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All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise stated.

Starred courses (*) indicate that the course is offered in conjunction with Destiny & Dominion Bible Training Center (DDBTC).

Destiny & Dominion Worship Training Centre reserves the right to add, remove, change, or otherwise alter in any way any course or course description without notice.

THEOLOGY STREAM

Year One

PTH301          Principles of Prayer* - The purpose of this course is to present the principles of prayer with its different kinds and functions in daily life with an emphasis on learning to pray, seeking God on a daily basis.

TOW101         Theology of Worship I (Old Testament) - Part one of this four-part series on the Biblical theology of worship introduces the student to Old Testament foundational concepts related to worship as well as key Hebrew words and Biblical characters, with a focus on the lives of Moses and David.

SPT404          The Person & Work of Holy Spirit* - This course will help the student to understand the Third Person of the Trinity as to who he is, how He works, and the gifts that He provides the believer.

TOW102         Theology of Worship II (New Testament) - Part two of this four-part series on the Biblical theology of worship introduces the student to New Testament foundational concepts related to worship as well as key Greek words and Biblical characters, with a focus on Christ's example of worship.

PWS100         Worship Ministry in the Local Body - This course presents the roles and responsibilities of the corporate worshiper and worship leader as found in the Bible, as well as the structure and organization of the worship ministry in local church government.

PWS110         Holy Spirit Leading in Worship - This course builds on the principles found in SPT404 and PWS100, with a focus on removing hindrances to powerful corporate worship and how to hear Holy Spirit in preparing and leading worship services.

(A condensed version of SPT404 and PWS110 is also available as a Seminar, Holy Spirit Led Worship. Please see our Seminars and Workshops page for more details.)

CAS101          Songwriting I (Theology) - Part one of this four-part series on Songwriting introduces the student to the use of songwriting as a form of worship. The course outlines Biblical principles for singing and songwriting, the Biblical role of the psalmist / songwriter, and how music is used as a vehicle for prophecy.

CAS102          Songwriting II (Foundations) - Part three of this four-part series on Songwriting teaches the student the building blocks and materials used in writing songs. Students learn how to receive inspiration from Holy Spirit for writing songs in greater depth and how to use the building blocks of songwriting effectively.

(A condensed version of CAS101 and CAS102 is also available as a seminar, The Psalmist workshop. Please see our Seminars and Workshops page for more details.)

PWS111         Worship & Evangelism I - This course introduces the student to various forms of Biblical and non-Biblical worship. Students learn about the place of unbelievers in Biblical worship, modern secular influences on the "average" modern worship service, and how to prepare evangelistic worship services according to the Word of God.

PTH100          Practical Ministry I* - Credit is awarded for active involvement in a helps ministry of a local church or ministry that totals 62 hours of supervised volunteer service during each academic undergraduate program.

Year Two

PWS210         Intercessory Prayer - This course teaches students how to wage spiritual war using the God-given weapon of intercession. Students learn and practice the principles of intercessory prayer as well as learn about the life-giving and life-taking power of words.

TOW203         Theology of Worship III (Priesthood) - Part three of this four-part series on the Biblical theology of worship teaches students about the Old Testament priesthood, the details of Israelite worship as laid out in Mosaic law, and how Christ is illustrated and glorified in each of these worship practices.

TOW210         Praise As Warfare - This course teaches students how to wage spiritual war using the God-given weapon of praise. Students learn how praise was used as a weapon against the enemy in the Bible and how to effectively praise God in all circumstances.

SYS301          Bible Doctrines I* - A general study of Bible doctrine dealing with five major areas of systematic theology, including the following: Bibliology, theology, anthropology, hamartiology, and soteriology.

TOW204         Theology of Worship IV (Revelation) - The final part of this four-part series on the Biblical theology of worship focuses on the worship that takes place in heaven. Students learn about the worship God receives from angels and saints in His throne room, as well as the worship that every believer will give to God for eternity.

CAS203          Songwriting III (Lyrics) - Part three of this four-part series on Songwriting focuses, in detail, on the use of language in songwriting. Students learn about different types of rhyme and lyric structure and how to revise and edit their work, making the best lyric choices for each song.

PTS101           Principles of Faith* - A course that helps to build a firm foundation in the fundamental principles of faith in God and His Word. Emphasis is placed on a growing faith in wisdom and balance.

CAS204          Songwriting IV (Composition) - The final part of this four-part series on Songwriting focuses, in detail, on the use of melody, harmony, and rhythm in songwriting. Students learn how to use these principles in the most effective way to complement the rest of the material as taught in CAS101, CAS102, and CAS203.

PWS212         Worship & Evangelism II - Building on the concepts taught in PWS111 and PWS210, this course teaches students how to shape and plan evangelistic worship services in more detail, presenting different forms of worship services as well as studies on the state of the 21st century church.

PTH200          Practical Ministry II* - Credit is awarded for active involvement in a helps ministry of a local church or ministry that totals 62 hours of supervised volunteer service during each academic undergraduate program..

Year Three

THE201          Church Government* (6 Credit Hours) - The emphasis of this course is to examine the ideal biblical pattern of leadership and government of the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Special attention will be given to understanding the responsibilities of each office in church government and how misuse of terms has changed God's plan into man's plan.

PWS310         Leadership Development Training (6 Credit Hours) - This course, based on John Maxwell's the 360 Degree Leader, teaches students how to become leaders that others will like to follow. Students learn how to develop themselves and those around them in order to make a great and lasting impact on their lives and on the Kingdom of God.

