Center for the Worship Arts

HEATHER R. DAUGHERTY, Director of the Center for Worship Arts; Assistant Professor of Worship Arts, 2006—
BA, Olivet Nazarene University, 2000; MDiv, Boston University, 2004.

Center for Worship Arts General Information

Mission Statement

The Center for Worship Arts seeks to help students develop informed minds, inflamed hearts, and engaged hands to minister through the arts in a variety of contexts.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates with a worship arts major will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the significance of arts in the worship of God both within and outside of the church.
  2. Articulate a theology of worship.
  3. Embody the habits and practices of the Christian faith.
  4. Understand the Biblical and theological foundations of worship.
  5. Articulate the pastoral role of a worship leader.
  6. Design a worship service for particular settings.
  7. Know and demonstrate rudimentary skills in a student's area of study.

Worship Arts BA

As a professional major, the Worship Arts Major will be supplemented by one of five professional minors in the Worship Arts area: Drama Ministry, Faith and Film, Creative Expressions, Religious Studies, or Worship Media; or by one of three music minors: Music, Songwriting, or Worship Leading.

General Education

49-52 hours

Foundations Tier

18-19 hours

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

MAT

1044

Applied Mathematics for Business

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

Varsity athletics do not count toward this requirement.

Intercultural Literacy (Choose one)

(2-3)

 

COM

2020

Principles of Intercultural Communication (2)

 

 

COM

2060

American Sign Language I (3)

 

 

FRE

1000

French Language and Culture (3)

 

 

GER

1000

German Language and Culture (3)

 

 

SPA

1000

Spanish Language and Culture (3)

 

 

HEB

2010

Beginning Hebrew (3)

 

 

GRK

2010

Beginning New Testament Greek (3)

 

 

ECO

3300

International Economic Development (3)

 

 

SOC

2100

Peoples and Cultures of the World (2)

 

 

MUS

2440

World Music and Culture (2)

 

 

MIS

3700

Religion and Culture (3)

 

Human Sciences Tier

6 hours

Institutional (Choose one)

(3)

 

ECO

2000

Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

 

 

ATH

3010

Introduction to Anthropology (3)

 

 

POL

2020

American Political Institutions (3)

 

 

SWK

1200

Introduction to Social Work (3)

 

 

HIS

1400

World Civilization I (3)

 

 

 

 

or

 

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II (3)

 

 

 

 

(whichever is not used to satisfy the World Civilization Context in the Contexts Tier)

 

 

HIS

2010

U.S. History I (3)

 

 

 

 

or

 

 

HIS

2020

U.S. History II (3)

 

Behavioral (Choose One)

(3)

 

COM

2010

Interpersonal Communication (3)

 

 

PSY

2010

General Psychology (3)

 

 

SOC

2010

General Sociology (3)

 

Natural Sciences Tier

6-7 hours

 

Laboratory Science (Choose one)

(3-4)

 

SCI

1500

Life Science (3)

 

 

SCI

2000

Introduction to Environmental Science (3)

 

 

SCI

1600

Physical Science (3)

 

 

SCI

2200

Physical Geology (3)

 

 

SCI

2510

Earth and Space Science (3)

 

 

PHY

1040

The Physics of Sound (3)

 

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

Contexts Tier

21 hours

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

World Civilization (Choose one)

(3)

 

HIS

1400

World Civilization I (3)

 

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II (3)

 

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

World Aesthetics (Choose one)

(3)

 

ART

2150

Art Appreciation II (3)

 

 

ART

2160

Art Appreciation II (3)

 

 

ART

1500

Fine Arts (3)

 

Philosophy (Choose One)

(3)

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy (3)

 

 

PHL

3070

Ethics (3)

 

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

REL

4100

Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

Major

35 hours

WAS

1010

Introduction to the Worship Arts

(1)

WAS

2010

Spiritual Formation: The Heart of Worship Leading

(2)

WAS

3010

The Story of Worship

(3)

WAS

3015

The Shape of Worship

(3)

WAS

3020

Telling the Story

(3)

WAS

4020

The Contextualization of Worship

(2)

WAS

4030

Issues in Systematic Theology: The God We Worship

(3)

WAS

4040

Administration and Program Development in Worship Ministry

(2)

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology

(3)

THE

4280

New Testament Theology

(3)

BUS

2300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

(3)

COM

2450

Drama as Ministry

(3)

COM

2720

Film Criticism

(1)

WAS

3025

Worship Arts Practicum

(1)

