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Worship Leadership Certificate Offered January 2021


by Lauren McGuire, Student Public Relations Writer

chapel worship bandCedarville University will offer a new graduate-level certificate in worship leadership starting spring semester 2021.

This 12-credit hour certificate includes four classes to be completed over two semesters. The four classes that are a part of this certificate include Biblical Foundations of Worship, Contemporary Worship Leadership, Current Practices in Worship Technology, and Worship Leadership Practicum. These classes will help provide a biblical foundation and practical skills for worship leading.

“This certificate will help worship leaders refine their worship theology and worship leading skills,” Dr. Roger O’Neel, assistant chair and associate professor of worship, said.  “It is a graduate-level certificate, so students who have completed worship degrees will be pushed deeper into their field of study.”

“For those who are college graduates who have not specifically studied worship, but perhaps have been worship practitioners, they will be given some excellent training to enhance their ministry.”

This program will join the existing online Master of Arts in Worship and Theology degree available offered in partnership with the department of music and worship.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,550 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including  Master of Arts in Worship and Leadership and Graduate Certificate in Worship Leadership programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and high student engagement ranking. For more information about Cedarville University, visit