Why study music for worship arts and ministry at CBU?
Learn from worship leaders
CBU’s unique worship program was developed by a team of church and worship industry
leaders and has been designed to fully equip the 21st-century worship leader for success
in the highly eclectic worship culture of the modern evangelical church. Throughout
the program, students lead consistently in local churches and weekly CBU chapels, and
also complete a summer internship with a church worship ministry.
Practice a diverse array of worship styles
As the Church in America attempts to connect with existing and emerging subcultures
through worship style, the musical skillset of the worship leader must be increasingly
diverse. In addition, today’s worship leader is called upon to incorporate an expansive
palate of technical, studio production, and even theatrical elements in each worship
experience. CBU’s objective is to prepare future worship leaders to be competent in
a multitude of styles—from modern to choir and/or orchestra models, from hymnody and
liturgy to multicultural music—equipping them to utilize these eclectic styles individually,
or in concert, to create a coherent, unified, and powerful worship experience.
Gain leadership skills
It isn’t enough for the modern worship leader to be a skillful musician or have a
strong platform presence. The role requires skills as a leader, pastor, counselor,
administrator, motivator, organizer, manager, theologian and communicator. With a
strong concentration on personal character, pastoral skills, and professional aptitudes,
this program draws from a cross-section of disciplines to prepare students to be strong
and wise leaders as they manage resources, projects, and the people the Lord has placed
in their sphere of influence.