Music and Worship

At Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri, we understand that leading the church in worship requires musical skill, theological depth, personal conviction, and pastoral wisdom. As you earn the Bachelor of Arts in Music and Worship, you'll grow in singing and playing an instrument, work with creative teams in planning worship services, gain experience with digital audio and video equipment, and explore the biblical and historical foundations of worship.

Music and Worship students are prepared to:


  • sing, play an instrument, or work with a team to plan worship services.
  • articulate the biblical and historical foundations of worship.
  • serve as a worship leader, creative arts director, or technical director.


Courses in this Major

Voice, Guitar, and Piano Lessons

Music Theory and Skills

Choir and Chapel Worship Teams

Music History and Appreciation

Foundations for Christian Worship

Foundations for Creative Arts Ministry

Strategies for Worship Leadership

Advanced Audio and Video Courses

Issues in Worship Leadership

Faculty Contact

Professor Matt Stafford

"The worship arts program prepares students to lead the church in worship with musical excellence, theological depth, and pastoral wisdom. OCC's unique emphasis on biblical studies coupled with our commitment to creative and musical excellence gives students the opportunity to develop as effective worship and creative arts leaders."

Email Professor Matt Stafford

Possible Job Opportunities

Worship Leader

Creative Arts Director

Children and Youth Worship Pastor

Technical Director




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