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.
|40200||The Worshiping Church||3|
|40605||Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs||2|
|40610||Discipling Music Ministry I||2|
|40615||Discipling Music Ministry II||2|
|40620||Worship Leadership and Design||2|
|40625||Vocal Ensemble Leadership||2|
|40630||Worship Band Techniques||2|
|40635||Technology for Music and Worship Ministry||2|
|40670||Song Writing for Worship Leaders1||2|
|40680||Worship Band Lab: Guitar2 or||1 1/2|
|40681||Worship Band Lab: Keyboard2 or|
|40682||Worship Band Lab: Bass Guitar2 or|
|40683||Worship Band Lab: Drum Set2|
|40688||Worship Choir Lab||1/2|
|40693||Worship Leadership Field Education: Leadership||1/2|
|40694||Worship Leadership Field Education: Current Trends||1/2|
|41016||Integrative Seminar in Church Music and Worship||2|
|55100||Private Study: Voice (Two semesters)||2|
|40675||Graduate Worship Project (Two semesters)||2|
|Ensembles (Four semesters)3||0|
|Total Worship Leadership Concentration Requirements||28|
1Students may choose one of the following courses: 40636 Recording Techniques for Worship Leaders, 40670 Songwriting for Worship Leaders, or 41090 Congregational Song in World Cultures.
2Students are required to take only 3 of the 4 Worship Band Labs (Level I or II – 40680-40687). Students who demonstrate proficiency may substitute a Level II Worship Band Lab course (40684-40687).
3Students will take Southern Chorale (50740) two of the four required 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.
|31980||Written Communication (if required)2||(2)|
|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||18|
|30000||Christian Preaching or||3|
|32960||Introduction to Missiology||3|
|32980||World Religions and Christian Mission||3|
|45260||Discipleship and Family Ministry||3|
|Total Master of Divinity, Worship Leadership Requirements||88|
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