MWS2300EN - Worship Ministry Dynamics

Course description

Students will define their philosophy of worship ministry, explore and apply effective leadership strategies, design an efficient and healthy personal and professional time management plan, design a team leadership structure for a worship ministry, develop a worship ministry budget, and explore effective strategies for managing change and crisis in ministry.

How this course benefits students

Career and volunteer worship leaders are usually gifted musicians but many lack leadership and organizational skills required to serve on a church staff. This course provides practical application assignments in organizational leadership, fiscal responsibilities, personal and professional self management, and relational leadership experiences.

Why this course is important

Leadership, organizational, pastoral, and relational skills are required for an effective worship leadership career. Many current or prospective worship leaders have focused their personal development upon skills related to music – singing, playing instruments, song writing, etc. This course provides opportunities for practical application of skills required of leaders in full-time, bi-vocational, or volunteer worship ministry.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Music & Worship Studies
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. David Yauk, Professor of Missional Worship

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Course leadership and worship content is based on biblically sound principles related to church leadership, pastoral principles, church mission, and worship.

Missionally driven

Students are encouraged to incorporate concepts learned into the practical work and lifestyle dynamics for their ministry both inside and outside the church.

Contextually informed

Course content and learner outcomes allow and encourage students to express and apply concepts within the appropriate social and spiritual context of their ministry.

Interculturally focused

Concepts introduced and explored are universally applicable to leadership in any cultural setting.

Practically minded

Course assignments are directly related to day to day ministry realities of a worship ministry leader.

Experientially transformed

Experiential learning assignments are all immediately applicable to the day to day ministry of worship leaders in the church, in their community, and in their homes.