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Floyd and Elaine Flake Certificate in Music Ministry


Contact: Jeremy Winston
jwinston@united.edu | 937.529.2278


Instructor(s): Jeremy Winston

Sponsor(s): United’s School for Discipleship and Renewal, Center for Worship, Preaching and the Arts

Place(s): Online and United Campus



Cost(s): $1,800 ($300/course)

Contact: Jeremy Winston
 jwinston@united.edu | 937.529.2284

The Floyd and Elaine Flake Music Ministry Certificate at United Theological Seminary is a six-course program geared to enhance one’s ability to provide outstanding leadership of music ministry in the 21st century Christian church.

23-Week Online Program January – July 2014

Teaching Biblical Faith and Ministry
Jan. 27 – March 7, 2014

Students will deepen their understanding of the Bible as foundational for Music Ministry. 

Theology in Music: An Introduction
March 17 – May 2, 2014

This course is an exploration of the roles theology plays in the church and its music programs.

Spiritual and Music Ministry Formation
May 12 – June 20, 2014

Students will study various understandings of Christian spirituality and how it may be nurtured in music and contemporary life. 

Students will be required to perform a S.W.O.T. analysis of their music ministry context and will, through careful consideration of the congregational, pastoral, and communal needs, build an effective strategic plan to grow and enhance their music ministry. Upon completion of this course students will have a working document outlining the process to lead and implement their strategic plan.

1 Week Residency Music Intensive/Workshop
July 21 – 25, 2014 

Congregational Songs 
Students will explore songs and hymns in the Christian church tradition. It will also include basic composition and arrangement techniques for ministers creating songs for congregations.

Technology in Music Ministry
Students will learn about recent advancements in music technology that can benefit the development of their music ministry.

Ensemble Leadership
Students will be given tools to develop vocal and instrumental ensembles for worship services.  Students will deepen their knowledge in vocal pedagogy for singers (i.e. soloists, praise teams, choirs, etc.) and budding musicians.