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.
This concentration is offered in both residential and online formats.
Note: Continuing students should consult the Academic Catalog for the year in which they started for course requirements as the current requirements may have changed.
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|40200||The Worshiping Church||3|
|40605||History of Christian Worship and Song||3|
|40610||Worship Ministry as Discipleship||3|
|40615||Guiding the Worship Ministry||3|
|40620||Worship Leadership and Design||3|
|40625||Leading Worship Ensembles||3|
|Worship and Music Electives2||7|
|Total Worship Leadership Concentration Requirements||25|
1During the first semester, students will have assessments in music theory, ear training, sight singing, and conducting. Students showing deficiencies in a skill will be required to take 50001 Worship Musicianship I and/or 50002 Worship Musicianship II. These courses may be counted as Worship and Music Electives.
2Students may choose from the following 3-hour or 1-hour electives: 40606 The Psalms and Christian Worship, 40635 Technology for Music & Worship Ministry, 40670 Songwriting for Worship Leaders, Private Music Study (1), or Worship Ensemble (1) with a max of 4 semesters.
The core curriculum is required for the Master of Divinity degree in the Billy Graham School. The concentration in Worship Leadership requires this edited version of the core.
|Biblical and Theological Studies||42|
|20200||Introduction to the Old Testament I||3|
|20220||Introduction to the Old Testament II||3|
|20440||Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis or||3|
|22440||Greek Syntax and Exegesis|
|22200||Introduction to the New Testament I||3|
|22220||Introduction to the New Testament II||3|
|25100||Introduction to Church History I||3|
|25120||Introduction to Church History II||3|
|26200||Southern Baptist Heritage and Mission||3|
|27060||Systematic Theology I||3|
|27070||Systematic Theology II||3|
|27080||Systematic Theology III||3|
|29250||Survey of Christian Ethics||3|
|40150||Personal Spiritual Disciplines||3|
|Missions, Evangelism and Ministry||21|
|30000||Christian Preaching2 or||3|
|32960||Introduction to Missiology||3|
|32980||World Religions and Christian Mission||3|
|34300||Introduction to Biblical Counseling||3|
|Total Master of Divinity, Worship Leadership Requirements||88|
1Elementary Language courses may be counted as free elective courses for Billy Graham School students.
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