Worship Lighting Certificate

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The Worship Lighting Certificate is a 34 credit hour program designed to introduce you to the primary skills necessary for running lighting in a church worship service.

Career and Ministry Opportunities

  • Church Staff – Worship Lighting Director
  • Lay Ministry – Worship Lighting Director, Media Team Member
  • Other – Theater Lighting Director

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.
  • Have a basic understanding of lighting technology and the knowledge of how to use each in a worship service.

Core Bible and Theology - 12 credit hours

MIN-110 Spiritual Foundations

3 credit hours

A study of the disciplines and practices that help a person develop a growing and dynamic relationship with God. Learn and practice a variety of disciplines that have helped Christians throughout the ages draw closer to God.

BIL-110 New Testament Survey

3 credit hours

A survey of the literature and interpretation of the New Testament. Attention will be given to the central themes, and the authorship, date, setting, theme, purpose, structure and general content of each book. The life of Christ, history of the church and impact of the Apostle Paul will also be highlighted.

THE-210 Theology I

3 credit hours

An introduction to the doctrines of the Christian faith with an emphasis on those that are accepted by all evangelical denominations especially as evidenced by the creeds of the faith.

THE-220 Worship Theology

3 credit hours

A study of the biblical, historical, practical and theological foundations of Christian worship. Students will develop a philosophy of worship based upon the tradition of the church yet relevant to today's culture.

General Technology - 11 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-190 Technology Practicum

2 credit hours

Apply technology 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.

Lighting - 8 credit hours

TEC-220 Lighting Technology

3 credit hours

A study of the technology of both standard and automatic lighting. Study the history, design and concepts used by the lighting technician from early equipment to modern DMX controlled automatic systems. Prerequisite: TEC-110.

TEC-225 Lighting Techniques

3 credit hours

An overview of the principles, techniques, and tools for lighting a variety of situations. Learn how to use a wide range of lighting equipment and accessories. Prerequisite: TEC-110.

TEC-320 Production Lighting

2 credit hours

Assist in lighting design and control for student and local events. Prerequisite: TEC-225.

Electives – 2-3 credit hours