Completing this school will help you achieve a life of worship and equip
you to be a leader of worship. These courses will give you the knowledge
and experience to lead worship effectively in light of the changing paradigm
of worship that is occurring. You will thoroughly understand the theology
of worship as developed in biblical and Church history, the role that
worship plays in relation to kingdom music, evangelism, the presence
of God, renewal, prophecy, prayer, spiritual warfare and the church service.
The courses listed below may be taken as a certificate or applied as
a major concentration toward an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or
Doctoral degree. Additional work is required when an undergraduate-level
course is taken on the graduate level. Course substitutions and combining
major concentrations are possible when working toward a degree. Discuss
these options with the Dean. The key is to follow God’s passion within
your heart. Students in the Master’s and Doctoral programs earn approximately 30
credits for each degree from specific courses,
and the remaining 10 credits by doing practical ministry work and earning “practica” credits.
The following courses may be purchased individually or as a total package. If purchased as a pre-paid package, the cost of tuition is reduced by 20%. Two to five
courses are sent at a time, as the student requests. Prices are subject
to change without notice. Payment may be made by credit card.
To receive a certificate a student must
complete a minimum of 10 of the courses below. One of them must be Communion
REN503 Communion With God (Graduate
Syllabus) 4 credits $445.78
Have you ever wished you could sit down and have a
long talk with the Lord? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't
you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He
wants you to respond? When things don't seem to be going your way and
your prayers aren't answered the way you had hoped, wouldn't it be
great to hear Him tell you where He is in the midst of it, and what
He is working out in your life?
Jesus promised that "My sheep hear My voice" (Jn. 10:27).
If you are one of His sheep, then He is speaking to you and you are
hearing His voice! The problem is that we have not learned how to recognize
His voice and differentiate it from all of the other voices that bombard
our hearts and minds. This course will help you discern
the voice of the Lord within your heart, clearly and consistently, leading to a
deeper intimacy with Him as well as greater faith, hope and joy. Your
life will be transformed!
In this course, we will define worship and explore its priority in the
life of the believer. We will learn how to become a worshiper, as well
responsibility as a worshiper. In addition, we will examine "the new
song," praise in the life of Jesus, and experiencing the presence of
God in worship.
"To each of us grace has been given according to the measure of Christ's
gift...And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists,
and some as pastors and teachers for the equipping of the saints." Do you
know which of these heart motivations God has given to you? Is God asking you
to express this heart motivation within or outside the structured church, or
both? Which ministry or vocation is He asking you to express yourself through?
What kinds of people do you need next to you to make you most effective? These
questions and many others will be answered.
We will explore the definition and purpose of worship. In addition,
we will look at the history of worship in the Church, as well as
and finally, the renewal of worship in the life of the Body.
The real meaning and purpose of music will be explored, as well as
its importance and relationship to the spirit world. The power of
kingdom music will be
examined, as will the role of music in praise and worship, spiritual warfare,
prophecy, and revival.
PRO201 Releasing Spiritual Gifts (Course
Astounding supernatural gifts from God, freely given to you! In this course,
you will discover what these nine gifts are, see how they were used in Scripture,
and learn to identify them within yourself. The goal will be to release God’s
gifts and grace through you to others, and in so doing, demonstrate God’s
love on earth. As people are touched by the power and wisdom of God, they are
drawn to Him and want to know Him more!
MIN211 Building Dynamic Teams (Course
"...they ordained them elders in every church…" (Acts 14:23). Biblical
precedent indicates that local churches were governed by a team of elders. God
never let the rulership of the body rest on the shoulders of one man, knowing
that each of us has weaknesses and limitations, and that no one man can completely
represent full truth, wisdom and power as Jesus did. This course will help local
church leadership function more effectively as a team, honoring the gifts of
all. Prerequisites: LEA103 Gifted to Succeed (required); MIN210 Five Fold Ministry
Gifts (recommended). This course will be most useful if you are currently part
of a leadership team.
REN204 Naturally Supernatural (Course
Through the working of Almighty God, He has joined His Spirit to our
spirits. We will study and experience the glory of Christ living
within us, as well
as ways of approaching Him and releasing His indwelling presence. We abide
in Christ to the extent that we know that Christ abides in us. We will
also learn how to allow the gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit within
us to flow
out through us. Prerequisite: REN103 Communion With God.
REN206 Increasing the Anointing (Course
The key to the successful Christian life is walking and living in the
anointing of the Holy Spirit. This course has three emphases: First
it is designed
to help you become aware of your spirit. All 1400 verses of Scripture that
deal with the heart and spirit of man are closely considered with the one
supreme objective of learning to sense your spirit and the Spirit of Christ
within your spirit. From there you go on to examine the anointing of the
Holy Spirit and how the anointing can be increased in your life. Finally,
you will try to get to know the Holy Spirit as a Person.
COU203 Cornerstones of Communication (Course
Communication is the center of all relationships, yet most of us are
untaught on the dynamics of great communication skills. This course
will teach you
these skills. With practice, every relationship you enter into will be
much more effective, including relationships with your spouse and
yourself the gift of outstanding communication skills.
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities
and powers…." How often are Christians caught unaware of the enemy who rages
around them seeking to devour them. With proper understanding and perspective,
we can effectively engage the enemy and defeat him and his efforts against our
lives, families, ministries and homes. Be a trained and prepared soldier.
WOR302 Believer’s Worship II (Course
The contrast between praise and worship will be examined, defining
each and then moving in to focus on various aspects of worship specifically.
look at the unique relationships between worship and music, prayer, and
evangelism. Finally we will explore public worship, including the
idea of taking worship
to the streets.
PRO301 Introduction to the Prophetic (Course
An introduction to the nature and purpose of prophetic revelation and
its proper function in the Body of Christ. You will be inspired and
challenged to be
a prophetic person. Subjects include: the power and perils of the prophetic,
being a prophetic people, the song of the Lord, seven expressions of the
prophetic spirit, and others.
Jesus' leadership approach with His "staff" ran counter to most of
the management styles and techniques employed today. In this course, you will
explore the three categories of strengths behind Jesus' leadership techniques:
the strength of self-mastery, the strength of action, and the strength of relationships.
You will learn a plan to heighten your awareness level in each category and
to assist you in the process of mastering them all, which is necessary for
you to become an empowered leader in this millennium.
We will look at the worship service, and the act of leading worship.
We will seek to increase our understanding and appreciation for the
expressions of worship. We will explore the important relationships of
pastor and worship leader and those within the worship team. We will
look at how
to prepare properly for a worship service, including what is involved in
an effective worship rehearsal. Finally, we will examine the unique challenges
of leading worship in a small group.
WOR191 International Worship Leaders’ Practicum
This is a seminar conducted by Dean LaMar Boschman and the International
Worship Leaders' Institute of Dallas, Texas. They may be contacted
directly for information
on conference schedules.
Please refer to the Christian Arts
Concentration for additional courses that would be of interest
and value to you as a worshipper and minister of worship.