PWS320         Ministerial Training & Ethics (6 Credit Hours) - The goal of this course is to raise up believers who will reflect the image of Jesus and live up to the leadership requirements expounded in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus. Students will learn what it means to be "called into ministry" and will study the call, training, and personal life of a minister.

PWS330         Conquering Adversity in Worship - This course will teach students how to identify and deal effectively with common hindrances and obstacles to worship ministry. Students will learn how to conquer offense, hurt, gossip, fear of man, rebellion, control, manipulation, and selfish ambition.

(A condensed version of this course is also available as a Workshop of the same name. Please see our Seminars and Workshops page for more details.)

PWS340         Worship Pedagogy (6 Credit Hours) - Students learn how to take the principles they have learned over the course of their three-year program of study and impart it to others - in particular, the student learns how to build and train their worship team.

PTH300          Practical Ministry III* - Credit is awarded for active involvement in a helps ministry of a local church or ministry that totals 62 hours of supervised volunteer service during each academic undergraduate program. At this level, the student should have a clearer focus to the call of God concerning future ministry.

GROUP MUSIC STREAM

Praise Band

All students from Year One to Year Three will sing and/or play in a worship team setting. Students are taught the fundamental roles within the worship team as well as how to blend their singing or playing with others for more effective worship leading. The expectations placed on each student depend on their level within the program.

APM110          Praise Band I (Year One) - Students learn worship repertoire as well as how to effectively choose and perform specific vocal and instrumental parts.

APM210          Praise Band II (Year Two) - In addition to first-year requirements, second-year students will also lead and direct a worship team through repertoire.

APM310          Praise Band III (Year Three)- In addition to second-year requirements, third-year students will also learn how to select repertoire and will be responsible for limited teaching to the entire group as part of their course requirements for PWS340.

Music Theory

MTH101/102  Rudiments of Music I + II - Students learn the fundamental building blocks of music theory, with an emphasis on written music. At this level, students will learn the notes and values on the keyboard and grand staff as well as major and minor scales.

MTH111/112  Ear Training I + II - A co requisite of MTH101/102, students learn how to hear and sing/play each of the music theory principles taught in MTH101/102 as well as how to hear intervals within a major scale.

MTH203/204  Rudiments of Music III + IV - Building on the concepts taught in MTH101/102, students learn how to write intervals, triads, and chords, as well as identify and write music in different time signatures. (By the end of this course, students should be proficient enough in theory to pass an RCM Advanced Rudiments exam).

MTH213/214  Ear Training III + IV - A co requisite of MTH203/204, students learn how to hear and sing/play each of the music theory principles taught in MTH203/204.

MTH305          Harmony - Building on the concepts taught in the Rudiments of Music courses, students learn how to write and notate chords and chord progressions as well as different types of cadences.

MTH315/316  Ear Training V + VI - A co requisite of MTH305, students learn how to hear and sing/play each of the harmony principles taught in MTH305. The student's focus will primarily be on worship material with an emphasis on hearing chord progressions and parts.

MTH350          Arranging for Worship - Students study common worship team arrangements and how the sounds of different instruments blend to create one sound. While learning the nuances of arranging music for a worship team and how to change the elements of the music, including chords, voicings, key, tempo, and structure, students will create arrangements in different settings, including arranging for the Praise Band classes.

Live Sound Engineering

APM151          Live Sound Engineering I - This course introduces the student to the technical aspects of how worship and sound function within the church. Students will learn about the role of the sound operator within the church, how sound works, and how to identify and use microphones, monitors, speakers, and mixers. By the end of this course, students should be able to operate a sound system typically found in a small church.

APM252          Live Sound Engineering II - Students will gain additional hands-on experience in operating all equipment discussed in APM151 as well as power amplifiers, compressor/limiters, graphic EQ, and effects units. Students will learn the basics of acoustics, how to set up a sound system from the ground up and how to troubleshoot common problems regarding sound in the worship service.

APPLIED MUSIC STREAM

Students receive weekly one-on-one instruction in singing or their chosen instrument of study from experienced vocalists and musicians. Students develop their tone and technique, learning area-specific skills as well as repertoire appropriate to the student's level. Students are assessed at the beginning of each semester and are graded based on their improvement from the beginning to the end of the semester.

APM100          Applied Music I (Year One)

APM200          Applied Music II (Year Two)

APM300          Applied Music III (Year Three)

SEMESTER RECITALS

At the end of the fall and winter semesters, students take part in a recital. This is a celebration of everything that the students have learned during their year. The recital is part worship service, part concert. Family and friends are invited and encouraged to join in worship as the students perform repertoire learned during Praise Band, exhibit their songs from Songwriting I - IV and arrangements from Arranging for Worship, and demonstrate their improved ability in their chosen area of musical study in Applied Music.

DVD sets of 2 DVDs are made of each recital and are usually available within 3-4 weeks of the recital. They are available at the cost of $20. To order a DVD from a recital, current or otherwise, please contact us.

COURSE CODE INDEX

PTH / SPT / SYS / PTS / THE - These courses are offered in conjunction with Destiny & Dominion Bible Training Center. For more information regarding these course codes, please visit their website.

TOW - Theology of Worship

PWS - Practical Worship Studies

CAS - Creative Arts Studies

MTH - Music Theory

APM - Applied Practical Ministry


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