Details for Introduction to Worship Ministry

“Worship Ministry”, a phrase that doesn’t show up in Scripture, yet most Christians would have a context for it and their personal understanding of what it means and what it involves.  For some, it might be the role of the musicians and singers at the start of a Sunday service.  For some, it might be anything musical related to church.  For some, it would represent the involvement in anything that happens during a church gathering.  For some, they would consider all of Christendom to be in Worship Ministry whether gathered together, or living their own lives.  So... with such a diversity of views, where do we start?  RIGHT HERE!  With the introduction to Worship Ministry.  We’ll look at its origins, its expressions, its relationship to music and the Arts, its role within the individual Christian’s life and the wider body of Christ.  We’ll explore the theology as well as the contemporary practicalities of “Worship Ministry”.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: WOR101
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daniel Thornton



Awards offering Introduction to Worship Ministry

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This course unit provides an introduction to Biblical and Theological foundations of worship alongside an examination of contemporary Christian expressions of worship.


  1. Outline the biblical and theological foundations of worship, including the expression of worship as the vocation of a believer;
  2. Describe Christian expressions of corporate worship in contemporary churches;
  3. Examine the role of music and the Arts in worship;
  4. Discuss the roles and responsibilities within a worship ministry;
  5. Identify issues in developing a worship ministry.

Subject Content

  1. Biblical and theological foundations of worship
  2. Music and the Arts’ role in worship
  3. Christian expressions of corporate worship in contemporary churches
  4. Roles and responsibilities in worship ministry
  5. Issues in developing a worship ministry team

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Major Essay (50%)
  • Case Study (15%)
  • Oral Presentation (25%)
  • Forum Postings (10%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided