Graduate Certificate in Worship Leadership

Graduate Certificate in Worship Leadership

The Graduate Certificate in Worship Leadership provides practical, competency-based equipping opportunities grounded in robust theology for worship leaders seeking to serve their churches in a more significant way. Students will study both theology and worship leadership. Each student will select specific areas of study in congregational song, conducting, vocal ensemble leadership, worship ministry administration, or technology in worship to advance their expertise.

All credits earned in the certificate are transferable into the M.A.W.L., M.M.W.L., or M.Div.W.L. degrees.

Entrance Requirement

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Method of Study

The Graduate Certificate in Worship Leadership is offered as a fully online program. Online courses are offered in eight-week, asynchronous intensives throughout the year (Fall A, Fall B, Spring A, Spring B, Summer A, Summer B).

Time Limit

The Graduate Certificate in Worship Leadership can be completed within a year. The degree must be completed within a period of five years from the time of admission.

Course Title Course Number Hours
The Church Gathered: Theology of Worship WORSP 4323 3
Systematic Theology I SYSTH 3053 3
Dynamics of Worship Leadership and Design WORSP 4332 2
Electives (Select 2 of the following)   4
Philosophy of Worship Ministry WORSP 4312  
Congregational Song WORSP 4222  
Techniques for Effective Choral Conducting CONDG 4512  
Techniques for Vocal Ensemble Leadership CONDG 4522


Creating a Comprehensive Music & Worship Ministry WORSP 4242  
Technology and Media in Worship WORSP 4262  
  Total 12