College Degrees

Master of Arts in Worship-Ethnomusicology

Today you have the opportunity to make an important decision that could significantly impact the lives of others, further your personal ministry and influence the future of worship in the church. By choosing to earn your Master of Arts in Worship Studies you can set that opportunity in motion.

Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary’s Master of Arts in Worship Studies program is designed to equip worship leaders to serve the church as skilled, passionate leaders of worship, equipped to address the needs of today’s postmodern culture. This specialization prepares musicians and worship leaders to become missionaries - or musical ambassadors - in various cultural settings.As students develop a strong biblical worldview through theological study, they also explore the role of music and art within different cultures.This specialization includes training in the biblical and theological foundations of worship, biblical leadership techniques, pastoral-staff relations, the varying roles of the worship leader and the ongoing relationship to global worship.The end result is a worship leader who is passionate about serving in a world missions setting and can effectively reach various cultures through music.

Students will receive comprehensive training in qualitative and quantitative research methods, developing the knowledge and expertise necessary to function in a variety of worship cultures and contexts within the evangelical community. Courses are taught by today’s top Christian leaders in worship music, song writing and arranging, including Al Denson (worship leader/CCM artist/songwriter), Rick Muchow (worship pastor, Saddleback Community Church), Todd Bell (worship pastor/producer, Prestonwood Baptist Church) and Mark Harris (worship leader/song writer/band member of 4Him).

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