Both Isaiah and John record “worship” as one of the primary activities in heaven. Jesus defines acceptable worship as consisting of spirit and truth. In the local church, musicians have the opportunity to lead worship in a way that mirrors the praises of heaven, focusing on God and in line with Scripture’s truth.

The accredited Music degree with a Worship concentration at Appalachian Bible College will equip you with various skills necessary to lead a church music program such as conducting, administration, and technology. In order to best prepare you for Biblically-sound music ministry, you will double major in Bible / Theology and Music.

The ABC Advantage

Our Program

At ABC, the Music major with the Worship concentration is unique. Not only does it provide a firm foundation of Bible content, it also gives a well-rounded curriculum of music theory, philosophy, ministry training, and a practical internship. With a broad range of electives, you can tailor your degree to your particular giftedness and divine calling.

Throughout the Music Department, a family-like atmosphere ensures that you will receive the highest level of one-on-one mentoring, enabling you to graduate with the confidence and support to get right into ministry.

Your degree in Music - Worship will culminate with a senior research project. In close collaboration with your faculty advisor, you will write on a topic relevant to church worship as it relates to music.

Our Faculty

Music Faculty

There is nothing more important in life than worship. The gospel—Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection—is what makes worship possible. The gospel is what we proclaim in worship. The gospel is what we sing in worship. Godly music deepens faith, sparks creativity, and shares timeless truths!

ABC music faculty are committed to training musicians to serve Christ in congregations worldwide, echoing the words of Psalm 40:3, ‘And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God; many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.'

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Why Music?


From ancient Israel to the twenty-first century church, music has always held an important place in public worship. Worship really is one of the primary themes of the Bible and the believer’s first priority. To worship is simply to declare, both publicly and privately, God’s worth. Today’s church, perhaps more than ever, needs qualified leaders who can do this—both clearly communicate and personally exemplify a Biblical model for worship, especially in the realm of music.

Career Ministry Opportunities

  • Minister of Music
  • Church Music Leader
  • Music Pastor
  • Associate Pastor
  • Music Missionary / Church Planter

Objectives & Outcomes

You will be trained in… Leading to…
a Biblical theology of worship discernment in musical choices for corporate worship.
a wide range of instruments and tools used in worship creative, yet conservative, corporate worship.
the history and importance of singing in corporate worship robust congregational involvement in the local church.

Music - Worship Courses

What's Next?

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