Worship Studies Program

“As Worship leaders, we have the important and terrifying task of placing words of worship on people’s lips.”

-John D. Witvliet

At Indiana Bible College, there are certain principles from scripture that are emphasized as we study the vast subject of worship. First, we want our students to understand that God yearns for spirit and truth worshipers (John 4:24). Worship is about God and His desire to enter into a worship relationship with His people. Second, the students will be instructed concerning the role and preparation of the worship leader. Holiness and preparation are the foundation for effective worship leading as is seen in 2 Chronicles 5. Third, Biblical worship must be defined.

Our student worship leaders must know what they are leading.

An effective philosophy or theology of worship must be built upon a foundation. As in the construction of a house, great care must be taken to make sure that its foundation is secure. In the day in which we live, there is a plethora of musical styles and many new voices trying to influence Christian worship. Through the din of the noise, let us never forget that true worship must have a sure foundation rooted in the Word of God.

The Worship Studies curriculum at Indiana Bible College immerses students into the realm of worship ministry, helping students to define their musical skills, their integration of the Christian Bible and theology, their versatility in numerous musical styles, and a thorough understanding of how God’s Word is manifested through music. The Worship studies program is perfect students who wish to learn basic music worship skills, students who want to make music an added focus in their theological studies, or students who wish to fully delve into music ministry and potentially write and produce their own music.



The Theology department is about commitment to the Word of God. Department leaders design the program to help students defend and declare the Apostolic doctrine by providing courses such as Apologetics, Oneness Theology, Hermeneutics, Eschatology and others. Students are offered the unique balance of a challenging class environment and supportive ministerial mentoring in an effort to prepare them to meet their goals. Beyond the classroom, students are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities for hands-on ministry training.
When I study God’s Word and learn more about what worship really is, my perspective on everything we do in church or out of church is re-focused, and I’m able to see all of the meaning and importance in everything we do. Our entire life should be worship to God.”
Marcus Patterson
San Diego, CA
The Indiana Bible College Worship Studies degree is a unique program blending music and media with a heart for ministry integrating the essential skills to prepare biblically grounded worship experiences. This degree is based on a strong foundation that includes four areas of study.

Bible and Theology Core

(40 Credits)
Some of the required courses include:
Book of Acts
Poetic Books
Christian World View
Principles of Holiness

Musicianship Core

(44 Credits)
Some of the required courses include:
Music Theory
Ear Training
Vocal Techniques
Guitar Class
Church Music Administration
Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques
Music Composition
Child and Youth Music
Piano Lessons

Worship Core

(24 Credits)
Some of the required courses include:
Biblical Foundations of Worship
Leading Music for Worship
Worship Ministry Leadership
Songwriting and Arranging for Worship
Worship Band Fundamentals
Principles of Music and Worship

Media and Technology Core

(8 Credits)
Some of the required courses include:
Music Technology
Sound Reinforcement Technology
Media and Graphic Design for Worship
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