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Creative Arts Ministry


Academics Creative Arts Ministry Hero

Interested in the creative arts? At Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri, our Bachelor of Arts in Creative Arts Ministry will prepare you with a biblical foundation, pastoral leadership skills, and hands-on experience in sound reinforcement and recording, film production, media creation, graphic design, and visual worship for ministry in the church.

  • 4 years


  • 125


  • 30+


Possible Job Opportunities

  • History of Ancient Israel

    A study of the Old Testament historical books Genesis through Joshua focusing on chronological history. The course includes summaries and introductions to the various books, questions over the text, and information about the redemptive plan of God to save the world. Students will learn the facts of the text through lecture, discussions, assigned reading, and projects.

  • Life of Christ

    Semester one covers the beginnings of the gospel up through the first year of ministry. It concentrates on the birth narratives, early Judean ministry, and early Galilean ministry. Major sermons: Jesus’ deity and credentials (John 5) and the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). Students will concentrate on learning Jesus’ primary identity and proclamation of the kingdom.

  • Romans

    An exegetical study of Paul’s letter to the Romans based on grammatical, socio-cultural, literary, theological, and pastoral insights from both the Greek and English texts with special emphasis on the nature of the gospel of salvation in Christ and its impact on the shape of Christian communities in the first-century and today. Students will learn the purposes and arguments of Romans as well as the details of key texts and their theological and pastoral implications.

  • Principles of Interpretation

    A study of the universal principles of interpretation as applied to interpreting language. Students will learn how to accurately interpret and apply the Bible.

  • Essentials of Christian Mission and Culture

    Studies fundamental areas of missions. Surveying world needs, tracing missions throughout Scripture, and studying the overview of the many roles of mission work around the world. Students develop both a broad and biblical perspective on missions. Lecture, media, reading, and discussion.

  • Principles of Discipleship and Evangelism

    This course is a critical examination of evangelism and discipleship as one continuous development of the spiritual life. Students will be given models, strategies, and biblical examples that both individuals and churches can use to help people grow to become fully devoted followers of Jesus. The class will include lecture, discussion, case studies, and course assignments.

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Creative Arts Program Description and Outcomes

  • Program Description

    This program is designed to prepare students in a variety of skills and principles related to creative arts ministry. In addition to developing a theology of technology and pastoral leadership skills, students will gain hands-on experience with audio, video, and lighting equipment. Project-based courses allow students to develop a portfolio of their work in audio-video recording, stage set design, and graphic arts. Graduates from this program will serve the church and parachurch organizations in the areas of worship production and creative arts.

  • Program Outcomes

    Students completing the BA in Creative Arts Ministry will be able to:

    1. Articulate a philosophy of ministry that integrates biblical, historical, and cultural dynamics of Christian worship with technology commonly utilized in the modern church.

    2. Identify the major components of an audio, video, and lighting systems, troubleshoot problems, and operate systems effectively.

    3. Recruit, disciple, and lead a creative arts team while serving alongside other ministry staff members.

    4. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the principles and tools for creating content for print, website, audio, and visual media.

Meet Your Faculty Contact

  • “Creative Arts majors are equipped with tools to share the gospel and impact culture to the glory of God.”
    Matt Stafford 2023 square
    Matt Stafford Worship and Creative Arts Director | Worship Professor

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