Worship Leadership

ABOUT

For students who are called to lead worship. In addition to emphasizing the music and worship preparation, this concentration offers biblical and theological training. Required music classes will be provided through Baylor School of Music with an emphasis on church music. Although a Bachelor of Arts in music is not required, 9 hours of music prerequisites must be completed before music concentration classes can be taken.

 
DEGREE PLAN
I. Minimum Requirement   93 hours
II. Residency Requirement (minimum)
Truett Seminary encourages a much higher number
51 hours
III. Grade Point Average
Minimum of 2.00 or "C" overall and minimum of "C" or 2.00 in all core courses.
IV. Theological Education Core Courses 75 hours
Introductory Courses*
  • THEO 7340 Introduction to Christian Scriptures
  • THEO 7343 Introduction to Christian History
  • THEO 7345 Introduction to Christian Theology
9 hours
Christian Scriptures
  • THEO 7370 Christian Scriptures 1
  • THEO 7372 Christian Scriptures 2
  • THEO 7371 Christian Scriptures 3
  • THEO 7373 Christian Scriptures 4
12 hours
Biblical Languages
  • THEO 7356 Hebrew 1
  • THEO 7357 Hebrew 2
  • THEO 7346 New Testament Greek 1
  • THEO 7347 New Testament Greek 2
  • THEO 7V54 Hebrew Language Reading or THEO 7V48 Greek Language Reading
  • (3 hours; no variable credit)
15 hours
Christian Theology
  • THEO 7360 Christian Texts and Traditions 1
  • THEO 7361 Christian Texts and Traditions 2
  • THEO 7362 Christian Texts and Traditions 3
  • THEO 7382 Constructive Theology
  • THEO 7396 The Baptist Identity
15 hours
Christian Ministry
  • LEAD 7301 Leadership for Ministry or PAST 7330 Introduction to Pastoral Care
  • WOCW 7385 Introduction to Christian Witness and Mission
  • PRCH 7316 Preaching 1
  • THEO 7316 Christian Worship
  • MENT 7V00 Mentoring in Ministry (9 hrs)
  • PRTH 7391 Integrative Seminar
24 hours
V. Area Concentration: Worship Leadership (WSHP) 18 hours
Concentration Requirements
  • THEO 7317 Studies in Worship
  • THEO 7397 (MUS 4374) The Song of the Church
  • THEO 7290 (MUS 5240) Worship in the Church
  • THEO 7298 (MUS 5243) Church Music Ministry
  • THEO 7299 (MUS 5248) Worship Leadership Practicum
  • Choral Ensemble (2 semesters):
    • MUEN 5002 A Cappella Choir
    • MUEN 5007 Concert Choir
    • MUEN 5024 Women's Chorus
    • MUEN 5021 Men's Choir
    • MUEN 5093 Bella Voce
  • MUS 5037 Church Music Forum (4 semesters)
12 hours
Electives
  • THEO 7291 (MUS 5241) Congregational Song
  • THEO 7292 (MUS 5242) Seminar in Music Ministry
  • THEO 7293 (MUS 5247) Church/Vocal Ministries in the Church
  • THEO 7296 (MUS 5246) Comparative Liturgies
6 hours
Music Course Prerequisites
(these courses do not count towards the 93-hour total required for graduation)
  • MUS 1301 Music Theory (prereq to MUS 1101 or can be taken concurrently)
  • MUS 1101 Musicianship
  • MUS 2260 Elementary Conducting
Total Hours   93 hours
VI. Satisfactory Completion of 200 Lifelong Learning Units
VII. Covenant Groups - Six Semesters
VIII. Satisfactory Academic Progress
* These are required courses; however, based upon previous academic experience, students may petition to waive these courses. Students not taking these courses must substitute electives in corresponding areas under advisement.