The Music and Worship Certificate is designed for volunteers or lay leaders serving in churches and parachurch organizations. This program of study will prepare students to better serve in leadership and support positions in the area of music and worship. The contemporary church is experiencing growth and change in the role and use of music in worship, and today's music leader must be equipped to deal with those changes. The certificate program curriculum will lay a foundation made up of performance, administrative and leadership skills and the acquisition of a broad knowledge of music and worship, its historical use in the church, its fundamentals, and its theories.
WJU is committed to providing the best preparation for ministry in the area of music and worship. The faculty is made up of committed Christians serving as professional musicians, music ministers, and music educators. Our goal is to prepare leaders equipped to serve our Lord in the exciting and ever changing area of music and worship! Students who complete the course of study should demonstrate:
- The ability to perform competently as a vocal or instrumental musician with a basic proficiency in piano or guitar.
- The acquisition of a basic knowledge of music literature, both sacred and secular.
- The ability to support and serve in music and worship ministries equipped with sound biblical and educational concepts.
- A basic knowledge of the history of music and worship and its relationship to contemporary music ministry and worship design.
The following courses are required for a Certificate in Music and Worship:
|Contemporary Discipleship (LDRS152a,b)||5|
|Class Piano (MUS190P)||1|
|Music Theory I and II (MUS272)||3|
|Basic Conducting (MUS310)||2|
|Hymnology (MUS343) OR World Music (MUS367)||2|
|Music Organization and Leadership (MUS455) OR Music and Worship or (MUS450)||2-3|
|Music Internship (MUS475)||2|
|Applied Lessons (MUS100-400)||1|
|Poetic Literature or other Bible Elective||3|
|Total units for Certificate:||26-27 units|