BACHELOR OF ARTS IN WORSHIP AND MUSIC
The BAWM (pending WSCUC approval) is a three-year degree that prepares future ministry leaders in musical proficiency through skill and disciplinary development in the tradition of musical conservatories together with a biblical-theological education that cultivates servant leaders with practical ministry experience in a setting that provides personal mentorship. The BAWM cultivates worship leaders with theological understanding, spiritual maturity, and personal integrity who serve the Church in its calling to worship, and who calls humanity into the right relationship with the Triune God. Graduates are prepared for musical performance and church leadership roles as well as graduate education in musical schools or in seminaries.
- Prepare students for vocations as pastors, missionaries, evangelists, and teachers.
- Offer a specialization in worship and music with a view toward social transformation.
- Strengthen the student’s biblical foundation and spiritual formation process.
- Foster academic excellence, spiritual fervor, passion for reaching the lost and equipping the church.
- Provide mentoring for students to mature emotionally, mentally, spiritually and vocationally.
- Prepare students for relevant and biblically authentic ministry leadership in diverse cultures and settings.
- Prepare students to work collaboratively as part of a leadership structure.
- Develop a desire in students for lifelong learning.
B.A. Learning Outcomes
These program-level learning outcomes and specific course-level measurements are determined by departmental faculty and are incorporated into all courses: PROGRAM-LEVEL OUTCOMES
Interpret the texts of the Christian Scripture in relation to both their ancient contexts and in conversation with contemporary theology.
Integrate the study of music and the Christian faith with Pentecostal ministry practices.
Articulate a biblically and historically informed theology of Christian worship.
Perform a public recital on the chosen instrument/voice, applying stylistic, theoretical, interpretive and technical skills.
Evaluate music composition utilizing an undergraduate proficiency level of music theory within parameters of Christian worldview.
Demonstrate competence in worship leading in the local church and service to people of diverse cultures and worldviews.