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Worship Arts Program


Bachelor of Theology: Worship Arts (4 year – 120 credits)

The Bachelor of Theology (BTh) is designed to form character and develop skills in women and men called by God, enabling them to serve as reflective practitioners in the church of Jesus Christ. The Worship Arts stream is designed to equip students for the essential work of guiding the people of God in worship, and developing disciples in Christ’s Church. 

Profile of the Graduating Student

In pursuit of the ministry program objectives and the professional ministry outcomes, the graduates of this degree are:

  • able to understand and appreciate societal trends that impinge on church ministry;
  • willing to lead congregations to creative, biblically informed transformational endeavours;
  • equipped with skills in music and the fine arts;
  • trained in the history and philosophy of the fine arts in the Christian tradition;
  • inquisitive learners and flexible thinkers able to critically and sympathetically engage new models with the historic resources of the Christian tradition.

Bachelor of Theology – Worship Arts
Program Requirements (4 year - 120 credits)

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience (non-credit)

Personal and Pastoral Foundations (18 credits)
ICS 205 Intercultural Competence
PST 161 Introduction to Mission
PST 212 Pastoral Theology
PST 307 Evangelism and Discipleship in the Church
PST 320 Leadership and Leadership Development
REL 211 Spiritual Formation in the Christian Tradition

Biblical Foundations (18 credits)
REL 105 Introduction to the Bible
REL 315 Hermeneutics
3 credits in New Testament
3 credits in Old Testament
6 credits in Old Testament or New Testament

Theology and History (21 credits)
HI 263 History of Christianity
3 senior credits History
REL 161 Introduction to Christian Theology
REL 261 Issues in Systematic Theology
9 credits in Theology (can include REL 281, REL 282, REL 301, REL 358, REL 361, REL 362, REL 364, REL 367, REL 369, REL 372, REL 373, REL 378, REL 377, REL 380, REL 381, REL 299 or 399 or 405, REL 401, REL 404, REL 460 or 490)

Worship Arts Courses (15 credits)
IND 288 Art and Faith I
IND 289 Art and Faith II
PST 382 Worship Leadership Strategies
REL 370 Theology and Practice of Worship
3 credits Professional Studies (PST) (excluding those required elsewhere in the degree)

Field Education (12 credits)
FE 200.1/201.1 Practicum and Reflection I and II (3 credits)
FE 300a/b Ministry Internship (6 credits)
FE 400 Transition to Vocational Ministry (3 credits)


Arts and Science Minor #1 (18 credits)
One of the following:

  • Music

Arts and Science Minor #2 (18 credits)
One of the following:

  • Acting
  • Behavioural Science
  • Biblical Languages
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Community Development
  • Dance
  • Ecology
  • English
  • History
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology


General Requirements for Completion and Graduation

  • Completion of The Ambrose Experience (UNI 101) (non-credit; this course is required for all programs, and must be completed within the first two semesters of enrolment. Students who do not complete UNI 101 may not be permitted to continue in their program.)
  • Completion of a total of 120 credits (as outlined above)
  • A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.0