For the Kingdom

Worship Ministry

Why Worship Ministry?

Lead the Local Church in Worshipping King Jesus

Spurgeon College’s worship ministry program equips students to be musically proficient and trained while also developing a heart and philosophy for worship in the local church.

What You’ll Learn

Be Trained to lead worship in spirit and truth

Spurgeon College’s Worship Ministry program provides college-level training for service in local churches and other Christian ministries through programs of music and worship. The degree provides increased understanding and skill in the interpretation of Scripture, theological reflection, and local church worship ministry in addition to strenuous musical training. Graduates will be equipped to serve as worship leaders, as well as in local church ministry, international missions, denominational service, and subsequent graduate study.

Program Information

Coursework and Outcomes

Explore the courses that are included in the Worship Ministry program at Spurgeon College. Students in this program must complete 129 credit hours of coursework.

  • BN170 Introduction to Business and Finance 3 hrs
  • CM110 Introduction to Public Speaking 3 hrs
  • GE101 English Composition I 3 hrs
  • GE102 English Composition II 3 hrs
  • GE135 Quantitative Reasoning 3 hrs
  • GE185 Introduction to Physical Science 3 hrs
  • GE240 Survey of World Literature 3 hrs
  • GS101 Foundations of Kingdom Success 3 hrs
  • HM300 Introduction to Philosophy 3 hrs
  • HM344 Christianity and the Arts 3 hrs
  • HS210 or HS211 American History I or II 3 hrs
  • HT200 Introduction to Ethics 3 hrs
  • HT411 World Religions 3 hrs
  • PY100 Introduction to Psychology

  • BS115 Old Testament Survey I
  • BS116 Old Testament Survey II
  • BS117 New Testament Survey I
  • BS118 New Testament Survey II
  • BS204 Introduction to Hermeneutics
  • HT112 Church History I
  • HT113 Church History II
  • HT350 Christian Doctrine I
  • HT351 Christian Doctrine II
  • HT450 The Church
  • MN201 Personal Evangelism and Discipleship
  • MS201 Global Missions

  • MU101 Music Theory I
  • MU103 Music Theory II
  • MU201 Music Theory III
  • MU102 Aural Skills I
  • MU104 Aural Skills II
  • MU202 Aural Skills III
  • MU233 History of Music for Worship I
  • MU234 History of Music for Worship II
  • MU302 Introduction to Church Music and Worship Leadership
  • MU341 Introduction to Conducting
  • MU361 Integrative Seminar in Worship Ministry
  • MUXXX Primary Applied Concentration (8 hours – 1 hour each semester)
  • MUXXX Secondary Applied Concentration (4 hours)
  • MUXXX Ensemble (6 hours – 1 hour each semester)
  • MUXXX Music Electives (6)

This program offers students 9 hours of elective credit throughout their program.

Students graduating with the Worship Ministry major will be able to do the following:

    1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of music theory, music history, and conducting.
    2. Demonstrate improved musical practice and performance skills.
    3. Demonstrate a basic orientation to local church music ministry.
Jeromy Carter - Spurgeon Student

HEAR FROM Spurgeon Knights

I love how our community is so joyful and warm, and how both overflow from their love for Christ, his gospel, his mission, and his church.

Tiara Perez

Worship Ministries Major from Juncos, PR

HEAR FROM Spurgeon Knights

The faculty really cares about the student’s studies and want to see them succeed, not only in their academics but also in their day to day lives as believers in Christ.

Jeromy Carter

Worship Ministries Major from Moberly, MO

HEAR FROM Spurgeon Knights

In my studies at Spurgeon College, I have come to a greater understanding of how the Gospel matters for every part of my life, not just my work in ministry.

Elim Culpepper

Worship Ministries Major from Benton, AR