BACHELOR OF SCIENCE:

WORSHIP ARTS

The Worship Arts degree at Barclay College is designed to equip students with a solid biblical, theological, and historical foundation for servant leadership and worship leading within the local church. The program challenges students to think about worship from a biblical, theological, historical, and contextual perspective as well as to acquire the necessary musical and leadership skills to be effective worship pastors.

Worship celebrates God’s mighty acts of salvation throughout history in the work of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Worship Arts degree at Barclay College provides training in Christian worship from biblical times to the present. Worship theologian Robert Webber stated, “Worship is the key to the Church’s renewal.” At Barclay College we are committed to supporting the Church by training students to be effective leaders, specifically in the area of worship.

Graduates from the Barclay program will find themselves with an excellent foundation for ministry in various churches, Christian schools, mission organizations, or other Christian ministries where worship leadership and music skills are particularly required or valuable.

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of the Worship Arts curriculum, the student will meet the objectives of the division of Arts and Sciences, as well as additional objectives particular to this major.

Division Objectives: students shall be able to

1. Articulate why for the Christian, all vocations to which God leads are calls to stewardship and ministry.

2. Explain how a Christian worldview impacts vocational attitudes, ethics, and meaning.

3. Articulate how biblical principles related to one’s chosen field integrate with or critique “secular” knowledge of the same field.

4. Demonstrate the ability to construct a biblically informed approach to their vocational field.

5. Demonstrate competence in their chosen field at a level appropriate for graduates of a baccalaureate program.

Specific Program Objectives: students will

1. Articulate the biblical basis for worship, edification, and communication through music.

2. Display a broad knowledge of the history and development of musical philosophy, styles, and performance.

3. Reveal a competency in and understanding of the essential theory, principles, and practices of music in the church, in various other venues, and throughout society.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the need to use different musical styles in different settings, and a mature ability to set aside personal preference in favor of ministry effectiveness.

5. Demonstrate the ability to serve in ministry or career roles that require solid musical skills and leadership.

6. Demonstrate the skills and background required to enter graduate school to pursue further studies in music.

7. Meet the objectives of the Division of Bible and Ministry.

8. Meet the objectives of the Division of General Studies.



WORSHIP ARTS Required Courses

I. Division of Bible and Ministry [37 hours]

Division Core

Part I. Bible Concentration:

17 hours

BI205

Bible Study Methods

3 hours

NT102

New Testament Survey

3 hours

OT101

Old Testament Survey

3 hours

TH302

Doctrine of Holiness

2 hours

TH308

Teachings of Friends

3 hours

3 hours chosen from:

3 hours

NT211 Transformational Life/Leadership of Christ (3 hours)

NT241 Synoptic Gospels (3 hours)

NT362 Acts (3 hours)

NT346 Writings of John (3 hours)

Part II. Foundations for Ministry:

10 hours

CM104

Personal Evangelism Seminar

1 hour

CM107

Survey of Church Ministry

3 hours

MI2083

Intercultural Ministry

3 hours

SL101

Spiritual Formation I

3 hours

Additional Bible/Theology:

10 hours

BI206

Hermeneutics

3 hours

TH105

Basic Beliefs

2 hours

TH304

Apologetics

2 hours

3 hours chosen from NT or OT electives

3 hours

II. Division of General Studies [43 hours]

Division Core

Communications:

12 hours

IT101/02

Introduction to Computer Applications

3 hours

EN101

College Writing

3 hours

EN202

Research and Writing

3 hours

SP201/02

Fundamentals of Speech

3 hours

Humanities:

6 hours

PH205

Introduction to Philosophy

3 hours

LI201/202 Introduction to Literature

3 hours

Social and Behavioral Sciences:

7 hours

EN109

Personal Effectiveness

1 hour

PY103

General Psychology

3 hours

3 hours chosen from:

3 hours

SS201 Western Civilization I (3 hours)

SS223 American History I (3 hours)

SO211 Introduction to Sociology (3 hours)

Science and Mathematics:

6 hours

3 hours chosen from:

3 hours

MA103 Mathematical Concepts (3 hours)

MA108 College Algebra (3 hours)

3 hours chosen from:

3 hours

Any Science Elective

Additional General Studies Requirements:

11 hours

DR102

MU229

Drama OR

Worship Technology Seminar

2 hours

PY204

Marriage and Family

3 hours

3 hours chosen from:

3 hours

MI223 Cultural Anthropology (3 hours)

PY322 Social Psychology (3 hours)

SS202 Western Civilization II (3 hours)

SS224 American History II (3 hours)

4 hours

General Studies elective

4 hours

III. Division of Arts and Sciences [48 hours]

Professional Ministry Courses

48 hours

MU —

Applied Music: Piano

3 hours

MU —

Applied Music: Voice

2 hours

MU —

Applied Music: Elective

2 hours

MU —

Choir or Ensembles

8 hours

MU213

Music Theory I

3 hours

MU214

Music Theory II

3 hours

MU221

Music Literature and History I

3 hours

MU222

Music Literature and History II

3 hours

MU323

Music Theory III

3 hours

MU324

Music Theory IV

3 hours

MU341

Philosophy of Church Music

3 hours

MU342

Survey of Church Music Literature

3 hours

MU409

Senior Recital

1 hour

MU431

Conducting

3 hours

MU332

Leading Worship

3 hours

MU409

Worship Arts Internship

2 hours

128 total