The graduate certificate is designed as a ten-month program of study. In addition to a core of worship theology, leadership, and service design, students select specific areas of study in congregational song, conducting, vocal ensemble leadership, worship ministry administration, or technology in worship to advance their expertise.
The applicant will complete the normal seminary application process for admission into the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. To begin your application, please click here: https://swbts.edu/admissions/
Curriculum. The GCWL curriculum consists of 3 foundational courses and 2 elective courses for a total of twelve hours of graduate coursework. Each course is offered as an 8-week intensive that can be completed from anywhere in the world.
Required Foundational Courses
Electives (select 2)
Theological and Musical Rigor
Each course is carefully crafted to provide maximum training and interaction with the course material at a master’s degree level. All courses completed in the GCWL are commensurate with the same courses contained in our gold standard degree, the Master of Divinity in Worship Leadership.
The Graduate Certificate in Worship Leadership is offered by the School of Church Music and Worship (SCMW) at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. Learn more about the SCMW here.
All successfully completed courses in the GCWL can be seamlessly transferred to the following degrees in future years: