The Worship specialization aims to equip students with advanced training for worship ministry in the local church today. Students in this specialization will study the theory and practice of worship ministry from biblical, historical, and theological perspectives. Attention will be given to spiritual formation, personal spiritual disciplines, ministry contextualization, and the skills necessary for effective spiritual leadership. Skills will be developed to analyze viable strategies for worship ministry, to navigate critical ministry issues with biblical wisdom, and to create biblically-faithful, historically-informed, and contextually-appropriate worship designs.

  • Fully Online

  • Modified Residency

  • Residential

At a Glance

  • 19

    Dmin hours

  • 12

    Specialization Hours

  • 31

    Total Hours

Program Courses


  • An accredited master’s degree in a ministry-related area
  • 3.0 GPA in graduate work
  • Significant vocational ministry experience
  • Currently serving in a ministry position
  • Academic writing sample
  • Personal and ministry references
  • We want our worship studies students to lead Christ-exalting, mission-focused worship gatherings that inspire all disciples of Jesus to continue in a posture of worship as we pursue the Great Commission together.

    Jonathan S. Welch

    Assistant Professor of Christian Worship and Director of the Worship Training Network

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