WAS

4000

Worship Arts Senior Internship

(1-2)

Suggested Music Electives: MUS 2010, MUS 2020, Piano I, II, III, IV

Worship Arts Professional Minors

Drama Ministry Professional Minor

23 hours

COM

2250

Performance Studies

(3)

COM

2350

Creative Drama

(3)

COM

2950

Script Analysis

(1)

COM

3900

Script Writing

(3)

COM

2410

Acting I: Theory and Practice

(2)

COM

2420

Acting II: Improvisation and Viewpoints

(2)

COM

2230

Oral Interpretation

(3)

COM

4040

Play Directing

(3)

COM

4030

Design and Production for the Stage

(3)

Faith and Film Professional Minor

18 hours

COM

2100

Introduction to Mass Communication

(3)

COM

3700

Narrative Film Theories and Techniques

(3)

COM

3750

Film History

(3)

COM

3850

Mass Communication Ethics

(3)

ITI

3800

Graphic Design and Imaging I

(3)

ITI

3820

Introduction to Multimedia

(3)

Creative Expressions Professional Minor

21-22 hours

ENG

3480

Creative Writing: Nonfiction

(3)

ENG

3850

Christian Fiction (3)

(3)

 

 

or

 

ENG

3860

C.S. Lewis and the Inklings

(3)

COM

2080

Video Production Practicum

(1)

COM

2350

Creative Drama

(3)

COM

3170

Voice and Articulation

(3)

COM

3300

Television Studio and Production

(3)

COM

4000

Advanced Public Speaking

(3)

 

 

or

 

PRA

3105

Principles of Preaching

(2)

ART

2200

Mixed Media

(3)

Religious Studies Professional Minor

22 hours

BIB

2990

Introduction to Biblical Exegesis

(3)

PRA

3010

The Mission of the People of God

(3)

CHI

 

Upper Division Church History

(3)

CHI

3060

History and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene*

(3)

THE

4090

Theology of Holiness

(3)

PRA

3310

Pastoral Care and Counseling

(2)

CED

3080

The Educational Ministry of the Church

(3)

PRA

3105

Principles of Preaching

(2)

*Students who are not members of the Church of the Nazarene may take any upper division CHI.

**We strongly encourage students to take Upper Division Bible in both Old and New Testaments.

Worship Media Professional Minor

20 hours

ITI

1900

Business Information Technology

(2)

ITI

3800

Graphic Design and Imaging I

(3)

ITI

3810

Graphic Design and Imaging II

(3)

ITI

3820

Introduction to Multimedia

(3)

ITI

3880

Video and Web Broadcasting

(3)

ITI

4820

Animation and Motion Graphics

(3)

ITI

4180

Television and Studio Production

(3)

Electives

0-8 hours

Total

120-121 hours

Worship Arts BA Four-Year Plan: Drama Ministry Professional Minor

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

WAS

1010

Introduction to the Worship Arts

(1)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

 

Total 16

Semester 2

 

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

SCI

 

Lab Science

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

WAS

2010

Spiritual Formation: The Heart of Worship Leading

(2)

COM

2950

Script Analysis

(1)

 

 

World Aesthetics Choice

(3)

 

Total 15

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

WAS

3010

The Story of Worship

(3)

COM

2250

Performance Studies*

(3)

COM

2410

Acting I: Theory and Practice

(2)

COM

2010

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

 

Total 17

Semester 4

WAS

3015

The Shape of Worship

(3)

WAS

3020

Telling the Story*

(3)

COM

3900

Scriptwriting*

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

Total 14

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

MAT

1044

Applied Math for Business

(3)

WAS

4030

Issues in Systematic Theology: The we God Worship*

(3)

COM

2720

Film Criticism*

(1)

 

 

Intercultural Literacy

(3)

COM

2420

Acting II: Improvisation and Viewpoints

(2)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(3)

WAS

3025

Worship Arts Practicum

(1)

 

Total 16

Semester 6

 

BUS

2300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

(3)

COM

2450

Drama as Ministry*

(3)

COM

2350

Creative Drama*

(3)

COM

2230

Oral Interpretation*

(3)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(3)

WAS

4040

Administration and Program Development in Worship Ministry*

(2)

Total 17

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology*

(3)

WAS

4020

The Contextualization of Worship*

(2)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(3)

COM

4040

Play Directing*

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

 

Total 14

Semester 8

 

THE

4280

New Testament Theology*

(3)

