Minor in Worship Leadership
The Worship Leadership minor is a perfect fit for students who love music and feel called to use their talents in church music ministry. This program will prepare you for a music ministry position, such as choir director, orchestra director or worship music leader. It is also a helpful track for students who intend to pursue graduate studies in music.
The Evangel University Department of Music is vitally interested in the spiritual, academic, social and aesthetic development of every student. The purpose of the department is to provide an excellent musical education that is thoroughly integrated with the university’s emphasis on the development of strong Christian character. Within this framework, students are required to grapple with new intellectual, musical, aesthetic, social, ethical and technological challenges. The Worship Leadership minor will sharpen the skills of students who feel a calling to music ministry.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Worship Leadership||Contemporary issues in Pentecostal worship in the context of biblical-theological foundations, historical development in the Christian tradition, and expression in the local church. A hands-on practical approach includes working with worship teams, instrumental accompaniments, worship literature, and multimedia. Emphasis is given to the worship leaders spiritual preparation and relationships with the pastoral and church staffs.|
|Church Music Administration||
A study of the philosophy, organization, leadership and resources for using music in the ministry of the local church. Emphasis on criteria for leadership, music in ministry, congregational singing , graded choir programs, the copyright law, and service planning.
|Music Theory I-III||The elements of music, including scales and keys, intervals and chords, and rhythmic and pitch aspects of music notation, along with introductory experiences at the keyboard and in sight singing.|
|Internships in Local Churches||Allows students to gain "hands on" experience in church music ministry with the opportunity to turn theory into practice.|
|Performing Ensembles||The Music Department offers an array of relevant and inspiring musical experiences for students. Our ensembles serve to sharpen musical skills, satisfy creative impulses, and provide valuable performing experience.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Jason Salazar, assistant professor of music, has been a member of the music faculty at Evangel since 2007. Along with teaching a variety of music courses, he directs Evangel’s touring worship band, “Immanence.” Salazar graduated from Evangel in 1998. He then served as minister of music at churches in California and Texas. In 2001, he […] read more
Dr. Bonnie Jenkins has a full-circle Evangel story dating back to 1971. That’s when she began studying music at EU en route to a bachelors degree in Music Education. Her first stint teaching in the music department began immediately after graduation and continued until 1987. Jenkins and her husband Doug then spent a number of years […] read more
NOTE: A minor is a secondary field of interest that is meant to complement your academic major. While your major is chosen for your intended career choice, your minor may be something you pursue for your personal interest or to augment your major.
- Music Pastor
- Worship Leader
- Graduate School
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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