Music Ministries

Music Ministries

Bible Major—Music Ministries Concentration, Bachelor of Arts Degree

See also Music and Music Education

Minister with Music

When used in accordance with God’s Word, church music communicates truths that edify believers and reach the lost with the gospel. To prepare for serving the local church through music, students in the music ministries concentration receive thorough training in Bible and music instruction.

Whether studying to become music ministers, choir directors, accompanists, or church musicians, students become proficient in musical skill while gaining understanding of the importance of God-honoring music. Bible classes emphasize spiritual application of the academic instruction to prepare students’ hearts and minds for music ministry. The program also provides abundant music opportunities through choral and instrumental groups.

Foundational to the music ministries concentration is PCC’s comprehensive instruction in God’s Word. In classes, Campus Church, chapel, and various avenues of ministry, there are many opportunities to grow in God’s Word while being challenged to serve others.

The purpose of the music ministries concentration is to prepare Christians for effective use of music in ministry contexts.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the music ministries concentration will be able to

  • demonstrate thorough knowledge of the content and themes of the Word of God,
  • defend sound doctrine,
  • evaluate current issues in light of biblical teaching,
  • develop a biblical philosophy of ministry,
  • present biblical truth correctly and clearly, and
  • demonstrate skills necessary for effective leadership in a church music ministry.
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Career Possibilities

  • Music minister
  • Choir director
  • Church accompanist
  • Church musician

I am so thankful for the music instruction I received at PCC. If it had not been for that instruction, I would not be able to minister as effectively. When I began this position four years ago, my choir immediately sounded better than before, simply because of the training I received in rehearsal and conducting techniques.

Darren H. ’03, M.A. ’05
Minister of Music, Emmanuel Baptist Temple (MD)