability to biblically and theologically analyze the impact of the arts, culture and media on current worship practices.

Program of Study

This program of study is offered as a 32 Hour D.Min. degree.

Course curriculum includes:

  • Project Methodology (1 hour)
  • Intro to Doctoral Research & Writing (1 hour)
  • 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
  • Contextualized Writing Seminars (8 hours)
  • Ministry Research Project or Thesis (6 hours)

This program of study is also offered as a 46 Hour D.Ed.Min. degree.

Course curriculum includes:

  • Project Methodology (1 hour)
  • Intro to Doctoral Research & Writing (1 hour)
  • 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
  • Contextualized Writing Seminars (8 hours)
  • Ministry Research Project or Thesis (8 hours)

Next Steps

Now that you’ve discovered which program concentration is right for you we invite you to explore your next steps over on our admissions info page. Here you will find our admissions prerequisites, application deadlines, ministry field essays and more.
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