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Worship and Business Management

Worship and Business Management
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  • OnlineFebruary 23, 2021

Overview

Lead in worship with an expertise in business management

Study in two disciplines to create a dynamic master’s degree with broad application in ministry

Unique to Trevecca—no other college, university or seminary offers this degree—the Master of Arts in worship and business management degree gives students practical training in worship, while also equipping them to bring business expertise to the roles they serve in churches, church plants, parachurch ministries, Christian schools and nonprofit organizations. All classes are delivered 100 percent online.

Worship pastors—or those who oversee other worship initiatives—are called to wisely implement theologically-sound elements such as music, liturgical or responsive readings, faith-based theatrical performances or even worship-focused devotional materials. Often, they are additionally tasked with responsibilities that require business acumen and administration of finances, budgeting and accounting. 

The Master of Arts in worship and business management specifically prepares students called to worship ministry with additional business management skills, so that they are ready to work bivocationally or assume multiple roles, including worship pastor, administrative pastor, business manager or operations manager.  

Located in the heart of Music City, just minutes from downtown Nashville, Trevecca is the ideal place to study worship and business. With access to some of the most accomplished experts working in music, worship and business today, Trevecca brings these two disciplines together to create a one-of-a-kind program.  

This degree answers a call from those currently serving in ministry positions who voice two strategic needs in the church, parachurch and business communities: 

  1. Equip full-time vocational pastors already schooled in music in areas needed for part-time lay and/or full-time vocation in the business community; and
  2. Equip part-time worship pastors in areas of worship theology and principles for business management.

Creative, innovative, yet highly relevant to churches and ministries today, this degree features a complete and balanced educational experience in both disciplines. Graduates will leave with a unique skill set that includes both congregational shepherding and strong business management.

 

Objectives of the program 

  • Equip the student as a worship and business management expert
  • Acquaint the student with two similar but different, collaborative but independent, disciplines of study
  • Prepare the student for college-level teaching opportunities in worship studies and business management
  • Formulate a biblical and theological philosophy of worship
  • Evaluate ministry needs in a worship ministry
  • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of a balanced worship ministry
  • Synthesize and apply the functional areas of business to meet organizational goals
  • Make effective and appropriate business management decisions for the organizations in which they lead 

What to expect

  • The program is offered 100 percent online, with books and materials delivered to your front door. You will complete the entire degree remotely. Online students work with a learning cohort throughout the program, taking one class at a time. Finish the program in 20 months with a master’s degree in hand.
  • Our faculty members have impressive backgrounds, credentials and real-world experience in both worship and business management. 
  • Students will learn from full-time and adjunct faculty members, including Grammy- and Dove-Award winning songwriters and music producers, former executives for Christian music record labels, former worship directors for some of the nation’s largest megachurches and parachurch ministries, former deans of schools of music across the country and best selling authors of multiple books on worship. 
  • Because of our location in Music City, Trevecca has great relationships with many talented and experienced worship and business professionals in Nashville and the surrounding areas. Students will be able to learn from these accomplished individuals as they deliver guest lectures in classes throughout the program.

Overview

Lead in worship with an expertise in business management

Study in two disciplines to create a dynamic master’s degree with broad application in ministry

Unique to Trevecca—no other college, university or seminary offers this degree—the Master of Arts in worship and business management degree gives students practical training in worship, while also equipping them to bring business expertise to the roles they serve in churches, church plants, parachurch ministries, Christian schools and nonprofit organizations. All classes are delivered 100 percent online.

Worship pastors—or those who oversee other worship initiatives—are called to wisely implement theologically-sound elements such as music, liturgical or responsive readings, faith-based theatrical performances or even worship-focused devotional materials. Often, they are additionally tasked with responsibilities that require business acumen and administration of finances, budgeting and accounting. 

The Master of Arts in worship and business management specifically prepares students called to worship ministry with additional business management skills, so that they are ready to work bivocationally or assume multiple roles, including worship pastor, administrative pastor, business manager or operations manager.  

Located in the heart of Music City, just minutes from downtown Nashville, Trevecca is the ideal place to study worship and business. With access to some of the most accomplished experts working in music, worship and business today, Trevecca brings these two disciplines together to create a one-of-a-kind program.  

This degree answers a call from those currently serving in ministry positions who voice two strategic needs in the church, parachurch and business communities: 

  1. Equip full-time vocational pastors already schooled in music in areas needed for part-time lay and/or full-time vocation in the business community; and
  2. Equip part-time worship pastors in areas of worship theology and principles for business management.

Creative, innovative, yet highly relevant to churches and ministries today, this degree features a complete and balanced educational experience in both disciplines. Graduates will leave with a unique skill set that includes both congregational shepherding and strong business management.

 

Objectives of the program 

  • Equip the student as a worship and business management expert
  • Acquaint the student with two similar but different, collaborative but independent, disciplines of study
  • Prepare the student for college-level teaching opportunities in worship studies and business management
  • Formulate a biblical and theological philosophy of worship
  • Evaluate ministry needs in a worship ministry
  • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of a balanced worship ministry
  • Synthesize and apply the functional areas of business to meet organizational goals
  • Make effective and appropriate business management decisions for the organizations in which they lead 

What to expect

  • The program is offered 100 percent online, with books and materials delivered to your front door. You will complete the entire degree remotely. Online students work with a learning cohort throughout the program, taking one class at a time. Finish the program in 20 months with a master’s degree in hand.
  • Our faculty members have impressive backgrounds, credentials and real-world experience in both worship and business management. 
  • Students will learn from full-time and adjunct faculty members, including Grammy- and Dove-Award winning songwriters and music producers, former executives for Christian music record labels, former worship directors for some of the nation’s largest megachurches and parachurch ministries, former deans of schools of music across the country and best selling authors of multiple books on worship. 
  • Because of our location in Music City, Trevecca has great relationships with many talented and experienced worship and business professionals in Nashville and the surrounding areas. Students will be able to learn from these accomplished individuals as they deliver guest lectures in classes throughout the program.