The purpose of the Certificate in Church Music Ministry program is to equip church musicians in the biblical and theological foundations of church music ministry as well as practical ministry skills by providing quality education and training.
The Certificate in Church Music Ministry can be acquired by completing 18 hours of course credit. This is accomplished by completing (3) 3-hour courses in Systematic Theology (9 hours) and (3) 3-hour courses in Church Music Ministry (9 hours).
SYSTH 3053 Systematic Theology I
A Biblical discourse: The doctrines of revelation and bibliology, focusing on the nature of Scripture, especially its inspiration, inerrancy, authority, canonicity, and sufficiency; also an introduction to the field of theology with a focus on sources and method. 3 hours.
SYSTH 3063 Systematic Theology II
A Biblical discourse: The doctrines of God, creation and providence, humanity and sin, and the Person and work of Jesus Christ. 3 hours.
SYSTH 3073 Systematic Theology III
A Biblical discourse: The doctrines of the Person and work of the Holy Spirit, salvation and the Christian life, the church, and eschatology. 3 hours.
MUMIN 4413 Biblical Foundations of Church Music
A survey of the biblical and theological foundations of church music. Students will learn principles from the Old and New Testaments as well as theological perspectives that impact the philosophy and practice of church music ministry. 3 hours.
MUMIN 4423 The Corporate Ministry of Song
A study of the church’s corporate song in its biblical, theological, and musical dimensions. Students will be taught how to evaluate congregational songs from a biblical and musical perspective and lead them in the local church. 3 hours.
MUMIN 4433 Church Music Ministry Skills
This course is designed to assist the church musician in in developing a biblically based approach to the daily ministerial responsibilities and demands that govern the life of a servant leader and prepare the leader for his or her various roles as an active church musician. 3 hours.