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Planning Worship Theologically

Worship Leaders: The work you do in your church matters. Cairn University values the investment you make to your local body of believers Sunday after Sunday, which is why we are offering a course from our new Worship & Music (MA) program at $100/credit!


MUS 607: Planning Worship Theologically


Credit Hours




Per Credit

Class Type
100% Online,  Asynchronous

Next Session
July 4, 2022
August 21, 2022

Course Highlights

Planning Worship Theologically will give you the opportunity to be refreshed and equipped with biblical approaches to planning a Sunday morning worship service centered on Christ and geared toward discipleship.

Course Details:

  • Create a philosophy of gospel-centered worship.
  • Learn how to arrange the worship service in a way that is biblical and in light of church tradition.
  • Study the history of worship in the Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox traditions.
  • Gain tools for change management and understanding church culture.
  • Take the course at your own pace with weekly flexibility.
  • Meet once a week with your professor and classmates to discuss the coursework and its practical applications.


*Since you will use your own church worship model as a “lab” throughout the course, you will gain tools and ideas you can immediately apply to your own congregation!

Interested in our MA in Worship & Music Program?

Prepare to thoughtfully lead a worship ministry through a robust study of worship theology and history paired with an industry-leading, practical study of music technology in this fully online program. Classes for the Fall start on August 29, 2022.

CLICK HERE for more information on the program, or inquire today.

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Meet the Professor

Benjamin Harding

Dr. Benjamin Harding

Benjamin Harding, DMA, is the dean of the School of Music and a classically trained pianist with 20 years of worship leading experience. Benjamin has bachelor’s degrees from Cairn University, a master’s degree and professional studies certificate from Manhattan School of Music, and a doctor of musical arts degree in Piano Performance from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is also Director of Worship Ministries at Riverstone Church in Yardley, PA.

Contact Information:
[email protected]

Academic Specialties & Interests:

  • Piano
  • Worship Leading
  • Music Technology
  • Worship Studies
  • Music Entrepreneurship

Teaching at Cairn since 2012