Why Study Here?
OUR PROGRAM is designed with the local church in mind and for those who are called to serve there. Because it’s not so much about what we produce as it is who we produce. And we desire to produce not simply skillful musicians or brilliant theologians, but humble disciples of Jesus who will make significant contributions and have incredible gospel impact on corporate worship practices across the globe—encouraging, uniting, and preparing all generations to worship!
But our mission doesn’t end there. It extends to students across our campus who are studying and preparing to serve in other ministries of the local church–providing valuable insight through musical, academic, and ministry classes along with on-campus worship opportunities from which they also might form a solid biblical theology of worship.
After all, every student who has surrendered his or her life to follow Jesus is truly majoring in worship—for all eternity.
OUR DEGREES were designed by faculty who hold music & theology degrees from both universities and seminaries and who also have years of worship ministry experience in the local church. As a result, our programs of study include classes, experiences, and practices which help shape and prepare students for different types of worship ministry leadership roles for which each student is uniquely called and suited. From undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate degrees to minor areas of study and add-on certifications, there is a degree plan for everyone.
OUR METHODS reflect the diversity of corporate worship practices among today’s evangelical churches. After all, the local church represents the many sub-cultures surrounding her. From big church to small church; from city church to country church, her liturgy and song are highly eclectic and range from modern to traditional; from praise teams and choir to orchestra and everything in between. Therefore, the musician called to serve this ministry must develop and acquire an increasingly diverse musical skill set.
But musical skills alone are not enough. The musician must gain wisdom and strength in a variety of leadership, pastoral, administrative, communication, counseling, and management skills—primarily being a student of the word. To that end, we no longer simply produce worship leaders for the church. Instead, we unapologetically prepare musician-theologians for the church who will faithfully serve, build, strengthen, and lead her corporate worship among all her generations, no matter her cultural song.
Come join the Worship Ministries Family, today!