 

 

Institutional Choice

(3)

REL

4100

Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

WAS

4000

Worship Arts Senior Internship

(1)

COM

4030

Design and Production for the Stage*

(3)

 

Total 13

*Classes offered in alternate years

Total Plan of Study:

122 hours

Worship Arts BA Four-Year Plan: Faith and Film Professional Minor

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

WAS

1010

Introduction to the Worship Arts

(1)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

 

Total 16

Semester 2

 

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

SCI

 

Lab Science

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

WAS

2010

Spiritual Formation:The Heart of Worship Leading

(2)

ITI

1900

Business Information Technology

(2)

 

 

World Aesthetics Choice

(3)

 

Total 16

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

WAS

3010

The Story of Worship

(3)

COM

2010

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 4

WAS

3015

The Shape of Worship

(3)

WAS

3020

Telling the Story*

(3)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(2)

COM

2100

Introduction to Mass Communication*

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

Total 16

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

MAT

1044

Applied Math for Business

(3)

WAS

4030

Issues in Systematic Theology: The God We Worship*

(3)

COM

2720

Film Criticism*

(1)

ITI

3800

Graphic Design and Imaging*

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

WAS

3025

Worship Arts Practicum

(1)

 

Total 14

Semester 6

 

BUS

2300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

(3)

COM

2450

Drama as Ministry*

(3)

COM

3750

Film History*

(3)

ITI

3820

Introduction to Multimedia*

(3)

COM

3850

Mass Communication Ethics*

(3)

WAS

4040

Administration and Program Development in Worship Ministry*

(2)

Total 17

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology*

(3)

WAS

4020

The Contextualization of Worship*

(2)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(3)

 

 

Intercultural Literacy

(3)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(2)

 

Total 13

Semester 8

 

THE

4280

New Testament Theology*

(3)

 

 

Institutional Choice

(3)

REL

4100

Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

WAS

4000

Worship Arts Senior Internship

(1)

COM

3700

Narrative Film Theories*

(3)

 

Total 13

*Classes offered in alternate years

Total Plan of Study:

120 hours

Worship Arts BA Four-Year Plan: Creative Expressions Professional Minor

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

WAS

1010

Introduction to the Worship Arts

(1)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

 

Total 16

Semester 2

 

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

SCI

 

Lab Science

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

WAS

2010

Spiritual Formation:The Heart of Worship Leading

(2)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

 

 

World Aesthetics Choice

(3)

 

Total 16

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

WAS

3010

The Story of Worship

(3)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(3)

COM

2010

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 4

WAS

3015

The Shape of Worship

(3)

WAS

3020

Telling the Story*

(3)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(2)

ART

2200

Mixed Media*

(3)

 

 

Institutional Choice

(3)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

Total 17

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

MAT

1044

Applied Math for Business

(3)

WAS

4030

Issues in Systematic Theology: The God We Worship*

(3)

COM

2720

Film Criticism*

(1)

COM

3300

Television Studio Production

(3)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(3)

WAS

3025

Worship Arts Practicum

(1)

 

Total 14

Semester 6

 

BUS

2300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

(3)

COM

2450

Drama as Ministry*

(3)

COM

4000

Advanced Public Speaking**

(3)

 

 

Intercultural Literacy

(3)

ENG

3480

Creative Writing: Nonfiction*

(3)

WAS

4040

Administration and Program Development in Worship Ministry*

(2)

Total 17

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology*

(3)

WAS

4020

The Contextualization of Worship*

(2)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(2)

COM

2080

Video Production Practicum

(1)

COM

3170

Voice and Articulation*

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

 

Total 14

Semester 8

 

THE

4280

New Testament Theology*

(3)

COM

2350

Creative Drama*

(3)

REL

4100

Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

WAS

4000

Worship Arts Senior Internship

(1)

ENG

3850

Christian Fiction**

(3)

 

Total 13

*Classes offered in alternate years

**ENG 3860 May also be taken

Total Plan of Study:

122 hours

Worship Arts BA Four-Year Plan: Religious Studies Professional Minor

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

WAS

1010

Introduction to the Worship Arts

(1)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

 

Total 15

Semester 2

 

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

SCI

 

Lab Science

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

WAS

2010

Spiritual Formation: The Heart of Worship Leading

(2)

BIB

2990

Introduction to Biblical Exegesis

(3)

 

 

World Aesthetics Choice

(3)

 

Total 17

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

WAS

3010

The Story of Worship

(3)

