The Ph.D. in Christian Worship trains both local church leaders and aspiring worship professors to think as a researcher, as an educator, and as a Christian scholar in the field of Christian worship. This degree is offered in a modular format and focuses on the biblical foundations, historical perspectives, and cross-cultural understandings of Christian worship.
Incoming Ph.D. students are matched with a supervisor from our world-class faculty who shares their research interests. Professors who can supervise students in this area are:
Seminars provide students the opportunity to engage in focused study on key subjects in their academic discipline. In addition to professors from the School of Church Ministries, students pursuing the Ph.D. in Christian Worship will also take seminars from world-class theologian Bruce A. Ware and renown historian Thomas J. Nettles. The following list is a sampling of available courses in this area:
- Theology of Christian Worship
- Historical Survey of Christian Worship
- Studies in Christian Hymnody
- Planning and Leading Christian Worship
- Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Worship Practices
In addition here is some literature to review before entering the program.