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Worship Leadership

School of Bible & Ministry


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The Worship Leadership major prepares students for worship leadership that is scripturally sound and musically and artistically competent.

  • Approach worship leadership in ways that reflect sound theological, philosophical, cultural, and practical understandings of ministry
  • Synthesize and apply musical learning
  • Understand, communicate, and perform in a variety of musical styles
  • Interpret Christian scripture responsibly
  • Identify and critically analyze appropriate sources in academic research
  • Understand and assess contemporary church beliefs and practices in light of church history
  • Reflect theologically on contemporary culture and discern the challenges and opportunities for the church to embody a faithful presence within that culture
  • Develop personal and spiritual maturity necessary for worship leadership

MINISTRY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

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COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Worship Leadership major – B.A.

Bible (6 hrs)

  • BIBL 201 Jesus in the Gospels (3 hrs)
  • BIBL 211 Old Testament Images of God (3 hrs)

Church History/Theology (6 hrs)

  • HIST 341 and 342 Church History (6 hrs)

Worship Leadership (37 hrs)

  • CMIN 260 Ministry Leadership Seminar (Taken two times, 2 hrs each) (4 hrs)
  • CMIN 273 Foundations of Christian Ministry (3 hrs)
  • CMIN 350 Ministry in a Changing Culture (3 hrs)
  • CMIN 365 Theology of Christian Worship (3 hrs)
  • CMIN 480 Theological Integration (1 hr)
  • CMIN 491C Semester in Ministry Internship (6 hrs); or, CMIN 491A Summer Ministry Internship (3 hrs) plus one additional approved CMIN elective (3 hrs)
  • MUSC 103 Music Colloquium (1 hr)
  • MUSC 100, 104 or 106 Applied Music—Principle Concentration–.5 hr/2 semesters with jury (1 hr)
  • MUSC XXX  2 semesters of participation in choral ensembles (2 hrs)
  • MUSC 125 Keyboard Fundamentals (2 hrs)
  • MUSC 141 Music Theory Fundamentals (2 hrs)
  • MUSC 454 Music and Worship Methods (3 hrs)
  • 6 additional hours from approved courses in BIBL, CMIN, COMM, HIST, MUSC, or THEA

Total number of required hours: 49

In addition to courses in the major, students must complete the General Education Requirements for a bachelor of arts degree as described in the 2018-19 catalog.

To earn a bachelor’s degree, a student must complete 128 semester hours in courses with course numbers at the 100 level or above. The B.A. degree requires foreign language through the intermediate level. The Bible faculty strongly recommends this language be Greek or Hebrew as an aid in the study of the Bible.

Senior Portfolio

Students majoring in Worship Leadership must compile a portfolio of their work demonstrating their competencies regarding the outcomes listed above. The final form of this portfolio is compiled, reviewed, and assessed by the Bible and Music Area faculties as part of the required Theological Integration course taken during the final year. Students pursuing double majors must complete the required portfolio for the Worship Leadership major.

Worship Leadership minor

The minor in Worship Leadership equips students to prepare for a lifetime of service to Christ regardless of their primary field of study. Because Milligan believes that “every Christian is a minister,” this minor seeks to prepare students to serve effectively as bi-vocational servant-leaders or as voluntary leaders in their local churches.

  • BIBL 201 Jesus in the Gospels (3 hrs)
  • BIBL 211 Old Testament Images of God (3 hrs)
  • CMIN 260 Ministry Leadership Seminar (2 hrs)
  • CMIN 365 Theology of Christian Worship (3 hrs)
  • HIST 341 or 342 Church History (3 hrs)
  • MUSC 125 Keyboard Fundamentals (2 hrs)
  • MUSC 141 Music Theory Fundamentals (2 hrs)
  • MUSC 454 Music and Worship Methods (3 hrs)

Total number of required hours: 21

 


View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan College Catalog (link below). The Milligan College academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the Catalog.

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Faculty

Dr. Curtis Booher

Curtis Booher

Associate Professor of Christian Ministries

Phone: 423.461.8778
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Dr. Lee Blackburn

Lee Blackburn

Associate Professor of History and Humanities

Phone: 423.461.8493
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 125

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Dr. Kellie Brown

Kellie Brown

Professor of Music; Sub-Area Chair of Music

Phone: 423.461.8978
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Office: Seeger Memorial Chapel 108

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Dr. Craig Farmer

Craig Farmer

Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities; Associate Professor of History and Humanities; Area Chair of Humane Learning; Joel O. and Mabel Stephens Chair of Bible

Phone: 423.461.8942
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 122

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Dr. Susan Higgins

Susan Higgins

Associate Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Education; Professor of Sociology and Missions; Area Chair of Social Learning

Phone: 423.461.8739
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 116

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Dr. John Jackson

John Jackson

Associate Professor of Bible and Humanities

Phone: 423.461.8794
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 111

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Dr. Ron Kastens

Ron Kastens

Director of Ministry Leadership Program

Phone: 423.461.8492
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Office: McMahan Student Center, Lower Level

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Dr. Philip Kenneson

Philip Kenneson

Associate Dean of the School of Bible and Ministry; Professor of Theology and Philosophy; Area Chair of Biblical Learning; The Kenneth E. Starkey Chair of Bible and Christian Ministries

Phone: 423.461.8797
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 112

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Dr. Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey Miller

Vera Britton Chair of Bible; Professor of Bible

Phone: 423.461.8747
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 120

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Dr. Paul Blowers

Paul Blowers

Dean E. Walker Professor of Church History - Emmanuel Christian Seminary

Phone: 423.461.1505
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Office: B.D. Phillips Building

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Dr. Jack Holland

Jack Holland

Professor of Christian Ministries; Professor of Christian Care and Counseling - Emmanuel Christian Seminary

Phone: 423.461.1526
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Mr. David Kiger

David Kiger

Theological Librarian & Assistant Director of Library Services

Phone: 423.461.1541
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Office: Seminary Library

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Dr. Miriam Perkins

Miriam Perkins

Associate Professor of Theology and Society - Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan

Phone: 423.461.1556
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Office: B.D. Phillips Building

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Dr. Rollin Ramsaran

Rollin Ramsaran

Dean of Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Professor of New Testament

Phone: 423.461.1524
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Office: B.D. Phillips Building

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Dr. Michael Sweeney

Michael Sweeney

Associate Professor of World Mission and New Testament; Director of the Master of Arts in Christian Ministries Program - Emmanuel Christian Seminary

Phone: 423.461.1550
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Office: B.D. Phillips Building

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