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Grand Canyon University | BA in Christian Studies - Worship Leadership

Students who enroll in Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies - Worship Leadership could acquire foundational knowledge of Christian faith, ethics, and history while having the opportunity to acquire leadership and communication skills. Learn more about Grand Canyon University's B.A. in Christian Studies - Worship Leadership.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Worship Leadership

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

This theological program requires students to agree to the College of Theology Covenant and a doctrinal statement provided by Grand Canyon University. Applicants to Grand Canyon University need to have a high school diploma or GED; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

This bachelor's degree program can provide the foundation that aspiring worship and congregational leaders need to guide a congregation. The worship leader bachelor's program is designed to teach students how to apply foundational theology concepts in a modern world. Students have the opportunity to explore Christian ethics, Bible concepts, and the Gospel. The program also could provide students with the communication and leadership skills needed to work as a worship leader.

Some key concepts that could be discussed in this GCU program include the New and Old Testament, doctrines on Jesus Christ, strategies for successful missions, history of theology, ministry theories, and themes in theology. Students also could be given the opportunity to participate in the development of their Christian character in order to help others.

Learning Format:

Online and on-campus

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Grand Canyon University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the B.A. in Christian Studies - Worship Leadership:

Students take foundational general education courses in liberal arts and sciences in order to earn this degree. Core courses in worship leadership and Christian studies are also required, along with electives to expand a student's knowledge base. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Christian Studies - Worship Leadership Major Courses (64 credits)

  • Survey of Old Testament
  • New Testament Survey
  • Christian Theology I
  • Christian Theology II
  • Biblical Interpretation and Application
  • Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs
  • Pentateuch
  • Christian Character Formation
  • Gospel and Acts
  • Christianity in a Global Context
  • Survey of Historical Theology
  • Theology of Worship
  • Ministerial Communication
  • Worship Leadership
  • Christian Ethics
  • Christian Worldview and Media

Elective Courses (16-22 credits)

  • Open elective courses

General Education Courses (34-40 credits)

  • Students select from the following University Foundations options:
    • Success in Science, Engineering and Technology & Lab
    • University Success
    • University Success
    • University Success in the College of Education
  • Students select from the following Effective Communication options:
    • 21st Century Skills: Communication and Information Literacy
    • English Composition I
    • English Composition II
  • Students select from the following Christian Worldview options:
    • Christian Worldview
    • Christian Worldview
  • Students select from the following Critical Thinking options:
    • Applications of College Algebra
    • College Mathematics
    • 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    • Environmental Science
  • Students select from the following Global Awareness, Perspective and Ethics options:
    • U.S. History Themes
    • General Psychology
    • Everyday Sociology

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Upon completion of GCU's BS in Christian Studies - Worship Leadership program, students could choose to expand their knowledge of Christian ministry through master's programs in related fields. Students could choose graduate programs in specialized ministry areas, such as urban or youth ministry. Some of the master's programs that could be pursued by graduates of this worship studies bachelor's degree include (but aren't limited to):

  • Master of Arts in Christian Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
  • Master of Arts in Urban Ministry
  • Master of Arts in Youth and Family Ministry

Career Paths:

The courses in Grand Canyon University's BA in Christian Studies - Worship Leader program are designed to prepare students to lead an entire congregation within a church or to serve as one of many worship leaders in a larger church, performing specialized work like writing sermons, choosing hymns, or leading a service. Some of the positions that could be available to graduates of this bachelor's degree program may include some of the following options:

  • Worship pastor
  • Lead pastor
  • Worship leader
  • Worship musician

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