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Worship Leadership Concentration

Bachelor’s Degree Program

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Graduates in the Worship and Worshipping Arts Concentration will:

Demonstrate a passionate lifestyle of worship.

Explain the biblical foundations for worship.

Demonstrate an ability to lead worship in a variety of church settings.

Understand music fundamentals and demonstrate musical skills in musicianship.

Provide leadership in a music or worship department in a local church setting.

Integrate arts into the worship experience.

Follow the lead of the Holy Spirit in worship

Implement technology resources into enhancing worship services.


Course General Education 42 CR
GEN 102 Orientation & Library Resources 0
ENG 101 Grammar & Composition 3
ENG 102 Composition & Literature 3
ENG 105 Academic Writing & Critical Research 3
MAT 115 Elements of Math 3
SCI 101 Life Science 3
HIS 220 History of the Christian Church 3
PSY 202 Intro to Psychology & Christian Counseling 3
COM 101 Speech Communication 3
COM 201 Social Media and Digital Discipleship 3
HUM 301 Contemporary Moral Issues 3
SOC 400 Marriage & Family 3
MIN 275 Non-Profit Financial Management 3
MIS 303 Cross-Cultural Anthropology 3
LAN 201 Intro to Biblical Languages (Greek & Hebrew) 3
GEN 400 Senior Seminar & Career Preparation 0
Course General Bible/Ministry 42 CR
BIB 105 Old Testament Survey 3
BIB 110 New Testament Survey 3
BIB 150 Hermeneutics 3
BIB 215 Luke & Acts 3
BIB 313 Pauline Epistles 3
BIB 400 Bible Review 0
MIN 103 Spiritual Formation I 3
MIN 104 Spiritual Formation II 3
MIN 112 Relational Outreach & Personal Evangelism 3
MIN 212 Personal Christian Ethics 3
MIN 245 Principles of Christian Leadership Development 3
THE 212 Theology I: Spirit-Empowered Theology 3
THE 230 Eschatology 3
THE 301 Theology II: Word & Doctrine 3
MIS 220 The Biblical & Theological Basis for Missions 3
Course Concentration Courses 39  CR
PRA 100 Practicum I* 3
PRA 203 Musical Instrument Practicum 3
PRA 310 Worship Team Practicum 3
PRA 403 Vocal Skills Practicum 3
WOR 201 Heart of a Worshipper 3
WOR 203 Role of Worship Leader 3
WOR 211 Technology for Worship I:Music Production 2
WOR 302 The Role of Arts in Worship 3
WOR 310 Technology for Worship II: Live Stage Production 2
WOR 312 Leading a Worship Ministry 3
WOR 330 History of Renewal Worship 3
WOR 340 Basic Conducting 2
WOR 405 Musicianship I: Fundamental Awareness 2
WOR 406 Musicianship II: Working Knowledge 2
WOR 407 Musicianship III: Skills for Worship Leading 2

*Practicums are 16-week courses and require 8 hourse a week serving in the church.

Statement on Transferability of Credits and Degrees 

Students should be aware that transfer of credits to other institutions is solely at the discretion of the receiving institution.  Students who are considering attending Ascent College and then transferring to another college should contact the receiving institution for its policy on accepting credits from another institution.

Credits earned under the Associate degree offered at Ascent College are not considered credits under a terminal degree and these credits may be transferred to institutions toward a Bachelor degree at the discretion of the receiving institution.  Ascent College takes all credits earned at Ascent College from the Associate degree and applies them toward the Bachelor degree as long as the credits are compatible with the Bachelor degree plan selected.

Ascent College transfers in credit from other colleges in accordance with our Credit Policy.

Statement on Placement Services

Our college office receives many opportunities for various full-time or part-time ministry positions and will assist students in obtaining an interview with employing personnel. No guarantee for placement may be made; however, Ascent College does maintain contact with various denominational offices and may assist students with placement in ministry occupations.

Bachelor’s Concentration Options

Ministerial Leadership Concentration

Designed to prepare the student for leadership positions in their chosen field in ministry.

Biblical Studies Concentration

Designed to prepare the student for teaching positions in the biblical/theological fields in a church ministry and for further graduate studies in biblical/theological fields.

Intercultural Studies Concentration

Designed to prepare the student for a career on the mission field.

Christian Counseling Concentration

Designed to prepare the student for advanced studies in the Christian Counseling field or for pastoral care positions.

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PO Box 690, Gainesville, VA 20156-0690

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Ascent College's financial aid school code is 041538. It may display as Bethel College, the former name of Ascent College.


Ascent College admits students of any race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school-administered programs.