Associate of Worship Leadership

Become equipped with the essential knowledge, skills, and experience needed to effectively lead a congregation in worship through our Associate of Worship Leadership (AWL) degree. The AWL program was developed in partnership with key worship and media leaders from Gateway Church to ensure that the skills and competencies taught are relevant and applicable to the worship communities of today’s local churches. Our AWL degree is designed to provide you with a solid biblical foundation in worship studies as well as practical skills in team building, songwriting, recording techniques, live audio, vocal and instrumental performance, and so much more. The AWL is available both on-ground at our main Southlake campus and online.

Program Objectives

The Associate of Worship Leadership has four objectives:

  • PASTORAL: Equip biblically based and Spirit-empowered students in ministry leadership.
  • THEOLOGICAL: Teach Scripture and history as it relates to worship theology.
  • MUSICAL: Provide students with the musical understanding and skillsets needed to serve in the local church.
  • TECHNICAL: Train students in relevant media technologies.

Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the AWL will be able to:

• Demonstrate biblically-based and Spirit-empowered leadership in a worship context.
• Apply sound doctrine and historical context to worship ministry.
• Apply strong musicianship from a primary and secondary instrument to help lead worship in a modern worship context.
• Employ relevant media technologies for use in worship ministry.

*AWL acceptance space is limited.


AUDITION PROCESS

Applicants must complete an audition for acceptance into the AWL program.

Admission to the University is a requirement prior to acceptance into the Music and Worship Studies (MWS) Department and the AWL program. However, applicants are encouraged to begin the MWS audition process and prepare the required video in conjunction with applying for admission to TKU. Upon acceptance to the University, you will be emailed a link to the online audition submission form.

Audition Requirements

Fall 2021 Video Audition Submission Deadline | August 6, 2021
Spring 2022 Video Audition Submission Deadline | December 17, 2021
Summer 2022 Video Audition Submission Deadline | April 29, 2022

For more information, contact worshipstudies@nulltku.edu.

Curriculum
Total Hours 64
  • 9
  • 20
  • 2
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 6
  • Christian Foundations 9 Hours
    • BIBM 1301 Spirit Formed Life 3
    • BIBL 1300 Introduction to Bible 3
    • BIBT 1304 Christian Worldview 3
  • General Education 20 Hours
    • UNIV 1101 Student Success Strategies 1
    • ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
    • ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
    • COMS 2303 Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication 3
    • Behavioral Science Elective 3
    • Science Elective 4
    • PHIL 2301 Christian Ethics 3
  • Experiential Learning 2 Hours
    • MPEW 2103 Band Labs 1
    • One hour from the following: 1
    • MPEW 2103 Band Labs
    • MPEW 2104 Worship Choir
    • MPEW 3101 The King's Worship Ensemble
    • MPEW 3103 Platform Worship Band
  • Worship Leadership 10 Hours
    • BIBW 1301 The Spirit Formed Worshiper 3
    • BIBW 2301 Worship Leadership I 3
    • BIBT 3310 History and Theology of Christian Worship 3
    • MUSW 2102 Songwriting 1
  • Music and Technology 9 Hours
    • MUST 1301 Music Theory I 3
    • MUST 1302 Music Theory II 3
    • MEDA 1304 AV & Lighting 3
  • Music Instruction 8 Hours
    • 4 hours from the following for primary focus (all in the same instrument) and 4 hours from the following for secondary focus (all same instrument): 8
    • MGVM 1103 Group Vocal Lessons I
    • MGVM 1104 Group Vocal Lessons II
    • MGIM 1103 Group Piano Lessons I
    • MGIM 1104 Group Piano Lessons II
    • MGIM 1105 Group Guitar Lessons I
    • MGIM 1106 Group Guitar Lessons II
    • MPVM 1111 Applied Music Lesson – Voice I
    • MPVM 1112 Applied Music Lesson – Voice II
    • MPVM 2111 Applied Music Lesson – Voice III
    • MPVM 2112 Applied Music Lesson – Voice IV
    • MPIM 1121 Applied Music Lesson – Piano I
    • MPIM 1122 Applied Music Lesson – Piano II
    • MPIM 2111 Applied Music Lesson – Piano III
    • MPIM 2112 Applied Music Lesson – Piano IV
    • MPIM 1113 Applied Music Lesson – Guitar I
    • MPIM 1114 Applied Music Lesson – Guitar II
    • MPIM 2113 Applied Music Lesson – Guitar III
    • MPIM 2114 Applied Music Lesson – Guitar IV
    • MPIM 1115 Applied Music Lesson – Drums I
    • MPIM 1116 Applied Music Lesson – Drums II
    • MPIM 2115 Applied Music Lesson – Drums III
    • MPIM 2116 Applied Music Lesson – Drums IV
    • MPIM 1117 Applied Music Lesson – Bass I
    • MPIM 1118 Applied Music Lesson – Bass II
    • MPIM 2117 Applied Music Lesson – Bass III
    • MPIM 2118 Applied Music Lesson – Bass IV
  • Electives 6 Hours
    • Open Electives 6