Worship Leadership Minor

The minor in worship leadership is for students who seek to serve the church by becoming better worship leaders, pastoral musicians, and worshipers. By nature, Christian worship is an interdisciplinary activity that incorporates multiple disciplines. The minor in worship leadership engages theology, history, sociology, and the arts to prepare students for bi-vocational ministry in the local church and in para-church organizations. No audition is necessary to pursue and earn the minor in worship leadership. It is an interdisciplinary minor, offered in cooperation with the Department of Religion.

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Meet a Student

I am a Journalism and Mass Communications student, but I initially was drawn to Samford because of the Worship Leadership Minor. I have a heart and passion for leading congregational worship, but didn't feel led to seek a full-time vocation as a worship leader. The Worship Leadership Minor has allowed me to pursue learning how to lead well, and I see these skills being useful as I continue in a part-time worship leadership ministry.Kara Young, '16 - Journalism and Mass Communication Major

What can I do with this minor?

Students who complete the minor in worship leadership often find themselves as a more thoughtful worshiper. Other students find themselves as part-time, volunteer, or bi-vocational musicians and worship leaders.

This minor may be right for you if …

  • you would like to receive basic training in singing, playing, and reading music.
  • you have experience planning and leading worship in your church.
  • you are exploring ways to integrate your musical talents with your call to discipleship.
  • you are interested in the intersections between music and theology.

Meet the Faculty

Eric Mathis
Emily Andrews