Worship Ministry

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The Worship Ministry major fills studios and churches with individuals trained and ready to serve God through worship and music ministry. Each student will leave this program with well-rounded experiences in music theory, music history, conducting, private instruction, and ensemble work. Additionally, students will gain practical worship experience and training in Bible, church minsitry, and church administration.

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General Education Core Requirement for Bachelor of Arts

Information taken from the 2023-2024 Academic Catalog. Please refer to the most recent catalog for further information, found here.

Written and Oral Communication

  • ENG 1010 – Composition I (3 credit hrs.)
  • ENG 1020 – Compostion II (3 credit hrs.)
  • COM 2010 – Oral Communication (3 credit hrs.)

Cultural and Historal Perspectives

Choose from two (2) of the four (4) disciplines:

  • Fine Arts (FAS 2005, 2006, or 2043)
  • Literature
  • Biblical Literature, Theology, or BST 2000 – Beginning Bibilical Interpretation
  • Any History (HIS) Course

Mathematics and Science

  • Choose nine (9) credit hours, comprised of at least one (1) natural science course and at least one (1) mathematics course at MAT 1030 or above.

Social Sciences

Choose six (6) credits from:

  • COM 2020 – Media Literacy (3 credit hrs.)
  • ECO 2001 – Principles of Economics: Macro (3 credit hrs.)
  • ECO 2012 – Contemporary Economics (3 credit hrs.)
  • EDU/PSY 2010 – Life-Span Development (3 credit hrs.)
  • GEO 2013 – World Geography (3 credit hrs.)
  • POS 2010 – American Government and Politics (3 credit hrs.)
  • PSY 2000 – Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hrs.)
  • SOC 2000 – Introduction to Sociology (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 2050 – Human Behavior and the Social Enviornment (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 2053 – Social Problems (3 credit hrs.)
  • UNV 2100 – Strategy and Critical Thinking (3 credit hrs.)

Biblical Studies

Required for freshman and transfer students with fewer than 60 credit hours:

  • BST 1010 – Christian Life: Faith and Practice (3 credit hrs.)
  • BST 2020 – Understanding the New Testament (3 credit hrs.)
  • BST 3005 – Understanding the Old Testament (3 credit hrs.)

Required for trasnfer students with 60 or more credit hours:

  • BST 2020 – Understanding the New Testament (3 credit hrs.)

Personal Development and Worldview

  • BST 4095 – Senior Seminar to Theology and Vocation (3 credit hrs.)
  • UNV 1100 – Introduction to the Christian Liberal Arts University (1 credit hr.)
Requirements for Worship Ministry Major
  • CED 2012 – Spiritual Formation (3 credit hrs.)
  • BST 2000 – Beginning Biblical Interpretation (3 credit hrs.)
  • CHM 3012 – Communicating the Gospel (3 credit hrs.)
  • MUS 2110 – Music Theory I (3 credit hrs.)
  • MUS 2210 – Music Theory II (3 credit hrs.)
  • MUS 3000 – Music Technology (3 credit hrs.)
  • MUS 3024 – Leadership & Administration of Worship Ministries (2 credit hrs.)
  • TST 3023 – Theology and Experience of Worship (3 credit hrs.)
  • MUS 4085 – Music Ministry Internship (6 credit hrs.)
  • MUS XXXX – Applied Lessons (16 credit hrs.)
  • MUS XXXX – Ensembles (8 credit hrs.)
  • MUS 2175 – Recital Exepriences (0 credit hrs.)
  • MUS 2010 – Piano Proficiency (0 credit hrs.)
  • MUS 2020 – Voice Proficiency (0 credit hrs.)
  • MUS 2030 – Guitar Proficiency (0 credit hrs.)

Our Faculty

Dana Hofstrom

Dana Hofstrom

Chair, Assistant Professor in Worship & Music

Mr. Hofstrom received his M.A. in Music and Worship from Liberty University. Dana directs the university choir and teaches private voice. He is presently the director of the Lake Wales Chorale.

He is presently the director of the Lake Wales Chorale as well as a member of Florida Music Educators Association and American Choral Directors Association.

Dr. Jonathan Reed

Dr. Jonathan Reed

Professor of Music

Dr. Reed is a professional pianist in both the concert hall and the classroom. An active arranger and performer, he has arranged and recorded six albums of piano music.

Dr. Reed holds music degrees from Butler University, Bob Jones University, and University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Dr. Reed is currently President of the Ridge Music Teachers Association and Chairman of the College Council for FSMTA.

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

1 Peter 2:9

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About Warner University

Warner University is a distinctly Christian university that strives to make a Christian liberal arts education accesible to all. We are committed to guiding individuals toward Christ-like character and intellectual maturity while equipping them to serve. We are located in beautiful Lake Wales, Florida, which is nearly the exact center of the Florida peninsula. We are just a short drive away from rapidly growing cities such as Lakeland and Winter Haven. At Warner we offer a variety of in-person and online degree plans. Choose Warner and answer God’s call, receiving an education that helps you pursue your dreams and grow closer to Christ.