Church Music M.Div. Specialization

Degree Overview

Vocational Calling

To be worship leaders and church staff members for ministry in local churches, especially for students with interest and training in church music.

For further information, please contact:

  • Dr. Gregory A. Woodward (Curriculum Coordinator, and Specialization Advisor)

Program Requirements

Basic Ministerial Competency Component (56-57 hours)

Biblical Exposition Competency (17 hours)

course

hours

Encountering the Biblical World

2

Exploring the Old Testament 

3

Exploring the New Testament 

3

Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics 

3

Old Testament Exegesis (English) 

3

New Testament Exegesis (English) 

3

Christian Theological Heritage Competency (13 hours)

course

hours

Systematic Theology 1

3

Systematic Theology 2

3

History of Christianity: Early-Medieval

3

History of Christianity: Reformation-Modern

2

Baptist Heritage

2

NOBTS, SBC, and Cooperative Program

*

Disciple Making Competency (6-7 hours)

course

hours

Supervised Ministry 1: Personal Evangelism Practicum (M)

2

Church Evangelism (M)

2

Christian Missions (M)
OR
Discipleship Strategies (M)

3
OR
2

Interpersonal Skills Competency (2 hours)

course

hours

Interpersonal Relationship Skills

2

Servant Leadership Competency (8 hours)

course

hours

Supervised Ministry 2: Ministry Practicum (M)

2

Church Leadership and Administration (M

3

Pastoral Ministry
OR
Christian Ministry

3

Spiritual and Character Formation Competency (4 hours)

course

hours

Christian Ethics
OR
Biblical Ethics 

3

Introduction to Spiritual Formation (M)

1

Worship Leadership Competency (6 hours)

course

hours

Worship Leadership

3

Proclaiming the Bible
OR
Teaching the Bible

3

Elective Component (2-3 hours)

Free Elective (2-3 hours)

Specific admission requirements for the music portion of this degree are found on Master of Church Music (MMCM) degree pages of this catalog. They can also be obtained by contacting the office of the Division of Church Music Ministries.

Church Music Competency Component (15 hours)

course

hours

Theology of Worship 

3

Congregational Song in Corporate Worship 

3

Educational Principles of Church Music Ministries 

3

Laboratory Choirs
(Laboratory Choirs is taken in lieu of Supervised Ministry 2.)

(no credit)

Worship and Music Ministry Administration 

3

Technologies for Worship Ministries 

3

Musicianship Competency Component(16 hours)

course

hours

Choral Conducting and Techniques** 

3

Keyboard Competency in Church Music**

2

Worship Band Leadership**

1

Private Voice** 

3

Music in Theory and Practice 

3

Ensembles***

4

Comprehensive Exam

(no credit)

Worship Leadership Final Project Portfolio

(no credit)

Total Required: 89-91 hours

(M) Indicates course is also available in a mentoring format.

*All graduate students must take this course during orientation in their first semester; however, students will not receive a credit hour or be charged for the course.

**Tested by Proficiency Exam. Upon successful completion of the Proficiency Exam, students may take any other non-required mu- sic course as electives.

***Among the 4 hours of required ensemble electives, 2 of these hours must be MUEN5107 Seminary Chorus.

Degree with Recital: students may request the option of presenting a recital in applied areas of study. This option requires an audition and approval of the music faculty.