Foundational classes taken for credit
towards a degree program.
Specific semester classes being offered:
Spring| Summer |
Fall | Winter
Believer’s Worship I
This course will teach what worship is, how we can become worshippers, and
our responsibility to worship as believers. We will recognize and learn how
to live in the presence of God through worship.
Believer’s Worship II
This course is a study of the Biblical definition of praise and worship. We
will examine the following subjects as they relate to worship: our call,
prayer, music evangelism, public worship, and taking it to the streets. We
will also discover the various roles of men in worship, their importance and
how to build character.
Cross-Cultural Worship I
The study of music’s crucial mission in expressing worship to God through
the variety of the arts in church and culture, with special focus on the
origins and historical development of music and worship within styles,
streams, musical languages, geographical locations, ethnic backgrounds,
generations, eras, and various denominations.
Cross-Cultural Worship II
A more intense study required to equip a worship leader, parent, teacher,
pastor, and/or a musician with knowledge, wisdom, and an understanding of
the role one has in bridging the gap between the multiplicity of people
groups, backgrounds, ages, and the vast spectrum of perspectives held by
those influenced and/or mentored in one’s sphere of oversight.
Quest for God
This course teaches the principles of God’s presence. It was designed to give
both practical application and a spiritual approach to the presence of God.
By understanding the practical you can understand what kinds of things you
should do to effectively find and live in God’s presence. By understanding
the spiritual you will be able to apply the kingdom principles that will
result in God’s presence.
The Prophetic Song I
This course is a study of the purpose and function of the music ministry of
the Holy Spirit. Focus will be on what the prophetic song is and how one can
be used of the Lord in this ministry of music from a Biblical perspective.
We will further discover the relationship of music in the Holy Spirit.
The Prophetic Song II - Harp & Bowl
Practical experience in singing and playing the song of the Lord and
functioning in harp (worship) and bowl (intercessory) ministry [Rev. 5:8].
Basic principles in antiphonal, spontaneous and scripture singing will be
presented. A major objective is scripture memorization.
Theology of Music (Rebirth of Music)
This course is a study of the theology of music, its importance and purpose.
Focus will be on the real meaning and purpose of music from a Biblical
perspective. The study will be conducted by discovering kingdom music’s role
and power in prophecy, praise and worship, and revival. We will discover the
relationship of music and the Spiritual.
Theology of Worship
This course is a study of the Biblical theology and historical foundations
of worship, especially as it is expressed in the contemporary worship and
renewal movement. Focus will be on worship’s purpose, priority,
personification, and portrayal. The study will be conducted by discovering
worship’s definition, history and renewal in the context of contemporary
Leading Worship I
This course will more deeply study the roles of the pastor, worship leader,
and worship team in the worship service. We will examine how to properly
prepare for a worship service through effective preparations and how to lead
in a small and large group. In addition, we will seek to understand
different expressions in Christian worship and their relationship to the
presence of God.
Leading Worship II
This course gives practical applications and opportunities for a student to
perform what has been learned in Leading Worship I. Functions
include: vocally leading alone, vocally leading a music group without
needing to play a musical instrument, and/or vocally leading a group while
playing an instrument. Expression, rhythm, adequate communication and
flexibility are key concepts. This course should enable a student to
effectively lead worship in various church and ministry settings.
Worship Team I
This course will more deeply study the roles of the singers, musicians,
worship leader, and worship team in the worship service. We will examine how
to properly prepare for a worship service through effective leadership, both
in small and large groups. In addition, we will seek to understand different
expressions in Christian worship and their relationship to the presence of
Thoroughly Furnished I - Bib. Survey 101
A basic Bible study for spiritual development, for review, to stimulate
one’s heart to seek after the Lord, and to embrace wisdom. It was designed
to create spiritual development in the new Christian and to bring an
inspirational review to the mature Christian.
Thoroughly Furnished II - Bib. Survey 102
A continuation of Thoroughly Furnished I, emphasizing studies in Holy
Ordinances, Christian ministry, and Biblical eschatology.
Training Children in Music/Worship
This course will equip a potential teacher to conduct an enjoyable
music class for young children (babies to approx. 8 years of age). Objective
is to teach children how to play the piano, violin, rhythm instruments, to
study music theory with fun and games, read notes, play by ear, and sing in
tune. Consistent instruction, praise and follow-through are a few of the
Worship Ministry I
This course will more deeply study how to get past the externals of
worship and touch the presence of God, how to increase participation of the
congregation and effective worship leadership. In addition we will seek to
apply the principles presented in this course and the student's ministry of
Training Children in Music/Worship II
Babies are born uninhibited, free to express themselves. They are not
born shy. This course will equip a potential teacher to help channel the
children's life and energy into that which they were created for- to worship
God. The children are allowed to be children, but they are given tools in
music and the arts which can be fun, yet at the same time, can be cultivated
to express heart-felt thanksgiving and love to the Lord.
Teaching future teachers how to teach more effectively. This course
specializes in teaching piano teachers and can also be adapted to include
Orchestra / Choir
Either orchestra and/or choir is required each trimester as a learning
experience as well as a representation of the college. Both orchestra and
choir include a study of good note reading, expression, ensemble, stage
presence and outreach ministry, within the framework of a repertoire
embracing multiple styles.