About the Graduate Certificate in Worship Leadership
Why Study Worship Leadership at Cedarville?
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.!Request Info Schedule an Appointment
What Sets Cedarville Apart?
Biblical WorldviewAll courses are built on the solid foundation of Scripture.
Online and AcceleratedAll courses are offered in an online format, 1- and 2-year completion options.
AffordableCedarville’s online ministry programs are competitively priced with available financial aid.
Certificate in Worship Leadership Highlights
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 You Do With a Graduate Certificate in Worship Leadership?
You will be equipped to be an effective worship leader in a variety of settings and will graduate with a deeper biblical theological framework and increased practical skill set.
Admission, Costs and Aid, Start Dates
Admission Requirements — The first step in your graduate school journey at Cedarville is to apply for admission.Worship Leadership Admission Requirements
Costs and Financial Aid — Your decision to pursue quality, Christian graduate education represents a valuable investment in your career and professional development. To assure your degree is also affordable, Cedarville graduate programs are competitively priced and can be supplemented with a variety of financial aid.Worship Leadership Cost Information
Program Start Dates — Applications are accepted throughout the year, and you can enroll and begin classes in August, October, January, March, May, or July.
Stewarding Your Gifts With a Graduate Degree
Why Choose Cedarville and Not a Seminary?
You will take four 3-credit courses to complete the certificate.
- Biblical Foundations of Worship
- Contemporary Worship Leadership
- Current Practices in Worship Technology
- Worship Leadership Practicum
Program Format and Related Programs
Cedarville offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with flexible completion options. You may also want to consider these related programs as you consider the degree or program that is a best fit for you.
Program Level and Format
From Our Students:
Roger O'Neel, Ph.D.Professor of Worship; Director - Worship Program; Assistant Chair - Worship
- DMC 113
Tom Hutchison, Ph.D.Professor of Educational Ministries and Applied Theology
- BTS 256
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Dove-Nominated Singer-Songwriter Is Cedarville Artist-in-ResidenceMatt Papa, who co-wrote "His Mercy is More" and "Behold the Wondrous Mystery," will serve as artist-in-residence at Cedarville University for the 2021-22 academic year.