CHI

3040

History of the Ancient and Medieval Church

(3)

COM

2010

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 4

WAS

3015

The Shape of Worship

(3)

WAS

3020

Telling the Story*

(3)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

Total 15

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

MAT

1044

Applied Mathematics for Business

(3)

WAS

4030

Issues in Systematic Theology: The God We Worship*

(3)

COM

2720

Film Criticism*

(1)

PRA

3105

Principles of Preaching

(2)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(3)

WAS

3025

Worship Arts Practicum

(1)

 

Total 15

Semester 6

 

BUS

2300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

(3)

COM

2450

Drama as Ministry*

(3)

CHI

3060

History and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene

(3)

CED

3080

Educational Ministry of the Church

(3)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(2)

WAS

4040

Administration and Program Development in Worship Ministry*

(2)

Total 16

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology*

(3)

WAS

4020

The Contextualization of Worship*

(2)

PRA

3010

The Mission of the People of God

(3)

THE

4090

Theology of Holiness

(3)

 

 

Intercultural Literacy

(3)

 

Total 14

Semester 8

 

THE

4280

New Testament Theology*

(3)

PRA

3310

Pastoral Care and Counseling

(2)

REL

4100

Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

WAS

4000

Worship Arts Senior Internship

(1)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(2)

 

 

Institutional Choice

(3)

 

Total 12

*Classes offered in alternate years

Total Plan of Study:

122 hours

Worship Arts BA Four-Year Plan: Worship Media Professional Minor

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

WAS

1010

Introduction to the Worship Arts

(1)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

 

Total 16

Semester 2

 

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

SCI

 

Lab Science

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

WAS

2010

Spiritual Formation: The Heart of Worship Leading

(2)

ITI

1900

Business Information Technology

(2)

 

 

World Aesthetics Choice

(3)

 

Total 16

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

WAS

3010

The Story of Worship

(3)

ITI

4180

Television Studio Production

(3)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(3)

 

 

 

 

 

Total 15

Semester 4

WAS

3015

The Shape of Worship

(3)

WAS

3020

Telling the Story*

(3)

COM

2010

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

ITI

3880

Video Art and Web Broadcasting*

(3)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

Total 15

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

MAT

1044

Applied Mathematics for Business

(3)

WAS

4030

Issues in Systematic Theology: The God We Worship*

(3)

COM

2720

Film Criticism*

(1)

ITI

3800

Graphic Design and Imaging I*

(3)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(2)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

WAS

3025

Worship Arts Practicum

(1)

 

Total 16

Semester 6

 

BUS

2300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

(3)

COM

2450

Drama as Ministry*

(3)

ITI

3810

Graphic Design and Imaging II*

(3)

ITI

4820

Animation and Motion Graphics*

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

WAS

4040

Administration and Program Development in Worship Ministry*

(2)

Total 16

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology*

(3)

WAS

4020

The Contextualization of Worship*

(2)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(3)

 

 

Intercultural Literacy

(3)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(2)

 

Total 13

Semester 8

 

THE

4280

New Testament Theology*

(3)

 

 

Institutional Choice

(3)

REL

4100

Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

WAS

4000

Worship Arts Senior Internship

(1)

ITI

3820

Introduction to Multimedia*

(3)

 

Total 13

*Classes offered in alternate years

Total Plan of Study:

120 hours

Worship Arts BA Four-Year Plan: Music Minor

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

WAS

1010

Introduction to the Worship Arts

(1)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

MUS

1820

Choral Union

(1)

MUS/
MCM

 

Applied Lessons

(1)

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

 

Total 16

Semester 2

 

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing and Thinking

(3)

SCI

 

Lab Science

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

WAS

2010

Spiritual Formation: The Heart of Worship Leading

(2)

MUS/
MCM

 

Applied Lessons

(1)

 

 

World Aesthetics Choice

(3)

MUS

1820

Choral Union

(1)

 

Total 16

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

MUS

2010

Theory I

(2)

WAS

3010

The Story of Worship

(3)

MUS/MCM

 

Applied Lessons

(1)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

MUS

2060

Aural Theory I

(2)

COM

2010

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 4

WAS

3015

The Shape of Worship

(3)

WAS

3020

Telling the Story*

(3)

MUS

2070

Aural Theory II

(2)

MUS

2020

Theory II

(2)

MUS/MCM

 

Applied Lessons

(1)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

Total 15

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

MAT

1044

Applied Math for Business

(3)

