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Broaden and Sharpen Your Worship-leading skills!

Has God called you to lead His people in musical worship?

With Moody’s one-of-a-kind Certificate in Worship Leading, your proficiency will grow in music, music technology, and worship leading. You’ll also take foundational classes in Bible study and church doctrine. Gain valuable knowledge and skills that you can apply immediately in your church or ministry setting!

This certificate can be completed on our Chicago campus or online!

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    Your Music Studies

    As you study, you will:

    • Receive spiritual and musical mentoring through private applied lessons
    • Join a supportive, prayerful, collaborative community of musicians
    • Combine world-class musical education with foundational training in Bible study and church doctrine
    • Apply what you’re learning as you lead worship at your local church or ministry

    Worship, Music, and Bible Classes to Equip You

    Worship, Music, and Bible Classes to Equip You

    • The Church and Its Doctrines
    • Studying and Teaching the Bible
    • Music Theory for Worship Leading 1 and 2
    • Church Music History and Philosophy
    • Planning and Leading Contemporary Worship
    • Technology for Worship Leading
    • Applied Music Lessons

    For a detailed Certificate in Worship Leading program plan and additional Music Department information, click the buttons below.

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    Program Plan


    All Music students participate in one or more of our vibrant ensembles every semester

      Meet Your Full-Time Music Professors

      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 possess real-world music ministry expertise with years of hands-on experience. They are passionate about God’s Word, music, and investing in their students.

      Dr. Jori Jennings, Program Head for Music and Professor of Music—Voice

      Dr. Desiree Hassler, Professor of Music—Voice

      Dr. Yongmin Kim, Chorale Conductor and Professor of Music—Voice 

      Dr. Brian Lee, Professor of Music—Piano

      Dr. Dan Mattix, Moody Campus Orchestra Conductor and Professor of Music—Composition

      Moody Music is also blessed to partner with multiple Chicago musicians and worship pastors who provide additional training and conducting as adjunct faculty!

      Learn more about our Music, Worship, and Media Arts faculty.

      Professions with an Eternal Purpose

      Professions with an Eternal Purpose: Certificate in Worship Leading

      With this program you’ll receive the practical skills, expert training, and Biblical foundation to serve God as a:

      • Worship team member
      • Worship leader
      • Music minister or pastor

      If you have a passion to reach others through musical worship, Moody is the place for you!

      Discover how far God can grow your talents with a Certificate in Worship Leading from Moody.

      Contact our Music Department if you have any questions about the program:

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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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      Moody Bible Music

      Check out performances from Moody Bible Institute music students and ensembles on Youtube. These videos showcase original music written by Moody students, student recital performances, and performances from our music ensembles.

      Watch Performances