School of Church Music and Worship
Master of Divinity with a Concentration in Worship Leadership
Training leaders in musical excellence and ministry experience
The Master of Divinity with a Concentration in Worship Leadership (MDivWL) combines robust theological study with competency-based skill development in the areas of music and worship.
- MDivWL available residentially with theology classes available residentially and online
- 86 hours
- Includes biblical, theological, Great Commission, and educational ministry studies
- Prepares for church leadership
At Southwestern Seminary, ministry training includes both classroom learning and hands-on experience. Because of this, all students in the School of Church Music and Worship are required to minister in the music program of a local church or organization during the time they are enrolled in their degree programs.
“As I prepare to minister, I’m glad I’m in a place where I see gifted people humbling themselves by serving their students. They are models of the kind of minister I want to be.”
Master of Divinity student with a concentration in worship leadership
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Students must demonstrate basic competencies in the following areas: applied instrument or voice, conducting, music history, and music theory and musicianship. These competencies may be demonstrated by transcript evidence, completion of an undergraduate degree in music or the equivalent, and/or by placement examinations. If needed, all leveling courses may be completed through the School of Church Music and Worship.
MDivWL students must maintain an overall grade point average of 2.00.
The degree must be completed within a period of seven years from the time of admission. Extensions may be granted to students who are serving in an international mission field.
|Old Testament I
|Old Testament II
|New Testament I
|New Testament II
|Biblical Hebrew I
|Biblical Greek I
|Greek or Hebrew II
|GREEK 3323 or HEBRW 4323
|Systematic Theology I
|Systematic Theology II
|Systematic Theology III
|Great Commission and Educational Ministry Studies
|Contemporary Evangelism or Introduction to Missiology
|EVANG 3303 or MSSN 3363
|Strategies for Disciple-making
|Introduction to Expository Preaching * (WOMST 4043 Introduction to Expository Teaching)
|PRCHG 3313 *
|Principles of Biblical Counseling
|Biblical Anthropology & Discipleship
|Foundations for Bible Teaching
|Family Ministry and the Church
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