WAS

4030

Issues in Systematic Theology: The God We Worship*

(3)

WAS

4020

The Contextualization of Worship*

(2)

MUS

3100

Elementary Conducting

(2)

COM

2720

Film Criticism*

(1)

WAS

3025

Worship Arts Practicum

(1)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 6

 

BUS

2300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

(3)

COM

2450

Drama as Ministry

(3)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(2)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

WAS

4040

Administration and Program Development in Worship Ministry*

(2)

Total 15

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology*

(3)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(2)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(3)

 

 

Institutional Choice

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

 

Total 14

Semester 8

 

THE

4280

New Testament Theology*

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

REL

4100

Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

WAS

4000

Worship Arts Senior Internship

(1)

 

 

Intercultural Literacy

(3)

 

 

General Elective

(2)

 

Total 14

*Classes offered in alternate years

Total Plan of Study:

120 hours

Worship Arts BA Four-Year Plan: Songwriting Minor

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

WAS

1010

Introduction to the Worship Arts

(1)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

MUS

1620

Vocal Fundamentals

(1)

MUS

1600

Piano I

(1)

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

 

Total 16

Semester 2

 

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

SCI

 

Lab Science

(3)

HIS

 

World Civilization I or II

(3)

WAS

2010

Spiritual Formation: The Heart of Worship Leading

(2)

MUS

1610

Piano II

(1)

 

 

World Aesthetics Choice

(3)

MUS/
MCM

 

Applied Lessons

(1)

 

Total 16

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

MUS

2010

Theory I

(2)

WAS

3010

The Story of Worship

(3)

MUS

2600

Piano III

(1)

MCM

3100

Introduction to Songwriting

(2)

MUS

2060

Aural Theory I

(2)

COM

2010

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

 

Total 16

Semester 4

WAS

3015

The Shape of Worship

(3)

WAS

3020

Telling the Story*

(3)

MUS

2070

Aural Theory II

(2)

MUS

2020

Theory II

(2)

MUS

2620

Piano IV

(1)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

Total 16

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

MAT

1044

Applied Mathematics for Business

(3)

WAS

4030

Issues in Systematic Theology: The God We Worship*

(3)

COM

2720

Film Criticism*

(1)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(3)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(2)

MCM

3300

Songwriting

(2)

WAS

3025

Worship Arts Practicum

(1)

 

Total 15

Semester 6

 

BUS

2300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

(3)

COM

2450

Drama as Ministry*

(3)

 

 

Institutional Choice

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

WAS

4040

Administration and Program Development in Worship Ministry*

(2)

Total 16

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology*

(3)

WAS

4020

The Contextualization of Worship*

(2)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(3)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(2)

 

 

General Elective

(2)

 

Total 12

Semester 8

 

THE

4280

New Testament Theology*

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

REL

4100

Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

WAS

4000

Worship Arts Senior Internship

(1)

 

 

Intercultural Literacy

(3)

 

Total 13

*Classes offered in alternate years

**Fall-odd years

Total Plan of Study:

120 hours

Worship Arts BA Four-Year Plan: Worship Leading Minor

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

WAS

1010

Introduction to the Worship Arts

(1)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

MUS

1620

Vocal Fundamentals

(1)

MUS/
MCM

 

Applied Study

(1)

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

 

Total 16

Semester 2

 

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

SCI

 

Lab Science

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

WAS

2010

Spiritual Formation: The Heart of Worship Leading

(2)

MUS

1300

Finale

(2)

MUS/
MCM

 

Applied Study

(1)

MUS

 

Choral Union

(1)

 

Total 15

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

MUS

2010

Theory I

(2)

WAS

3010

The Story of Worship

(3)

MUS/
MCM

 

Applied Study

(1)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

MUS

2060

Aural Theory I

(2)

COM

2010

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 4

WAS

3015

The Shape of Worship

(3)

WAS

3020

Telling the Story*

(3)

MUS

2070

Aural Theory II

(2)

MUS

2020

Theory II

(2)

MUS/
MCM

 

Applied Study

(1)

MUS/
MCM

 

Ensemble

(1)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

Total 15

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

MAT

1044

Applied Mathematics for Business

(3)

WAS

4030

Issues in Systematic Theology: The God We Worship*

(3)

MUS

4150

The Church Music Minister

(2)

COM

2720

Film Criticism*

(1)

MUS

3100

Elementary Conducting

(2)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

 

 

