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Master of Arts in Worship

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Director of M.A.W.
Stan Moore is a graduate of the University of New Mexico where he earned a BME degree in Voice and Conducting. He also earned MCM and MM degrees in Conducting, and a DMA degree in Music Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ft. Worth TX).
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Master of Arts in Worship
Core Studies
Code
Course
Credits
BHCTI 5000

Gateway

(BHCTI 5000)
An introduction and orientation to B. H. Carroll Theological Institute's distinctive competency-based curriculum with its core ingredients. The scope of the course will deal with the nexus and teaching church concepts, accession of all online data, navigation through the online library, and guidance to research and writing. Students must pass the Gateway Course in order to enroll in subsequent courses. Additional $50 fee for instrumentation of testing and evaluation.
2
SWBIT 5111

Biblical Interpretation

(SWBIT 5111)
An introduction to the nature of the Bible; the definition of and need for hermeneutics; a survey of historical and contemporary hermeneutical approaches; the principles of a grammatical-historical-theological-practical approach; and case studies of biblical passages that illustrate the principles.
2
FHCHS 5211

Baptist Heritage

(FHCHS 5211)
A basic survey of Baptist history and denominational life in Britain , Europe, and North America with attention focused on the developments relevant for Southern Baptists.
2
MFFND 5111

The Teaching Church

(MFFND 5111)
A study of the biblical and theological basis for the teaching ministry of the church. Emphasis will be given to the purposes of education in New Testament churches and principles related to application.
2
MFADM 5111

The Functioning Church

(MFADM 5111)
A study of the biblical and theological basis for the administration ministry of the church. Focus will be given to the biblical principles of enlisting, training, and supervising leaders for church ministries.
2
MFLDS 5111

Leadership in Ministry

(MFLDS 5111)
A study of the principles and practices of leadership for Christian ministry. It includes reflections on the role and ministry of leaders within church, community, and denomination.
2
WMWOR 5211

Christian Disciplines

(WMWOR 5211)
An introductory study of the biblical foundations, traditions, and practice of Christian disciplines. Students will be encouraged to enrich their own spiritual lives and to mentor others in the disciplines of the Christian life.
2
WMWOR 5111

Christian Worship

(WMWOR 5111)
An introductory study of the biblical foundations, traditions, and practice of Christian worship. Emphasis will be given to the nature, purpose, forms, planning, and leading of corporate worship.
2
WMEVA 5111

Christian Witness

(WMEVA 5111)
An introductory study of the biblical foundations, traditions, and practice of Christian witness. Emphasis will be given to developing creative methods to share Christ and transform the church and surrounding community.
2
 

Old Testament Group

Choose 2 of 3 of the following courses offered:
Old Testament III (SWBLI 5113)
An introduction to each Old Testament book with emphasis on historical issues, theological interpretations, and contemporary applications. The prophetic books from Isaiah through Malachi.
Old Testament II (SWBLI 5112)
An introduction to each Old Testament book with emphasis on historical issues, theological interpretations, and contemporary applications. The historical books from Ruth through Esther, and the Wisdom Literature from Job through the Song of Solomon.
Old Testament I (SWBLI 5111)
An introduction to each Old Testament book with emphasis on historical issues, theological interpretations, and contemporary applications. Pentateuch, Joshua, and Judges.
4
 

New Testament Group

Choose 2 of 3 of the following courses offered:
New Testament III (SWBLI 5213)
An introduction to the General Letters and Revelation. These writings will be studied in terms of historical setting, religious background, literary composition, theological message, and interrelationship with the Old Testament.
New Testament II (SWBLI 5212)
An introduction to Acts and the Pauline Letters. These writings will be studied in terms of historical setting, religious background, literary composition, theological message, and interrelationship with the Old Testament.
New Testament I (SWBLI 5211)
An introduction to the Gospels. These writings will be studied in terms of historical setting, religious background, literary composition, theological message, and interrelationship with the Old Testament.
4
 

Christian Theology Group

Choose 2 of 3 of the following courses offered:
Christian Theology III (FHBTH 5113)
The nature, sources, and scope of systematic theology; the Christian life, the church, and the consummation.
Christian Theology II (FHBTH 5112)
The nature, sources, and scope of systematic theology; the person of Jesus Christ, the work of Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
Christian Theology I (FHBTH 5111)
The nature, sources, and scope of systematic theology; the doctrines of revelation and the Bible, God, creation and providence, man and sin.
4
 

Christian Heritage Group

Choose 2 of 3 of the following courses offered:
Christian Heritage III (FHCHS 5113)
A general survey of the history of Christianity; the early modern era to the present.
Christian Heritage II (FHCHS 5112)
A general survey of the history of Christianity; the Reformation.
Christian Heritage I (FHCHS 5111)
A general survey of the history of Christianity; the New Testament period.
4
 
Total
34

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Additional Studies
Code
Course
Credits
WMWOR 5112

Foundations of Christian Worship

A study of the biblical, theological and historical foundations of Christian worship.
2
WMWOR 5113

Worship Planning and Design

A study of the principles of worship planning and design with an emphasis on developing services for the church year that are adaptable to various cultural contexts.
2.0
WMWOR 5114

Worship and Missions

A study of the intrinsic and cyclical relationship of worship and missions. Attention will be given to the use of music and worship in evangelism, the understanding of communication theory and its application in worship within a global community. The course will also focus on issues related to the use of indigenous music in Christian worship.
2.0
BHCTI 5311

Supervised Ministry I

A vocationally relevant, experientially based supervised internship in the praxis of ministry. Under the supervision of an experienced minister, the student will observe, follow guidance, and put into practice good principles of Christian ministry. Supervised Ministry may only be started after the completion of 30 units of study. (M.Div. and M.A.C.E. degrees)
2
BHCTI 5312

Supervised Ministry II

A vocationally relevant, experientially based supervised internship in the praxis of ministry. Under the supervision of an experienced minister, the student will observe, follow guidance, and put into practice good principles of Christian ministry. Supervised Ministry may only be started after the completion of 30 units of study. (M.Div. and M.A.C.E. degrees)
2.0
BHCTI 5212

M.A.R. Capstone

The Capstone course is the culminating educational experience designed to evaluate acquired competencies and readiness for ministry of professional ministry students in their field of study. The faculty together with the student may design a variety of capstone experiences. Competency for ministry may be demonstrated by, but not limited to, one or more of the following: research paper, creative project, examinations (written and oral), internship, or a portfolio of work. Affirmation of teachers, mentors, and teaching churches will be included in the overall evaluation. This course is a requisite for the completion of a student's course of study. For students in the Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) degree program.
2
WMWOR

Worship Leadership Group

Choose 1 of 2 of the following courses offered:
Worship, Context, and the Witness of Christian Community (WMWOR-5116)
A study of diverse considerations for nurturing the church's full, conscious, and active participation in corporate worship. Emphasis will be given to the interrelationship between the church’s worship, its context, and the impact of its communal witness.
Worship Leadership and Technology (WMWOR-5115)
A study of the biblical foundations, traditions, and practice of the use of technology in corporate worship. The course will prepare leaders and ministers of music to lead and communicate the Gospel through sound, lighting, visuals, and multi-media forms. The course includes hands on planning and developing of worship services using technology.
2
Free Electives in any Cluster
4
 
Total
18

 
Degree Total
52

Apply Now
Director of M.A.W.
Stan Moore is a graduate of the University of New Mexico where he earned a BME degree in Voice and Conducting. He also earned MCM and MM degrees in Conducting, and a DMA degree in Music Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ft. Worth TX).
p:  (972) 580-7600 , ext. 24