The AA in Worship Leadership is for students who want to lead authentic, Gospel-centered, life-changing worship ministry. Students experience growing musical skills and technical expertise, as they develop a biblical, pastorally-shaped perspective of worship leadership with application in the context of ministry.
The program is designed to prepare graduates who can:
- Demonstrate growing musicianship.
- Lead other musicians in ministry.
- Articulate biblical convictions for worship ministry.
Explore the full enrichment of the traditional collegiate experience and make new friends on our lively campus in Circleville Ohio. Serves 17-24 year-old undergraduate students.
Music Theory Electives4
Music Performance Electives*8
Worship Keyboard or Worship Guitar in WOR3XXX1
*up to 3 hours of ensemble credit may be applied toward the GenEd Humanities requirement.
WOR1100 Intro to Worship Leadership3
The ministry and calling of a worship leader, including current leadership and ministry practices, an introduction to worship planning, and a survey of biblical and historical foundations of worship. Overview of the OCU Worship Leadership program, including typical career opportunities.
WOR1102 Field Experience I0
Participation in an approved setting with an experienced worship leader as part of a local church or youth group worship band, or an auditioned worship group. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory;Prerequisite: WOR1100
WOR3471 Field Experience II1
Assistant role in worship planning, band rehearsal and service leadership in an approved setting with an experienced worship leader, leading a local church or youth group worship band. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory;Prerequisite: WOR1102 or permission of the instructor
Worship electives in WORXXXX*12
*Includes up to six hours from CHS, THE3250, MUS3060. Up to six hours of Worship electives may apply toward GenEd Religion or Humanities requirements. See your advisor for help choosing courses that meet both requirements.