Details for Practicum in Worship Ministry

On the job training... there's nothing like it!  This practicum is not just about free help to your church's worship team; it is about encountering the on-the-ground issues that daily arise in building, managing and leading a worship team.  Not only will you actively engage with the worship ministry, you will analyse and assess its strengths and weaknesses and contribute to the improvement of the department.  What you learn here, will put everything else in context and give you the invaluable practical experiences to set you up for pursuing your call.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: WOR301
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daniel Thornton

Awards offering Practicum in Worship Ministry

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

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This course unit provides an opportunity to learn through the practical application of the skills and knowledge gained in other worship units to a particular context.  At the same time, various components of worship ministry are explored in greater depth in class.


  1. Analyse pastoral interactions within a Worship Team;
  2. Select administrative tools that best serve the Worship Teams’ needs;
  3. Assess Worship Teams as they perform in the context of a service/meeting;
  4. Design and plan an event involving the Worship Team;
  5. Create original or develop existing material for the Worship Team’s use either internally or for corporate presentation.

Subject Content

  1. What does a practicum look like?
  2. The many facets of worship ministry
  3. Leadership and working with leaders
  4. Pastoring
  5. Administration and management
  6. Rehearsals
  7. Services
  8. Events
  9. Departments and small groups
  10.  Resources (training, materials, people)
  11.  Budgets
  12. Songwriting and Albums

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%)
  • Critical Reflection (30%)
  • Student/Supervisor Evaluation (20%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided