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Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Development - Worship Arts Leadership

Four Year Degree Program - 120 credit hours

This program is designed to equip the student to provide leadership of the Worship Arts in a ministry context.  Lead Pastor, denominational leaders and Worship Arts pastors tell us that worship arts leaders in churches need a solid Biblical foundation, strong people and leadership skills alongside good musical skill and understanding.  Students in this program will learn much of their musical knowledge in their practicum and will hone their musical skills through private lessons and practice.

Field Education units are an integral part of this program. The student observes and experiences various ministries in the first year and then gets involved in increasing levels of leadership during their second and third years all while being mentored. This real-world experience prepares them for the final year where they serve in ministry at least half-time for the full year and get a complete experience in pastoral leadership – again with a mentor to guide them through the journey.

Course Requirements:

Bible/Theology (36 credits)

Biblical Studies (24 credits)

Theological Studies (6 credits)

Christian Spirituality (6 credits)

General Arts (36 credits)

Professional Studies (48 credits)

Core Leadership Courses

Worship Arts Specialization

Profile of a Graduating Student

A graduating student will:


  • understand and have an appreciation for the central doctrines of the Christian faith and an ability to articulate them clearly;
  • sense the urgency of the biblical imperative to disciple others in their relationship with Jesus;
  • formulate a biblical philosophy of worship ministry enabling the student to critically evaluate and apply various models of ministry as required;
  • give evidence of suitable character with respect to ministry;
  • give evidence of ministry passion, gifting, calling and relational skills;
  • demonstrate realistic understanding of the personal and professional life of a worship pastor;
  • acquire evident personal knowledge and skills of leadership;
  • acquire an understanding of biblical education which can be adapted to the needs and characteristics of worship ministry within the changing North American setting;
  • exhibit effective formal and informal communication skills;
  • be equipped to develop and lead worship events that engage Christians and encourage non-Christians.


Career Path Options

This program equips students to serve as worship arts leaders in Christian ministries.

Future Education Possibilities

This degree provides students with a foundation for graduate studies in various of Christian fields.

In addition, students are required to develop their skill on piano or guitar and/or voice through private music lessons to the Grade 10 level in the Royal Conservatory or equivalent in order to be able to understand and lead musical worship.

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