MDiv with a Concentration in Worship
What is a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Worship?
Historically, leading worship has often been a part of pastoral leadership rather than a specialized function. Though God calls many to lead worship through specialized roles, our M.Div. concentration in Worship combines the best of classical pastoral education with deep exploration of the biblical, theological, and cultural character of worship. Whether God calls you to lead worship in a specialized manner or as part of a broader pastoral role, this M.Div. concentration will help you lead God’s people in worship in ways that are biblically faithful and culturally sensitive.
At Denver Seminary, the leadership degrees are under the realm of the Division of Christian Ministry. Watch a video from the Division of Christian Ministry.
The MDiv with a concentration inWorship is excellent preparation for goals such as:
Worship pastor positions within a church or parachurch organization
Leadership of worship teams (i.e. music, art, etc.) for those who desire the more extensive background provided by the MDiv is desired
- Senior pastors who desire better preparation in planning worship and mentoring
In addition to the MDiv core (85 hours), this concentration involves 12 hours of required classes specific to worship:
|Worship Concentration||Course #||Sem. Hrs.|
|History of Christian Worship||
|Worship and Culture||
|Administration and Organization of Worship Ministry||PME 751||2|
|Worship Practicum||PME 755||2|
Endorsements for the Worship Concentration
"Worship may be the epicenter of faith, but it has long been neglected in seminary education. Denver Seminary's worship concentration not only puts worship back at the center of Christian practice, but contextualizes that practice in rigorous theological, historical, and cultural investigation."
- Sally Morgenthaler, consultant and author of Worship Evangelism
"I'm so glad Denver Seminary is training worship leaders. Oh, how we need those with a passion for God, a reverence for the holy, a knowledge of their people's need and capacity, and an ability to guide them into adoration, confession, forgiveness, thanksgiving, and Spirit-led response. Lead on!"
- Marshall Shelley, editor in chief of Leadership Journal
- Dr. Larry Lindquist, Associate Professor of Leadership
Dr. Larry Lindquist is an Associate Professor of Leadership and director of the M.A. in Leadership program. He has numerous years of ministry experience as a pastor of worship and served as an adjunct professor at Trinity International University and Moody Bible Institute. Dr. Lindquist has served as contributing writer to numerous books.