The music stream within Moore College's Advanced Diploma of Bible, Mission and Ministry is designed for music ministers and for those preparing and leading church services, and in fact, all who serve in music ministry and in either a lay or professional role. It will equip you with the biblical, theological and practical skills necessary to establish and maintain a vibrant church music ministry - whatever your context.
The music ministry stream is taught by Emu's Philip Percival, Alanna Glover and Rob Smith, along with Moore College faculty and other expert guests; with each unit currently offered as a week-long intensive
Core units are taught as weekly lectures, full or part-time, day or evening. . COURSE STRUCTURE
Graduates with the Advanced Diploma may be eligible to proceed to the second year of the College’s BD or BTh programs.
Church, Music and Worship (February 2021) This unit lays the theological foundations, with practical implications, for leading a church music ministry. It comprises three applied theological components: doctrine of the church; the place and purpose of singing within the church; biblical theologies of worship and their influence on liturgy and music.
Music Ministry Leadership (July 2021) This unit focuses on developing the practical skills required to effectively lead a church music ministry. It comprises three components: congregational song leading; leading a music team; planning and leading church services. It will provide a level of tailored instruction and mentoring of the individual, taking into account their particular interests and gifts, and centred around an existing role or student placement.
History of Christian Music Since the Reformation (Second Semester 2020) This unit lays the historical foundations of church music within the Evangelical tradition. It comprises four components: the Reformers approach to congregational singing; the Puritans; the Evangelical hymn writers; and late 20th century developments in church music. The purpose of the unit is to allow the music minister to understand their own context within a broader historical and theological framework.