Programs of Study

The Division of Church Music Ministries offers graduate degrees in worship and church music and offers music concentrations within the Master of Divinity degree and the Master of Christian Education degree.  We also offer a  Bachelor of Arts in Music degree in conjunction with Leavell College here on campus.

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Doctor of Musical Arts

The Doctor of Musical Arts degree specializing in Church Music is a unique research and performance doctorate designed to equip persons with knowledge, concepts, and skills that may be applied to research, teaching, performance, ministry, and denominational leadership in the field of church music.

Master of Music in Church Music

Students who sense a call to vocational ministry in church music and worship leadership in the local church, denominational agencies and institutions, can pursue the Master of Music in Church Music degree. This degree provides a comprehensive foundation in required studies as the student prepares for their work in church music.

Master of Arts in Worship Ministries

Students who understand their call to vocational ministry in worship leadership can pursue the Master of Arts in Worship Ministries.  This degree provides a foundation in worship studies as the student prepares for work in the local church as worship leader. There are four specialized tracks: music, preaching, education, and missions/church planting.

Doctor of Ministry / Doctor of Educational Ministry, Worship Leadership Specialization

The Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Educational Ministry are professional degrees providing qualified students the opportunity to achieve a high level of excellence in the practice of ministry. Those in worship leadership positions may make application to these degree programs to further hone and enrich their knowledge and skills in worship and music in the local church.

Master of Arts In Christian Education, Church Music Specialization

Students who have some background in church music and are seeking a program of study that allows pursuit of musical education and training in Christian Education, may opt for this program of study. The M.A.C.E. offers educational training with a specialization in Church Music.

Master of Divinity in Church Music

Students sensing a call to deepen their scriptural understanding of worship and who have earned a bachelor of music degree may seek a program of study that allows further pursuit of musical education and theological training.  In collaboration with the Master of Divinity program, a Church Music track has been developed.  This degree provides a comprehensive foundation in theology and church music.

Master of Divinity in Worship Leadership

Students who are sensing a call to worship ministry and have a background in church music may seek a program of study that allows them to broaden their education to include biblical studies and thus become more effective worship leaders. The M. Div. in Worship Leadership has four specialized tracks: music, preaching, education, and missions/church planting.

M.M.C.M. and M.Div. in Church Music graduates of these degrees can pursue a further degree in D. Min or D.M.A.

M. Div. graduates can pursue a further degree in D. Min.

Leavell College of  New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary provides the following programs of study which are designed to help the beginning church musician and further equip those already involved in church music.

Bachelor of Arts in Music with an Emphais in Worship

The Bachelor of Arts in Music with an Emphasis in Worship provides the foundation for students preparing for a ministry of worship leadership.  Emphasis is placed on development of musical fundamentals, worship planning, administration, and performance.

Associate in Church Music

The Associate in Music is an intermediate degree which provides fundamental  training in church music, and encourages the student to continue to work towards a baccalaureate.

Worship Ministries Certificate

The purpose of the Worship Ministries Certificate is to provide basic training for music ministers and local church music leaders in foundational music studies and worship leadership.

OUR MISSION

The mission of New Orleans Baptist Theological
Seminary is to equip leaders to fulfill the Great
Commission and the Great Commandments through
the local church and its ministries.


DIVISIONS

Biblical Studies
Christian Education
Church and Community Ministries
Church Music Ministries
Pastoral Ministries
Theological and Historical Studies
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