Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary to Launch Master’s Degree for Music in Worship Leadership

In fall 2020, the School of Church Music and Worship at The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary will launch a 59-hour master’s degree that will be the “gold standard” for worship leadership, says the school’s administration.

The Master of Music in Worship Leadership — designed to train and equip worship leaders who are biblically faithful, musically excellent, and devoted to serving the church — received a unanimous vote of approval by Southwestern Seminary’s board of trustees during its fall 2019 meeting.

In addition, the new degree was recently approved by the National Association of Schools of Music, the accrediting body for higher education in music.

“What we set out to do was create the ‘gold standard’ for training in the ministry of music and worship leadership,” said Chuck T. Lewis, associate dean of the School of Church Music and Worship. Lewis added that students who enroll in this competency-based degree program will graduate with robust theological training, vigorous leadership coaching, and practical equipping in the area of music and worship leadership.

“Our ultimate goal is to produce thoroughly trained leaders who are Word-saturated, ministry-minded, musically excellent, and church-serving,” Lewis said.

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Source: Baptist Press