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Worship & Pastoral Studies

Pastorally focused

Our faculty have been or are currently worship pastors, they have the pastoral experience and hearts necessary to shepherd their students ministerially as well as academically.

Musically diverse

Students and faculty contribute knowledge and skill in diverse musical styles, seen in ensembles, various recording projects, and private lessons.

Gospel centered

The gospel is the focus in every area of this degree. All of our classes, services, and training is centered on Christ.

Program of Study

The Worship and Pastoral Studies major is reserved for male students. Female students should consider the Worship and Music Studies program.



General Studies


EN 101 English Composition I 3
EN 102 English Composition II 3
HU 421 Great Books Seminar I 3
HU 422 Great Books Seminar II 3
MA — Math Elective 3
PH 103 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PH 108 Worldview Analysis 3
PH 311 Introduction to Ethics 3
PH 321 Religion in the Public Square 3
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PS 221 Marriage and the Family 3

Ministry Studies


CN 101 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
MS 101 Introduction to Christian Missions 3
MS 105 Personal Evangelism 3
PR 205 Preaching I 3
PR 206 Preaching II 3

Biblical and Theological Studies


BL 101 Old Testament Survey I 3
BL 102 Old Testament Survey II 3
BL 111 Hermeneutics 3
BL 151 New Testament Survey I 3
BL 152 New Testament Survey II 3
HS 201 Church History I 3
HS 202 Church History II 3
HS 305 Baptist History 3
TH 211 Christian Theology I 3
TH 212 Christian Theology II 3
TH 311 Christian Theology III 3

Major Studies


MU 110 Music Theory I: Music Analysis 3
MU 115 Aural Skills I 1
MU 120 Music Theory II: Songwriting 3
MU 125 Aural Skills II 1
MU 210 Music Theory III: Arranging 3
MU 215 Aural Skills III 1
MU 226 Music Styles Lab 1
MU 361 Beginning Conducting 2
MU 381 Worship Ministry in the Church 2
WL 181 Introduction to Worship 3
WL 251 Historical Survey of Worship Music I 3
WL 252 Historical Survey of Worship Music II 3
WL 316 Biblical Principles of Worship 3
WL 421 Worship Technology 2
WL 492 Dynamics of Modern Worship Leadership 2

Worship Teams


Four semesters must be MU 150, the Boyce College Choir

Applied Major


Main area of private study: voice, piano, guitar, other

Applied Minor


Secondary areas of private study: piano for Applied Major Voice or Instrumental students, voice for Applied Major Piano students

Field Education


WL 141 Supervised Worship Ministry Experience: Spiritual Disciplines 1/2
WL 142 Supervised Worship Ministry Experience: Managing Your Ministry 1/2
WL 241 Supervised Worship Ministry Experience: Worship Resources 1/2
WL 242 Supervised Worship Ministry Experience: Team Ministry 1/2
WL 341 Supervised Worship Ministry Experience: Pastoral Care 1/2
WL 342 Supervised Worship Ministry Experience: Leadership 1/2
WL 481 Senior Seminar 1/2
WL 489 Worship Internship 1/2

Total Degree Hours


Prerequisite: CP 100. Students needing this course should register for it during their first semester of study. All course work is completed online. There is no charge for this course.

Learning Outcomes

1. Students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.

2. Students will be able to integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.

3. Students will demonstrate basic understanding of the language of music through theoretical analysis and aural skills performance.

4. Students will describe the historical practice and philosophy of the role of music in the church.

5. Students will demonstrate proficiency in the performance of music as a musician and the application of music to the local church as a music ministry leader.

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