Lead the Church in Authentic Worship

The Pastoral Ministry Major with an emphasis in Worships Arts equips the student to combine pastoral leadership skills, with focused training in music and the arts. Special emphasis is placed upon the Biblical and theological foundation for Christian worship, along with the proper role of the musician in shepherding the church into authentic and culturally contextualized Christian worship. Graduates are prepared for both pastoral and music leadership positions in the local church.

Learn from professors who have both PhDs in theology and real-world experience in pastoral ministry and worship arts.  Take advantage of internships and residency programs at innovative churches. Hone your skills by serving on one of several student-led chapel worship teams. The degree in Pastoral Ministry with an emphasis in Worship Arts is the best possible way to prepare for a life in full time ministry, with a focus on music and the arts.

Key Courses in Pastoral Ministries/Worship Arts

Pastoral Ministries

  • Homiletics
  • Biblical and Theological Studies
  • Practical Christian Leadership
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling

Worship Arts

  • Music Theory
  • Christian Worship Praxes
  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Piano or Guitar Lesson

The Pastoral Ministry/Worship Arts major at OKWU gives both biblical and pastoral training in the classroom and through hands-on experiences.  Graduates from this program may find career opportunities in worship leading, working on a pastoral staff, and/or church planting.