Worship Arts Elective

(2)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

 

Total 16

Semester 6

 

BUS

2300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

(3)

COM

2450

Drama as Ministry*

(3)

MUS

3500

Hymnology**

(2)

 

 

World Aesthetics Choice

(3)

MUS

2520

Choral Literature and Pedagogy**

(2)

WAS

3025

Worship Arts Practicum

(1)

WAS

4040

Administration and Program Development in Worship Ministry*

(2)

Total 16

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology*

(3)

WAS

4020

The Contextualization of Worship*

(2)

 

 

Institutional Choice

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

WAS

4500

Field Education in Worship Arts

(1)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

 

Total 14

Semester 8

 

THE

4280

New Testament Theology*

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

REL

4100

Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

WAS

4000

Worship Arts Senior Internship

(1)

 

 

Intercultural Literacy

(3)

 

Total 13

*Classes offered in alternate years

 

**Spring-odd years

 

Total Plan of Study:

120 hours

Minor in Worship Arts

Worship Arts Minor

15 hours

WAS

1010

Introduction to the Worship Arts

(1)

WAS

2010

Spiritual Formation: The Heart of Worship Leading

(2)

WAS

3010

The Story of Worship

(3)

WAS

3015

The Shape of Worship

(3)

WAS

3020

Telling the Story

(3)

WAS

4020

The Contextualization of Worship

(3)

Worship Arts Course Descriptions

WORSHIP ARTS

WAS 1010 Introduction to the Worship Arts (1)

Designed as the portal for all Worship Arts majors, this introductory class defines and explores foundational questions in the Worship Arts including the purpose of worship, the role of the worship leader and the place of worship in the local church and her mission. This course will serve as a prerequisite for all other WAS courses. Fall.

WAS 2010 Spiritual Formation: The Heart of Worship Leading (2)

Focuses on developing a foundation for understanding and nurturing the spiritual life of a worship leader. Course work will involve the study of classic spiritual disciplines and the writing of one's personal worship journey.

WAS 3010 The Story of Worship (3)

Explores the biblical and historical practices of worship from the patriarchal period to postmodern times. Special attention is given to exploring historical shifts in how Christian people have understood God, the church, salvation and the church-culture intersection with respect to worship. Fall.

WAS 3015 The Shape of Worship (3)

An interactive examination of the unifying elements and the dynamic diversity of worship. Attention is given to the theology and practice of sacraments, the Christian calendar and its use in worship, the relationship among the different elements of corporate worship and the overall design of the worship service.

WAS 3020 Telling the Story (3)

Designed to aid students in exploring many of the dynamics of communication that take place in the context of worship. Topics will include voice and articulation, non-verbal communication, interpersonal communication, and the voice and choice of art in worship.

WAS 3025 Worship Arts Practicum (1)

A supervised practicum designed to give students the opportunity to observe and experience the role and responsibilities of a worship arts pastor in a local church. In addition to on-site observation, students will participate in on-campus guided small groups for reflection, mentoring and spiritual formation.

WAS 4000 Worship Arts Senior Internship (1-2)

A cumulative integration of the students learning and experience in a worship ministry assignment. Students will participate in worship leadership in a congregational setting. During this internship, students will create a Senior Project that will be carried out within the context of worship in their ministry assignment. Students will participate in on-campus guided small groups for reflection, mentoring and spiritual formation.

WAS 4020 The Contextualization of Worship (2)

Fosters the understanding that there are a wide variety of contemporary cultural expressions of worship. With this in mind, students will gain skills in identifying practical theological questions and interpreting contexts, as well as pastoral and practical insights that will guide them in creating God-centered worship. Attention will be given to new ministries, church plants, and the renewal of existing congregations.

WAS 4030 Issues in Systematic Theology: The God We Worship (3)

A study of the nature of theology as a systematic, logical and disciplined activity within the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. This course will consider theological method and the doctrine of God, understanding that worship ultimately informs and shapes our understandings of God. Cross listed as THE 4140.

WAS 4040 Administration and Program Development in Worship Ministry (2)

An examination of leadership and administration skills for worship ministry, the development of a budget and calendar, and working with a larger church staff.

WAS 4500 Field Education in Worship Arts (1-3)

A cumulative integration of the students learning and experience in a worship ministry assignment. Students will focus on and participate in worship leadership and the pastoral duties of a worship ministry pastor. Students will participate in on-campus guided small groups for reflection, mentoring and spiritual formation.