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Certificate in Worship Leading

Get trained to lead worship in your church or ministry

Do you love music? Does your faith come alive as you lead others closer to God in worship? In Moody’s one-of-a-kind Certificate in Leading Worship program, you will learn to tell God’s story through worship ministry. While you train to create, develop, and lead your own dynamic music ministry, you’ll engage in a broad range of musical experiences.

In this 22-credit-hour certificate program, you’ll study foundational music theory, gain an introduction to technology for worship leading, and learn to lead a worship ministry. Individual lessons will help you develop and enhance your applied music skills.


As God’s people, we are called to tell His story to an unbelieving world and to strengthen the body of Christ. Learn how to communicate God’s truth through music with these dynamic and engaging courses. For detailed program schedules and information, click the button below.

Program Plan


Moody’s gifted and diverse music faculty provide a rich academic and collaborative environment for you to refine your musical and creative talents. Our professors are passionate about God’s Word, music, and honing and using your creative gifts to tell God’s story. To learn more about your program professors, just click below.

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Ways You Will Flourish in this Program

As you progress through your coursework, you will:

  • Receive practical and professional training in music, worship ministry, and performance
  • Master musical and technological elements in the worship experience
  • Receive spiritual and musical mentoring through lessons and ensembles
  • Be part of a supportive music community

Professions with an Eternal Purpose

When you graduate with a Certificate in Worship Leading from Moody, you’ll have the practical skills and expert training to serve God as a:

  • Worship leader
  • Music minister or pastor
  • Performing or recording artist
  • Music administrator

Are you ready to learn, grow, and use your musical talents for God’s glory? Discover what’s possible—apply today!

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Financial Aid

For on-campus residential students, every class in your degree is paid for by the Chicago Tuition Grant, sponsored by faithful donors. Every residential Chicago undergraduate student is awarded this grant, worth up to $12,960 a year. Off-campus commuter students pay $399 per credit hour. Find out how to defray the remaining costs with scholarships, grants, student loans, student employment, and veterans benefits.

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