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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.!

Worship at Cedarville

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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Michael O'Brien Endorses Cedarville's Worship Programs

Michael O'Brien, worship leader, performing artist, and Cedarville dad, encourages you to consider Cedarville's outstanding undergraduate and graduate worship programs to hone your worship skills and establish a strong theological foundation.

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Graduate Certificate in Worship Leadership

Listen as Dr. Roger O'Neel, Director of Cedarville's worship program, describes how the Graduate Certificate in Worship Leadership will equip you as a worship leader.

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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
  • Email Email

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