Worship Video Certificate

The Worship Video Certificate is a 36 credit hour program designed to introduce you to the primary skills necessary to produce video for a local church. For more advanced studies see Video/Film Diploma.

Career and Ministry Opportunities

  • Church Staff – Video Director
  • Lay Ministry – Video Director, Media Team Member
  • Other – Videographer

Program Goals

Upon graduation, the student will

  • Have a general knowledge of the Bible and its doctrines.
  • Understand how to develop a growing relationship with God, in Christ, through the Spirit.
  • Understand the principles of good communication.
  • Have the skills to produce video for a local church.

Core Bible and Theology - 12 credit hours

Communication – 12 credit hours

COM-210 Communication Theory

3 credit hours

Study the basic concepts, models and theories concerning the role of communication in human behavior. Connect theory to practice in a variety of contexts: interpersonal, group and organizational communication.

COM-220 Rhetoric

4 credit hours

An introduction to rhetorical theory and practice. A historical overview of the classical foundations of Western rhetorical theory with and emphasis on Greek and Roman contributions. Learn to apply theoretical theories and principles to contemporary issues.

COM-230 Storytelling

3 credit hours

Study the history and application of storytelling. Practical instruction in the art of storytelling as it relates to numerous fields. Learn how to become more imaginative and confident storytellers and communicators in a wide variety of settings.

COM-190 Communication Practicum

2 credit hours

Apply communication in a real-world setting. Build practical skill and gain experience through work in a professional setting. Church or para-church ministry settings will be given priority.

Technology – 12 credit hours

TEC-101 Introduction to Electronic Media

3 credit hours

An exploration of the history, structure, function, economics, content and evolution of electronic media and technology, including radio, television, film and the internet.

TEC-110 Introduction to Worship Technology

3 credit hours

An introduction to the technology necessary for an effective worship service, including sound, lighting and video. Both analog and digital technology will be explored.

TEC-120 A/V Technical Production

3 credit hours

An exploration of the basics of Audio/Video Technical production. Learn about system design and the audio and visual support necessary for typical environments.

TEC-230 Film and Video Production I

3 credit hours

Study the three phases of video production. Learn the fundamental of video technology and production. Prerequisite: TEC-110.