Advanced Certificate in Worship Studies
(15 hours – excluding requisites)
Note: Church Membership Requirement (for admission into the Master’s Ministry Degrees, Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs, EDD in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, and PHD in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration): Within the last 12 months, the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture.
Courses comprising this certificate engage worship leaders in a study of Christian worship from theological and practical dimensions. The certificate equips worship leaders with tools for effective worship education and ministry in a variety of worship contexts.
REQUIRED COURSES (excluding requisites)
WORS 5308 - History of Christian Worship
WORS 5309 - Worship Life: Education and Administration
WORS 6316 - Worship Theology for Contemporary Ministry
Select one of the following for Fall
WORS 6325 - Worship Praxis I: Worship Song: Creation, Selection, and Implementation
WORS 6327 - Worship Praxis III: Worship Leading: Preparation and Presentation
Select one of the following for Spring
WORS 6326 - Worship Praxis II: Worship Media: Technology and Production
WORS 6328 - Worship Praxis IV: Worship Instruments
*The Worship Praxis courses are offered in an intensive format on the DBU main campus, except for Worship Praxis I and V.
(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
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