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Regent offers a BA in Christian Ministry - Church Music program online and in Virginia Beach.

B.A. in Christian Ministry – Church Music

Orchestrate Christ-Centered Worship

Your love for music and desire to use your talent in a church setting is a passion that runs deep. Regent’s Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry – Church Music program will prepare you for ministry as you grow in knowledge, faith and leadership. Through this degree, you’ll build a strong foundation in biblical and theological studies as you prepare to serve in an effective music ministry. You’ll also learn how to lead people in congregational praise and worship while sharing the gospel through instrumental music and song. *Church Music concentration courses are offered only on campus to provide you the hands-on training you will need in this highly specialized area. Now is the time to develop the skillset needed to become well-trained, well-grounded and well-equipped for your unique calling.

On Campus, Online
120+
March 15, 2021
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GROW YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Study the Old and New Testament alongside historical context and cultural background.

TRAIN TO LEAD THROUGH MUSIC MINISTRY

Use music to shepherd people into impactful worship experiences.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Presented from a Christian worldview, this on campus and online ministry degree is supported by award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach.

Explore Scholarships

Explore exciting scholarship opportunities such as academic merit scholarships, honors college scholarships, and more! Learn about scholarships for on-campus incoming freshmen: the $10,000 Freedom Scholarship, $4,000 Homeschool Scholarship, and $4,000 Private School Scholarship.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020). Our programs have also ranked as the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia for 8 years in a row. Experience the Regent difference through our Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry – Church Music program.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

On completing the B.A. in Christian Ministry – Church Music program, you will be able to:

  • Lead and direct the church in both traditional and contemporary music styles.
  • Teach and encourage the body of Christ through music.
  • Shape the culture of the congregation into Christ-centered worshippers.

Career Opportunities

  • Music/Choir Director
  • Worship Leader
  • Christian School Music Teacher
  • Band Director/Conductor
  • Christian Performer
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Introduction to methods of studying and interpreting Scripture, theological understanding, and practical application.
Examination of the content and messages of the Gospels, their theology, and their application in modern culture.
Survey of the movements, leaders, and ideas which have influenced the church in the West from the time of the Reformation to the beginning of the 21st century.
Examination of the content and messages of the Pentateuch, its theology, and its application in modern culture.

Study of the writings of the Old Testament prophets, focusing on one of the major prophets or a selection of the minor prophets. The course examines the historical moment and place of the text as well as the role of the prophet in ancient Israel. Students examine texts exegetically, considering theology as suggested by the text(s) as well as the relationship to the New Testament, along with personal applications of the prophets' teachings. Prerequisite: BIBL 103 or BIBL 105.

Study of the writings of the Apostle Paul. Students consider the cultural and philosophical background of each text as well as its contents and its place in the canon. The course examines the literature theologically and exegetically while inviting students to develop and consider personal applications of the texts. Prerequisite: BIBL 104 or BIBL 105.

Exegetical study of the general epistles (James through Jude). Students examine theological, literary, and cultural aspects of these letters as they consider the application of these texts. Prerequisite: BIBL 104 or BIBL 105.

Exploration of core doctrinal and theological beliefs of the Christian faith. Based preeminently on Scripture and on other Christian sources and norms, students study the nature and task of theology, the revelation and knowledge of God, the nature and works of the triune God, creation and providence, the nature of humanity, and the nature and effects of sin. Students also learn to assess doctrine and theology from a variety of theological perspectives.

Continued exploration of core doctrinal and theological beliefs of the Christian faith. Based preeminently on Scripture and on other Christian sources and norms, students study the person and work of Jesus Christ, the identity and function of the Holy Spirit, the nature and process of salvation, the nature and role of the church, and the last things. Students also learn to assess doctrine and theology from a variety of theological perspectives. Prerequisite: BIBL 331.

Examines the process of lesson/sermon preparation and delivery from the biblical text with the aim of influencing an audience. Students build upon their knowledge of written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills to develop sermons and lesson plans.
Students examine the biblical and philosophical basis of personal spiritual formation and growth as well as strategies that can be used to facilitate formation and growth in church and parachurch ministry.
Examines methods of outreach to diverse cultural groups. Students learn to evangelize in personal and group settings and develop a strategy for teaching and leading others in effectively sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Examines basic counseling and assessment skills for use in typical pastoral settings such as visitation, bereavement, and pre-marital instruction. Introduces professional resources, self-care management principles, and strategies for staff and lay involvement.
This course explores the biblical and theological foundations of the vocation to pastor. The nature, formation, praxis and polity of a Biblical approach to the ministerial office of the pastor is discussed and a theological framework for ordination is studied.

Study of the worldwide mission of the Church, presented in the context of world perspectives and evangelism, including the theological basis for world missions, a practical survey of mission strategies, and applications to local church and parachurch ministries.

Integrative study of religious and theological issues in which students examine one or more contemporary topics in religion. Students employ the methodologies and approaches used within their particular major in dialogue with other majors in the department. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

Admission requirements vary based on the stage you're at in life. Select a link below to learn how to apply.

DegreeTuition Block Rate per SemesterCredit Hours per SemesterTotal Credits
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18120+
DegreeCost per Credit HourCredit Hours per SemesterTotal Credits
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12120+
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18120+
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A120+

Housing Fees

Part Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per YearTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Students taking online classes (enrolled in 8 week classes)$4506$6,750120+$54,000

Full Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per YearTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Students taking online classes (enrolled in 8 week classes)$39512$11,850120+$47,400

Military Admissions & Aid

DegreeTuition Block Rate per SemesterCredit Hours per SemesterTotal Credits
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18120+
DegreeCost per Credit HourCredit Hours per SemesterTotal Credits
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$605Under 12120+
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18120+
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$605Under 12120+
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574Over 12120+

Housing Fees

Part Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per YearTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Students taking online classes (enrolled in 8 week classes)$4506$6,750120+$54,000

Full Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per YearTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Students taking online classes (enrolled in 8 week classes)$39512$11,850120+$47,400

Military Admissions & Aid

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