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Graduate Certificate in Worship Leadership

About the Graduate Certificate in Worship Leadership

The all-online, four-course,12-credit hour Graduate Certificate in Worship Leadership will equip you to lead God's people in true biblically grounded worship. Offered jointly by our School of Biblical and Theological Studies and Department of Music and Worship, this certificate will give you the theological foundation and practical skills you need to be an effective worship leader.

If you want to go deeper in your theological and ministry training, Cedarville also offers an online, 36-credit hour Master of Arts in Worship and Theology (M.A.W.T.). After completing the Certificate, you are already one-third of the way to earning your M.A.W.T.!

Highlights of the Graduate Certificate in Worship Leadership

  • Speed to completion – Can be completed in just four seven-week courses.
  • Affordable – At $399 a credit hour, this certificate is an affordable option.
  • Universal – Open to anyone with a bachelor’s degree in any field.

What Can I Do With a  Graduate Certificate in Worship Leadership

You will be equipped to be an effective worship leader in a variety of settings.

 

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Stewarding Your Gifts With a Graduate Degree

Listen as Cedarville's president, Dr. Thomas White, discusses how our graduate programs can help you steward your God-given talents for His glory.

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Why Choose Cedarville and Not a Seminary?

Cedarville's long history of preparing students to serve in the local church and its accelerated, cost-saving completion options make our graduate ministry programs a great choice.

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Worship Leadership Certificate Offered January 2021

The new 12-credit hour program will provide a biblical foundation and practical skills for worship leading.
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The new degrees will also provide an opportunity for partnerships with the school of business administration and the department of music and worship.
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Program Faculty

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Roger O'Neel, Ph.D.

Assistant Chair of Worship, Associate Professor of Worship

  • Location DMC 113
  • Phone 937-766-7635
  • Email Email
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Tom Hutchison, Ph.D.

Professor of Educational Ministries and Applied Theology

  • Location BTS 256
  • Phone 937-766-7641
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Graduate Certificate in Worship Leadership Curriculum

You will take four 3-credit courses to complete the certificate.

Courses:

  • Biblical Foundations of Worship
  • Contemporary Worship Leadership
  • Current Practices in Worship Technology
  • Worship Leadership Practicum